THE LONE RANGER: NOW & FOREVER HARDCOVER COLLECTION AVAILABLE IN MAY!
January 26, 2007, Runnemede, NJ
Hardcover Edition Also Available Signed By Entire Creative Team!
– Dynamite Entertainment announced that the dramatic retelling of the Lone Ranger’s origin from writer Brett Matthews, cover artist and art director John Cassaday, interior artist Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean White will be collected in one deluxe hardcover edition!
The Lone Ranger: Now & Forever Hardcover Edition will arrive in stores in May, 2007 and will feature all six issues of the series, a complete cover gallery of John Cassaday’s incredible covers and more! This hardcover collection will be available as a Mass Market cover edition or as a Direct Market Exclusive cover edition, both featuring cover art by Cassaday!
Additionally, the hardcover edition of The Lone Ranger: Now & Forever will be available signed by the entire creative team of Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello and Dean White!
Praise for The Lone Ranger, in the form of reviews and message board comments, has been outstanding!
“It is gratifying to see The Lone Ranger among the resurgence of Western comics in today’s market. There is a place in the world for characters like these as long as teams like Matthews, Cariello, and White are on the job.”
--Tonya Crawford, BrokenFrontier.com
“This issue is another home run!!! Great characterization from Matthews made this issue a gripping read. You feel every second of Reid's anger, pain, and sadness. It is absolutely spot-on. Tonto continues to supplant himself as one of the most hardcore bad-@sses on the racks today, and Black Bart is simply a stone cold killer who looms over the entire book. And, of course, the art is fantastic, as always. Top notch. People, do me, yourselves, and everyone else a favor and buy this book! Read this book! Tell others to read this book!!! It is simply that awesome.”
-- posted on the ComicBloc.com forum
THE LONE RANGER: NOW & FOREVER HARDCOVER COLLECTION - DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE COVER (JAN073523)
A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi-Yo Silver!”
With those words, fans young and old grew to love the Lone Ranger and now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the definitive collection of their all-new Lone Ranger series!
Featuring the all-star creative team of writer Brett Matthews, art director and cover artist John Cassaday, artist Sergio Cariello, colorist Dean White and letterer Simon Bowland, The Lone Ranger has grown to be THE most talked about comic of the year! And now, all 6 issues are presented in one ultimate hardcover collection -- the complete story of how John Reid was transformed into the Lone Ranger, and, along with his partner Tonto, set a new standard of justice in the Old West!
ALSO AVAILABLE: THE LONE RANGER: NOW AND FOREVER HARDCOVER COLLECTION - MASS MARKET COVER (JAN073522)
ALSO AVAILABLE: THE LONE RANGER: NOW AND FOREVER HARDCOVER COLLECTION MASS MARKET COVER - SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE CREATIVE TEAM - MATTHEWS, CASSADAY, CARIELLO AND WHITE (JAN073524)
NOTE: ADVANCE SOLICITED, SHIPPING IN MAY
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.