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02/23/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 FROM THE PAGES OF DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT'S
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS COMES HERO KILLERS!

Ryan Browne and Pete Woods Unleash an Offbeat Tale
of Superhero Retribution this May



February 23, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Since 2007, Dynamite Entertainment has been the home to many of the Golden Age of Comics' greatest heroes -- characters like Black Terror, the Green Lama, the Death-Defying Devil, Masquerade, The Owl, and dozens more -- in the pages of Project Superpowers. Industry legends like Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Warren Ellis were among the many exceptional talents to reimagine these heroes for a modern audience, frequently in epic storylines with intense interpersonal intrigue and world-spanning stakes. Now, Dynamite welcomes aboard the incredible team of Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) and Pete Wood (RobinDeadpool), two creators who dare to deliver an altogether unexpected, satirical take on the classic superhero mythos with Project Superpowers: Hero Killers.

Welcome to Libertyville, USA... home to too damn many superheroes! When all crime is soon eradicated, a handful of heroes leave for greener pastures, but most stay for the affordable housing, hoping to rise to the top and become the legendary hero who saved the world's greatest metropolis. Captain Battle Jr., Sparky, and an unfortunate crime-fighter named Tim try to stand out, but it's hard to do in a city full of capes stopping every misdemeanor with a spandex-wrapped flourish. Things get weird when these three lad companions try to get to the criminals before their bosses do!

Ryan Brown says, "These ain't your great-great-granddaddy's superheroes... unless your great-great-granddaddy is super-cool and has a wonderful sense of humor. Then these actually are your great-great-granddaddy's superheroes."

"We're taking characters and concepts that have been around since the beginning of comics and turning them upside down," says Pete Woods. "This is going to be a fun ride for the readers and the creators alike. I'm having a blast."
"One of the things we pride ourselves on with Project Superpowers is the ability to bing in top creators and give them the ability to tell exactly the kind of superhero story that suits their tastes," says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. "When Ryan and Pete came up with a story to poke fun at superhero tropes with a witty take on the genre, we thought, 'Why not put it in the context our own universe for something wholly original?' This series is guaranteed to entertain any fan of superpowered storylines!"

"Taking a storied property and looking at it in a completely different way is always exciting, and doing it from a truly demented perspective is what helps me get out of bed in the morning. I'm up!" says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor.

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Project Superpowers: Hero Killers 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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02/23/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND PAIZO PUBLISHING
FOLLOW THE BESTSELLING WORLDSCAPE CROSSOVER WITH THE
NEXT CHAPTER IN THE PATHFINDER FRANCHISE: RUNESCARS!



February 23, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the next series of canonical comics tied into the popular Paizo RPG game, Pathfinder! Debuting in May, Pathfinder: Runescars is written by Pathfinder co-creators F. Wesley Schneider (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain, Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound) and James L. Sutter (Pathfinder: Goblins, Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain), with art from Ediano Silva (Grimm Fairy Tales, Hellchild: The Unholy).

An exciting new Pathfinder adventure begins! The Pathfinder heroes receive a desperate plea to unmask a killer stalking the chaos-gripped city of Korvosa. A new queen has ascended the city's Crimson Throne, and now deadly armored Hellknights and Gray Maidens clash in the streets. With the help of a cagey adventuring detective, the heroes race down the perilous trail of a brutal murderer - only to realize that the next target might be one of their own! Dare the magic and monsters of gothic Korvosa in the first sword-swinging issue, complete with pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter.

"I'm extremely excited to be getting two-thirds of the Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain writing team back together for Pathfinder: Runescars!," says James L. Sutter, Paizo Senior Editor. "Wes and I have been writing together for a decade now, constantly pushing each other to create better plot twists and funnier jokes, and I think you can see that synergy at work from the very first issue of this new series. We're going to be revealing some secrets in this one that fans have been asking about since the very beginning of the game, so I can't wait to see people's reactions!"

"Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain gave us a chance to explore the Pathfinder world from inside the dungeon. With Pathfinder: Runescars, Sutter and I are taking that same approach to the streets," says F. Wesley Schneider, Paizo Editor-in-Chief. "We're totally jazzed to explore Korvosa, not just because it's one of Pathfinder's most adventure-packed cities, but because we've been detailing the place with Paizo's incredible creative team for more than ten years! While we're visiting, we're absolutely planning to show off as many fan-favorite creatures and characters as we can - like notorious Gray Maidens and merciless Hellknights! We're also revealing a few schemes we've had in the works for quite a while now. No sword-and-sorcery reader - and certainly no Pathfinder fan - should miss it!"

"Our publishing partnership with Erik Mona and the team at Paizo has been as rewarding for fantasy comics fans as well as fans of the game itself," says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. "What makes this line of comics so unique is that each series not only ties into the game's story, but makes the stories themselves playable to enhance the gaming experience. With the game's co-creators handling the writing duties on Runescars, you can bet this is going to be one of the best Pathfinder adventures yet!"

"Dynamite's Pathfinder comics present a great opportunity to learn more about the Pathfinder world's iconic adventuring heroes, as well as more depth and detail about the world of Golarion itself," says Paizo Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, Erik Mona. "This time, world co-creators F. Wesley Schneider and James L. Sutter weave a tale of mystery and high magic that finally unlocks the secret of the sorcerer Seoni's magic tattoos! I'm excited to find out the answer to the riddle myself!"

Pathfinder: Runescars #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Pathfinder: Runescars 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.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
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02/16/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE RELEASE OF THE ATARI® POSTER BOOK!

Publisher Announces an All-New Collection of Frameable Artwork,
the Follow-Up to the Essential Art of Atari Hardcover Compendium!



February 13, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Last year's release of Dynamite Entertainment's Art of Atari® was indisputably one of the most talked-about releases of the year, collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials from the video game pioneer. In April 2017, Dynamite will release the Atari Poster Book, curated by Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, which collects some of the most iconic images from the golden age of gaming!

From the arcade to the living room, Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of now classic titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and so many more.

The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy-to-remove and perfect for display, showcasing the tremendous talent of Atari's greatest artists!

"I'm thrilled that we are able to make the classic artwork of Atari available to fans and art aficionados in a new form," Lapetino says. "It's great to be able to showcase and enjoy the amazing artwork in this larger format, and it's what fans have been clamoring for since I began researching Atari."

"When Dynamite released the much-anticipated Art of Atari last year, its vivid imagery of yesteryear's console classics clearly struck up fond memories in a generation of gamers," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We've seen hundreds of fans on social media enthusiastically reviewing the book and, more importantly, celebrating its long-lost fantastic artwork. The Atari Poster Book will fulfill the collective desire of the Atari generation to admire this artwork in an even larger format, something they can proudly display as their favorite youthful pasttime."

Dynamite Entertainment's Atari Poster Book features 40 pages of incredible artwork, and will be released in June 2017 at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere.




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 the Author:

Tim Lapetino has been a fan of Atari art since childhood. An award-winning creative director and graphic designer, his design and branding work has been published in more than a dozen books and magazines. He is the author of Art of Atari and has co-authored the design inspiration book Damn Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects. He has also written for HOW, Geek Monthly, RETRO, and other publications. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Museum of Video Game Art (MOVA), and is dedicated to chronicling the intersection of design and pop culture. 



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.

© 2017 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.  

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02/17/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND RED RISING: SONS OF ARES

The Official Comic Book Prequel to Pierce Brown's
Bestselling and Award-Winning Red Rising Novel Trilogy Premieres in May



February 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: From the world of the bestselling YA series Red Rising comes an original story of love, loss and rage: Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares!

In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one's caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls for a lowly Red? See how a forbidden love will set the course of events for the future and lead to the formation of the formidable Sons of Ares!

Written by author Pierce Brown (the Red Rising novel trilogy) and Rik Hoskin (Brandon Sanderson's White Sand), with art by Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers, The 13th Artifact), comes the story of revolution and Red Rising!

"It's a dream come true to bring the world of Red Rising to comic books, and a real pleasure Jedi-mind melding with Rik in the writing process," says Pierce Brown. "Sons of Ares is a story made for new and veteran readers alike."

"Sons of Ares in a new story set within the brutal world of Pierce Brown's Red Rising books. I've worked closely with Pierce to create something that's true to those books, but also feels unique and new," says Rik Hoskin. "Like the books, ours is a fast-moving story set right across the vast canvas of the freshly-colonized solar system. We're exploring the effects that the inflexible regime has on an individual who's a key figure from the books, looking at the limits of humanity in a dehumanizing system. For me, that's the key to the books -- the very human characters striving against a system geared to beating them down. It's harsh, cruel, unfair and -- occasionally -- uplifting."

"When Pierce Brown debuted the first Red Rising novel in 2014, the zeitgeist was immediate... and it wasn't long before copies were being passed around the Dynamite office. It's got everything we love about modern sci-fi: pulse-pounding action, intrigue, and fantastic settings,"says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Dynamite has had great critical and commercial success by inviting beloved literary authors to expand their novel universes with original tales exclusive to the comic book format, with prime examples being Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files and, most recently, Brandon Sanderson's White Sand. We're proud to team Pierce with White Sand co-writer Rik Hoskin and artist Eli Powell to pull back the curtains on a secret chapter of Red Rising history for all his fans to enjoy."

"The Red Rising trilogy contains the most imaginative and inventive science fiction I've read in many, many years," says Joe Rybandt, Executive Editor. "It's a post-modern Lord of the Flies with lyrical language reminiscent of the great Anthony Burgess. I was a massive fan of the books and delighted to be working directly with Pierce to bring his vision to life in comic book form."

Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares
#1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Red Rising: Sons of Ares 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.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
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02/20/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE FIRST ATARI® COMIC BOOK SERIES IN OVER 30 YEARS!

Swordquest Launches in May with a Special 25-Cent #0 Issue



February 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment continues its partnership with Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, to create a new comics line based on beloved Atari titles. In the early 1980's, as video games lit up living rooms across the country and licensed comic books saw prominence in the industry, Atari released their own based on their popular line of titles. Now, Dynamite Entertainment, the modern leader in licensed comics, brings fans Swordquest comic we've been waiting for since 1983!

Peter Case was a boy on a quest... the quest to win the prizes from Atari's Swordquest challenge! He was counting down the days to the release of the final game, AirWorld, only to be shattered when the news surfaced that it would never be released. Now Peter is an adult... and things aren't going well. The bad news is he has to move back in with his mother. The good news is she still has all of his old Atari stuff. With nothing else to look forward to, his obsession with Swordquest is reignited, in a more daring -- and fantastic -- way!

Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92, Down Set Fight) and art by Scott Kowalchuk (Batman '66, Down Set Fight), Swordquest makes its triumphant return to the printed page at a special introductory price of just 25 cents!

"Most anyone who remembers Atari's heyday, remembers Swordquest. It was one of the crown jewels of their line of games, complete with its own real world prizes," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "When we announced our intention to publish a new line of Atari comics back in 2014, Swordquest was one of the titles everyone inquired about most. What Chris and Chad have come up with will delight every kid who dreamed of winning that gold goblet! Also, we wanted to have fun with this series, so we're releasing the #0 issue at the same price as an arcade game cost to play back in the '80's: only 25 cents. Sure, Swordquest was a console game, but if it was an arcade game, it would have been two bits for the 8 bits. Not only do we get to have fun with this cool pricing, but this also allows fans to try out the series at the lowest cost possible, and retailers can stock the shelves to get readers with minimal risk."

Swordquest #0 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Swordquest 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.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/




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.

© 2017 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.  

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ATARI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/atari
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02/20/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 KIERON GILLEN WRITES SPY THRILLER TOUR DE FORCE
IN ALL-NEW, OVERSIZED JAMES BOND SPECIAL!

DYNAMITE WELCOMES GILLEN AND ARTIST ANTONIO FUSO FOR
JAMES BOND: SERVICE, COMING THIS MAY!



February 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment introduces an all-new take on the icon of espionage in an upcoming oversized special written by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars: Darth Vader) and drawn by Antonio Fuso (Torchwood, Drive)!

In contemporary politics, where Britain's world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the "special relationship," and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place...especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It'll test Bond's deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster...

"A chance to write a British icon is something that's basically irresistible," says writer Kieron Gillen. "This is like getting to write the sun rising. You've known it all your life, but this time it's yours. I wanted to do a story that was classically Bond, but spoke to Britain as it is, and Britain as it was. In short: I was looking for any excuse for Bond to use a Sten-gun."

Artist Antonio Fuso says, "James Bond means England, and I love England. I also love spy stories, black suits, deadly pocket guns, smart smiles, and Kieron's scripts. Read this book, spread the love, and God save the Queen."

Regarding his collaboration with artist Antonio Fuso, Gillen adds, "It's a thrill working with Antonio, whose modern lines lean into a realistic take on a modern Bond."

"Kieron Gillen is undoubtedly one of the best writers, and among the best-loved, in comics today, and it's an absolute honor to now work with him on one of Dynamite's most celebrated titles," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Ian Fleming's James Bond is perhaps the most elevated of intellectual properties in the history of pop culture, an icon whose mere mention evokes a sense of class and distinction. We're proud to bring such high caliber writers to this franchise: Warren Ellis, Andy Diggle, James Robinson, Benjamin Percy, and now Kieron Gillen. Partner him with a hot talent like Antonio Fuso, and we've got the perfect team for an explosive, done-in-one thriller!"

"I'm delighted to be working with Kieron for the first time," says Joe Rybandt, Executive Editor. "He's a fantastic writer and a tremendous asset to the ever-expanding world of James Bond comics from Dynamite."

James Bond: Service will be released as a 48-page special, solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. James Bond: Service 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.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

02/16/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 AMERICA'S FAVORITE FELINES COME FACE TO FURRY FACE
WHEN GRUMPY CAT MEETS GARFIELD!



February 16, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite has published the comic book, The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother Pokey since 2015, selling over one half million copies and winning the hearts of readers of all ages! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has become one of the world's most famous felines. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss comes face to face with the original cartoon cat, Garfield!



An exclusive partnership between Dynamite Entertainment and BOOM! Studios' award-winning imprint, KaBOOM!, will bring Jim Davis' iconic comic strip cat Garfield together with internet sensation Grumpy Cat in a limited series, with a story written by Jim Davis himself!



"Teaming up with Garfield for a comic series is a real honor," says Grumpy Cat. "I hate it."



Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite says, "Working with the fine folks at Grumpy Cat has been absolutely wonderful; we've had tremendous success bringing Grumpy to our fans, and helped to grow the comics market with record breaking sales through the direct market, book stores, and Scholastic. Our Free Comic Book Day giveaways drew thousands of new fans to comic stores for the first time. Meeting Mr. Davis has been a highlight of my career and working with him and our friends Ross, Filip, and everyone at Boom! Studios to bring her into the world of Jim Davis' beloved comic strip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. These are the two most famous felines in the world. I can't wait to see what trouble these two get into!"



"Jim Davis approached us years ago asking us to publish the Garfield comic books and it's been a tremendous honor to work with one of the greatest cartoonists of all time and the entire team at PAWS," said Ross Richie, Founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios. "When I met with him at San Diego Comic-Con International this year to discuss this crossover, he was brimming with delight at the idea of these two felines getting together. His enthusiasm and affection for this crossover is infectious! This is going to be terrific fun!



Look for more news about the comic book crossover event of the year in the coming months, with a release targeted for summer 2017!










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 BOOM! Studios:



BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints - BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia - BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox in film and with Fox Television. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.







About Garfield:



Paws, Incorporated was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle, but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide. Paws, Inc. is a privately held company and the sole owner of the copyrights and trademarks for GARFIELD and GARFIELD Characters.



GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The comic strip is centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2100 newspapers. The strip, distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication, is read by over 220 million people each day and is translated into 42 languages.



The success of the comic strip spawned an entertainment empire including television: Garfield and Friends, The Garfield Show, and a dozen primetime specials; movies: Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties; hundreds of best-selling books, and thousands of licensed products.



Garfield's Official Website: www.garfield.com

Garfield on Facebook: facebook.com/Garfield

Garfield on Twitter: twitter.com/Garfield







About Grumpy Cat:



Grumpy Cat's global following includes 8.7 million Facebook fans, 650k Twitter followers, 2.1 million followers on Instagram, and over 40 million YouTube views. Since her photo first went viral in 2012, Grumpy Cat has gone from Internet star to real-life celebrity. She has two New York Times bestselling books, her own merchandise line, and a hit Lifetime movie, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (voiced by actress Aubrey Plaza). Grumpy Cat has made numerous appearances around the world including: MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, The Bachelorette, The Today Show, SXSW, Good Morning America, and WWE Monday Night Raw. Grumpy Cat is Friskies' official "Spokescat"; has filmed videos with Disney, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street; and appears in commercials for McDonald's and Honey Nut Cheerios.


Find more at http://GrumpyCats.com


 


 




02/09/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT DEBUTS AS
GROUPEES' FIRST-EVER "V.I.P. BUNDLE" PROGRAM

Incredible Package of Digital Comics and More at
"Pay What You Want" Thresholds!



February 6, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce its partnership with Groupees, the unique media and charity bundling site, to offer over 250 Dynamite digital comic books as Groupees' first-ever "VIP Bundle," a promotion which fans can purchase with "Pay What You Want" pricing power. In addition to digital comic books, fans whose purchases meet the upper tier thresholds will be rewarded with physical items as part of the package. The $60.00 threshold includes physical graphic novels and Limited Edition comics ready-to-ship to participating fans, while the two higher-dollar thresholds unlock the sensationally collectible Women of Dynamite statue line!

The "Pure Dynamite" Groupees Bundle promotion can be found at: https://groupees.com/vip

"We are introducing a new bundle series on Groupees called the VIP Bundle which will appear each month and showcase the best in digital media entertainment," says Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder. "We could not think of a better partner than Dynamite Entertainment to launch this series with as they've been both a great supporter of Groupees as well as a real leader in the comics industry. The Dynamite VIP Bundle includes a fantastic collection of digital comics as well as some amazing limited edition items for comic collectors everywhere!"

"We are so honored to be Groupees' first-ever publisher to receive the spotlight of this huge monthly promotion," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "Fans have lots of opportunity with this incredible bundle. There's plenty of value in each threshold, and for those that go for the highest threshold, they'll walk away with over $2,000 worth of digital comics, physical graphic novels, limited edition comics, and rare statues! Plus, the diverse creative talent we've gathered together for this batch is unparalleled: Amy Chu (Red Sonja), James Robinson (Grand Passion), Garth Ennis (Red Team), Matt Wagner (The Spirit), David F. Walker (Shaft), Nancy A. Collins (Army of Darkness), Scott Lobdell (Army of Darkness / Xena), Andy Diggle (Control), Van Jensen (Six Million Dollar Man, Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers), and so many more! We like to think that the combined star power of this first-ever VIP Bundle will set the bar for any publisher to come."

This Groupees promotion has five total tiers. The first tier is unlocked with only a $10.00 contribution, while a $20.00 minimum threshold offers fans an additional collection of comics. The third tier, set at $60.00, makes even more digital comics available, plus adds physical graphic novels to the mix. Two additional special tiers are available to fans who commit to larger dollar values, which unlock the limited quantities of statues (while supplies last). Full details for tiers can be found below.

The $10.00 Tier includes almost 40 digital comics at an approximately $80.00 value:

Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1-2Cage Hero #1-4Evil Ernie: Godeater #1Garth Ennis' A Train Called Love #4-6The Great Divide #1Green Hornet: Golden Age Remastered #1-3Homies #1Intertwined #1Lady Demon #1-4Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1-5Red Sonja (2017 Series) #0Shaft: Imitation of Life #1-2Smosh #1-2Will Eisner's The Spirit #1-6Wolfcop #1Xena: Warrior Princess #1-2
The $20.00 Tier features an additional 40+ digital issues. That brings the cumulative value up to approx. $160.00!

Army of Darkness / Xena #1Bob's Burgers (Ongoing Series) #1-4Control #1-2Dawn / Vampirella #1-5Dejah Thoris #1-6Doc Savage: The Spider's Web #1-2Grand Passion #1Kiss #1Lady Rawhide / Lady Zorro #1-4Pathfinder: Worldscape #1Red Sonja: Vulture's Circle #1-5Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #1-4The Shadow: The Death Of Margo Lane #1-2Six Million Dollar Man: The Fall of Man #1Vampirella Magazine #1-4
The $60.00 Tier features all the above digital comics, plus two complete Groupees Bundles previously offered ("Women of Dynamite Bundle" and "Dynamite Groupees #2", amounting to a whopping 175 digital comics valued at over $350), plus five (5) physical Graphic Novels (selected at random) and two (2) physical Limited Edition Comics (selected at random, each valued at $50.00 or more) to be shipped directly to the customer.

Alice Cooper #4American Flagg #1-6Army of Darkness: Ashes to Ashes #1-4The Art of Ramona FradonBlood Queen #1Bob's Burgers (Miniseries) #3The Complete Alice In Wonderland #1-5The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #1-5Damsels #1-13Damsels: Giant-Killer One-ShotDawn / Vampirella #2Django / Zorro #3Evil Ernie #1-6Garth Ennis' Jennifer Blood #4-6The Heart of the Beast Graphic NovelJungle Girl: Season One #0-5Kevin Smith's Kato #1-5Lady Zorro #1-4Legenderry Green Hornet #1-2Legenderry Red Sonja #1-2Legenderry Vampirella #2Legends of Red Sonja #1-5The Living Corpse: Exhumed #1-6Masquerade #1-4Miss Fury #1-6Painkiller Jane #1-4Pathfinder #7-12Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called (Vol. 1) #1-4Project Superpowers: Blackcross #2Purgatori #5-6Queen Sonja #1-5Red Sonja (Vol. 1) #1-18Red Sonja (Vol. 2) #7-12Shaft #2The Spider #7-12Super Zombies #1-5Swords of Sorrow #2Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris / Irene AdlerSwords of Sorrow: Jennifer Blood / VampirellaSwords of Sorrow: Kato and MasqueradeVampirella (Vol. 2) #1-12Vampirella Archives #1-8Vampirella Feary Tales #3-5
The special $199.00 Tier (of which there are only ten available, while supplies last) include all the products outlined in the three previous tiers, plus:

Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Statue "Black-and-White" Limited Edition
Finally, the special $750.00 Tier (of which there are only three available, while supplies last) include all the products outlined in the four previous tiers, plus:

Women of Dynamite: Dejah Thoris Statue "Diamond Eye" Limited EditionWomen of Dynamite: Jungle Girl Statue "Black-and-White" Limited EditionWomen of Dynamite: Purgatori Statue "Artist Proof" Limited EditionWomen of Dynamite: Red Sonja StatueWomen of Dynamite: Vampirella Statue
Dynamite will also supply customers with the opportunity to read preview pages of each of the comic books listed in the $10.00 tier.

A percentage of proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue their efforts of protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.

"Dynamite's commitment to content for a wide range of readers is backed up by their unwavering support for CBLDF's efforts to protect the rights of everyone in comics. We're grateful to see them using their powerful creativity in support of our important mission of protecting the First Amendment!" says Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Check out the first Groupees VIP Bundle for more information: https://groupees.com/vip




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.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

01/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONDÉ NAST PARTNER ON
NEW DOC SAVAGE LIMITED COMIC BOOK SERIES

The Team Behind The Twilight Zone / The Shadow Reunite
to Take on "The Man of Bronze"



January 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The dynamic duo behind this year's The Twilight Zone / The Shadow crossover has teamed up with Condé Nast to take on another pulp hero in the four-issue limited comic-book series, Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire! David Avallone (Legenderry: Vampirella) and Dave Acosta (Red Sonja, Vampirella, Swords of Sorrow) are reuniting for four issues of pulp-fueled espionage and intrigue! Set in 1938, The Ring of Fire delivers thrills aplenty as FDR's America faces a string of national disasters: beloved aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, and villains from the Silver Death's Heads gang are trying to kill Doc Savage!

"My father, pulp fiction writer Michael Avallone, was the world's biggest Doc Savage fan, and I grew up with the full set of Bantam paperbacks in the house," says writer David Avallone. "When Dynamite's Senior Editor Joseph Rybant asked if I was interested in doing a Doc series, I jumped at the chance. Dave Acosta and I are working hard to deliver a supersaga in the classic Kenneth Robeson / Lester Dent tradition. I can't wait for people to see it."

"This year's Twilight Zone / The Shadow miniseries was a lot of fun, and really showed what this team could do with pulp heroes and their rich history," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "We knew that we had to get David and Dave back together on a project as quickly as we could, and with all the buzz around Doc Savage right now, this seemed the perfect way to go!"

"The appetite for new pulp hero content has never been stronger among comic book fans," said Cathy Hoffman Glosser, Senior Vice President, Licensing at Condé Nast.  "We're thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Dynamite Entertainment on this exciting new Doc Savage comic book miniseries, and we look forward to exploring even more ways we can tap into our incredible archive of famed Street & Smith characters in the future."

Artists Brent Schoonover (Astonishing Ant-Man) and Anthony Marques (Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon) will be providing cover variants for each issue in the Ring of Fire miniseries.

Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in March. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire 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.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/



About Condé Nast:

Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting more than 100 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.

01/24/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 THE GOLDEN AGE HAS COME TO AN END.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER.

WHO ARE THE SOVEREIGNS?

Dynamite Signs Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Aubrey Sitterson and Chuck Wendig!
The Sovereigns #0 Launches with $1.00 Introductory-Priced, 48-Page #0 Issue!



January 24, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment has published some of the most celebrated stories in the long history of the Turok, Solar, Magnus, and Doctor Spektor publications. Now, the publisher will introduce a new era for these long-running comic book staples with The Sovereigns #0, the oversized 48-page launch issue priced at $1.00 retail as the perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

This debut issue of The Sovereigns brings together one of the most talented teams of writers in comics, including core series writer Ray Fawkes (WolverinesRobin: Son of Batman) and artist Johnny Desjardins (Justice LeagueVampirella Strikes), plus additional stories from Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X / G.I. Joe), Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: AftermathHyperion), and Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)!

The Sovereigns #0 is the beginning of an epic tale that will change everything you know about some of comicdom's greatest and longest-tenured heroes! Apart, they've saved countless lives in hundreds of world-shattering conflicts. Together, they form a team that has protected the world in the past, present and future. Now, they will be reunited one last time to face a threat that will forever change their legacy and bring them face to face with their final destiny!

Writer Ray Fawkes says, "The Sovereigns is the story of all the legendary Gold Key characters at the apex of their careers as heroes -- and at their moment of greatest crisis. It all begins and ends with Turok, King of the Lost Valley. It turns out his life and his kingdom are more important to the survival of the world than everybody knew."

"Sovereigns is everything I love about comics," says Senior Editor Matt Idelson. "A huge, cosmic threat; heroes with incredible humanity yet differing from one another through their all-to-human quirks; and telling a story that both honors the rich history of some truly great characters while building something that first-time readers can enjoy is incredibly satisfying for me. Ray and Johnny are doing work you're destined to slobber over."

"The Turok you expect won't necessarily be the Turok you expect. We're taking the character in a different direction, and boy howdy, I think we're going to drag him through Hell along the way," says Chuck Wendig. "Getting to take an old character for a new spin is always a fun challenge, and Turok in particular, allows us to go gonzo - I think this is a story world ripe for action, adventure, and spectacular weirdness. This is not what came before, but the spirit of the character and the world remains. My goal is to bring in new fans, but also satisfy those who came before."

"Doc Spektor is back and he's younger, scuzzier and more self-destructive than ever before" says writer Aubrey Sitterson. "You're going to see Doc banish malevolent spirits, tangle with subway shoggoths, attend rooftop parties with clans of warring fairies, summon demons and, most challenging of all, try to win back his fed-up girlfriend while sharing an apartment with a monstrous roommate. It's more heavy metal than goth, and it's the brutal, fun, soap operatic occult comic you've been waiting for."

Writer Kyle Higgins says, "Magnus is a character with a rich history, and a premise that's an absolute blast - how do you not love a guy who fights futuristic robots? When I'm looking at whether or not write an established character, the number one thing for me is how far we're able to push things. Can we find an interesting, unique way in? Can we do something different with the concept, while still staying respectful to what's come before? Dynamite has been tremendous in giving me a massive runway to flip things on their head and turn this into a book that's very, very different. I'm having a blast, and can't wait for people to see what the idea of a 'robot fighter' looks like in 2017."

"When we first launched the Gold Key characters at Dynamite, we brought together some of the most talented writers and artists in the industry to set our interpretations apart," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Now with The Sovereigns, we have done it again, to introduce something unlike anything that has ever come before. We are working with four incredible writers that we have never worked with before to build this new world, and have such incredible faith in the series that we're launching it at the introductory price of $1.00 for 48 pages to ensure we can get the series into the most hands possible via retailers!"

The dramatic cover artwork to The Sovereigns #0 will be provided by the talented Stephen Segovia (Titans). Three special "Sneak Peek" variant covers are available as retailer incentives, including artwork by Desjardins, Segovia, and Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), respectively.

The Sovereigns will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' February 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. The Sovereigns 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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