Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – March 6, 2006 – Just as the New Year is getting settled in, Devil’s Due Publishing, Inc. reveals forthcoming trade paperback releases for Second Quarter 2006, including long awaited collections such as DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FORGOTTEN REALMS, DRAGONLANCE, G.I. JOE: SNAKE-EYES, ELSINORE, and the all-new FAMILY GUY!
Devil’s Due Publishing recognizes the vital contingent of comic readers who discover comics not in issue form, but as collected volumes, much akin to the way many movie enthusiasts first see feature films on DVD; DDP’s trade paperbacks feature “bonus material” such as back-up stories, pin-up art, sketch galleries, and creator interviews, all in addition to the vivid, dazzling art and thrilling, imaginative storytelling fans have come to expect from Devil’s Due! So, contact your local comic store and have these great new trades added to your pull list today!
FAMILY GUY #1 (of 3) 100 WAYS TO KILL LOUIS BY STEWIE GRIFFIN (ISBN 1932796606) (FEB062980), written by Matt Fleckenstein, illustrated by Ben Phillips. 48pgs, full color, perfect bound, shipping bi-monthly, priced at $6.95.
The Family Guy steps out of the TV screen and into a new bimonthly series from Devil’s Due! Each of the three volumes in this series focuses on one of the star characters, and their views on life… however skewed they may be! Want advice from Peter or Stewie? Probably not, but they’re going to give it to you anyway! In-between these hilarious one-on-one segments are stories rivaled only by the TV show itself. Written by Matt Fleckenstein, staff writer for the animated series!
SNAKE-EYES: DECLASSIFIED TPB (ISBN 1932796592) (FEB062982), written by Brandon Jerwa, illustrated by Emiliano Santalucia. 160pgs, full color, perfect bound, priced at $18.95
Soldier. Ninja. Respected member of G.I.Joe. His real name is classified; his past, a blank slate… But behind every mystery waits a truth to be told. For the first time in print, the definitive origin of Snake-Eyes is revealed! What little information was known has been sewn together with revelatory moments and threads that explain where he’s been, how he became who he is, and set the stage for where he is going. A tale of war, betrayal, loss and death – and out of the tragedy… the legend is born.
Featuring an introduction and an all new five page story by Snake-Eyes creator Larry Hama! Plus: a comprehensive guide to the events and people of the entire saga!
FORGOTTEN REALMS: EXILE TPB (ISBN 1932796460) (FEB062986), based on the novel by R.A. Salvatore, adaptation written by Andrew Dabb, illustrated by Tim Seeley. 160pgs, full color, perfect bound, priced at $14.95.
Collecting the second volume of R.A. Salvatore’s masterful Legend of Drizzt trilogy! Drizzt Do’urden has fled the treacherous society of his people, abandoning his royal birthright to seek peace and justice in the wilderness of the Underdark. But even as he must confront fearsome new enemies, his family has sworn to destroy him — using the only person Drizzt ever loved — his father!
Special Features include: a Glossary of Forgotten Realms terminology, an introduction by a special Forgotten Realms guest, a foldout map and poster, character profiles, an exclusive interview, and a never-before-seen bonus story!
FORGOTTEN REALMS BOOK I: HOMELAND, HARDBACK EDITION (ISBN 1932796584) (FEB062988), based on the novel by R.A. Salvatore, adapted by Andrew Dabb, illustrated by Tim Seeley. 160pgs, full color, Hardback with dust jacket, priced at $29.99.
Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the Drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do’Urden in this new limited edition hardback version of the bestselling Forgotten Realms Book I: Homeland.
HOMELAND is R.A. Salvatore’s first book in The Legend of Drizzt and is set in the epic world of Forgotten Realms. It is now presented for the first time in a graphic format that unveils the dark world of Menzobberranzan and the obsidian-skinned race of ruthless dark elves.
ELSINORE VOL 1 PSYCHO SANCTII TPB (ISBN 1932796614) (FEB062990), written by Ken Lillie-Paets, illustrated by Brian Denham, Mark Sparacio, Josh Medors and others with cover artist Mark Sparacio. 144 pgs, full color, perfect bound, priced at $14.95
This collection features the first four issues of the critically acclaimed supernatural suspense mini-series by writer Ken Lillie-Paetz. A disgraced psychiatrist is drawn into a secret society’s plot to avert the Apocalypse. The patients at the Elsinore Mental Hospital are developing supernatural powers. Left untreated by medication, their madness is evolving and a prophecy from the plague times is being fulfilled. Join Dr. Murchison as he makes his rounds in an asylum gone mad, where blood becomes guns, nightmares become real and lemurs run loose in the halls.
This special edition trade paperback contains never-before-seen production art, a cover and pin-up gallery and original script pages.
“I’m a sucker for atmosphere and this one has it in spades.” ~ BUZZSCOPE
DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES: DRAGONS OF AUTUMN TWILIGHT TPB (1932796509) (MAR063151), written by Andrew Dabb, illustrated by Steve Kurth. 192 pgs, full color, perfect bound, priced at $17.95
Adapting the first book in the legendary Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy! The world of Krynn is on the precipice of a dark age. As a massive army led by the evil Verminaard prepares its final onslaught, paranoia and fear grips the populace. Only a small band of Companions can save Krynn. But with even former friends ready to betray them, salvation may be impossible. Friendships will be tested. Lovers will be separated. And sacrifices will be demanded…
FAMILY GUY #2 (of 3) PETER GRIFFIN’S GUIDE TO PARENTING: FAMILY COMES FIRST (RIGHT AFTER TV)
(ISBN 1932796622), written by Matt Fleckenstein, illustrated by Ben Phillips. 48pgs, full color, perfect bound, shipping bi-monthly, priced at $6.95.
Peter takes the spotlight, as he offers his wisdom on how to be a good father and husband! Well, that is, once he’s done doing all that important beer drinking, scratching and TV watching! More antics from the twisted mind of Matt Fleckenstein and the wonderful world of the Family Guy!
Contact your local comic retailer to add these astounding new DDP trade paperbacks to your pull list today!
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Devil’s Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP’s first breakout success was 2001’s revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP’s lineup includes Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, G.I. Joe: America’s Elite, FAMILY GUY, eigoManga, Hack/Slash, Capcom’s Killer 7, Monkey Pharmacy’s Elsinore, the newly resurrected Chaos! Comics!, and indie comics’ magazine Lo-Fi.
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