DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES VARIANTS FOR SOLD OUT RED SONJA AND BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
November 17 2006, Runnemede, NJ
Limited Edition Variant Available for Sold Out Dynamite Titles!
– DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT announced today that the initial print runs for Red Sonja #16 and New Battlestar Galactica #3 ongoing comic book series have sold out at the distributor level (Diamond Comic Distributors), and that limited edition variants for both titles are scheduled to fill standing orders. The limited edition cover for Red Sonja #16 will feature brand new art by Jim Balent, and the limited edition cover for New Battlestar Galactica #3 will feature art by Pat Lee with a variant color on the background.
While still receiving heavy orders and reorders for both titles, Dynamite created these limited edition variants in anticipation of selling out. Diamond made retailers aware of these limited edition variants in last week's Previews Update, and response has been overwhelming. Dynamite anticipates selling out of the limited edition variants, as well, and suggests retailers adjust their orders or upcoming issues of both titles.
Part of the world-shattering The Return of Kulan Gath story arc, Red Sonja #16 sold out prior to shipping. The issue is a continuation of the controversial events in last month’s Red Sonja #15. The limited edition variant cover for Red Sonja #16 features brand new artwork by Jim Balant, in homage to Frank Thorne. The limited edition variant is available for reorder: RED SONJA# 16 (SEP068141E).
With SCI FI’s new Battlestar Galactica continuing to excite fans new and old, Dynamite’s New Battlestar Galactica #3 sold out prior to shipping. The limited edition variant cover for New Battlestar Galactica #3 is a variation on the Pat Lee cover (a la LONE RANGER #2). The limited edition variant is available for reorder: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #3 (SEP068140E).
LIMITED EDITION VARIANT RED SONJA #16 (SEP068141E) BY MICHAEL AVON OEMING, ART BY MEL RUBI WITH STEPHEN SADOWSKI; COVERS JIM BALANT.
THE RETURN OF KULAN GATH PART 5: A CLASH of RED! The ultimate Red Sonja story continues by the all-star team of Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Brian Buchellato and Stephen Sadowski! This issue: Red Sonja, Osin and Suumarro are joined by Blyke - former bard of Suumaro's father -- King Quillo -- and a host of ice men as the journey into the frozen wastes to recruit the aid of the old gods. Meanwhile, Gath continues to push the boundaries of his prison as he seeks to escape his chains and take over the very world! All this plus more glimpses into Sonja's past by artist Stephen Sadowski!
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LIMITED EDITION VARIANT BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #3 (SEP068140E): WRITTEN BY GREG PAK; ART BY NIGEL RAYNOR, COVER BY PAT LEE
The best-selling comic book series from DYNAMITE continues as this month unleashes NEW BATTLESTAR GLACTICA #3 by writer Greg Pak and artist Nigel Raynor. Faced with a deadly Cylon Baseship, Commander Adama and the crew of the Battlestar Galactica face their most desperate hour. As desperate times call for equally desperate measures, Adama takes up a role long left in his past on a mission with Starbuck and Zak to battle the Cylons face-to-face!
For art and more information please visit: https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/m...ee-2-Cover.jpg
Due to the overwhelming demand and strong praise in the form of reviews and comments from fans both new and old, DYNAMITE requests specialty retailers review and adjust their orders for RED SONJA #18 (OCT063315) and NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #6 (OCT063326) which are still available for advance re-order; as well as the upcoming RED SONJA #19 (NOV063449) and NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA # 7(NOV063458) which are available for initial orders.
Dynamite plans to have incredible support for this release with house ads, Diamond Previews Ads, online ads through news websites, as well as prints ads in Comic Shop News!
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of '04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite's new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company's first major launch of '06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue. Dynamite’s ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned - Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews - as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy and Doug Moench's Six from Sirius, Tim Truman's Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin's Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.