Dabel Brothers declare October " Dresden Files" Month

Wed, October 8th, 2008 at 12:51pm PDT

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Official Press Release

October is a special month for The Dresden Files. Why you ask? Because Halloween happens to be the birthday of one Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden…i.e. everyone's favorite magic-wielding, hard-boiled detective, and star of the much beloved Dresden Files series of novels by author Jim Butcher.

In celebration of that, and in recognition of the warm reception to the first Dabel Brothers Dresden Files original comic book series written by Butcher, Welcome to the Jungle, we are excited to declare October as Dresden Files month at Dabel Brothers Publishing! We have quite a few Dresden things happening this month…

First off, The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 ships last week in October. Storm Front adapts Jim Butcher's very first Dresden Files novel, and is written by Mark Powers (G.I. Joe, Drafted) with art by Ardian Syaf. Storm Front follows Harry through the investigation of a double murder committed by the use of black magic. Fan anticipation on this series has been high... Storm Front will be a two-part series, each series containing 4 issues, shipping monthly beginning in October.

Second, The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle hard cover graphic novel ships from Del Rey this month, in stores October 14th. Welcome to the Jungle has been a hit with the critics and fans alike…with the first three issues selling out almost immediately after release. Welcome to the Jungle has also been one of the highest pre-order graphic novels on Amazon.com over the last six months. Reserve your copy today from your local bookseller or comics shop.

Third, Dabel Brothers has a Dresden Files poster shipping in October. The poster art by Ardian Syaf is a scene from Storm Front which depicts Harry dangling from one wrist while trying to fight off giant scorpions, murderous toad demons, and insane ritualists…WHILE the house is burning down around his ears. Measuring 18" x 24", it'll be available from your local comics shop.

Lastly, but certainly not least, we are announcing a Dresden Files Halloween Costume Contest, the official rules of which are below.

DABEL BROTHERS DRESDEN FILES 2008 HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Dabel Brothers Publishing is proud to announce the first ever Dresden Files Halloween Costume Contest!

The idea is simple: dress up as your favorite character from the Dresden Files, whether it's Harry, Murphy, Kincaid, Michael, Thomas, Susan, Johnny Marcone, Morgan, Ebenezar, or…well, you get the point.

Take a photo of yourself, or better yet, have someone else do that for you…and then submit them to us for consideration.

The photos must be e-mailed to: In the body of the e-mail please include your contact information, including name, address and phone number. IMPORTANT NOTE: You may submit 2 photos max, per entry. If you submit more than 2 photos, you will be disqualified. No duplicate entries please.

Of all the submissions, the best photos will be whittled down by the Dabel Bros. staff to ten finalists, and of those 10, Jim Butcher himself will help decide the winners. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1ST PLACE

- Original piece of Ardian Syaf art from issue of Welcome to the Jungle mini series

- Set of all 10 Dresden Files novels signed by Jim Butcher

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle hard cover graphic novel signed by Jim Butcher

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 signed by Jim Butcher

- Bob the skull mug

2ND PLACE

- Set of all 10 Dresden Files novels signed by Jim Butcher

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle hard cover graphic novel signed by Jim Butcher

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 signed by Jim Butcher

- Bob the skull mug

3RD PLACE

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle hard cover graphic novel signed by Jim Butcher

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 signed by Jim Butcher

- Bob the skull mug

CONSOLATION PRIZE/RUNNER UP

- Copy of The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 signed by Jim Butcher

Additionally, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will have their photos published in the back of an upcoming issue of The Dresden Files: Storm Front comic book.

Dabel Brothers will award consolation prize of a copy of Storm Front #1 to as many runners up as they deem appropriate, at their own discretion.

Dabel Brothers will start taking submissions on Oct 1st and stop taking submissions on Oct 31st at midnight. On November 7th we will announce the winners on dabelbrothers.com.

Again, the address to e-mail photos to is: Maximum 2 photos per contestant entrance...any more than that and you will disqualified.

So get busy on those costumes and we look forward to seeing your photos!

Del Rey Books, was founded in 1977 as an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history. In 2004 it expanded by launching Del Rey Manga, which has grown to be a major force in the U.S. graphic-novel field.

More information about Del Rey Books can be found at http://www.delreybooks.com.

Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC, is a comic book studio dedicated to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the world of fantasy to the comic book medium. Since its inception in 2001 they have produced adaptations of novels by bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Laurell K. Hamilton, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak, and Robert Silverberg. Currently on the schedule is a remarkable list of high-profile projects including adaptations of major novels by bestselling authors: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, an original story set in the world of Jim Butcher's bestselling series The Dresden Files, a Wild Cards series edited and overseen by George R. R. Martin, and a brand-new Mercy Thompson adventure by Patricia Briggs titled Mercy Thompson: Homecoming.

More information about Dabel Brothers Publishing can be found at http://www.dabelbrothers.com.

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