Swords of the Swashbucklers from kickstarter.com
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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04/18/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 IS THE AVENGER A COLD-BLOODED MURDER?

Writers Kyle Higgins and Joe Gentile Turns the FBI Against a Classic Pulp Hero in All-New Justice, Inc.: The Avenger Series
 


April 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Justice, Inc.: The Avenger is set to return in a brand-new four-issue miniseries, Faces of Justice, courtesy of co-writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Magnus) and Joe Gentile (Zorro, The Green Hornet), and artist Alexandre Shibao (Independence Day). With the debut issue set for release in July, Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice will serve-up a scorching good read for fans to add to their summer reading list.
When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau's best agents! Now the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader, and discover if there's a sinister plot at play; or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime?

Writer Kyle Higgins says, "The Avenger is one of those great, classic pulp characters who has both an incredibly rich history as well as a long list of modern superheroes who owe their creative inspiration to him. I love pulp, noir, and superheroes, so when Dynamite asked if I'd have any interest in telling a new Avenger story, it was a pretty easy sell for me. I've known Joe Gentile for as long as I've been reading comics. In fact, it was his publishing company, Moonstone Books, that first introduced me to how comics are made, and ultimately set me on the path to becoming a writer. Joe and I have wanted to do something together for years, so when Dynamite called and asked if I'd have any interest in telling a story with The Avenger, the first person I thought of was Joe. Justice Inc. and The Avenger are some of his all-time favorite characters, and I could think of no one better to build a bad-ass pulp story with."
Higgins is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author whose past work includes Nightwing, Batman Eternal, Gates of Gotham, and Batman Beyond 2.0. After spending two years at the University of Iowa, Kyle transferred to Chapman University, where he directed a superhero noir titled The League, about the 1960's superhero labor union of Chicago. In addition to opening doors at Marvel and DC Comics, the film served as a creative launch point for Kyle's 2014 Image Comics series, C.O.W.L.  At present, Kyle is writing the critically acclaimed series Hadrian's Wall at Image, plus the #1 selling monthly title in Boom Studios history, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Writer Joe Gentile says, "The Avenger has always appealed to me because, while his whole reason to fight crime centers on the loss of his wife and daughter, the incident was mainly his fault. Finding peace with that has been such a challenge for him, and really permeates everything he does with Justice Inc. Physically, he isn't built like Superman. As a matter of fact, he's fairly-average sized. But when he walks into a room, his energy commands respect and turns heads. Who doesn't want some of that?"
Gentile has written and edited comics and prose for Zorro, The Green Hornet, Kolchak the Night Stalker, Buckaroo Banzai, The Spider, and many more. Currently he is working on a steampunk novella while teaching bass guitar. 
"We're lucky to have a talented crew like Kyle Higgins, Joe Gentile, and Alexandre Shibao on this book," Dynamite Entertainment Senior Editor Matt Idelson added. "The story they've put together is full of everything you'd want from an Avenger series: clever villains, complex mysteries, brilliant investigative work, courage in the face of long odds - and of course, death-defying feats of bravery - but it's also more than just that. The scenario they've created is one that will challenge all the principles that the Avenger and his team of stalwart allies stand for, and all I'm going to say is, it's a lot more complicated than you might think."
The debut issue of Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice features several cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Tom Mandrake (Batman, New Mutants) and Alexandre Shibao (Batman/Superman), respectively. Limited variant editions in "Black & White" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. 

The Avenger originally debuted in September 1939 as the lead character in an eponymous pulp magazine, published by Street and Smith Publications. Writer Paul Ernst is credited with creating many of the earliest Avenger tales (published under the house writer pseudonym "Kenneth Robeson"), blending the qualities of contemporary pulp heroes like Doc Savage and The Shadow, as well as his own creations that included Seekay, The Wraith, Dick Bullitt, Old Stone Face, the Gray Marauder, and Karlu the Mystic. The Avenger appeared in numerous prose novels, radio programs, and comic books throughout the decades, most recently in Dynamite Entertainment's 2014 revival of the Justice, Inc. series written by acclaimed author Michael Uslan and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano. Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice #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. Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice #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

 ELECTRO-POP PHENOM LIGHTS ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECT
SKIN & EARTH - A COMIC BOOK SERIES & CONCEPT ALBUM

Written and Illustrated Entirely by Lights Herself,
Dynamite Entertainment will Publish First Issue on July 12



April 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Electro-pop sensation Lights reveals the details of her next project, Skin & Earth - an album and comic book series written and illustrated entirely by Lights herself. The digital intro issue will be released in June, with the official print version on sale July 12 via Dynamite Entertainment. The monthly comic book series will kick off just before Comic-Con International, with new music released alongside each issue, leading into the release of Skin & Earth, Lights' upcoming full-length studio album on Warner Bros. Records.

"I feel my whole life has lead up to a project like this" says Lights. "It's a complete convergence of everything I love - music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined. It'll be by far my most care-free and fierce album yet. I think now, more than ever, people need a reason to listen to a whole record, and this is mine."

"In recent years, the worlds of comic books and music have come together to produce some of the most exciting and immersive books on stands," says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. "To have the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated musician who is both writing and drawing the series herself will be a truly unique treat for both her fans and ours."

The comic series follows a young woman, En - a reflection of Lights herself - as she struggles to find hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, En is led down a dark path by new friends/lovers into a twisted fantasy world, forcing her to dig within and find the strength to overcome. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, Skin & Earth is an adventurous tale of loneliness and deceit, but ultimately becomes one of self-discovery and independence.

Skin & Earth #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. Skin & Earth will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

Skin & Earth will be the fourth studio album from the Canadian singer and songwriter, whose 2015 release Little Machines won Lights her second JUNO Award, for Best Pop Album of the Year. Little Machines featured the Platinum-selling, Top 10 radio hit "Up We Go" and earned accolades from TIME, Idolator, Refinery29, Alternative Press, Noisey, NYLON, and more. The Toronto-based Lights, née Valerie Anne Poxleitner, has sold out headline tours across North America and Europe. Lights has also played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, and has toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Parmore, DEADMAU5, and many others.

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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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For further information, contact Dynamite publicist:Jeremy Atkins: 503-837-9364 / Jeremy.atkins@dynamite.com 

04/14/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES CENTIPEDE, THE LATEST
TITLE IN THE ATARI COMIC BOOK REVOLUTION

Writer Max Bemis and Artist Eoin Marrow Deliver
A Harrowing Sci-Fi Tale of Monsters and Revenge




April 17, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment continues its partnership with Atari®, one of the world's most recognized producers of interactive entertainment, to create a new comics line based on beloved Atari® video game titles. The two entertainment juggernauts are pleased to announce that Centipede will join the recently released Swordquest as the latest title in the retrogaming series. Launching in July, Centipede #1 will bring a tale of survival and vengeance to comic book and gaming fans everywhere, courtesy of writer Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) and artist Eoin Marron (Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original).
Sci-Fi, horror, and action collide in a comic for fans of Aliens, The Thing, and Predator. When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, protagonist Dale's journey begins, but he is not out to save his world; its already much too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing Dale wants is revenge.
Writer Max Bemis says, "I'm honored to be a part of bringing Centipede to life and to be allowed to do it in a somewhat less than conventional and dangerous way. Expect many mushrooms."

Artist Eoin Marron says, "My favorite aspect of working on Centipede: Game Over is being able to take the core concept and expand on it in a way the original couldn't at the time. That means developing a whole new world - one that's similar to ours but not quite - and tearing it all down again from the very first issue. So, if you like your post-apocalyptic, last-man-on-Earth scenarios to be dripping with a tongue-in-cheek self-awareness and dry sense of humor, you're going dig what we're doing on this."
"When Dynamite announced the launch of the Atari comic line, fans widely shared their excitement across social media, reminiscing over their fondest memories of hours spent in the Arcade and in front of their favorite Atari games," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "With the addition of Centipede to our Atari line, we'll be able to bring that same excitement to the die-hard fans that worked hard to bring down the evilest of insects! And thanks to the massive success of Atari's Flashback console, an entirely new generation will be able to enjoy both their catalogue of groundbreaking games, as well as the complementary comic series!"

The debut issue of Centipede features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics, Zorro, Will Eisner's The Spirit: Corpse-Makers), interior artist Eoin Marron, and Dan Schkade (Will Eisner's The Spirit). A special classic game art cover will also be available. Limited variant editions in "Black & White," "Homage," and "Virgin Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. Fans will also be excited by the Classic Atari mini-comic incentive, a remastered reissue of the whimsical 32-page mini-comic (measuring 5" x 7.75") which was originally packaged with the Atari cartridge of its namesake.

Centipede #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. Centipede 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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About Atari:

Atari (www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment, and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.Atari has offices in New York and Paris.

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04/17/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BOND, 
JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN!


Andy Diggle, Writer of Detective Comics and Green Arrow, Reteams with Artist Luca Casalanguida for an All-New Six-Issue 007 Comic Book Miniseries 



April 17, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Andy Diggle -- the British writer who redefined Green Arrow at DC Comics, thrilled readers with an impressive Daredevil run at Marvel, and scripted the critically acclaimed James Bond: Hammerhead, has reteamed with Hammerhead artist Luca Casalanguida to bring fans the next chapter in the James Bond series, entitled Kill Chain. The latest tale of international intrigue and espionage will launch in July, and feature six issues that will run through the end of 2017.
When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! 

Writer Andy Diggle says, "I'm thrilled to be assigning James Bond his next mission. His exploits have been an inspiration from my earliest years, and Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. have proved to be the perfect creative partners."

Regarding the context of the new series, Diggle says, "The decision to update the stoic Bond of Ian Fleming's original novels from the moral certainties of the 1950s to our shifting, complex, present-day world was inspired - and inspiring. We live in treacherous times, and James Bond is the hero we need to navigate them. I have many more stories to tell, and I'm having the time of my life telling them. Working with Luca Casalanguida on James Bond: Hammerhead was one of the most creatively satisfying and enjoyable collaborations of my career, and his art for Kill Chain raises the bar even higher. Greg Smallwood's stunning covers perfectly capture the blend of suave and brutality that has made Bond one of the century's most enduring icons. Ably backed up by Chris Blythe on colors and Simon Bowland on lettering, we have the perfect tight-knit team to continue bringing you the exploits of the world's greatest secret agent."

Artist Luca Casalanguida says, "Andy is fantastic to work with. While partnering on 007, we were able to establish a great working relationship that I believe comes across in the work. Andy is doing an excellent job transporting the world of Bond in to comics. I think Bond fans will find a lot of what they like here."

"Andy Diggle is one of the best," Dynamite Entertainment Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt added. "Andy Diggle on Bond is some of the best writing he's ever done, and amongst the best Bond adventures in any medium."

In 2014, Dynamite Entertainment made headlines across the comics industry and beyond with the news that the New Jersey publisher had secured the license from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd to produce the first James Bond comics in 20 years. The first series, written by Transmetropolitan writer Warren Ellis, launched the following year to widespread critical acclaim, and was a breakout success in the comics specialty market. Subsequent James Bond story lines include Diggle and Casalanguida's Hammerhead, James Robinson and Aaron Campbell's Felix Leiter, Benjamin Percy and Rapha Lobosco's Black Box, and Kieron Gillen and Antonio Fuso's Service.

The debut issue of James Bond: Kill Chain features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Greg Smallwood (Archie, Moon Knight), interior artist Luca Casalanguida's, and Juan Doe (Guardians of the Galaxy) 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. 

James Bond: Kill Chain #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. James Bond: Kill Chain 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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04/17/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 BETTIE PAGE'S SECRET LIFE AS AN UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE
IN 1950S HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN DECLASSIFIED!


Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Announces the Creative Team, Release Date,
and Spine-Tingling Premise of the All-New Bettie Page Comic Book Series



April 17, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that the iconic Pinup Queen Bettie Page, who lit the pop culture world on fire more than sixty years ago, is returning in comic book form courtesy of writer David Avallone (Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire, The Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and artist Colton Worely (The Shadow, Project Superpowers: Blackcross). With the debut issue set for release in July, Bettie Page #1 will bring the heat to fans this summer.

In this latest telling, Ms. Page is more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she's sweeter than Honey West. She puts the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have officially been declassified.

Writer David Avallone says, "Like a lot of people my age, I 'discovered' Bettie Page through comics, when Dave Stevens used her to inspire the ingénue starlet of The Rocketeer. She's such a compelling, iconic figure, with such a fascinating life story, that I was thrilled when Dynamite Senior Editor Joe Rybandt asked me if I could build a comic book mini-series around her. After a lot of research into the life and times of Bettie, I chose to put her in Hollywood at the start of the fifties and the beginning of her modeling career. It's all fictional, of course, but it's built on some corners of her real biography, and the real history of the time. I hope I've made my fictional Bettie as funny, as sweet, as sharp, as tough, and as delightful as the real one."

Artist Colton Worely says, "It's just a fun, kooky story. Fun characters, a crazy story, and oh, hey, it stars Bettie Page. What's not to like?"

Dynamite Entertainment Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt said of the new project, "Creating a compelling narrative for Bettie Page was a bit of a challenge; we wanted to embrace the setting, the time, and add something extra to it, but weren't quite sure what. Enter David Avallone who nailed the tone, spirit, and overall adventure we wanted, and which Bettie truly deserves."

Ms. Page has long been a staple in the comics, dating back to her debut in the 1980's when Dave Stevens based the Rocketeer's girlfriend "Betty" on the iconic leading lady. Subsequently, Ms. Page was seen in the anthology series from Black Cat Comics, a limited pinup series, and lastly in Dark Horse's Bettie Page Comics written and illustrated by Jim Silke.

The debut issue of Bettie Page features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Terry Dodson (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Uncanny X-Men), interior artist Colton Worley's, Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Harley Quinn), and Scott Chantler (Three Thieves, Two Generals), 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. Fans will also be excited by the limited-edition "Black Bag" edition, reminiscent of the pinup star's era.

Bettie Page #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. Bettie Page 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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04/13/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 BILL MANTLO AND BUTCH GUICE'S SWORDS OF THE SWASHBUCKLERS
LAUNCHES AS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

After 30 Years Out-of-Print, Beloved Creator-Owned Series Will Be Preserved
as Fully-Remastered Collection Thanks to Fan Support 



April 13, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, Butch Guice, and the family of Bill Mantlo will be launching a Kickstarter campaign supporting 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 will not only give the long-lost, groundbreaking series the complete and fully-remastered treatment that it deserves, but will preserve the prized work of Bill Mantlo, an industry great whose career was tragically derailed by a vehicular accident.

The Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter campaign will run from April 13 until May 12 and can be found at:

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

Swords of the Swashbucklers, blending elements of Guardians of the Galaxy with Pirates of the Caribbean follows spirited teenager Domino Drake, a normal girl who stumbles upon an alien artifact, acquires uncanny power, and becomes a beacon for intergalactic trouble. With her tabby cat in tow, Domino joins the motley crew of the Starshadow,a spacefaring pirate ship captained by the charismatic and fearless Raader. Upon successful completion of the Swords of the Swashbucklers Kickstarter, Dynamite will publish the series as a full-color, fully remastered volume over 400 pages in length, containing the complete story from the original graphic novel, plus the 12-issue maxi-series.

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, who launched his comics career in the 1990s with Rom and Micronauts and became a perrenial favorite at Marvel and DC Comics, reflects on his time working with Mantlo on the series: "I had the enormous pleasure of working with Bill Mantlo at the beginning of my own career, and I know from personal experience the vibrant infectious enthusiasm and joy Bill had for Swords of the Swashbucklers, and the stories we told together. This project is a wonderful way to honor Bill Mantlo's creative legacy. I hope fans, both old and new, support this effort, and I for one very much look forward to seeing the swashbuckling crew of the Starshadow fly once 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.

Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite, says, "I could not be prouder of our upcoming Kickstarter project, dedicated to help bring Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice's long out-of-print classic, Swords of the Swashbucklers, back into print. The series struck a chord as a young fan and is a personal favorite of mine from childhood. Having the chance to reintroduce it for everyone to enjoy is a dream come true. It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years and this incredible body of work has not been in print before now, and I couldn't be prouder to be publishing this seminal series."

Ultimately, 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 so revenue from its continued sales can improve the quality of life for Bill Mantlo, a beloved writer and heavy influence on the next generation of comic creators.




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