Dragonflight was first published by Eclipse Books as a collection of three paperback books. According to the script adapted by the writer Brynne Stephens, a comic was drawn by the artists Lela Dowling, Cynthia Martin and Fred Von Tobel. Later, in February 1993, the publisher also released a comic book in the form of a single hardcover volume with a paper super-cover.
Anne McCaffrey's beloved science fantasy epic becomes a fully-painted graphic novel. Join Lessa, sole remnant of a noble house, as she comes of age and dares to reclaim her birthright--and battles to save Pern from the deadly silver threadfall that threatens devastation of the planet.
The plot is practically no different from the original novel, with the exception of some small details:
- Lytol is also erroneously called the Green rider (corrected for Brown in the 1993 released).
- In the earlier parts of the original novel — originally published as the short stories «Weyr Search» and «Dragonrider» — Mnementh and Ramoth's speech was not «audible» to the reader, and as such their comments were instead described in the narrative. The graphic novel adaption creates wholly new lines of dialogue for Mnementh and Ramoth and their riders, as well as the Watch-wher at Ruatha Hold.
- While Ramoth is the only hatchling of Nemorth's final clutch to be named in Dragonflight, the graphic novel expands on the Hatching scene, naming two hatchlings previously described only in text Irith and Eremath.
- Lord Raid is mistakenly depicted as a young man at the Benden Weyr, although he was already in his seventies yers old by novels.