Home to the fan-favorite Knights of the Dinner Table series, publisher Kenzer & Company has announced plans for an all-new comics series which will be carried exclusively by Diamond Comic Distributors (DCD) and Alliance Game Distributors (AGD)!
Planned as a bimonthly, three-issue series, KODT: Special Edition will feature two covers per 32-page installment, with the book’s cover artists to be announced in the near future. Art and stories will be by the fan-favorite creative team responsible for the regular monthly KODT book. Scheduled for shipping in February 2003, the first issue will be solicited in the December edition of DCD’s Previews catalog and AGD’s Game Trade Magazine #34, both of which will also contain a special spotlight on the title. Furthermore, the series will be collected in a trade paperback volume upon its completion, ensuring maximum interest to mainstream book market buyers.
“With titles like Knights of the Dinner Table and its popular Dungeons and Dragons line, Kenzer & Company has been instrumental in providing retailers with excellent tools for building comics-to-games crossover sales,” said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes, “and we at Diamond and Alliance are excited about joining with the publisher to offer this exclusive new series.”
“It took a lot of negotiating with the Knights,” Kenzer and Company President David Kenzer said, “But we’re glad we were able to convince them.” According to Mr. Kenzer, Bob and Dave required the most incentives. “We had to ship four cases of cherry Faygo to Muncie just to appease Bob, and Dave maintained that he couldn’t afford a diamond even after it was explained to him what a distributor was, but we believe it was all worth it.”
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