IDW announces 'Mage Knight' comic

Wed, July 24th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

[Mage Knight]SEATTLE, WA - July 24, 2002 - WizKids is proud to announce the release

of the first Mage Knight comic book series, produced in cooperation with

San Diego based comic book publisher IDW Publishing. Premiering in

October, Mage Knight: Stolen Destiny brings the world of Mage Knight

alive in an exciting five-issue comic book miniseries. The series

features cover art by J. Scott Campbell and Alex Garner-reunited for the

first time since Danger Girl-and interior art by hot new artist David

Cabrera. The story was written by Todd Dezago, based on a plot by Mage

Knight creator Jordan Weisman. In addition, every copy of Mage Knight:

Stolen Destiny #1 includes a coupon that can be redeemed for an

exclusive, limited edition Mage Knight figure of a character in the

comic, Maren'Kar.

"I am jazzed about this project," said Jordan Weisman, WizKids founder

and CEO. "The development and presentation of the Mage Knight universe

to our fans has been one of our goals from the start, and this comic

book goes a long way towards doing that. The tale began in the first

Mage Knight mini-comic that was included with the Mage Knight: Rebellion

Starter. It continued in the pages of Scrye magazine and the second

mini-comic included in the Mage Knight: Unlimited Starter. The

storyline will be further expanded and more fully developed in this


"We've had a long relationship with WizKids. Having produced the prior

comic books that were included in Mage Knight Starters, we have a great

grasp on the universe," said Ted Adams, Publisher, IDW Publishing.

"Anybody who has read Tellos knows that Todd Dezago tells a great

fantasy story with well developed characters. Having worked closely

with Jordan on this project, Mage Knight fans will be absolutely blown

away, as will fans of fantasy comics in general."

The Mage Knight: Stolen Destiny comic book, which retails at $3.50, will

be available at game and comic book stores. The first issue in the

five-issue limited series will be on store shelves in October.

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