To The Dragon's Lair...
can remember the first time I played Dragon's Lair, but that
story isn't important right now. What is important is how
revolutionary that game truly was; before laserdiscs had become
a household word (if you lived in the Silicon Valley, anyway),
here was a game taking advantage of the technology. We now
see computers trying to crowd into the world of animation,
and here was animation crowding into the realm of computers.
Lair spawned a sequel, a semi-companion game in Space Ace
(also slated for CrossGen adaptation), a TV series,and bringing
it full circle, a recent computer animated adaptation for
really, it was the original that was the best. And it looks
like MVCreations agrees, too -- working from the original
template to create this new comic book story. If the name
sounds familiar, they're the guys behind the current Masters
of the Universe comics -- also slated for CrossGen release
say original animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman are involved,
too, which is great to hear, as unfortunately their studio
has been terribly quiet since Titan A.E. brought them down.
Here's to their fortunes, and even if they didn't directly
do this art, may it remind some people that these guys are
Two decades ago, Dragon's Lair thrilled fans by combining
feature-quality animation with revolutionary computer technology.
Recently a whole new generation of players discovered Bluth's
genius through the acclaimed Dragon's Lair 3D game. And now,
on August 6th, everyone who loves the classic Bluth art style
is invited once again to a time of swords, sorcery, brave
knights and fighting-mad princesses! Celebrating the 20th
Anniversary of the smash hit arcade game, MVCreations and
CrossGen present DRAGON'S LAIR: SINGE'S REVENGE!
The six-issue mini-series follows the further adventures
Dirk the Daring and Princess Daphne, as they return from an
astonishing adventure in the Free Realms only to be attacked
by the great dragon Singe and his evil minions!
Singe has vowed revenge against Dirk for killing his offspring,
and Daphneis caught in the dread dragon's claws! Armed only
with his courage and skill, Dirk must brave the Dark Kingdom
and all its evils in order to save the Princess from Singe!
absolutely thrilled to be working with animation legend Don
Bluth on the comic book series, said MVCreations president
Val Staples. "Don's been fantastic and has been involved
in every aspect of the book, from the story's conception all
the way to the art production. This is a book that stays true
to the Dragon's Lair mythos while also setting the stage for
some big screen adventures."
revved together an outstanding creative team to bring the
series to life," raved MVCreations art director Matt
Tyree. "Star Wars and Star Trek novelist Andy Mangels
has written a wonderfully witty and humorous action adventure
script. Penciler Fabio Laguna worked closely with Don Bluth,
Gary Goldman and the Bluth Group in order to capture the animated
dynamics of Dragon's Lair and translated the look and feel
into comic book format. And colorist Tony Washington's hues
very rewarding to be working on a series that will not only
appeal to veteran comic book readers, but also with children
as well," remarked MVCreations marketing director Jonboy
Meyers. "We've wanted to produce something that will
appeal to an audience of all ages, and DRAGON'S LAIR: SINGE'S
REVENGE certainly delivers the goods. Kids will love the fast-paced
action and visuals, while older fans will get a kick out of