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IDW announces ‘Mage Knight’ comic

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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
series.”

“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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