DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE FIRST ATARI® COMIC BOOK SERIES IN OVER 30 YEARS!
Swordquest Launches in May with a Special 25-Cent #0 Issue
February 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite
Entertainment continues its partnership with Atari®, one of the world's
most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment,
to create a new comics line based on beloved Atari titles. In the early
1980's, as video games lit up living rooms across the country and
licensed comic books saw prominence in the industry, Atari released
their own based on their popular line of titles. Now, Dynamite
Entertainment, the modern leader in licensed comics, brings fans Swordquest comic we've been waiting for since 1983!
Peter Case was a boy on a quest... the quest to win the prizes from Atari's Swordquest challenge! He was counting down the days to the release of the final game, AirWorld,
only to be shattered when the news surfaced that it would never be
released. Now Peter is an adult... and things aren't going well. The bad
news is he has to move back in with his mother. The good news is she
still has all of his old Atari stuff. With nothing else to look forward
to, his obsession with Swordquest is reignited, in a more daring -- and fantastic -- way!
Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92, Down Set Fight) and art by Scott Kowalchuk (Batman '66, Down Set Fight), Swordquest makes its triumphant return to the printed page at a special introductory price of just 25 cents!
"Most anyone who remembers Atari's heyday, remembers Swordquest.
It was one of the crown jewels of their line of games, complete with
its own real world prizes," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick
Barrucci. "When we announced our intention to publish a new line of
Atari comics back in 2014, Swordquest was one of the titles
everyone inquired about most. What Chris and Chad have come up with will
delight every kid who dreamed of winning that gold goblet! Also, we
wanted to have fun with this series, so we're releasing the #0 issue at
the same price as an arcade game cost to play back in the '80's: only 25
cents. Sure, Swordquest was a console game, but if it was an
arcade game, it would have been two bits for the 8 bits. Not only do we
get to have fun with this cool pricing, but this also allows fans to try
out the series at the lowest cost possible, and retailers can stock the
shelves to get readers with minimal risk."
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews
catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty
market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to
reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Swordquest will
also be available for individual customer purchase through digital
platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark