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SWORDQUEST #2 (1983) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
Date: 1983
Cover Price: $

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NOTE: Comics packed in with Atari video game and are not normal comic book size.
Cover scan from Swordquest. Information from THE PEREZ ARCHIVES

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    "Earthworld" (48 pages) 
    writer:  Roy Thomas
    Gerry Conway
    art:  George Pérez
    Dick Giordano 
    colors:  Adrienne Roy 
    letters:  John Costanza 
    editor:  Dick Giordano
    design:  Neal Pozner

    SWORDQUEST #2 (1983)
    DC Comics

    GPz Fan Page: Swordquest

    posted May 6, 2010 10:09 AM by vu sleeper


    SWORDQUEST #1 (1983)
    George Pérez Fan Page Here's another surprise from my man Spencer Beck. These are listed as covers for the SWORDQUEST series of digest-sized comics that I drew for Atari, but I believe they were actually used as the back covers (at least for the issues actually printed-- I never drew the fourth issue). My memory is quite fuzzy about this project (it has been over a quarter of a century since I drew these after all) butI believe the originals had been inked by the late, great Dick Giordano, and I don't know if these penciled versions have ever been reproduced before, but it's likely that for most of you this would be the first time seeing these. Enjoy this blast from the past!

    4 new photos

    Swordquest Comic Available Online
    News Wed, 22 Nov 2006 00:47:58 CST Marcus
    From Marcus

    I'm putting together issue 8 of Pacesetter: the Obscura issue. It reprints the original Obscura, along with lots of additional materials. Unfortunately, the files we have for 4 of the images are damaged, and I need to get good quality scans of these images.

    1983 San Diego Comic-Con cover (super hero family)
    TitanTalk #60 (various teams through the ages)

    Can any of you please help??? There's a free issue of PACESETTER in it for ya!

    Oh my gosh! Check this out: ALL the published Atari Comics (incl. Swordquest) and ALL their pages: (see also Atari Age Magazine)

    SWORDQUEST #1 (1983)
    DC Comics

    News: Swordquest Art For Sale

    October 07, 2004 01:04 am
     From The Artist's Choice

    SWORDQUEST #1 (1983)
    DC Comics

    Here we have HISTORY being offered for the first time in 22 years.

    Offered up for sale is the complete Issue # 2 ( 48 pages of artwork) to the SWORDQUEST mini-book "FIREWORLD " PLUS ALL FOUR COVERS to the entire mini series. ( To avoid the question, the covers will NOT be sold separately from the interior to Issue # 2 ).

    There is no price set as the artwork is being sold via offers only. There is a minimum price ( which is VERY reasonable ) the owner is looking for the art.

    You can view the artwork at this link --

    This will be a FOUR DAY closed auction. All bids must be in my email inbox by 7 PM est Friday, OCTOBER 8th, 2004.

    If interested in placing a bid, EMAIL ME AT SpencerBck[a] (email). The highest bidder will get the art ( as long as the offer goes over the "hidden" reserve price ).

    Payment is due IN MY HANDS within 10 days of verification you are the winner. Postage and handling will be based upon where you are located. Payment methods accepted are cash ( at customer's risk) checks ( which must clear the bank before art will be shipped ) Money Orders and Western Union. I DO NOT accept PayPal or Credit Cards. SORRY.

    Two Final Notes:

    1) there will be no updates as to who the highest bidder is, so make your first bid, your best.
    2) This artwork is NOT owned by George Perez and is being sold on behalf of a private owner ( who has had the artwork since the comics came out 22 years ago ).

    GOOD LUCK to those who are interested.

    Spencer R. Beck
    The Artist's Choice

     August 05, 2004 08:02 am | Features Swordquest Interior
    From Parkin Blog

    SWORDQUEST #1 (1983)
    DC Comics

    Sunday, August 01, 2004
    written by JK


    As a kid, I remember how excited I was when I got the poorly designed Atari game Swordquest for my birthday. Swordquest was more than just a pixelated time waster ... it was a contest! Solve the game, win a cash prize. Did I say game? Make that games. There were actually supposed to be four of these games, and you had to solve all four of them and the puzzles within each to qualify for the cash (I don't remember the amount ... $100? $10,000? I hope I was excited about a prize of more than $100). I had the first one, Earthworld, and it totally sucked. You went from room to room to room, and you were supposed to be doing something in each of them, but hell if I could ever figure out what the point was. No wonder the fourth one never made it to stores. They were crap.

    Anyway, the high point ... they came with comics! Drawn masterfully by George Perez! It was the best $30 comic of all time. And you can read all three volumes (Earthworld, Fireworld and Waterworld) at, without having to figure out the point of the games. Man, if the games were only half as cool as the comics ...

     January 12, 2003 | Atari Report (1983)
    From Dick Giordano
    MEANWHILE… (May 1983)
    written by Dick Giordano


    If you don't know what ATARI FORCE and SQORDQUEST are (been hibernating?), they're two comic book series produced by DC Comics for Atari to be packed with certain cartridges. So far, ATARI FORCE numbers 1, 2, and 3 have appeared in "Defender", "Berserk" and "Star Raiders" cartridges and SWORDQUEST numbers 1 and 2 in cartridges called "EarthWorld" and "FireWorld" respectively.

    If you bough these exciting electronic game cartridges, you know that the comics were an added plus to the general gameply fun at no additional cost.

    Fear not, friends… we're not forget those of you who have yet to enjoy these games. Sometime in 1983, a new, more exciting version of ATARI FORCE will be on the newsstands and the entire SWORDQUEST saga will probably be available in a large size than the original and released by DC as an album or a mini-series or a series of graphic novels.

    SWORDQUEST was written by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, drawn by George Pérez and inked and edited by yours truly.

     January 4, 2003 | Greenberger Talks Archives
    From Bob Greenberger, via DC Boards, thanks to Kirk
    Questions for Bob Greenberger
    posted December 12, 2002 09:39 AM


    I think Forge and Edge are interesting ideas but now that CrossGen has repurposed them into a new size, I need to see those before I offer any opinion/observation.


    Yes, I know what's on our March and May-December schedule. However, as stated elsewhere, we constantly revise the schedule based on market conditions. I'd much rather not tell you something is coming out in a specific month and then have us change it. For March, which is locked down, we will have a volume of JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES, NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT (back to press), WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE FOUND (issues #170-177), GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD DAWN II and 100 BULLETS: COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE.


    Yes, we're doing our homework on collecting George Perez's run of Wonder Woman but exact details and release dates will be forthcoming. Part of the problem is that with older film it takes longer to inspect and prep.

    posted December 13, 2002 08:57 AM

    Yes, there's a JLA Archives coming in 2003 as we cover issues #61-70 with an intro by Denny O'Neil, as he waxes nostalgic on taking over from Gardner Fox.


    SwordQuest, with gorgeous George Perez, is owned by Atari, which is now longer an AOL Time Warner company. Therefore, it'd be tough to produce. It was also drawn for a different size and wouldn't necessarily adapt to the traditional comic book trim size. Finally, I don't recall if the fourth book was ever finished. I do recall, though, seeing the real prize, the jewel-encrusted sword at a trade show and thought it looked awesome.

    posted December 23, 2002 09:07 AM

    The paper stocks we use on the trade paperbacks are selected using a variety of criteria. For example, are we picking up existing film? How was the material colored (believe it or not, changing paper stock may suddenly ruin a beautiful color job). And of course, there's that pesky issue of price. Our commitment to a quality package never diminishes.

    Yes, we're talking about collecting George's JLA and Wonder Woman material. However, given his detailed work, we have to make sure the film is intact and complete. If not, then we need to address how best to restore the work without ruining the look of the artwork which does george and the reader a disservice. And obviously, we'll be looking for an optimal marketing opportunity to release such collections.


    Covers are very important to the overall mix, but should a collection have 185 story pages, 5 covers and a minimum of 3 pages of front matter, that's 193 pages. The next signatur eup makes it 208 pages and raises the issue of how to fill the remainign pages and by going up a signature does that also mean the price has to increase? We look at these issues closely before making a decision.

    Bob Greenberger
    Senior editor - Collected Editionss

    December 11, 2000
    From Tony Lorenz (via Perez Yahoo Club)

      Here's a website that has all three of the Atari Swordquest comics that George Perez penciled. If you don't know what it was, it was a digest comic that was 48 pages each issue in full color, and was included in each Swordquest video game, what's interesting about this site is I really don't know if issue three was ever released. Check it out: