Dynamite Entertainment has announced that the support for the Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter campaign has encouraged them to continue to fund the project for a limited time on Indiegogo to not only restore the series, but to bring in additional content, including “all-new adventures”.
This is a second opportunity for fans to get involved, too, if they missed out on taking part in the original campaign. Co-created by Butch Guice and Bill Mantlo (the creator of Rocket Raccoon), the series is being presented in hardback after 25 years out of print, and the proceeds will help support Mantlo’s medical care.
The Indiegogo program will run for 60 days with all the same prizes and rewards found in the initial campaign. For a limited time those interested can find out more on Indiegogo.
Michael Mantlo, brother of creator Bill and spokesperson for the Mantlo family, says:
On behalf of Bill Mantlo, I urge everyone to carry this wondrous story far into the future by signing on for the journey through the purchasing of these books. Not only will you get to enjoy a magnificent tale, you will also be helping support Bill Mantlo finally being able to improve his quality of life and having the opportunity to experience the joy of knowing just how loved and respected he is by the comic book community! Thank you, one and all!
Co-creator Butch Guice says:
I know from personal experience the vibrant infectious enthusiasm and joy Bill had for Swords of the Swashbucklers, and the stories we told together. This project is a wonderful way to honor Bill Mantlo’s creative legacy…and I for one very much look forward to seeing the swashbuckling crew of the Starshadow fly once more.”
Swords of the Swashbucklers is slated for release in October 2017.