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SDCC ’09 | Disney gives details on Prince of Persia anthology

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Disney Book Group has revealed the details of its graphic-novel prequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the 2010 feature film from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer.

The 128-page anthology, the subject of Friday’s Disney Press panel at Comic-Con, will feature six original stories from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner and such artists as Bernard Chang, Tommy Lee Edwards and Cameron Stewart. Todd McFarlane will provide the cover.

Disney plans to publish the graphic novel simultaneously in hardcover and paperback in April 2010 with an initial print run of 125,000. The movie is set to open on May 28.

The press release trumpets the anthology as “Jordan Mechner’s book debut.” However, Mechner was directly involved with Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel, published in 2008 by First Second Books.

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