EXCLUSIVE: ‘Your Highness’ Comic Book Preview

During last year’s New York Comic Con, we brought you the exclusive first look at the “Your Highness” comic that will arrive on shelves a few weeks before “Pineapple Express” director David Gordon Green’s medieval comedy starring Danny McBride, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, and James Franco.

Much like the film itself, the Dark Horse Comics prequel comic will be co-written by McBride, with some help from Jeff Fradley and interior art by Sean Phillips and Gabriel Guzman.

The Dark Horse crew has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive peek inside the comic, which hits shelves March 16. You can check it out below and read the full synopsis for the comic.

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Official solicit info:

Your Highness

Danny McBride writes the prequel to the upcoming blockbuster from Universal, Your Highness! Prince Fabious is the pride of his kingdom—his exploits are the stuff of legend. To keep the kingdom of Mourne safe from the vicious wizard Leezar’s minions he will have to slay a rampaging Cyclops, which has already destroyed a village! In the meantime, Prince Thadeous, Fabious’ brother, and royal embarrassment, embarks on a diplomatic mission to the Dwarf Kingdom. All he needs to secure peace with the dwarves is obtain a simple signature. But when Thadeous decides to partake in the Dwarf Kingdom’s kind herb and show them who the life of the party is, he may be the spark that sets off a war and be its first casualty!

* These stories lead directly up to the events at the beginning of Your Highness, the movie!

* From the extraordinarily funny minds of Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) and Jeff Fradley (The Foot Fist Way)!

Writer: Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley
Penciller: Sean Phillips
Inker: Paul Peart
Cover Artist: Sean Phillips
Genre: Humor, Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: March 16, 2011
Format: FC, 48 pages
Price: $7.99
Age range: 16
ISBN-10: 1-59582-620-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-620-6

The “Your Highness” comic hits shelves March 16. The “Your Highness” movie premieres April 8.

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