IDW announces a prequel one-shot to the upcoming movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. The book, titled Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves — The Feast of the Moon will be written by Jeremy Lambert (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Ellen Boener with art by Eduardo Ferigato (Last Flight Out) and Guillermo Sanna (Luke Cage). The series is set for a release in February of 2023, just before the movie’s March 5 release date.
“I can’t begin to describe how fun it was to open up my notebook filled with scribbles for old D&D campaigns and start a new chapter for a different kind of story,” says Lambert. “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. They’re emotionally messy, and they are completely in over their heads.”
The book will detail the story leading up to the upcoming movie’s catalyst, and how Edgin the Bard (Chris Pine), Holga the Barbarian (Michelle Rodriguez), and more of the movie’s adventuring party play a part in the upcoming cataclysm.
“I’ve always been a huge fantasy fan,” says Ferigato. “Dragons, dwarves, elves, and barbarians are all among my favorite things to draw. 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!”
IDW is the current publisher of other Dungeon and Dragon titles, including those based in the world developed by Wizards of the Coast. The comics offer looks into the various settings and plot hooks that players can use when designing or playing the tabletop game.
“Creating a comic set in the world of this exciting new film means we get to enjoy the fun of bringing together all the elements that make D&D so versatile and well suited to different mediums,” says IDW editor Jonathan Manning. “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!”
IDW has provided a first look at the cover for the one-shot, along with a detailed synopsis:
Stranded in a town under siege after their latest heist goes awry, Edgin and his band of thieves find themselves enmeshed in a bitter conflict between the town’s inhabitants and a tyrannical Bandit King who has exploited the town’s resources for years under threat of violence and ruin. With their backs against the wall, Edgin and his associates vow to help the townsfolk repel the Bandit King’s forces once and for all—but as the danger escalates and the thieves’ loyalties are tested, allegiances begin to shift, and it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – The Feast of the Moon will be available in February 2023 wherever books and comics are sold.
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