Cullen Bunn to Spearhead New Dragonring Comic Multiverse

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Writer Cullen Bunn announces plans to revive the cult-classic comic book series Dragonring with new, multiverse-spanning stories.

Dragonring is on the verge of a multiversial revival thanks to writer Cullen Bunn and publisher Outland Entertainment.

Bunn’s new incarnation of Dragonring is described as being “part sequel, part re-imagination,” bringing new heroes, villains and mystery while ensuring new readers have a perfect starting point. The series will focus on exploring the Dragonring origins and potential through building a “wild new mythology” for the powerful artifact. “At the same time,” Bunn said, “We will be tying it to a vast multiverse that encompasses many heroes, horrors, and hair-raising adventures.”

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Dragonring won’t be an entirely a self-contained story, however. With Outland having acquired the rights to a number of other projects from the Barry Blair library, Elflord will join other 80s-inspired titles such as Samurai, Gun Fury and Demon Hunter as part of Bunn’s multiversial endeavor. “We have five unique universes,” said Bunn. “High fantasy, horrific apocalyptic, bizzarro crime dystopia, cyberpunk, and pulp adventure—all with a new attitude and a new style, all with a shared destiny. We’re building to something big here, and it all starts with Dragonring.” He added, “Not just a shared universe… but a shared multiverse.”

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Outland will be crowdfunding the series’ initial material through a Kickstarter campaign, where the publisher plans on launching the books. Outland also mentioned it will be keeping its eye on the direct market as well, assuring the series will be made available there as well. Eager readers attending Planet Comicon, which takes place in Kansas City from Aug. 20 to 22, can grab a 10-page preview comic telling an original story introducing the lead character, tone, and direction of the series. Planet Comicon will also feature Cullen Bunn and illustrator Shannon Potratz in attendance.

The original Dragonring was created by Barry Blair and Guan Yap in 1986 from Aircel Publishing. The pulp series brought globetrotting adventure, martial arts and cosmic horror to comic book stores before eventually coming to an end after its twenty-first issue and second volume.

Dragonring isn’t the only universe Bunn is set to architect, as the writer launched his dark fantasy series Raze, with the novella Raze: Mother, Maiden, Crone releasing late last year. Bunn planned for Raze to launch his Pulp Monster novella line which will feature fantasy, science fiction and horror worlds in various short stories and novellas.

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Source: Outland Entertainment

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