This batch of exclusive first looks is focused on what Dynamite is doing with Atari. Here we have the covers and solicitations for the Art of Atari poster collection, the new Swordquest #1 and a remastered printing of the original Swordquest: Earthworld mini-comic from over 35 years ago.
Cover A: Goñi Montes Cover B: George Pérez Cover C: Mel Rubi Cover D: Classic Game Art Writer: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims Art: Ghostwriter X
The Atari Age returns to comics with the most unexpected story of the year: SwordQuest! In 1984, Peter Case was on his way to being crowned champion of SwordQuest, set to win the last of four contests and lay claim to a golden sword worth over $50,000! But when the game was discontinued, Peter found himself without a game to finish. Now, over thirty years later, Peter’s stuck in a different kind of game entirely — the game of life, and he’s losing fast. But when he learns that all the prizes meant for the SwordQuest contest of his youth are on display in the World Arcade Museum, he finds an unknown determination that sees him put together a team of like-minded losers for the ultimate heist job — a real-life sword quest! The red-hot team of Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Ghostwriter X (Down Set Fight) have a new game — and the stakes have never been higher!
SWORDQUEST #1 10 COPY CLASSIC ATARI MINI-COMIC INCV
Cover: George Perez Writer: Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas Art: George Perez, Dick Giordano
For the first time in 35 years, the classic Swordquest: Earthworld mini-comic is gloriously remastered and re-released! Featuring the creative talents of comic book industry legends Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, George Perez, and Dick Giordano, this 48-page mini-comic (measuring 5” x 7.75”) was originally packaged with the Atari cartridge of its namesake, and introduced the adventurous siblings Torr and Tarra. Raised as thieves after the murder of their noble parents, they set forth on a quest across worlds to recover the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery… a prize that sets them one step closer to overthrowing King Tyrannus and his sinister ally, the wizard Konjuro! Available only through participating retailers in support of the all-new Dynamite Swordquest series!
ART OF ATARI POSTER COLLECTION
Cover: Chris Kenyon Art: George Pérez, Cliff Spohn, Hero Kimura, Robert Hunt, D. Smith, George Opperman, Burrell Dickey, Susan Jaekel, Chris Kenyon, Terry Hoff, Greg Winters, Michel Allaire, Judy Richter, Steve Hendricks, Warren Chang
The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy to remove and perfect for display, showcasing the tremendous talent of Atari’s greatest artists! 40 READY-TO-FRAME, REMOVABLE, 12” X 16” PRINTS IN ONE COLLECTION: Millipede 2600, Star Raiders 520, RealSports Baseball 5200, Missile Command 2600, Centipede 2600, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe Asteroids 2600, Basketball 2600, Asteroids 5200, Centipede 5200, Asteroids 7800, Combat Two, Demons To Diamonds, Crystal Castles, Football 2600, Haunted House, Haunted House (Unused), Home Run, Missile Command 5200, SwordQuest Fireworld, RealSports Tennis, RealSports Baseball, Surround, RealSports Basketball 2600, Video Checkers, RealSports Soccer 5200, RealSports Volleybal, SwordQuest Airworld, AtariAge SwordQuest Cover, Video Pinball, SwordQuest Waterworld, RealSports Basketball 5200, RealSports Football 2600, Star Raiders 2600off, Super Breakout 2600, Tempest 2600, Warlords, Yars’ Revenge, Warlords Family, and the Atari Wizard!