Dynamite Entertainment is publishing a new collection of the long-out-of-print Swords of the Swashbucklers, by Bill Mantlo and Jackson (Butch) Guice. Swords of the Swashbucklers was originally published by Marvel in the 80s, as a Marvel Graphic Novel, and as 12 issues in Marvel’s Epic Comics (creator-owned) line. Dynamite’s 400-page volume will include fully remastered pages collecting all of the previously released material. 

Mantlo, perhaps best known for co-creating Rocket Raccoon for Marvel, suffered a serious accident in the early 90s and has been seriously disabled since (see “Mantlo Gets Special ‘Guardians’ Screening”).  This project will generate royalties that can assist in his care.

The project is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, and as of this writing has raised double the original $9,500 goal. 

There is a retailer level in the Kickstarter, and the book will also be distributed to the trade after backer distribution in October, a Diamond spokesperson told ICv2.