Peregrine Entertainment is a comic book publishing company based in the Washington, DC, area. Formed in 1997, Peregrine publishes high quality, creator-owned properties that encompass such diverse genres as sword-and-sorcery, fantasy adventure, gothic horror, superhero, science fiction, and all-ages adventure.
David Napoliello founded Peregrine Entertainment in March 1997 as the vehicle for publishing his sword-and-sorcery, fantasy-adventure comic book series, Books of Lore. With the help of established comic book creatorssuch as Marvel and DC Comics veteran Scott Kolins and small press fan-favorite Dark Oneas well as talented newcomers Bryan Heyboer, Jeff Reitz, and Kevin Tucker, Peregrine made a splash with the first issue of Books of Lore in September 1997. A second issue of Books of Lore followed later that year.
In 1998, Peregrine stretched its wings by publishing other creator-owned material, including Greg LaRocque's science-fiction super-hero series The Exiled and a special Christmas issue of the critically acclaimed Forty Winks by Vincent Sneed and John Peters. A new Books of Lore series (titled The Kaynin Gambit), which brought Legendlore artist Philip Xavier into the Peregrine family, debuted in the Fall. The Thanksgiving season also brought Peregrine's first color product, a 10-page story titled "What Price the Unicorn?" in Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #4.
In 1999, Peregrine expanded
its line of creator-owned titles to focus on a variety of genres that
appealed to a wide range of fans. These included the horror stories
of Countess Vladimira and the science fiction of Digital
Dragon. Forty Winks also continued with the addition of
Billy Martinez as the artist on a three-part mini-series titled The
Fabled Pirate Queen of the South China Seas. Meanwhile, Books
guided by Napoliello, Tucker, and Xavierrolled
along with the two-part Shape of Evil.
January 2000 marked the
release of the 10th issue of Books of Lore. In total, four
issues of Peregrine's fantasy-adventure series hit the stands in 2000
(Storyteller #1-3 and the one-shot, Shattered Lives)
as it continued to be the company's most successful title. Later in
the year, Peregrine debuted the addition of
good fun and super-hero antics of Buzzboy, both in print
and in a daily, online comic strip. Peregrine also continued the adventures
of Pandora and the gang from Forty Winks with a crossover with
Buzzboy and a new mini-series (Forty Winks: Mr. Horrible).
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