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05/26/2017
Source: Dynamite
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 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED
 LINEUP FOR  BOOKEXPO & BOOKCON 2017

 
Join Comic Industry Legends Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente, Anthony Del Col, 
and Erica Schultz at Booth #2615 June 2 - 4, 2017!


May 26, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: 


Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce their return to the Big Apple for this year's BookExpo (June 1st & 2nd) and BookCon (June 3rd & 4th), which will be held at New York City's Javits Center (located at 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001). Dynamite will occupy booth #2615, mere steps away from the Hall 3A Entrance, where they will host several top-tier creators for limited signing appearances! Visitors can stop by to have free editions of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys #1, Z Nation #1, and Charmed #1 signed by Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente, Anthony Del Col, and Erica Schultz! Dynamite's signing schedule will be as follows: * FRIDAY, June 2nd:11:00am - 12:00pm: Erica Schultz (Charmed, Swords of Sorrow)12:00pm - 1:00pm: Anthony Del Col (Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie, Assassin's Creed)1:00pm - 2:00pm: Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (Z Nation)
SATURDAY, June 3rd:12:00pm - 1:00pm: Anthony Del Col (Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie, Assassin's Creed)1:00pm - 2:00pm: Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (Z Nation)2:00pm - 3:00pm: Erica Schultz (CharmedSwords of Sorrow)
SUNDAY, June 4th:11:00am - 12:00pm: Anthony Del Col (Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie, Assassin's Creed)12:00pm - 1:00pm: Erica Schultz (CharmedSwords of Sorrow)1:00pm - 2:00pm: Fred Van Lente (Z Nation*Please note: Signing times are subject to change.
While you're there, don't miss our other free comic galleys including:  James Bond: Black Box #1 Animal Jam #0Swordquest #0Pierce Brown's Red Rising #1
For further information, or to set up a time to speak with a member of the Dynamite team, please contact Marketing@Dynamite.com
About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

05/25/2017
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 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONDÉ NAST ANNOUNCE NEW COMIC-BOOK SERIES THE SHADOW: LEVIATION, SET FOR AUGUST LAUNCH
 Dynamite Signs Si Spurrier of X-Force and Judge Dredd Fame,
Bringing the Iconic Character to the Modern Day



May 25, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: 
This summer, Dynamite Entertainment and Condé Nast will welcome readers back into the know with the launch of theirlatest incarnation of the classic pulp character the Shadow, in The Shadow: Leviathan. Launching in August, the comic-book series will feature writer Si Spurrier (X-Force, X-Men: Legacy, Judge Dredd) and artist Daniel HDR (Superman, Cyborg), who will bring the pulp icon into modern day in a tale full of deadly intrigue, gun-blazing action, and a study of the nature of evil! For the better part of a century, the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.  So when a horribly burnt man - incredibly strong and fierce, despite these terrible injuries- arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital - she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow - and with Mary's help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice?  Writer Si Spurrier says, "For me - and I suspect for most comics creators - The Shadow is an irresistible property. The hat and scarf, the cold eyes and colder laugh, the wisp of cordite and the flourish of a cape: all plucked wholesale from the noir pulps and radio plays of the 1930's. You don't say "no" to a true primogenitor like that. On the taxonomical chart of Western comics he's a common ancestor for a sizeable chunk of the marketplace. Every street vigilante, every masked crime-fighter, every necessary monster: he's in the DNA of them all. A living fossil, a coelacanth or goblin-shark for the comics world, swimming in waters of ice and ink. And like all perfectly engineered things he endures - he flourishes - amidst newer, cockier, less perfect specimens. 
Spurrier added, "What I most love about the Shadow is, like all good legends, he tells us even more about the present than the past. In this new story I'm dragging the legend into the modern world, with all its melting-pot problems and changing attitudes. This isn't the world the Shadow was born into, with its pinstripe gangsters and mystic monsters (although we'll be visiting that one too). Instead our main story unravels in a world of corruptions and petty politics, prejudices and hate. A world with a frightening new regime taking control. A world where true power lies not with those who hold the reins, but with those who control the story. How can two guns and a devil's stare fight the 21st Century? I couldn't be prouder to be telling this tale. With the exceptional Daniel HDR by my side, The Shadow: Leviathan is a smart, slick, brutal takedown of today, with nothing less than a living idea holding its finger to the trigger." 
Simon Spurrier is a writer of comics, novels and TV. His most recent works include Cry Havoc, Doctor Who, X-Men Legacy, Godshaper, and the Eisner award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the "absurdist-noir" novella Unusual Concentrations.
Artist Daniel HDR says, "My first contact with The Shadow was during my teens, 15-16 years old, when the character was given a new revamp by Howard Chaykin. Also I was aware of the previous incarnations thru old fanzines. The character and everything that surrounds him is an invitation for any artist to play around with graphic storytelling, and I love that possibility! Also, Si's script is challenging and so damn dynamic! I can't wait for people to read the book!" "We've wanted to work with Si for years, and had not been able to find the right project to match his schedule.  In looking to relaunch The Shadow, we wanted a fresh new voice, and we were able to make the schedule work with Si's schedule," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  "Si's story is crisp and takes The Shadow to new depths.  And Daniel's (HDR) art is nothing short of magnificent!  I cannot wait for fans to read this incredible new series." "We look forward to building on the success of the Batman Shadow crossover with this new series from Dynamite," said Cathy Hoffman Glosser, Senior Vice President, Licensing at Conde Nast.  "Going forward, we will continue to tap into our incredible library of famed Street and Smith characters in new and exciting directions." The Shadow began its existence in 1930 as a narrative voice on the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour.  The audience thrilled to the serialized adventures of this mysterious figure, whose mythos expanded to include Occidental mysticism, hypnotic powers over weak criminal minds, and twin .45 caliber handguns.  With a keen intellect and relentless drive, The Shadow hunted criminals without mercy in an era when gumshoe detectives and bootlegging mobsters was a thrilling yet fearsome reality.  The character's popularity has endured for over 80 years, bolstered by appearances in radio serials, novels, comic books, films, and more.  In recent years, Dynamite published a groundbreaking and well-received Shadow series launched by comic writer Garth Ennis (Preacher), with further tales crafted by Victor Gischler and Chris Roberson.  Lamont Cranston's grim alter-ego has also appeared in such related series as The Shadow: Year One, Masks, and The Shadow / Green Hornet: Dark Nights.
The debut issue of The Shadow features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Kenneth Rocafort (Superman, Teen Titans), interior artist Daniel HDR, Aaron Michael Kaluta (The Shadow), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), and Tyler Kirkham (Amazing Spiderman, Strykeforce), respectively. Limited variant editions in "Black & White" and "Virgin Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.
The Shadow #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Shadow #1 with their local comic book retailers. The Shadow #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

About Condé Nast: Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences.  Attracting more than 120 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company's portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, GQ Style, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue, Ars Technica, The Scene, Pitchfork and Backchannel.  The company's newest division, Condé Nast Entertainment, was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.  For more information, please visit condenast.com and follow @CondeNast on Twitter. 

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.



05/22/2017
Source: Dynamite
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 DYNAMITE SIGNS CHUCK WENDIG AND ALVARO SARRASECA
FOR NEW TUROK SERIES!

The Latest Extension of Dynamite's Gold Key Universe, Launches August 2017



Month 22, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that the classic pulp comic book series Turok returns with an all-new interpretation of the iconic character courtesy of writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, Hyperion) and artist Álvaro Sarraseca (Witchblade). With the debut issue set for release in August 2, 2017, Turok #1 also features a bonus Doc Spektor back-up story by Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X, G.I. Joe) and Dylan Burnett (Weavers), a continuation of the serial in the Turok sister titles, The Sovereigns and Magnus.
In the latest Turok adventure, the fascist Saurian soldiers of the Varanid Empire-part dinosaur, part man, all bad-news-have seized control of the Lost Valley, and only the mysterious dinosaur hunter Turok is willing or able to stand against them! But right now, Turok only cares about one thing: tracking down a mysterious missing girl that could hold all of the clues as to how the Lost Valley has changed from the fantastical prehistoric land readers know and love.  
Writer Chuck Wendig says, "I wasn't sure initially about tackling Turok because I wanted to do such a weird and wonderful story world justice -- but then, while talking with Dynamite Senior Editor Matt Idelson about all the stuff going on in the real world, an idea hit me in the chest like one of Turok's arrows. I'm excited to come on board and to hopefully bring something different to the story and to the character, while also keeping the spirit of what makes Turok awesome. And I'm hoping everyone enjoys reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it!" 
Chuck Wendig, comic book writer, screenwriter, and blogger, is best known for his popular website Terribleminds.com, as well as for his 2015 novel Star Wars: Aftermath, which debuted at #4 on The New York Times Best Seller list, and #4 on USA Today's best seller list. In 2013, he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Artist Álvaro Sarraseca says, "I love drawing Turok. I made some character designs of him and finally we chose the wildest. As hunters usually wear the skins of their prey, I asked myself why Turok could not do the same thing? There are no limits for creativity here! This new version of Turok tears apart anything we saw before. I think it will attract new readers who didn't have any previous interest in the character."
"I knew Chuck was both incredibly creative and could bring great depth to his characters, and he's really managed to capture everything that's great about Turok while reinventing the character in a fun and mysterious way," says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor with Dynamite Entertainment. "Álvaro was the miraculous result of a loooong search for the perfect artist for this character and more importantly, Chuck's story.  They make a hell of a team, and their work on the first issue already outshines the serial backup we've been running to set up the series." "When Dynamite launched the Gold Key line in 2014, we were able to introduce new readers to a now reestablished universe, which has since served as the foundation for further series that we have continued to build upon," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "With the recent success of our series, The Sovereigns, these legendary characters have taken on a new life of their own, and we're excited to bring the world's first and foremost dinosaur hunter back to the pages of comics!"
The debut issue of Turok features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Aaron Lopresti (Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman), interior artist Álvaro Sarraseca, Aaron Conley (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), and Andy Belanger (Southern Cross), respectively. Limited variant editions in "Black & White" and "Virgin Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.
Originally published by Gold Key Comics from 1954 through 1982, Turok, Son of Stone chronicled the adventures of a young Native American man in the 18th century, who finds himself deep in the Carlsbad canyons where he must confront "ancient forms of life which have disappeared from all other parts of the world." Since the original comic book run, Turok continued at several comic publishers before finding its home at Dynamite Entertainment in 2014. In additional to the 2014 and now 2017 eponymous series, the character has also appeared in Dynamite's Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult, Gold Key: Alliance, and The Sovereigns.
Turok #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Turok #1 with their local comic book retailers. Turok #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play,Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.



05/23/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  DYNAMITE SIGNS WRITERS MARGUERITE BENNETT, CHRISTINA TRUJILO,

AND ARTIST MORITAT FOR NEW SHEENA SERIES DEBUTING IN AUGUST


Debut Issue Launches in August at .25 Introductory Price!

May 23, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: 


Things heat up this summer, as Dynamite Entertainment welcomes readers back to the jungle with the launch of their latest iconic character, Sheena! Written by the creative dynamic duo made-up of GLAAD-Nominated, NYT Best-Selling Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, Animosity) and newcomer Christina Trujilo, with illustrations by Moritat (Hellblazer, Teen Titans), everyone's favorite Queen of the Jungle swings back into action on August 2, 2017 when issue #0 lands in stores!
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, was the first female character in comics to carry her own dedicated series beginning in 1937. Created by industry legends Will Eisner and S. M. "Jerry" Iger, this groundbreaking character saw 167 issues over the span of two decades. In this riveting relaunch, Sheena proves her prowess as the guardian of the jungle as she pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon's most ancient secrets. Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait -- and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!
Writer Marguerite Bennett says, "Our story is glorious golden age pulp -- high adventure, quick wit, ancient mysteries, and daring dames -- clashing with the perils of two worlds: one, the modern world come to conquer, and one, a world of dark supernatural mystery long forgotten, awoken to anger once more. This is a fast paced, action packed kick off to more exciting adventures for Sheena!"
Marguerite Bennett is the New York Times Bestselling, GLAAD-Nominated writer of Bombshells, Batwoman, A-Force, and Animosity, and is proud to introduce co-writer Christina Trujillo.
Christina Trujillo adds, "Sheena is strong, brave, and willing to bend the rules in order to do her duty and keep her home safe. I think fans will enjoy having Sheena as a guide while they unravel the mysteries of the forest." 
A former student of Scott Snyder (Batman), Trujillo received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2013, has seen her works published in the literary journal Dark Phrases, and was a finalist for Galaxy Press's Writers of the Future award.
Artist Moritat says, "Stepping into Will Eisner's large shoes yet again, but this time wearing nothing but a leopard mono-kini. Marguerite Bennett's brilliant contemporary re-telling of this famous legend is my favorite to date. I can't wait to see if the fans like it."
Dynamite Entertainment Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt said of the new project, "Sheena has long been a staple feature throughout the history of comics and we're especially proud to be adding new voices to that history. Marguerite and Christina present a timely and empowering tale - enhanced by the pitch-perfect visuals of Moritat - to create a Queen of the Jungle for the 21st century… and beyond." 
"Sheena is one of the strongest and most iconic characters in comics, and we're fortunate to be working with three incredibly talented creators.  Marguerite and Christina make a great creative team giving Sheena a new voice, and is complemented by the lush artwork that Moritat brings to the series," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  "We are incredibly proud of this series, and are launching it with the same program we launched Red Sonja #0 and Vampirella #0, with a .25 cent Introductory Priced issue.  This allows retailers to stock up at a low risk so that as many fans as possible will have the opportunity to read the series.  It's a program that worked successfully for Red Sonja and Vampirella, and we're doing so again with Sheena!  I cannot wait for fans to check out the new series!"
Sheena began her fictional existence as an orphan raised by a shaman in the jungle, perfecting her survival skills and mastering the ability to communicate with animals. Her many adventures brought her into conflict with evil hunters, slave traders, and rampaging wildlife. The character has thrilled audiences in several television and film adaptations, including portrayals by actresses Irish McCalla (1955-1956), Tanya Roberts (1984), and Gena Lee Nolin (2000). Dynamite Entertainment has a long history of publishing jungle fantasy and pulp adventure, making it the perfect home for Sheena! Cover artwork for Sheena #0 spotlights the talents of the Emanuela Lupacchino (Starfire, Supergirl) with limited variant editions including "Sneak Peek" covers from interior artist Moritat, as well as from Ryan Sook (X-Factor, The Spectre) and J. Scott Campbell (The Amazing Spiderman)!
Sheena #0 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Sheena #0 with their local comic book retailers. Sheena #0 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play,Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.


About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

05/04/2017
Source: Dynamite
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 NEW COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES FOR BILL MANTLO & BUTCH GUICE'S
SWORDS OF THE SWASHBUCKLER ANNOUNCED WITH THIRD STRETCH GOAL!



May 4, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to share the great news that, thanks to the overwhelming support of backers, the current Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter has surpassed not only its original $9,500 goal, but two additional stretch goals. It's with great pleasure that the publisher is now announcing the third and final stretch goal for this Kickstarter campaign: an all-new Swords of the Swashbucklers comic book project with involvement by original series artist Butch Guice and the Mantlo family!

Launched on April 13th, the Kickstarter campaign supports the restoration of the Swords of the Swashbucklers comic series, a creator-owned pirate adventure published by Marvel from 1984 to 1987, as a high-quality collected edition. The support of backers not only gives the long-lost, groundbreaking series the complete and fully-remastered treatment that it deserves, but preserves the prized work of writer Bill Mantlo, an industry great whose career was tragically derailed by a vehicular accident. The new $50,000 stretch goal threshold will continue the adventures of the interstellar pirate vessel Starshadow, its captain Raader, and displaced Earth girl Domino Blackthorne in a full-color project.

The Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter campaign remains active from now until May 12 for backers to contribute toward the new stretch goal:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/bill-mantlo-and-butch-guices-swords-of-the-swashbu

Backers who support the Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter have the opportunity to receive rewards, including t-shirts, digital editions, collectible prints, hardcover upgrades, and hand-drawn illustrations by Butch Guice.

Artist Butch Guice launched his comics career in the 1980s with Rom and Micronauts and became a perrenial favorite at Marvel and DC Comics. Throughout the years, he has illustrated the most recognizable heroes and heroines in public consciousness in the pages of Action Comics, Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, JLA Classified, New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, and many more.

Bill Mantlo rose through the Marvel ranks in the 70s and 80s to become one of their Bullpen's most dependable writers. He scripted over 500 Marvel comic books including Spectacular Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Micronauts, and Rom: SpaceKnight. Known for his far-flung cosmic adventures and colorful personalities, Mantlo would be partly responsible for bringing to life Rocket Raccoon, the star of the 2014 blockbuster film, Guardians of the Galaxy and this coming May's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At the height of his career, Bill Mantlo was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in New York City. He suffered a closed-head brain injury that severely impaired his memory, mobility, and fine motor skills. For twenty years, he has resided in a rehabilitation center, where staff assist with nearly all of his physical activities.

Backers who support this Kickstarter will not only grant one of comics' earliest creator-owned projects new life with the premium treatment it deserves, but they'll help get Swords of the Swashbucklers back in print -- and now expand the story with brand-new content -- so that revenue from continued sales can improve the quality of life for Bill Mantlo, a beloved writer and heavy influence on the next generation of comic creators.



About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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05/03/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 "KEVIN SMITH & FRIENDS PRESENTED BY DYNAMITE"
TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH NEW HUMBLE COMICS BUNDLE

Essential Comic Book Reading Written by the Acclaimed Filmmaker,
Joined by Fellow "Comic Book Men" and Frequent Collaborators, are Celebrated in
Dynamite Entertainment's Most Anticipated Bundle Promotion,
with Partial Proceeds Benefitting The Wayne Foundation



May 3, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, a leader in comic book and graphic novel publishing, again teams with Humble Bundle to offer an essential collection of filmmaker Kevin Smith's fan-favorite work at the publisher. The promotion, which includes over 70 issues (many of which inhabit the universe of Smith's groundbreaking Green Hornet reimagining), launches today and will run through 11:00am PDT on May 17th. "Humble Comics Bundle: Kevin Smith & Friends Presented by Dynamite" can be found at: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/kevin-smith-comics

Kevin Smith's first-ever Dynamite series, Green Hornet, took the comic market by storm in 2010 by introducing a modern incarnation of Britt Reid's masked alter-ego, fighting crime undercover side-by-side with a fearsomely adept female bodyguard, Kato. Smith's fellow comic book collaborators Phil Hester and Ande Parks expanded on his ten-issue saga with further Green Hornet and Kato projects. Now, Dynamite Entertainment offers fans an exclusive opportunity to pick up a massive collection of Green Hornet comics by these exceptional talents, and explore their other Dynamite work, as well. Furthermore, projects like Cryptozoic Man -- created by Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson of Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men television show -- and the Sundance Film Festival movie tie-in Yoga Hosers one-shot (premiering as a digital comic on Humble Bundle for the first time ever) welcome more glimpses into the creative world surrounding one of master storytellers of the modern age.

"Ever since Clerks first ensnared the public consciousness, Kevin Smith has proven time and again to be a true innovator in cinema and comic books. We've considered it a pleasure and great honor to work with him throughout the years, bringing his fresh, new ideas to print," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Working hand-in-hand with Humble Bundle, we're proud to bring his Green Hornet series to a new audience, growing the comics market and bringing more awareness to the work of Smith, Hester, Parks, and the Cryptozoic Man team of Flanagan and Johnson. Enjoy!"

Part of the proceeds from the "Humble Comics Bundle: Kevin Smith & Friends Presented by Dynamite" promotion will contribute to The Wayne Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of CSEC occurring in the United States, and providing direct services to young women victimized by commercial exploitation.

The "Pay What You Want" model offers readers the chance to unlock over 70 comics -- a total of over 1,500 pages of content!

The core selection, set at a tier of $1.00 minimum, will give Kevin Smith fans access to:

Green Hornet #1-10 by Kevin Smith and Jonathan LauArmy of Darkness (2014) #1 by Cullen Bunn, Larry Watts, and Featuring a Cover by Walter FlanaganCryptozoic Man #1-4 by Bryan Johnson and Walter FlanaganSeduction of the Innocent #1-4 by Ande Parks and Esteve PollsThe Shadow Annual 2013 by Ande Parks and Bilquis Evely

For those whose contribution meets or exceeds $8.00, they will also unlock the following titles:

Green Hornet #11-15 by Phil Hester and Jonathan LauGreen Hornet #16-19 by Phil Hester, Ande Parks, and Igor VitorinoKato #1-14 by Ande Parks, Diego Bernard, Ale Garza, and Lee Ferguson"Ink", a Short Story from Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 4 by Phil Hester and Stephen SegoviaBlack Terror #5-14 by Phil Hester, Alex Ross, Jonathan Lau, Mike Lilly, Wagner Reis, and Jack HerbertThe Shadow Special 2014 by Phil Hester and Ivan Rodriguez

$15 or more will get you all of the above, plus:

Yoga Hosers by Kevin Smith, Jeff Quigley, and Liam QuigleyGreen Hornet #20-27 by Ande Parks, Igor Vitorino, and Ronan CliquetGreen Hornet: Blood Ties #1-4, by Ande Parks and Johnny DesjardinsKato Annual #1 by Ande Parks and Edgar Salazar"Magic", a Short Story from Vampirella: 1969 by Phil Hester and Jethro MoralesMasquerade #1-4 by Phil Hester, Alex Ross, Carlos Paul, Jean Diaz, and Manny ClarkProject Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude by Joe Casey, Phil Hester, Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, Mike Lilly, Carlos Paul, Alex Ross, and Edgar Salazar
All customers, who purchase any threshold, will also be rewarded with a digital code that allows them access to the Dynamite.com website, where they can enjoy Kevin Smith's comic writing talent in all its glory by purchasing the physical copy of the much-coveted Yoga Hosers comic book for only $14.99 (plus shipping and handling).

As an added bonus for Humble Bundle fans, fifteen (15) of the digital comic books featured in this bundle will include exclusive cover artwork: Green Hornet #1-10, Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1, Cryptozoic Man #1, Kato #1, Masquerade #1, and Yoga Hosers.

Visit today to celebrate the two-fisted adventures written by Kevin Smith and Friends! https://www.humblebundle.com/books/kevin-smith-comics



About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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About Humble Bundle:

Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes -- between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $97 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com



About The Wayne Foundation:

Mission Statement: The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children) DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States.

Vision Statement: The Wayne Foundation's vision is for a world without child slavery. We are dedicated to providing direct assistance to those victimized by exploitation.

Shelter Services: The Wayne Foundation continues to have the goal of providing shelter services to young women victimized by exploitation or trafficking. This is our primary long term objective.

04/26/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES UNDISPUTED STREET FIGHTER™:
THE ART AND INNOVATION BEHIND THE GAME-CHANGING SERIES

The Behind-the-Scenes Retrospective of Capcom's Legendary Game Franchise
Joins Dynamite's Video Game Icons Series, Following Bestselling Art of Atari



April 26, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Hot on the heels of its bestselling video game retrospective Art of Atari, Dynamite Entertainment announces the next volume in its Video Game Icons series, Undisputed Street Fighter™: The Art and Innovation Behind the Game-Changing Series, written by Steve Hendershot and edited by Tim Lapetino.

Since its inception 30 years ago, the Street Fighter™ video game series from Capcom has thrived based on a lethal combination of innovation, style and technique. From first-of-their-kind advances such as selectable characters and secret combo moves, to imagination-capturing characters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma, Street Fighter has stayed a step ahead of the competition en route to becoming one of the most enduring and influential franchises in video game history.

Now Street Fighter will get the Video Game Icons treatment. After the popular release of Art of Atari and Art of Atari Poster Collection, Dynamite looks to do it again this October, as Dynamite's Undisputed Street Fighter retrospective will delve into the art, design, gameplay, and storytelling behind Street Fighter, as well as the series' impact on popular culture and game design. Undisputed Street Fighter will feature over 300 pages of in-depth interviews and exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks into the making of the Street Fighter games, while featuring some of the iconic art, design, and imagery from across the Street Fighter universe.

Writer Steve Hendershot says, "The Street Fighter universe is both iconic and vibrant, and I'm thrilled to be telling the story of how its games, characters, and community came to life, rewriting the rules of gaming in the process."

Editor Tim Lapetino says, "Creating Art of Atari was a great experience in connecting with video game fans across the world. The book's popularity showed us the hunger fans have for deep dives into their favorite classic games beyond just nostalgia. We want to tell the stories behind the games. Art of Atari was the launchpad for this series, and we're excited to dig deeper into the creativity, design, and stories that power the beloved Street Fighter franchise this time."

Rich Young, Director of Business Development at Dynamite, says, "I still remember watching battle after battle at the local arcade on the Street Fighter II machine, amazed not only by how awesome these characters were, and how great the game looked and played, but also how good the players were, and how much effort they put into winning each match. Street Fighter helped pave the way for the fighting game genre… and it's still going very strong today. I'm thrilled to be working with Capcom on this book, and the same amazing team that put together Art of Atari!"

Writer Steve Hendershot is an award-winning Chicago journalist and the editorial director of MOVA, the Museum of Video Game Art. He is co-host and producer of the arts-and-culture podcast Cedar Cathedral, and has written for dozens of publications including Crain's Chicago Business, SportsIllustrated.com, NBCSports.com, Chicago Magazine, Booth Newspapers, and Chicago Tribune.

Editor Tim Lapetino is the Series Editor for Dynamite's exclusive line of books, Video Game Icons. In a series that began with the best-selling Art of Atari, Video Game Icons will delve deeply into some of the most influential and popular video game franchises in the world. Lapetino is the author of Dynamite's Art of Atari (as well as unannounced projects slated for 2018), as well as the Executive Director of MOVA, the Museum of Video Game Art.

Undisputed Street Fighter™
 (ISBN 978-1-5241-0466-5) will be available at major bookstore chains, online booksellers, and independent bookstores courtesy of Diamond Book Distributors, and to consumers through the comic book specialty market. Undisputed Street Fighter will also be available for purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment and Capcom's official social media channel for the latest updates regarding creative teams and release dates.



About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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About Capcom:

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

04/26/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 "DYNAMITE ZOMBIES AND MONSTERS" BUNDLE
AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME FROM GROUPEES

Twenty-Eight Gloriously Ghoulish Digital Comic Books,
Valued at Over $55.00, On Sale for Under $10.00!
Also, Fans Can Acquire a Rare, Signed Z Nation #1 Physical Comic Book
to Celebrate the Launch of the Series Based
on the Popular Syfy / Asylum Television Show!



April 25, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the all-new, all-fearsome "Zombies and Monsters" limited bundle, available from Groupees, the unique media and charity bundling site! This amazing bundle is only available for a limited time and is available through Tuesday, May 2nd at 11am EST! This value-priced digital bundle allows zombie fans to experience over 600 pages' worth of brain-munching horror for over 80% off the regular price -- that's right, 24 creepy digital comics, regularly a $55.00 value, for only $9.99!

Visit the "Dynamite Zombies and the Undead" Bundle here: https://groupees.com/zombies

Celebrating Dynamite's April release of Z Nation #1, the limited time-only "Dynamite Zombies and Monsters" bundle includes a spine-chilling selection of titles that all focus on the horror -- and sometimes humor -- of brain-chewing, flesh-eating corpses and fanged and clawed monsters of all shapes and sizes! These walking, running, talking, and sometimes super powered creatures may have been created by different means but they all have one purpose - to slaughter the living!

The "Dynamite Zombies and Monsters" bundle includes the following digital comic books, and has a recommended age rating of 15+.

Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #8-13 (the "Ash Vs. The Classic Monsters" storyline) by James Kuhoric, Kevin Sharpe, and Fernando BlancoEvil Ernie Vol. 2 #1-6 by Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley, and Rafael LanhellasRaise the Dead #1-4 by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Hugo PetrusRaise the Dead II #1-4 by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Mike Raicht, and Guiu VilanovaReanimator #1-4 by Keith Davidsen and Randy ValienteVampirella / Army of Darkness #1-4 by Mark Rahner and Jett Morales
Z Nation, the television series-turned-comic book that serves as inspiration for Dynamite's new "Zombies and Monsters" bundle, is an official prequel set in the continuity of Syfy and Asylum's #1 hit zombie television show created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Issue #1, the first chapter of the "Sea of Death" storyline, takes place a year after the zombie virus outbreak, as mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, Texas, to retrieve an untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z... and face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre.

For the first fifty (50) Groupees customers who surpass the $19.99 threshold, they will unlock a physical copy of Z Nation #1, a super-rare Photo Variant originally offered as a 1-in-30 incentive exclusively for retailers, and featuring the actor Tom Everett Scott as his fan-favorite character, Sgt. Charles Garnett. As an added bonus, this Photo Variant will be signed by series co-writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Archer & Armstrong).

Throughout this fantastic sale, fans will have the opportunity to interact with a number of the great writers featured in the bundle during our Creator Q&A series! Each Q&A session will last for 30 minutes, and fans will be able to join James Kuhoric, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Mark Rahner, Keith Davidsen, and Craig Engler to have their most pressing questions answered from their favorite writers! The schedule for this series is will be:
Thursday, April 27th at 11:30 am (EST): James Kuhoric, writer of Army of DarknessThursday, April 27th at 3:30 pm (EST): Keith Davidsen, writer of ReanimatorThursday, April 27th at 5:00 pm (EST): John Reppion and Leah Moore, writers of Raise the DeadThursday, April 27th at 5:30 pm (EST): Mark Rahner, writer of Vampirella / Army of DarknessTuesday, May 2nd at 3:00 pm (EST): Craig Engler, co-creator and writer of Z Nation
For updates on the participating creators, please follow Dynamite on Twitter (http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics) or Facebook  (http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics) today!

Be sure to sample the best of Dynamite's flesh-eating fiction with the deep-discounted "Zombies and Monsters" bundle at Groupees for a limited time, and don't forget to try out Z Nation #1, as well! 




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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04/18/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE SIGNS WRITER FRED VAN LENTE AND ARTIST BOB Q

FOR NEW GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT SERIES




April 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that classic television's incarnation of The Green Hornet is set to make his return with an unexpected new partner in the pulp character's latest cross-over miniseries, The Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, featuring revered comic writer/artist Will Eisner's famous two-fisted crimefighter. Written by Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens), with art by Bob Q (Kings Quest), The Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit #1 arrives in stores this July!
The Green Hornet is back and on the case! With his aide Kato and their rolling arsenal, The Black Beauty, by his side, The Green Hornet is ready to face the toughest of challenges! On police records a wanted criminal, The Green Hornet is secretly Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World's Fair, and to get the skinny on the new and potentially dangerous "Newspaper of Tomorrow", a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen.

Writer Fred Van Lente says, "I'm very excited to link these two iconic characters. The Spirit has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, and the opportunity to pair Will Eisner's legendary creation with a character that has an actual year in its name allowed me to age The Spirit cast fourteen years forward. In our world, the Spirit hasn't been seen since 1952 (the year the strip ended) but suddenly this new guy has appeared in the mask and hat -- one who will look pretty familiar to longtime fans. Who is this guy, and why has he returned? This is the mystery Green Hornet and Kato must solve."  
Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer of comics like Dynamite's The Mocking Dead and Magnus: Robot FighterArcher & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film.
Artist Bob Q says, "I'm incredibly excited to be working with Fred Van Lente who has written a script that's fun all the way through. Artistically, my plan is to capture that spirit as best I can with a series of ham-handed pencil and brush strokes. What I'm really striving for, though, is to shake up masked-vigilante fashion. It's time to trade in spandex onesies, capes, and pouched belts and get back to some nicely tailored suits and fedoras. If you're going to fight crime, do it with some class."
"The Green Hornet and Will Eisner's The Spirit have been incredibly successful properties for us, thanks to these characters' dedicated and eternal fan base," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We're thrilled that after many decades in print, the characters are still able to resonate with fans - both old and new - across the globe, and now courtesy of a titanic team-up of their trademark trench coats!"
The debut issue of The Green Hornet '66 Meets the Spirit features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of the award-winning husband and wife team, Mike and Laura Allred (Batman '66X-Force, iZombie), Ty Templeton (Batman 66, The Simpsons) and Javier Pulido (The Amazing Spiderman, Robin: Year One), respectively. Limited variant editions in "Black & White" and "Virgin Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. 

The Green Hornet '66 Meets the Spirit #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' May 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. The Green Hornet '66 Meets the Spirit #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.


About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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04/18/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Dynamite Entertainment Celebrates First Publication of Iconic
Character Nancy Drew with Special Reddit IAmA

Anthony Del Col, Acclaimed Writer of new Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Series, Will Hold Reddit IAmA on April 28, 2017 in Commemoration 


April 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, home to many critically acclaimed comic book series, has arranged for Anthony Del Col, the critically-acclaimed writer of the new Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie series, to participate in his first Reddit IAmA where he'll discuss the popular new series on April 28th, 2017, the 87th anniversary of Nancy Drew's debut! The IAma will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time and run for two hours. Fans will be able to submit their questions or follow-along by visiting https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/.
Nancy Drew made her first appearance in print on April 28, 1930, when original publisher Grosset & Dunlap released The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery, the first three books to feature the trailblazing character. At a pivotal time in the fight for women's rights, the strong, independent, and ambitious female character offered a new kind of role model for young women - one which exemplified that women could do anything and everything they set their mind to! 
Writer Anthony Del Col says, "Instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday' (trust me, you don't want to hear my singing voice), I'll instead say a few words about Nancy Drew: she's one of the most intelligent, driven, honest, and daring characters ever created," says Del Col. "In writing this new noir take on her, I've discovered the real reason that she's been popular for 87 years (87 years!) is that she's someone to be admired. We all wish we were a little more like Nancy Drew."
Del Col, whose Big Lie series launched in March to rave reviews, is the co-creator and co-writer of the acclaimed series Kill Shakespeare, which has been nominated for both Harvey and Joe Shuster Awards. His latest release, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2, is available now and can be purchased in-store or online at www.Dynamite.com/Digital. 
Jennifer Fisher, author, fan, Nancy Drew memorabilia collector and head of Nancy Drew Sleuths, one of the largest Nancy Drew fan communities, says, "Happy Anniversary to Mystery's IT Girl, Nancy Drew! Smart. Sophisticated. Independent. Fashionable. Fearless. Role model. Nancy Drew is all of these and so much more, a timeless character that has inspired fans of all ages to be trailblazers in their own right for over 85 years."
To participate or follow along during this exciting event, please visit https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA on April 28, 2017 between 1 and 3 p.m. EST and select the IAmA under the Reddit username DelCol.  Follow Anthony on Twitter at www.twitter.com/anthony_delcol to keep up with his latest news, releases, and appearances!

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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