HEDGE KNIGHT # 3 HITS THE STANDS
March 5, 2004
The third issue of THE HEDGE KNIGHT comic from Roaring Studios and Image Comics has finally shipped, and should be available now at a comic shop near you. But go now… the first two issues sold out immediately on publication last fall, and the good folks at Roaring expect that this one will vanish quickly too.
HEDGE KNIGHT #3 will be available in two variant covers. The “A” cover is by Mike S. Miller, the “B” cover by Tom Mandrake.
The comic is a six-issue adaption of “The Hedge Knight,” the first of my Dunk and Egg novellas, which originally appeared in the anthology LEGENDS, edited by Robert Silverberg. Ben Avery has done the adaption, while Mike S. Miller (pencils) and Mike Crowell (ink) provide the artwork. Personally, I think they’re doing a magnificent job… but don’t take my word for it. Check out a couple of the reviews that have appeared in comix journals:
Unfortunately, there was a long delay between the second and third issues of the comic, for various complex and boring reasons that I won’t go into here. The Dabel Brothers, lords and proprietors of Roaring Studios, assure me that it won’t happen again.
A deluxe trade paperback edition collecting all six issues between one set of covers will be released as soon as the series is complete, with a beautiful and evocative cover by Ted Nasmith.
Fantasy fans should also check out Roaring Studios’ own website for word on all their other projects. The Dabels have comic book adaptions of works by Ray Feist, Robert Jordan, Robert Silverberg, and Tad Williams in development, and an original story penned by Harry Harrison… with some terrific artwork too.