Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair Digital Comic Series Debuts on the App Store
The first-ever digital release of Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair Comic series debuts with the original issues No. 1 through No. 6.
Based on the original classic arcade game released in 1983, the Dragon's Lair Comic series is celebrating its launch by offering fans the first issue for free.
"Don Bluth's vision and creative genius with Dragon's Lair set a new standard for animation and since then has entertained millions through video games and graphic novels," said Woody Sears, founder of zuuka. "We are very honored to be bring fans the first-ever digital comic series of such a popular title as Dragon's Lair and know they'll enjoy it just as much as we do."
"We are proud to be associated with zuuka Comics and their line up of digital comic books," responded Don Bluth.
Gary Goldman, Bluth's fim partner added, "We hope the fans of comic book stories will enjoy having this series on their Apple mobile devices, the presentation of the Dragon's Lair Comic series looks great!"
Dragon's Lair Comic issue No. 1, released free, begins the adventure with the deadly dragon Singe swearing revenge on Dirk the Daring for killing his offspring as he swoops up Princess Daphne in his razor-sharp claws. Now, armed with his courage and skills, the brave knight must survive the dangers of the Dark Kingdom to save his Princess. It's swordplay, sorcery, dragons, and damsels...plus a pinch of humor. Lead on, adventurer...your quest awaits!
The comic is written by Andy Mangels, with art from Fabio Laguna (pencils/inks), Tony Washington (colour) and comes with a cover by Don Bluth.
zuuka Comics is part of zuuka who publishes iTalk and iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. With over 100 titles to choose from including favourites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, and How to Train Your Dragon, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. For additional information, visit www.iStoryTime.com .
Established in 2000, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman continue their independence with their production company, Don Bluth Films, Inc., developing feature-length properties, short projects and video games. While at Walt Disney Productions, Bluth and Goldman worked on classic animated features including Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Pete's Dragon and The Fox and the Hound. As independent filmmakers Bluth & Goldman have produced a number of hits including The Secret of NIMH, Dragon's Lair, An American Tail, All Dogs Go To Heaven and Titan A. E. They currently have nine new film projects in the works, three scripted and five in various states of creative development.
• Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair Comic App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Issue No. 1 is free, and issues No. 2-6 are available for $1.99 each through In-App Purchase.
• Buy the Comic on iTunes