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08/11/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION JOHNNY WU FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE TEN FRAMES PER SECOND KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN


August 11, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have partnered with social media sensation and pop culture photographer, Johnny Wu (aka @Sgtbananas) for the launch of their latest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which will celebrate his work with a gorgeous Kickstarter exclusive hard cover art book, Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure! With an expected shipping date of December, this first-ever collection of Johnny's work will take you on a journey through your childhood in this visually stunning and nostalgic adventure. The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/johnny-wu-10-frames-per-second-an-articulated-adve Johnny Wu (aka @sgtbananas) has turned a passion for toys and photography into an immersive and fantastical adventure that changes dreary reality into a world where all of your childhood fantasies can come true.  Through these images we can visit a world where Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can fight Storm Troopers, and Transformers can walk alongside Spider-Man.  The only limit to what we can encounter is our own imagination.  Johnny's photography provides a window to the wonder we experienced as children when the toys which occupied our worlds weren't just plastic collectibles, but vehicles to unleash the unending imagination of youth.  Armed with his favorite toys, a passion for photography, and a highspeed camera, Johnny has turned his interest in making life-like scenes with action figures into a brand on Instagram.  Anyone following his @sgtbananas feed will find the most amazing images turning the mundane into something truly remarkable.  It is the combination of his sense of photography and a vibrant imagination that come together to make his visions a reality. "I've been a toy collector my whole life," says Johnny Wu. "I've always had a strong connection to toys, but it wasn't until I started taking photos of them that I felt that I was able to share how special they are. Ten Frames Per Second is my lifelong love of toys and photography coming to life. I never stopped being a kid, and I hope that my photos reach the inner kid in all of us." "Anyone working in the comic book industry must truly be a kid at heart," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite.  "Johnny Wu's work captures that very spirit in each and every image he snaps, making Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure the perfect project for us to partner on. We're thrilled to work with such a unique and modern talent to bring this epic journey into the homes of children - young and old - everywhere." The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure exclusive hard cover art book edition features some of Johnny's amazing toy photography across 224 amazing pages and gives us a peek directly into our collective childhood with Johnny's incredible vision for his toys.  Using full size common place locations and props, Johnny has blended the real and surreal into a vibrant representation of imagination as his photography takes you out of the humdrum of your daily life and reminds you what it is like to see things through the eyes of a child. The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Art Book is a fantastic journey into the imagination that we know will resonate with you, as this first collection of Johnny's work and will take you on a visual tour of pop culture toys with tableaus that are refreshing, inspiring, and energetic.  This book is a source of joy that can be pulled off your bookshelf and shared with anyone to spark conversation and nostalgia.  
Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure is currently being worked on by Johnny Wu.  He has sifted through thousands of photographs to find his favorites that represent a wide range of classic toys.  Backers who support the Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Kickstarter have the opportunity to receive rewards, including digital editions, hard cover art books, variant covers, full print collections, artist signed editions, and the opportunity to have your favorite toy photographed in an exclusive Johnny Wu photo shoot! With tiers designed to fit any collector's budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of great rewards, including:Digital pdf of Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure,A Kickstarter exclusive hard cover edition of Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure,A Johnny Wu signed Kickstarter exclusive hard cover edition of Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure,Additional digital and hard cover art books, including The Art of Alex Ross, Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art, and more!An exclusive Johnny Wu photo shoot! This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to have Johnny Wu photograph your favorite toy in an exclusive photo shoot! This opportunity has never been offered before, and may never be offered again. Working in conjunction with the Kickstarter for 10 Frames Per Second, Johnny will supply his unique vision for bringing toys to life with a set of vibrant exclusive digital pictures of your selected toy. (Note: photography will be done on a coordinated basis and the timetable will be worked out directly upon completion of the program. A waiver is required allowing the use of the toy and shipping/insurance for the toy must be coordinated.)The Ten Frames Per Second; An Articulated Adventure Kickstarter is available for a limited time only. Backers can get on board and gain access to all of these amazing rewards by visiting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/johnny-wu-10-frames-per-second-an-articulated-adve today!

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.



08/01/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 THE ORIGINS OF POPULAR VIDEO GAME CHARACTER, AGENT 47, SET TO BE EXPLORED AS DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES CREATIVE TEAM AND LAUNCH DATE FOR AGENT 47: BIRTH OF THE HITMAN


Dynamite Names Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Lau as Creative Team,
With Launch Set for October 2017!



August 1, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is thrilled to announce that writer Christopher Sebela (Hellraiser, Injustice: Ground Zero, Green Lantern/Space Ghost), and artist Jonathan Lau (Bionic ManBattlestar Galactica) are set to team up to bring the world of the popular video game franchise Hitman to the pages of comics, thanks to a new partnership with transmedia outfit Gunpowder Studios, in conjunction with video game developer IO Interactive. Dynamite's new series, entitled in Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman is set to launch October 11, 2017, and will delve into the origin of one of gaming's most infamous characters, Agent 47!
47 and his handler, Diana Burnwood, are a team responsible for some of the most ruthless, efficient and untraceable assassinations across the globe. But before they were operatives of the shadowy International Contracts Association, 47 and Burnwood were on their own separate paths in life - streets lined with blood, bullets and revenge. As 14-year-old Diana begins a mission to track down the people who killed her parents, 47 is struggling to free himself and his friend, 6, from the mysterious Institute which has bred them as killers since they were kids. With a story that stretches from the heartland of America to the Berlin Wall, Lone Wolves will trace the birth of the legendary Hitman and the secret past of the woman behind him who pulls the string and knows just how hard taking a life truly is.
Writer Chris Sebela said, "I've always loved murder stories, so when Dynamite asked if I had any ideas about a Hitman book, all my gears started to race right off their spindles. Of course, I did. But as much as I love the assassination playground setup of the games, what lured me in was figuring out how someone becomes an apex predator and how, with each new acquired skill, something more vital gets lost or sacrificed along the way. Not just for Agent 47, but also with his handler - the woman who chooses their jobs and points him at a target. Every job and life 47 takes can potentially swing the tides of history on a whim, and seeing how it all intertwines through a history we thought we knew was the final magical element that I needed to get to work and I'm really excited to get it out there."

 Christopher Sebela is a two-time Eisner-Award nominated writer forever hard at work in Portland, Oregon. He's the co-creator of Heartthrob, High Crimes, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters and Short Order Crooks as well as having written things like Kiss/Vampirella, Detective Comics, Escape from New York, Captain Marvel, Injustice: Ground Zero and Demonic. He is a fan of dogs, coffee, horror movies and writing about himself in the third person.  Artist Jonathan Lau said, "I played the games and watched the movies so I was a fan from the get go, so choosing Hitman was a pretty obvious choice for me from among the many other properties from DE. I was protective at the outset in the sense that I love the character so much I wouldn't want other artists who are unfamiliar with Agent 47 to handle him. His persona of being robotic, very calculating, apathetic, emotionless, and always wearing a dead-pan face, has engrossed me ever since. In one sense he's easy to draw, but on the other hand, the environment is the most tedious and time-consuming part to work on, as it feels alive and ever-changing.  As a fan, I'm enjoying creating this world from a fan's point of view. If I get thrilled at every turn of the page, and if that suspense holds for fans, then I know I've accurately depicted the world of Hitman as it truly deserves to be."   Jonathan Lau has been an exclusive artist with Dynamite since the inception of his career. Beginning with Battlestar Galactica, Lau then joined the creative teams on The Green Hornet, and Bionic Man based on undeveloped screenplays from director Kevin Smith. Lau also contributed to a number of mini-series including Peter Canon Thunderbolt, Miss Fury, Solar Man of the Atom and Pathfinder, as well doing alternate covers for many of Dynamite's titles. His artist strength lies in his pulse-pounding action scenes, and states his biggest influences come from Manhwa or Kung Fu comics.  Dynamite Editor Anthony Marques said, "I am incredibly excited to be working with Chris and Jonathan on this. The creative team for Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman couldn't be more well suited for this title and is sure to deliver all of the action and thrills of the Hitman universe that fans have come to know and love from the games. The story will shed a light on the mysterious Agent 47 and bring readers into his world in a completely new and exciting way." Rune Bendixen from Gunpowder Studios, a transmedia outfit, said that "the world of Hitman is immense and rich. We had to give the millions of fans a chance to learn more about this character."
"We will be exploring 47's legendary past, but rest assured that it is also one full of surprises," said fellow transmedia producer Jean Pierre Magro.
"IO Interactive is truly excited about this collaboration. The 'world of assassination' is a vast, sprawling place and there are many important events and unique exciting story lines, which are perfect for the comic book format. Agent 47 will be directly connected to the overarching story in the ongoing Hitman game and the comic book is instrumental in our continued goal to expand and reimagine the Hitman universe, " said Michael Vogt, Lead writer on Hitman. "It's been an honor to work with everyone involved in this project," said Nick Barrucchi, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "IO Interactive has long been a leader in cutting-edge game development, which is a perfect match for the cutting-edge style that Chris Sebela and Jonathan Lau bring to all of their work. We're excited to bring one of the most popular game franchises in history to the pages of comics, and to provide fans of the game with an entirely new experience set within the world they've come to know and love!"   Hitman, developed by Danish company IO Interactive, was initially released in 2000 to rave reviews and has received several follow-up installments since. Revolving around Agent 47, the stealth video game series follows the cloned assassin-for-hire as he is hired by wealth and elite clients thanks to his flawless record. The cross-platform game franchise also features two novels, Hitman: Enemy Within and Hitman: Damnation, both written by William C. Dietz. The series also saw the loosely based film adaption, Hitman, in 2007, and again in 2015 with Hitman: Agent 47.
Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #1 with their local comic book retailers. Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #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. About Gunpowder Studios:
Gunpowder Studio is an independent production house based in Europe determined to produce properties that inspire, move and entertain.  Their mission is to build rich immersive worlds, nurture stories and weave powerful narratives that resonate with audiences all over the world.  Producers Jean Pierre Magro and Rune Bendixen have developed transmedia outlets for Disney, LEGO, Audi, SONY, Warner, Mærsk, Universal, Carlsberg, Toyota, BMG, Vestas and Red Cross.  
About IO Interactive:
IO-Interactive is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to emerge in the last two decades. Starting with the praised and ground-breaking Hitman series, IO-Interactive has since developed the cult classic Freedom Fighters, the controversial Kane & Lynch series and the adorable Mini Ninjas. Dedication to creating original IP and unforgettable characters and experiences are the hallmarks of IO-Interactive.



07/28/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 FAMILY OF GUMBY CREATOR ART CLOKEY  TO HOST REDDIT IAmA IN COMMEMORATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY CHARACTER'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY 
 Dynamite Entertainment Joins Joe and Joan Clokey July 31st from 1 - 3 pm Eastern



July 28, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that Joe and Joan Clokey, son and daughter-in-law of Gumby's innovative and revolutionary creator Art Clokey, and the writers of our upcoming retrospective Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations, to participate in their first-ever Reddit IAma! The IAmA will begin on July 31st from 1 - 3 p.m. eastern time. Fans will be able to submit their questions, or follow-along by visiting https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/.
"Joan and I are so thrilled to participate in this Reddit IAmA," said Joe Clokey, son of Gumby creator Art Clokey. "Gumby, Davey & Goliath, my dad's amazing and intriguing life, and all of the exciting things coming up in Gumby's life are all on the tip of our tongues.  We recently co-authored Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations, a book that explores all of this and so much more. We can't wait to share this wonderful and inspiring history, as well as answer questions from Gumby fans around the world, so please join us for what is sure to be an….imaginative event!" The Clokeys now run the Gumby companies, and have begun production on the next era of Gumby adventures, including the upcoming retrospective, Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations, which is currently being financed through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The retrospective explores the incredible behind the scenes story of the man whose vision for characters like Gumby, Pokey, Davey, and Goliath would go on to create many lasting childhood memories for generations of children.  This fascinating pictorial history of Art Clokey and his creations is meticulously chronicled and features scores of never before seen images!  It is a story that crosses decades and illuminates how the visionary storyteller developed some of the most enduring entertainment images and technologies of the 20th century. The comprehensive biography, written by Joe and Joan Clokey, chronicals the tragedies and triumphs of an artistic genius' life. It's a true "American Dream" tale that takes an in-depth look at how Art's life shaped the characters and stories he invented. From hard-hitting childhood struggles through the Great Depression; a dramatic turnaround brought about by a generous adoptive father; adventure; World War II behind enemy lines; partnerships made and dissolved; success and loss; love and the true meaning of family; each and every milestone was incorporated into the beautiful characters and art he created. This personal and inspiring story brings all of this together. For those interested in learning more, or backing the project please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/gumby-imagined-the-story-of-art-clokey-and-his-cre
"Joe and Joan Clokey are two of the most pleasant and kind people I've had the pleasure of knowing," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "Their love for Art and his creations shines through every time they speak on the subject.  It's clear Gumby Imagined is a labor of love that truly shows the family bond is eternal."
To participate or follow along during this exciting event, please visit https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA on July 31, 2017 between 1 and 3 p.m. EST and select the IAmA under the Reddit username GumbyCentral. The Clokeys thank Sam Fuhrer and Eli Graham of Olive Gram for arranging this Reddit IAmA. Follow the Clokeys on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gumbycentral, or visit their website www.gumbyworld.com, to keep up with their 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. 

About OliveGram:

OliveGram is a next generation media platform and content studio enabling premium content creators to engage with advertising and technology partners at the inception of the creative process. We work with third-party partners to create original content for their brand and audience. 



07/21/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

GAME OF THRONES BUNDLE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME FROM GROUPEES.COM

Eighty-One Game-Stopping Digital Comic Books,
Valued at Over $220, On Sale for Under $20!
  July 21, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce they have once again partnered with Groupees.com, the unique media and charity bundling site, to launch their all-new, limited time sale that will have fans celebrating that "Winter is Here:" The Game of Thrones Groupees Deal! Fans who simply can't get enough of the award-winning HBO series now have the opportunity to enjoy issues 1 - 4 of the Game of Thrones comic book series, along with more than 75 issues of our other hit adventure series! With three economical tiers to choose from, ranging between $5 and $20, fans can receive up to 90% this amazing bundle valued at over $220! Perfect timing, hot on the heels of HBO's record-breaking Game of Thrones season seven premiere! Available for a limited-time only, beginning Friday, July 21st at 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST, and ending Thursday, August 17th, fans can gain access these tremendous savings and hit series by visiting: https://groupees.com/GOT
This Groupees Game of Thrones promotion offers three tiers at price points suited for almost any budget! The first tier unlocks with only a $5.00 contribution, while a $10.00 minimum investment offers fans an additional batch of comics and graphic novels, and the third $20.00 tier makes even more items available. Additional special incentives are available to fans who commit to larger dollar values, including a Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #1 re-marked with your favorite Game of Thrones character (sketch to be based on comic series art, not series actors). Read on to for full details on tiers and special incentives!  The $5.00 Tier includes 20 comics at an approximately $45.00 value: Athena TP (4 issues)Damsels: Mermaids #0 - 5Dejah Thoris (2016) #1 -3 Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 -2The Adventures of Red Sonja #8 -10 Path of Exile #1 -2
The $10.00 Tier includes 28 comics at an approximately $70.00 value: Army of Darkness/Xena Why Not? #1 -2 Ash and The Army of Darkness #3 - 4 Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword TP  (6 issues)Dejah Thoris #4 - 6 The Greatest Adventure #1The Adventures of Red Sonja #11 - 14 Legendary Tailspinners #1 -3 Path of Exile #3 - 4
The $20.00 Tier includes 32 comics and one artbook at an approximately $115.00 value:Army of Darkness/Xena Why Not? #3 - 4 In Search of Lost Dragons Artbook Prophecy #1 - 7 Red Sonja Queen of the Frozen Wastelands #1 -4 Red Sonja Vol 4 #1 -2 ($2 @ = $4) Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time #12 - 18 Skin & Earth #1 Swordquest #1  Xena Warrior Princess #1 - 4  Georg RR Martin Game of Thrones #1 - #4 
Special Incentives Include:$40.00 threshold - Everything included in the $20 tier, along with a unique, Groupees.com exclusive Red Sonja #7 cover.$75.00 threshold - Everything included in the $20 tier, along with two (2) unique Groupees.com exclusive Red Sonja #7 covers!$100.00 threshold - Everything included in the $20 tier, along with two (2) unique Groupees.com exclusive Red Sonja #7 covers, and a Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #1 re-marked with your favorite Game of Thrones character (sketch to be based on comic series art, not series actors)! A percentage of the proceeds will go to a charity near-and-dear to Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin's heart:  the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico, a nonprofit that rescues abused and abandoned wolves. Please visit www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org to learn more about this great cause!
"As always, we're thrilled to be working with comic publisher Dynamite," said Thomas Brooke, Founder of Groupees. "We like to think of our bundle promotions as unique celebrations for our community and fans of comics, and this newest promotion from Dynamite presents as a fitting celebration of Comic Con and the new season debut of HBO's Game of Thrones." "We always enjoy delivering great comics at an excellent value to the Groupees' audience, while continuing to grow our own audience," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "With Game of Thrones shattering records on HBO this past week, and San Diego Comic Con running now, we felt this was an ideal time to launch a new Game of Thrones Groupees bundle.  Check it out, there are a LOT of fantastic comics in this epic bundle to enjoy!"
This limited-time sale ends Thursday, August 17th, so be sure to check out the Game of Thrones Groupees Bundle for further information today at www.groupees.com/GOT! For updates, or to learn more, please follow Dynamite on Twitter or Facebook today!
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. About Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary:
Nearly 60 years after Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, was founded, artist Jacque Evans purchased the abandoned ranch to be her home. Jacque had a great love for wolves and wolf-dogs and became aware of the increasing number of unwanted animals and their special needs. She realized her land could become a refuge and opened her life and home to the animals. In 1991, Jacque founded "The Candy Kitchen Wolf and Wolf-dog Rescue Ranch" and supported animal rescues by selling her artwork. News of Jacque's devotion to the animals quickly spread, and soon, the rescue ranch began to expand.
Barbara Berge was rescuing wolf-dogs in Albuquerque and met Jacque through a rescued animal named Sable in June of 1992. Realizing a common dream, Barbara moved to Candy Kitchen in 1993 to help Jacque transform her rescue ranch into a non-profit organization.
In October 2003, Candy Kitchen Rescue went through reorganization and became Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. At this time, Leyton Cougar took over the position of Executive Director.
About Groupees:
Groupees is a unique online and mobile platform for distribution of digital media, including games, comics, ebooks and music, with real-time social features so users can share their passions with like-minded people from around the World. Based in Portland, OR, USA, the Groupees team spans continents and includes passionate professionals with backgrounds in games, music, social media and technology.
 

07/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES UPCOMING RELEASE OF RETROSPECTIVE ART BOOK BASED ON THE HIT TNT SERIES, THE LIBRARIANS, FROM DEAN DEVLIN'S ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT

STANDALONE BOOK TO FOLLOW COMIC SERIES LAUNCHING IN SEPTEMBER! 


July 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: TNT's hit television series The Librarians, from Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, debuted as the most-watched cable network series launch in 2014 and has now entertained viewers for more than three years with its stunning cinematography, dramatic scenery, and dazzling costume designs. To celebrate the beauty behind the series' production, Dynamite will now release an incredible retrospective that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the artistry of the show.
Based on TNT's hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Harlan Kim star in the series as protectors of the world's mystical treasures with Emmy® winner John Larroquette as their reluctant caretaker. The series features Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, the character made popular in the original TV movies. The Librarians was the most watched cable series debut of 2014 and was recently renewed for its fourth season which will air this fall on TNT. The Librarians is executive produced by Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin, Noah Wyle, and Marco Schnabel.   "The Librarians is a fun show with great adventure," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "The cast dynamics and premise are perfect for comic books, and I am thrilled that Dynamite Entertainment will have the opportunity to expand on this rich world in a series certain to reward longtime fans and newcomers alike!" Dynamite Entertainment's beautiful retrospective of The Librarians will be released in 2018. Look for details on pricing, format, and release in the coming weeks, along with news of the new Librarians comic book series from Dynamite, coming to a comic shop near you this September! 

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. About Electric Entertainment: Electric Entertainment is a Los Angeles based production, distribution, and post-production company. It is currently in production on the fourth season of THE LIBRARIANS for TNT and post-production on the feature BAD SAMARITAN, a thriller directed by Dean Devlin, starring David Tennant and produced by Devlin and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. The company's GEOSTORM, which marks Devlin's feature directorial debut, will be released by Warner Bros. this October. Devlin produced with Skydance Pictures' David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric's Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
For more information, visit www.ElectricEntertainment.com   

07/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 RICHARD K. MORGAN EXPANDS UPON HIS ACCLAIMED ALTERED CARBON
NOVELS WITH ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS AT DYNAMITE First New Stories to Hit in 2018! 

July 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Author Richard K. Morgan will bring Altered Carbon, the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel published by Gollancz in the UK and soon to be adapted as a Netflix television series, to Dynamite Entertainment with all-new, in-continuity stories, exclusively available in the comic book and graphic novel formats. 
Altered Carbon takes place four hundred years from now, when mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course. But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-cop and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society.
Richard K. Morgan says, "Dynamite Comics are a great cutting edge outfit with zero interest in the legacy shackles that seem to inhibit so much of the rest of the industry (they deserve a gold Broken Chains award for publishing The Boys alone) and I cannot think of a more fitting home for the Kovacs IP. I'm really looking forward to re-visiting the Protectorate universe in collaboration with them, and seeing what fresh stories we can tell in this medium."
Richard King, Rights Manager at Gollancz, says: "We're delighted that Dynamite will expand upon and continue the exploits of Takeshi Kovacs within the Altered Carbon universe, conceived so ingeniously by Richard K. Morgan, in comic book and graphic novel formats. Richard's incredibly dynamic writing style and vivid characterisation lend themselves perfectly to the visual story-telling style of comic books, and we are thrilled to be working with Richard and Dynamite on this exciting new adaptation."  
"I'm thrilled we've acquired the license for the Altered Carbon series," says Matt Humphreys, Assistant Editor at Dynamite. "Richard Morgan's series of novels have long been one of my favorite cyberpunk noirs, and they've got everything I want in a good read: a great (and complex) hero in Takeshi Kovacs, an amazing science-fiction universe to explore, and mind-bending mysteries complete with twists, turns, action and drama galore. I think the property's found an excellent home here at Dynamite - and I'm looking forward to getting to tell some really exciting new stories in the Altered Carbon universe!"
"We're honored and excited to welcome Richard K. Morgan's mind-blowing sci-fi epic to our library of officially licensed literary graphic novels," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "Altered Carbon is a world just begging to be visualized in comics! Like our original Dresden Files, White Sand, James Bond, and Red Rising projects, the new Altered Carbon comics will provide Morgan's legion of fans with official, never-before-seen stories that they'll absolutely love."
Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of The Dark Defiles, The Cold Commands, The Steel Remains, Black Man (published in the US as Thirteen), Woken Furies, Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2003. The movie rights to Altered Carbon were optioned by Joel Silver and Warner Bros. on publication, and the book remained in feature film development until 2015. It is now being turned into a 10 episode Netflix series by Skydance Media. Morgan is also the author of two volumes of Black Widow comics for Marvel, the Crysis 2 and Syndicate computer games, as well as a Crysis graphic novel.
Altered Carbon fans are encouraged to subscribe to Dynamite's social media for the latest news and updates on product development and release. Dynamite Entertainment products are available at comic book stores worldwide, and digital comics are available through 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.



07/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 TITLE DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TO HOST HIGH-PROFILE CREATOR AND
MEDIA GUESTS FOR TWO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PANELS

ElectroPop Singer LIGHTS and Novelist PIERCE BROWN Join CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci, Associate Editor Anthony Marques and Director Of Business Development Rich Young




July 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce their appearance at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, hosting panels on Thursday, July 20th, and Friday, July 21st. The panel topics are "Dare to be Dynamite: Licensing Adventure" and "Dare to be Dynamite: Creative Vision" respectively, and will include special guest panelists representing the finest in comic book writing, plus crossover sensations from the worlds of music and literature.
The dates, times, locations, and focus of Dynamite's two panels are summarized below:
DARE TO BE DYNAMITE: LICENSING ADVENTUREThursday, 7/20/17, 5:30pm - 6:30pmLocation: Room 8
For over a decade, Dynamite Entertainment has brought the best in movies, television, and gaming to comics. Today, Publisher Nick Barrucci takes the stage alongside an all-star cast of writers and artists to discuss the past, present, and future of licensed comics and graphic novels from Dynamite. A few of the titles to be discussed include James Bond, The Shadow, Red Sonja, and more! Moderated by Dynamite Publicist Jeremy Atkins, with exclusive announcements to be made, this is one panel you won't want to miss!
Panel guests include:
Amy Chu (Writer of Red Sonja)Marguerite Bennett & Christina Trujillo (Co-Writers of Sheena)Simon Spurrier (Writer of The Shadow)Benjamin Percy (Writer of James Bond)Anthony Mangels (Wonder Woman '77 Meets Bionic Woman

DARE TO BE DYNAMITE: CREATIVE VISIONFriday, 7/21/17, 1:00pm - 2:00pmLocation: Room 4
Dynamite Entertainment is home to the most exciting and unique titles, written and illustrated by diverse creatives from both within and outside of the comics industry. Gold-certified and Juno Award-winning electropop singer LIGHTS and best-selling author Pierce Brown will join other top-tier talent from the New Jersey-based publisher for a lively discussion on bringing their unique perspectives to the printed page. The panel will be moderated by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey, who has contributed to MTV News, Billboard, MSNBC, and Hollywood Reporter, and hosts the PopCurse podcast.
Panel guests include:
LIGHTS (Singer and Writer/Artist of Skin & Earth)Pierce Brown (Novelist and Writer of Red Rising: Sons of Ares)
"Our guests for the San Diego panels are phenomenal -- passionate creators who bring so much spirit to their projects and are eager to share their enthusiasm with the fans," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "From conception to final release, the business of making comics is such an involved process, and it's really the energy of both fans and creators that drive the process from start to finish. That's one of the best things about San Diego Comic-Con -- it's an opportunity to bring together those that inspire our projects on both sides of the spectrum."  Dynamite wishes all attending fans, retailers, and partners an enjoyable San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and hopes to see you all at the show!
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.



07/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT SET TO RELEASE FIRST GAME OFFERING WITH THE VAMPIRELLA TAROT CARD DECK!


The Fully-Functional 78-Card Deck Will Be Solicited in
Diamond Comic Distributer's August Edition of Previews


July 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Following a thrilling and successful two-week Kickstarter campaign, Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the upcoming release of their first game offering with the launch of the new Vampirella Tarot Card Deck! Thanks to more than 150 backers who supported the crowdfunded project, Dynamite Entertainment will now celebrate the vibrant history of the one and only horror icon Vampirella with a fully-functioning Tarot Card Deck that captures the timeless images of the 1969 Vampirella Magazine art in a unique and enjoyable collectible.  Slated for release just in time for Halloween on October 25, the Vampirella Tarot Card Deck will be distributed through Diamond Comic Distributors, as well as through a number of game distributors, and local retailers. 
Created in 1969, Vampirella has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines.  These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with master illustrators like Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy, along with a host of other legendary contributing artists.  
This first game offering from Dynamite Entertainment is a fun and exciting way to immerse yourself in the world of Vampirella.  This set of 78 Vampirella Tarot cards illustrates the major and minor arcana and comes in a deluxe illustrated box with instructions for divining the future.  The cards are built in a beautiful art deco style that embraces the vintage look and feel of the classic Vampirella Magazine covers.  
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite, says, "As we continue to grow the categories that we create for our fans at Dynamite, I'm extremely excited to be introducing our new line of collectible games with a property that has as rich of a history in comics as Vampirella.  This first offering captures everything we love about the character including the vibrant art of the classic Vampirella Magazine presented in a novel and entertaining way." The Vampirella Tarot Card Deck will retail for $19.99 (SKU: C725130262165, UPC: 725130262165) and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October. Vampirella fans are encouraged to reserve copies of the Vampirella Tarot Card Deck with their local comic book retailers beginning August 1st!   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.



07/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT MAKES MANGA MAGIC
WITH CHARMED MANGA OGN
   Katy Rex and Amanda Schank Named to Creative Team, Release Date Set for February 2018

 

July 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment, one of the most recognized comic book and graphic novel publishers worldwide, is pleased to announce that Charmed is set to return in an all-new tale of magic and mystery - this time in a Manga-style original graphic novel! 

Based on the classic television series, starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, and Rose McGowan as the Halliwell sisters, this new spellbinding story will be written by the talented Katy Rex (Jade Street Protection Service), with art by Amanda Schank (Wayward), and cover art from Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms) and hits stores in February 2018!

A blend of supernatural fantasy, horror, humor and heart, the Charmed Manga introduces Delia, a young girl learning to live with her burgeoning supernatural powers. When she accidentally unleashes them - with disastrous results - at her school, the incident gets the attention of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige Halliwell: three witches with a lot of experience managing magical abilities. With the assistance of the sisters and the Magic School, Delia begins to make a new life for herself, but magic has a way of getting out of control... 

Writer Katy Rex says, "I can't even begin to say how privileged I feel to be writing a Charmed Manga. I started watching Charmed when it first came out -- in fact, I wouldn't make plans with friends on Thursday nights so I could be home to watch it -- and have considered myself a huge fan since day one. I think now, as a writer, that background in the fandom is really helping me engage with the spirit of the show and the sisters even as I depart from the main comic series and add brand-new characters. I'm very hopeful that classic fans, like myself, will enjoy revisiting the Magic School as I develop that canon through the eyes of a brand-new witch girl. I look forward to engaging with new fans who are looking for a story with strong, empowering, supportive women. I love that Charmed has always been willing to tackle relevant issues like sexuality and misogyny while still focusing on the best aspects of witchdom: fun, magic, and sisterhood." 

"The Charmed series has proven immensely popular to dedicated fans in any of its incarnations," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "We're excited to have the opportunity to tell this story in an innovative and new format, fully accessible to readers and die-hard fans a whole new story and a whole new experience! Having writer Katy Rex join the creative team is immensely exciting thanks to her ability to create strong and inspiring female characters." 

Assistant Editor Matt Humphreys agrees, "We've really got an incredible team of creators working on this project. Katy's written an enchanting story, Manda's art is absolutely beautiful, and as a result, the book they're putting together is really remarkable. (And Jen's cover, of course, is spectacular!) I think fans of the series, whether they're new or long-established, are going to be very pleased with it."

Charmed premiered in 1998 to critical acclaim and commercial success, and by the end of its eight-season run had won numerous awards, aired in more than 20 countries and attracted an average audience of 4.5 million viewers per episode. Dynamite Entertainment's comic adaptation of the series debuted in March 2017, and the trade paperback collection of that first story arc - entitled A Thousand Deaths - will be available in October 2017.

The Charmed Manga Edition, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2017 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and is slated for release in February. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Charmed with their local comic book retailers. The Charmed Manga Edition 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.




07/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, DC ENTERTAINMENT, AND CONDE NAST

PARTNER FOR RELEASE OF NEW SHADOW/BATMAN CROSS-OVER EVENT

Following the Success of Smash-Hit Batman/Shadow, Dynamite Names Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano as Creative Team for Shadow/Batman, the Most Anticipated Cross-Over Series of the Year! 

July 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Batman and The Shadow, two of comics' most iconic characters, will again join forces to save the world this October as Dynamite Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Conde Nast partner for a brand new, six-issue crossover event that will unite history's most well-known vigilantes as they confront the World's Greatest Evil! Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) will team to tell this instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains, set to hit stores October 4th! The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process? Writer Steve Orlando said, "Shadow/Batman continues to be a dream moment for me, working with two of the biggest icons of pulp fiction and pop culture history is and will always be an honor. To dig even deeper into the pasts and motivations of the characters, to craft villains and challenges that force them to redefine themselves and grow as the fascinating, obsessed, passionate people they are, is wonderful. In Batman/Shadow, Batman faced a truth he was afraid to comprehend. In Shadow/Batman, the Shadow is finally faced with a moment he's avoided his entire life: the moment the Shadow does not know." Steve Orlando writes and produces comics, including VIRGIL (IGN's best Graphic Novel of 2015), Undertow and stories in the Eisner Award Nominated Outlaw Territory at Image Comics. As well, he launched 2015's Midnighter and 2016's Midnighter and Apollo, both nominated for GLAAD awards, and took part in Justice League: Gods and Men, Batman and Robin Eternal and most recently launched Supergirl, Batman/The Shadow and Justice League of America for DC Entertainment's REBIRTH initiative.   Artist Giovanni Timpano said, "I was working on the finale of the second arc of Eclipse when Dynamite Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt emailed me, asking if I was interested in working again on The Shadow. I have to admit that I was a bit doubtful, because I drew several stories of The Shadow, with several writers, so I was wondering if I would have been able to add something new and different from the previous times. I'm that type of artist who always needs a challenge, who doesn't like to repeat himself. Then Joe told me that it was not just The Shadow, but The Shadow/Batman. And later, once I read Steve Orlando's idea for the story, all of my doubts vanished. We all know how important The Shadow was for Batman's creation back in the day, and Steve have taken this connection between the two characters and transformed it into the very heart of his story. This is not a simple crossover between these two heroes, this is an important piece for both characters' history. That's why it was impossible to say no to this project. All this gave me a different incentive to add something new to my take on The Shadow. Basically, this is my third time on The Shadow, and I feel as I'm founding my definitive version of the character." Giovanni Timpano is an Italian comic book artist who has worked with several of the top comic book publishers such as Dynamite Entertainment, IDW, and Zenescope. His work has been featured in many best-selling series, including The Shadow, GI Joe, Hellraiser, and Grimmy Fairy Tales. Most recently, Timpano partnered with Zack Kaplan and Image Comics to co-create the hit series Eclipse. Dynamite Senior Editor Matt Idelson said, "Doing a sequel to a great story is never easy.  You find yourself comparing the work you're doing to that which came before even before the rest of the world does.  In this case, though, I think Shadow/Batman is not only a sequel, but a logical and necessary extension to Batman/Shadow, and a powerful story on its own.  Steve has so deftly avoided repeating anything from the prior series, creating something that is so fresh, so awesome, there won't be a single reader that walks away disappointed.  And Gio's art is tremendous!  He's always known what he's doing, but his work has grown and evolved so much since his earlier Shadow work and I can't think of another artist who would have fit this project so perfectly." "The commerical success and critical reception for DC's Batman/Shadow series has been overwhelming - fans and critics alike have had nothing but positive reviews - which has allowed us to immediately create a new series," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "With the success and popularity of the series, it was thrilling to receive the greenlight from our friends at DC for our new cross-over, and working with their team has been nothing short of a pleasure. I cannot express enough what an honor it is to have the opportunity to publish two of the greatest characters to ever appear in comics, and I can't wait for fans of both to experience the amazing story we're going to tell." "What DC and Dynamite Entertainment started with Batman/Shadow early in 2017 continues to spark interest with fans of these classic characters," said Hank Kanalz, DC's SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration. "Shadow/Batman is a compelling story that not only continues to honor the history of both heroes, but adds to it - which should be the goal for any great crossover comic. We can't wait for the fans to see what Steve and Giovanni deliver." Shadow/Batman is not the first time these iconic characters will join forces, as The Shadow appeared in two issues of Batman's regular monthly comic in 1973 and 1974. Most recently, DC Entertainment, Conde Nast, and Dynamite Entertainment partnered in April 2017 to publish Batman/The Shadow, a six-issue mini-series from creators Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo.  The series, which has since been met with wide critical acclaim, is the thematic prequel to Dynamite's new Shadow/Batman series. The Shadow/Batman #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Shadow/Batman #1 with their local comic book retailers. The Shadow/Batman #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. 
About DC Entertainment:  DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  
About Conde 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.  



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