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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dabel Brothers Publishing to Adapt the Cult Classic Film, The Warriors! Plus, Read the First Chapter from Matthew Hughes’ upcoming book, “Hespira”…

All right now, for all you boppers out there in the big city, all you street people with an ear for the action, I've been asked to relay a request from the Gramercy Riffs. It's a special for the Warriors, that real live bunch from Coney, and I do mean the Warriors. Here's a hit with them in mind.”

ATLANTA, GA – July 21, 2008:
Dabel Brothers Publishing is pleased to announce the comic book adaptation of the cult movie classic, The Warriors. The Dabels will start with an adaptation of the movie and move onto doing spin-off stories based on the movie. This will be the Dabel Brothers first movie-to-comic book adaptation.

“Even though I love everything we've done up until now, I never been this excited about us picking up a license. The Warriors is simply my favorite movie from the 70's,” says
Dabel Brothers Special Projects Manager, Derek Ruiz. “Seriously, who can forget the death of Cyrus or Sully banging those bottles together and asking The Warriors to come out and play. That stuff is just classic.”

For those unfamiliar with the movie, it's about a gang called The Warriors, who are framed for killing a rival gang leader who had been trying to unite all the gangs in the area. With other gangs gunning for them they must get back to their home turf of Coney Island…alive.

The movie came out in 1979 from Paramount Pictures. The 30th Anniversary is coming up in January 2009 and is timed perfectly with the release date for issue #1 of the comic book adaptation.

Dabel Brother's Business Director Rich Young added, “The Warriors is such a great movie...it's amazing how well it has held up over time. We're excited to be working with Paramount on this and we're excited about the fact that this is our first movie-based license. This property has its origins in Sol Yurick's novel, which is what we're known for (working with literary authors), so we think it's really a perfect fit for Dabel Brothers. I know we're going to do some things that people are really doing to dig with this.”

Commenting on the deal, Michael Corcoran, president, Paramount Consumer Products & Recreation Group, said, “Paramount Licensing has an incredibly rich and diverse library of properties dating back almost a century, and we are delighted to be working with companies such as Dabel Brothers Publishing, who find fresh new ways to develop products based on these classic films that will appeal to both existing fans and a whole new audience.”

ABOUT DABEL BROTHERS PUBLISHING, LLC:

Dabel Brothers Publishing, LLC, is a comic book studio dedicated to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the world of fantasy to the comic book medium. Since its inception in 2001 they have produced adaptations of novels by bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Laurell K. Hamilton, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Richard A. Knaak, and Robert Silverberg. Currently on the schedule is a remarkable list of high-profile projects including adaptations of major novels by bestselling authors: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, an original story set in the world of Jim Butcher's bestselling series The Dresden Files, a Wild Cards series edited and overseen by George R. R. Martin, and a brand-new Mercy Thompson adventure by Patricia Briggs titled Mercy Thompson: Homecoming.

Recently announced
Dabel Brothers projects include Malcom Wong’s Dog Eaters, Jim Dresden’s Dresden Files: Storm Front, and Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time.

In other news,
Matthew Hughes’ Hespira—the third Henghis Hapthorn novel after Majestrum (Reviewed HERE) and The Spiral Labyrinth—is tentatively scheduled for publication this August 2008 via Night Shade Books (Order HERE). In anticipation of the book’s pending release, Matthew has made the first chapter available HERE.

Personally, this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year!

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