IDW announces a Dungeons & Dragons movie prequel in graphic novel form
The graphic novel prequel to next March's Dungeons & Dragons movie is timed to debut a month before the movie
Ahead of next Spring’s release of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves — AKA, 'that D&D movie that has Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, and Michelle Rodriguez in it' — IDW Publishing wants to give fans an early look at the cinematic fantasy world with the graphic novel prequel, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves—The Feast of the Moon.
The 96-page Feast of the Moon will be a full color paperback co-written by Jeremy Lambert and Ellen Boener, with art by Eduardo Ferigato and Guillermo Sanna, intended to introduce Edwin, Holga, and other main players of the movie to fans before their cinematic adventure arrives in multiplexes the following month. It’s also a standalone adventure featuring a band of rogues dealing with a tyrannical Bandit King and leading a revolutionary movement in the process, but that should go without saying, surely.
“I’ve always been a huge fantasy fan… Dragons, dwarves, elves, and barbarians are all among my favorite things to draw,” Ferigato said in a statement provided by the publisher. “I think of my style as very cinematic, so I’m really excited for the film and eager to see how it’s going to turn out. I hope the fans will have as much fun reading the finished comic as I’ve had drawing these pages!”
“What I love about these characters is that they aren’t the brave, gallant, all-powerful warriors that will forever win the day—they’re regular people, just like you or me,’ added Lambert. “They’re emotionally messy, and they are completely in over their heads.”
The Feast of the Moon isn’t just intended as an introduction to the movie; according to editor Jonathan Manning, it’s also primed to get newcomers into D&D as a whole: “Not only did we get to build and expand on the personal histories of these exciting new characters, but we also got to explore so many of the elements we love the most about the game of D&D—its class systems, its creatures, and its mechanics. Feast of the Moon is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to get into the world of D&D for the first time, as well as for longtime fans. Play the game, watch the movie, read the comic!”
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves opens in theaters March 3; IDW’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves—The Feast of the Moon will be in stores February 2023, according to the publisher.
If that’s left you wanting to know more about Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, you’re in luck! You can watch the trailer here.