Marc Guggenheim is doing very well. Executive producer and writer for Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer on Guillermo Del Toro's Emmy Award-winning Trollhunters series, comic writer on X-Men Gold, The Flash and The Amazing Spider-Man… and now he can add writer for the new Swords of the Swashbucklers on-going series for Dynamite. This comes after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to collect the original stories by Bill Mantlo and Jackson 'Butch' Guice.
Michael Mantlo, brother of Bill and spokesperson for the Mantlo family stated:
"Earlier this year, a Kickstarter campaign was set up to fund the re-release of Bill Mantlo's & Butch Guice's The Swords of the Swashbucklers. By ALL accounts it was a tremendous success, and now, after more than a quarter of a century out of print (and out of sight), the epic space opera has returned in a gloriously remastered edition AND in a new series that will continue the adventures of Domino Drake and the crew of the Starshadow! The hope is that this endeavor will introduce the Mantlo/Guice masterpiece to a whole new generation of fans. On behalf of Bill Mantlo, I'd urge everyone to carry this wondrous story far into the future by signing on for the journey through the purchase 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."
The Swords of the Swashbucklers co-creator Butch Guice said:
"I am both humbled by and extremely grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support the Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter launch received earlier this year, and am excited to see these characters being published again for fans old and new. My participation in telling the adventures of Raader, Domino, and the gang hold a very special place in my memory, and it is extremely gratifying to discover they are so fondly remembered by others as well. Thank you to everyone who has hand a hand in putting this launch together, and thank you to the many people who have helped make this revival happen."
Writer Marc Guggenheim said:
"Swords of the Swashbucklers has long been a favorite of mine and it remains one of the great high concepts in all of comics, which is unsurprising when you consider that Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice were the creative forces behind it. I'm humbled to continue their work and looking forward to introducing this remarkable comic to a whole new audience."
The Swords of the Swashbucklers #1 will be solicited in the October 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in December.