Official Press Release
The Internet has recently been ablaze with the story that the phenomenally popular DB Production has made a deal with the devil to further the success of its upcoming line of books.
And though the spirit of the message is clearly a rumor, the fact is that the devil's in the details.
DB Production formally announced today that it will be publishing issues #4-6 of George R. R. Martin's The Hedge Knight through Devil's Due Publishing, as well as a collected edition of issues #1-3. In addition to The Hedge Knight, DB Pro will also publish its upcoming adaptations of Dragonlance and the writing of fantasy/sci-fi authors Tad Williams, Raymond E. Feist, and Robert Silverberg through the new publisher.
"We're incredibly thrilled to work with Devil's Due as the comic book industry begins to shift and re-align itself," said Sean Jordan, managing editor for DB Pro. "DB Production has already developed a great reputation for bringing fantasy readers back into the industry, just as Devil's Due continues to demonstrate its reputation for well-crafted, high quality books."
Plans are already underway for the January release of Dragonlance #1, a book adapted from the novel "The Legend of Huma" by Richard A. Knaak. A tentative schedule has DB Pro releasing Robert Silverberg's The Majipoor Chronicles: The Seventh Shrine, Raymond E. Feist's The Wood Boy, and Tad Williams's The Burning Man in the late winter/early spring of 2004.
"It's all about momentum," said Ernst Dabel, Editor-in-Chief of DB Pro. "The Hedge Knight has kicked us off to a great start, but we're not content to sit still. By the time The Hedge Knight wraps up, we hope to have six or seven other books readers can pick up and move on to."
One of the big questions on many readers' minds is the fate of DB Production's relationship with publisher Image Comics.
"I want to stress that we are not leaving Image," said Les Dabel, New Business Director and Vice President for DB Production. "We still have a great working relationship with Jim Valentino and the rest of the staff there, and we plan to continue publishing our original books like Legacy through Image at this time."
The Hedge Knight and Dragonlance are released on a monthly basis through Devl's Due Publishing and are available for solicitation through Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. More information about The Hedge Knight, Dragonlance, DB Production and other projects can be found at http://www.dbproduction.com and http://www.roaringstudios.com.