Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice's 1980s creator-owned series Swords of the Swaskbucklers is being primed for a new collection said to restore and "fully-remaster" the series which was originally published under Marvel's Epic imprint. Dynamite Entertainment is organizing the effort, and is seeking outside capital to fund the effort via Kickstarter.
"I had the enormous pleasure of working with Bill Mantlo at the beginning of my own career, and I know from personal experience the vibrant infectious enthusiasm and joy Bill had for Swords of the Swashbucklers, and the stories we told together," said Guice. "This project is a wonderful way to honor Bill Mantlo's creative legacy. I hope fans, both old and new, support this effort, and I for one very much look forward to seeing the swashbuckling crew of the Starshadow fly once more."
Dynamite plans for the Swords of the Swashbucklers collection to come in at 400 pages, containing both the original OGN as well as the 12-issue maxiseries that followed.
"I could not be prouder of our upcoming Kickstarter project, dedicated to help bring Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice's long out-of-print classic, Swords of the Swashbucklers, back into print. The series struck a chord as a young fan and is a personal favorite of mine from childhood. Having the chance to reintroduce it for everyone to enjoy is a dream come true. It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years and this incredible body of work has not been in print before now, and I couldn't be prouder to be publishing this seminal series."