Action Lab Presents Archon. Dragons, Dungeons, Dice, Oh My!
Action Lab Entertainment is no stranger to fantasy titles. Princeless, Beyond the Western Deep, and Vamplets all have an element of sword and sorcery, but never has a title brought that into the real world. That is, until now. Archon: Battle of the Dragon is a, “1980s sword and sorcery fantasy/thriller set in a medieval themed Las Vegas Casino,” according to series creator, John Perez. Joining Perez on the title is artist Marco Maccagni.
When Gareth Thompson, a hard accented Southerner, Vietnam veteran and single father accepts a security job at the Archon he soon discovers all his orc, elf and dragon coworkers are not people in costumes but actual creatures of myth and legend. It’s a world where dwarves are bartenders, gnomes are valets, elves are accountants, dragons are Wall Street hustlers and everyone is looking for a slice of the American dream.
There is an added bonus in every issue of Archon… that of an actual tabletop gaming campaign. There’s supplemental material in the back of each issue that gives additional info on the world under the guise of a D&D dragons manual meant for kids. It creates a rather unique immersive reading experience.
Archon: Battle of the Dragon is currently available for pre-order in Diamond’s Previews catalog, under the Action Lab Entertainment section, and ships with two covers. The Marco Maccagni cover (JUN150854) and the Erin Fusco cover (JUN150855), which is limited to 2000 copies.