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05/20/15 @ 1:48 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Shaft


The 2015 Glyph Awards were announced Sunday night for comics made in 2014. The Glyph Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for and about people of color. The goal of the awards are to encourage more diverse and high quality work and to inspire new creators to join the field. The awards were started in 2005 by comic journalist Rich Watson and since 2007 have been presented at the East Coast Black Age Of Comics Convention in Philadelphia.

Shaft01-Cov-A-Cowan This years winners are:Story of the Year:

Shaft – writer David F. Walker, artist Bilquis Evely (Dynamite Entertainment)

Best Writer: Keef Cross, Day Black

Best Artist: Nelson Blake 2, Artifacts (Top Cow)

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Best Cover: Tristan Roach, Offset – The Man Who Travels With A Piece Of Sugarcane

Best Male Character: Bass Reeves, Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented TenthJoel Christian Gill, Writer and Artist

Best Female Character: Ajala Storm; Ajala: A Series of AdventuresRobert Garrett, Writer; N Steven Harris and Walt Msonza Barna, Artists

Rising Star Award: Alverne Ball and Jason Reeves, Writers; Lee Moyer and Ari Syahrazad, Artists; for One Nation: Old Druids.

Best Comic Strip or Web Comic: Kamikaze; Alan and Carrie Tupper, Writers and Artists; Havana Nguyen, Artist

Best Reprint Publication: Techwatch, Chameleon Creations

Fan Award For Best Work: One Nation: Safehouse; Jason Reeves, Writer; Samax Amen and Deon De Lange, Artists
12/30/15 @ 5:25 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite
All Dynamite Entertainment digital issues on sale for a limited time!

DECEMBER 28, 2015, MOUNT LAUREL, NJ–Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the store, all Dynamite titles on sale for $.99, and not a penny more! Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Digital give digital comics readers over 1,000 reasons to be thankful, with the announcement of a line-wide sale!

With the holiday season in full swing and new devices in the hands of thousands of comics and pop culture fans of all ages, Dark Horse Digital will offer ALL Dynamite single issues in their digital storefront for just 99 cents! There has never been a better time to fill all those holes in your digital bookshelf!

Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites like Vampirella and Red Sonja, Preacher creator Garth Ennis’ A Train Called Love, multimedia blockbusters James Bond and Army of Darkness, and internet sensation Grumpy Cat! All of these and hundreds of other titles will be available for less than a dollar for a full week!

“As we close out 2015, we wanted to create a promotion that would allow fans to try more Dynamite titles and expand our readership, and worked with Dark Horse to create this promotion” says Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci. The timing is perfect as many comic fans have new devices thanks to the holidays, great for reading digital comics.”

Visit digital.darkhorse.com today to browse hundreds of value-priced digital comics from Dynamite Entertainment!

About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Read More Here

01/28/15 @ 9:22 am EST
Dynamite; $3.99 According to Thomas Wolfe, “You can’t go home again.” But Mr. Wolfe didn’t mention anything about going home to your past. In the first issue of Twilight Zone a successful writer flies back to his hometown for a book signing. What he finds is more than he anticipated when he finds himself face to face with his younger self. Upon encountering his younger self, he must decide if he should help the troubled, abused boy or leave him to suffer knowing what the future holds after that suffering is endured. The story written by Mark Rahner is very interesting both for its philosophical and ethical quandary. The question posed to this man is one anybody would struggle to answer. On top of that is the eerie, unsettling feeling leading up to these moments. The weight of the title is enough to warn readers that this plane ride will not be the usual trip. Edu Menna’s art aides the story by drawing characters with haggard visages, setting the tone for a story both complicated and thought provoking. This first issue comes with covers by Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla, Jay Shaw, and Jonathan Lau.
01/20/15 @ 1:51 pm EST
Source: Comics Beat | Categories: Reanimator
Lots of Dynamite/Dynamic Forces news: Art sales, Reanimator returns, Looking for Group and Jungle Girl by Frank Cho 01/19/2015 by Heidi MacDonald Leave a Comment <!-- Simple Share Buttons Plus (v0.5.3) simplesharebuttons.com/plus -->clip image006 212x300 Lots of Dynamite/Dynamic Forces news: Art sales, Reanimator returns, Looking for Group and Jungle Girl by Frank Cho clip image008 190x300 Lots of Dynamite/Dynamic Forces news: Art sales, Reanimator returns, Looking for Group and Jungle Girl by Frank Cho Dynamite and Dynamic Forces have been making a lot of announcements, and there isn’t even a con coming. Here’s the round-up: • Dynamic Forces CEO Nick Barrucci is selling art from his personal collection by Tom Raney, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, and Patrick Zircher from books like The Outsiders, The Punisher, Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Order, Robin, and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the CBLDF. Barrucci owns hundreds of pages of art, and fans can order by artist: orders will be filled randomly for $75 a page. Here are the links to the pages:
Part One Part Two Part Three “Art collecting has been a passion of mine for years,” Barrucci explained. “For the past 30 years, I have been picking up pieces from my favorite artists whenever I can. I look at my collection on a regular basis, as I love to appreciate the form, ...
01/20/15 @ 11:04 am EST
Source: comicvine.com | Categories: Jungle Girl
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that industry sensation Frank Cho will return to Jungle Girl, the comic book series that showcases Jana, a primal heroine in a prehistoric Lost World. Co-written by Doug Murray (The 'Nam) and illustrated by Jack Jadson (The Savage Hawkman), Jungle Girl: Season Three will debut with a new #1 issue in April 2015, featuring an explosive cover by Frank Cho.Jungle Girl: Season Three picks up where the previous series left off, following Jana's escape from an underwater city and a gigantic, otherworldly creature. However, her father soon reveals that those actions have doomed the Lost World in which they all live, as a wormhole appears in the sky and flaming debris begins to fall through. As the jungle burns, Jana and her friends must contend with stampeding behemoths and displaced, murderous natives. Furthermore, the rift presents a new, fearsome threat, for the fire from an alien dimension was not the only thing to come through."I'm delighted to be back with my co-creator, Doug Murray, and finish out the final story arc of Jungle Girl," says Frank Cho, one of today's most recognizable names in comic book illustration. Cho began his career with a cartoon strip called University2, published in the Diamondback student newspaper at the University of Maryland, College Park. The series evolved into the nationally syndicated comic strip Liberty Meadows, later published and expanded in monthly comic books. Cho became the go-to artist for high-profile comic book projects, including Mighty Avengers, X-Men: Schism, Savage Wolverine, and many more. Over the years, he has garnered numerous awards including an Emmy Award for the Frank Cho's World documentary, the National Cartoonists Society's Awards for Best Comic Book and Book Illustration, the Eagle Award, the Charles M. ...
01/20/15 @ 10:42 am EST
We have an exclusive first look at the solicitations and covers for Dynamite’s Legendery comics, Legenderry: Green Hornet #3, Legenderry: Red Sonja #3 and Legenderry: Vampirella #3. LEGENDERRY: GREEN HORNET #3 (OF 5)
Cover: Sergio Fernandez Davila Writer: Daryl Gregory Art: Brent Peeples
ON SALE DATE: April 22 Will our heroes escape from Tik-Tok’s clockwork deathtrap? (Probably. It’s only issue 3.) They should hurry, though, because waiting in the wings is the mastermind behind the gang war… The Brass Hornet! Catch an issue full of hot Hornet on Hornet action. LegenderryGH03-Cov-A-Davila LEGENDERRY: RED SONJA #3 (OF 5)
Cover: Sergio Fernandez Davila Writer: Marc Andreyko Art: Aneke
ON SALE DATE: April 15 Sonja always fancied herself a pirate extraordinaire… until now! As she and her newest ally sail the high seas in pursuit of a madman bent on defying death, Red comes face to face with one of the most, ahem, legendary pirates of all time! The question is: whose side is he on? The adventure exploring the outer reaches of the LEGENDERRY world continues! LegenderryRS03-Cov-A-Davila LEGENDERRY: VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5)
Cover: Sergio Fernandez Davila Writer: David Avallone Art: David Cabrera
ON SALE DATE: April 8 Alliterative action, as Vampirella faces and fights corruption with Kurtz, romance with Rassendyll and violence with Van Helsing. Hentzau’s plot is in motion, Vampirella’s secrets are revealed and the moral of the story is never let Dr. Moreau give you a haircut. LegenderryVampi03-Cov-A-Davila
09/20/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TO APPEAR AT BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2017
The Publisher is Set to Host Some of Comic's Top Creators for Two Exciting Panels!


September 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce their appearance at the upcoming Baltimore Comic-Con (Booth #2010), hosting panels on Friday, September 22nd, and Saturday, September 23rd. The panel topics are "Dare to Be Heroic with Dynamite, " and "Dynamite: Igniting Imaginations" respectively, and will include special guest panelists representing the finest in comic book writing! The 18th annual Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 22 - 24th at the Baltimore Convention Center within the city's Inner Harbor. Tickets can be purchased by visiting their website here: http://baltimorecomiccon.com.   While there, be sure to visit the Dynamite team at Booth #2010, and pick up their exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con foil covers of Sheena, Killer Instinct, and The Librarians! And don't miss Dynamite's two thrilling panels as well! Dates, times, locations, and focus of Dynamite's two panels are summarized below: DARE TO BE HEROIC WITH DYNAMITE * Friday, 9/22/17, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Location: Room 345-346 Villains don't stand a chance this fall as Dynamite unleashes our team of all-star creators and unites some of comics' most iconic heroes in what's certain to be some of the hottest releases of the season. Join Steve Orlando (The Shadow/Batman), Greg Pak (John Wick), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), and more, as they join forces to discuss the anatomy of crafting a true hero! DYNAMITE: IGNITING IMAGINATIONS * Saturday, 9/22/17, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Location: Room 343-344 Discover where some of comics' most acclaimed writers find the inspiration behind their creations, and how they translate the first creative spark to the final printed page. Greg Pak (John Wick, Battlestar Galactica), Steve Orlando (Shadow/Batman), Sean Von Gorman (KISS, Toe Tag Riot), and more, offer a behind-the-scenes look at the real-life origin stories of some of your most beloved comic creations. *Guest subject to change. "Our guests for the Baltimore panels are incredible - some of the best creators in the business, so much spirit and passion to their projects and are eager to share their enthusiasm and insight with the fans," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "From conception to final release, the business of making comics is such an involved process, and it's really the energy of both fans and creators make a project successful. That's one of the best things about Baltimore Comic-Con -- it's an opportunity to bring together those that inspire our imaginations from both sides of the spectrum."  Dynamite wishes all attending fans, retailers, and partners an enjoyable Baltimore Comic-Con 2017, and hopes to see you all at the show!
About Dynamite Entertainment:

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



09/19/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 MIKE CAREY IS JOINED BY ARTIST KENAN YARAR TO BRING
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT'S BARBARELLA TO COMICS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35-YEARS!

Dynamite is First American Publisher to Ever Create New Stories
for the Iconic Character!



September 19, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Timed to coincide with the celebration of legendary heroine Barbarella's 55th anniversary, Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that the iconic character's first-ever American comic series, and first new comic series in more than 35 years, is now set to feature the critically-acclaimed artistic stylings of Turkish artist Kenan Yarar (Hilal). Yarar joins writer Mike Carey (X-Men, Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts), and longtime Barbarella brand custodian and consulting editor Jean-Marc Lofficier, on the revolutionary new series slated for release this December!  "When I was first told of Dynamite Editor Matt Idelson's Barbarella project, I thought it was fascinating," says artist Kenan Yarar. "Even though Barbarella is unruly, bold, attractive and sexually appealing, she wasn't objectified and she has a strange universe that may lead to countless eccentric worlds. The thing that compelled me to absolutely take part in this project was reading Mike Carey's script. The script was masterful and enjoyable in addition to having a solid philosophy and subtext to be the answer if someone bothered to ask me what kind of a comic book I'd like to work on as an artist. Also, the script demanded costumes, weapons, ships and worlds to be redesigned; the kind of work I delight in. I hope to present the script and Barbarella to Dynamite readers as fine and sophisticated as they truly are." Kenan Yarar was born in 1970 in Kayseri, Turkey. When he was one-year old, Yarar's family moved to Istanbul where he continued his formal education through high school. At that point, he willingly decided to cease his formal education since it was weary and inadequate for his artistic and penciling skills which were already noticed. Yarar looked at several media to channel his art. Although he got many jobs as a graphic designer and cartoonist, his sequential art tendency was noticed by comic book masters in every newspaper he worked at. Yarar got almost all the support and sequential art training at that era in his life. When he was 21, his comic works started to be published in small magazines. Soon after that his stories and art style caught interest and along with increasing sales trend for monthly and weekly publications he started to regularly create comic work.  The most important character created by Yarar is Hilal, a beautiful and rebellious girl with school problems which has the devil stalking her ever in disguise. He also penciled short stories and Tales of Psychosis in which he illustrated dark stories of urban life and urban people dramas and absurdities. Kenan Yarar has been writing and illustrating comic books regularly for the last 25 years. He lives in an apartment which he uses as a home studio and shares it with a crow, a pigeon and a cat. Created by Jean Claude Forest in 1962, Barbarella was introduced at the heart of the Sexual Revolution, and is forever ingrained in pop culture after Jane Fonda's unforgettable portrayal in the 1968 cult-classic film. She was a key figure in the fertile battleground of French comic books and the struggle for sexual freedom in the medium, and has not appeared in a new series since her last appearance in the legendary science fiction publication, Heavy Metal. "I'm really excited to be working with Kenan Yarar," says writer Mike Carey. "He's an artist with an exuberant, dazzling, playful style that's perfect for the book - and he's a great collaborator, always coming up with left-field solutions to narrative problems." "I am delighted with the selection of Kenen Yarar, says Barbarella consulting editor Jean-Marc Lofficier. "His preliminary sketches have shown both a spirit and a style that brings a new life into the character; it is faithful without being imitative." "The first time I saw Kenan's art, my jaw just dropped," says Matt Idelson, senior editor for Dynamite. "His work is extraordinary, and it straddles an impossibly fine line between the utterly fantastical while staying grounded and keeping you in the story.  The level of detail and thought he brings to everything he draws, be it from the real world or the world of the imagination is remarkable.  I knew he had to draw the book from that first moment." "We are extremely proud to not only be the first publisher to bring the iconic character back to print in more than 35 years, but to be the premiere American publisher to have the honor in Barbarella's history," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.  "To be able to work together with the incredible talents of Mike Carey, now combined with the artistic brilliance of Kenan Yarar, we're certain we've brought in the perfect team to do her legacy justice.  I cannot thank Jean-Marc and the estate enough for bestowing this honor on us."  Dynamite Entertainment first announced the return of Barbarella to comic books in October of 2016, welcoming the sci-fi icon to their stable of strong female heroines alongside Red Sonja, Vampirella, Sheena, Dejah Thoris (of Warlord of Mars), and more. In July 2017, Dynamite Entertainment announced visionary writer Mike Carey would helm the new series, to rave review! In addition to this original comic book stories, Dynamite plans to develop Barbarella in further categories which include potential art books and 3D figurines. Barbarella will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' October 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Barbarella #1 with their local comic book retailers. Barbarella #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital. 

About Dynamite Entertainment:

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



09/18/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH LYNNVANDER STUDIOS FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE REANIMATOR BOARD GAME KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

 Dynamite's Historic First Board Game is Live Now!


September 18, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment continues its expansion into the collectible game space thanks to their latest partnership with Lynnvaner Studios, which will see the two companies team up to create the exciting new board game, ReAnimator!  Based on H. P. Lovecraft's Herbert West: ReAnimator, the game will draw from both Lovecraft's original story, as well as the comic book series published by Dynamite. Highlighting the incredible artwork from the Dynamite series, the new co-operative game is expected to retail for $39.99, and will be available beginning September 18, 2017 at 3pm eastern time.  The ReAnimator board game Kickstarter can be found by visiting:
 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/hp-lovecrafts-reanimator-mystery-board-game This spine-tingling new board game welcomes fans to the world of ReAnimator: a table top game of horror and mad science. You and your friends take on the role of assistants to the mad genius Herbert West. Travelling around the ill-begotten town of Arkham, Massachusetts, you will gather musty tomes, mysterious ingredients, and even cadavers of the recently deceased for your dark work. And what work would that be? To turn back death itself! Up to four players will work together, taking on the role of the narrator from Lovecraft's original story, in order to perfect the protagonist's experimental reanimation serum. Classic characters Herbert West, the Watch, and the Undead will traverse their way through Arkham gathering ingredients, tomes, and cadavers to use for their dark work. Sub-plots will develop based on gameplay, forcing players to respond to new adventures and challenges only the ReAnimator world can provide!
The ReAnimator board game comes with:8 Arkham buildings,3 decks of subplot cards (totaling 150 cards),4 reference cards,1 workbench card,1 Herbert West card,1 used cadavers card,4 dice, and;A horde of tokens!
These great add-ons are also available for minimal additional cost:Red jade stone dice ($35)3 short story novellas in the Herbert West universe ($15)Arkham playmat ($15)"The opportunity to delve into a product based upon Lovecraft's mythos is a dream come true," says Thomas Gofton, Influencer at Lynnvander. "We can't wait to share this game for you and your friends, taking you into the world of pulp and horror." "The opportunity to publish the ReAnimator comic book series, based on the writings of one of fiction's greatest authors, was an honor on so many fronts, and we've created some fantastic comic stories for our fans, and teaming with Thomas and his team at Lynnvander is exciting.  One needs to just check out the kickstarter video to see the game and how great the play is," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher for Dynamite. "It's thrilling to continue the expansion of Lovecraft's universe in this exciting new game, and we know both ReAnimator and horror fans everywhere will be hooked from the moment they first roll the dice!" The ReAnimator Board Game Kickstarter is currently being developed by Lynnvander Studios, and has an expected shipping date of February 2018.With tiers designed to fit any collector's budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy a number of great rewards, including:$5: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic$10: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic and ReAnimator Graphic Novel$40: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic, ReAnimator Graphic Novel, and ReAnimator Board Game$100: The Complete ReAnimator package: ReAnimator #0 Digital Comic, ReAnimator Graphic Novel, ReAnimatorBoard Game, and all add-ons!The ReAnimator Board Game Kickstarter is available for a limited time only. Backers can get on board and gain access to all of the amazing rewards by visiting  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/hp-lovecrafts-reanimator-mystery-board-game today!

About Dynamite Entertainment:


Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
 About Lynnvander Studios:
Lynnvander Studios Inc. is a Canadian based company enhancing existing and developing entirely new creative properties. Founded in July, 2005 by Thomas M. Gofton, Lynnvander is responsible for the inception of several media initiatives including projects of film such as the award-winning fantasy series "Mind's Eye" as well as the acclaimed Shadowrun parody film "The Gamers: Natural One" and the epic sequel to The Gamers: Dorkness Rising "The Gamers: Hands of Fate".  Since their inception, Lynnvander has gone on to create some of the best board games available today, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Galaxy Quest, Albion's Legacy, Sherwood's Legacy, Neverland's Legacy and more. They are currently handling adapting some of the most famous IPs in the world into board games, including Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop, Terminator, and the Three Musketeers. They work with countless publishers around the world including Ninja Division, Shinobi 7, River Horse Entertainment, Jasco Games, Catalyst Game Labs, Norse Foundry Publishing and Dynamite Publishing.  Beyond their board game successes, they have also developed role playing games including their own Legacy of Mana, a world all magic must fear. Also in this world is the fantasy novel Hope's Ordeal, and it serves as the role-playing setting for both Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons. Lynnvander Studios works in the new world of transitional media to ensure that the properties they work with are treated with the utmost respect for both their owners and their fans. 

09/12/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND LYNNVANDER STUDIOS GO LOVECRAFT! 
 September 12, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment continues its expansion into the collectible game space thanks to their latest partnership with Lynnvaner Studios, which will see the two companies team up to create the exciting new board game, ReAnimator!  Based on H. P. Lovecraft's Herbert West: ReAnimator, the game will draw from both Lovecraft's original story, as well as the comic book series published by Dynamite. Highlighting the incredible artwork from the Dynamite series, the new co-operative game is expected to retail for $39.99, and will be coming to Kickstarter beginning September 18, 2017!
Up to four players will work together, taking on the role of the narrator from Lovecraft's original story, in order to perfect the protagonist's experimental re-animation serum. Classic characters Herbert West, the Watch, and the Undead will traverse their way through Arkham gathering ingredients, tomes, and cadavers to use for their dark work. Sub-plots will develop based on gameplay, forcing players to respond to new adventures and challenges only the ReAnimator world can provide!
"The opportunity to publish the ReAnimator comic book series, based on the writings of one of science fiction's greatest authors, was an honor on so many fronts," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher for Dynamite. "It's thrilling to continue the expansion of Lovecraft's universe in this exciting new game, and we know both ReAnimator and horror fans everywhere will be hooked from the moment they first roll the dice!"
"The opportunity to delve into a product based upon Lovecraft's mythos is a dream come true," says Thomas Gofton, Influencer at Lynnvander. "We can't wait to share this game for you and your friends, taking you into the world of pulp and horror." With an expected shipping date of February 2018, fans can get animated for all the exciting bonuses and rewards they'll unlock as backers of the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, beginning September 18th!  To learn more, please follow Dynamite on both Facebook and Twitter!

About Dynamite Entertainment:

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



08/24/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES CREATOR AND LAUNCH DATE FOR SOLSTICE,  
THE LATEST ENTRY IN THE ICONIC JAMES BOND UNIVERSE 

Ibrahim Moustafa Named Writer and Artist for the New
One-Shot 
Hitting Stores this November!



August 24, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the upcoming release of James Bond: Solstice, the latest installment in their critically-acclaimed and ever-expanding James Bond universe. Multi Eisner-Award nominee Ibrahim Moustafa (Jaeger, High Crimes) has been named as both writer and artist on this visually stunning 30-page one shot, which is expected to hit shelves November 22, 2017.
In James Bond: Solstice, 007 accepts a mysterious, unofficial mission in Paris. He's to pursue a dangerous Russian, and do…what is necessary. But is Bond the hunter, or the hunted? Writer/Artist Ibrahim Moustafa said, "I am an absolute James Bond fanatic! I have a deep love of the character and his sense of duty within his world of smoky card rooms, tailored suits, refined tastes and eccentric villains. Like most, my affinity for the gentleman spy began with the film franchise, but the original literary version of Bond would eventually become my favorite iteration of the character. I was absolutely thrilled when Dynamite launched their James Bond series depicting Fleming's Bond in a modern context, and the opportunity to tell a story within that setting is quite literally a dream come true for me. Working with editor Nate Cosby has been one of the most rewarding collaborations that I've had working in comics, and I'm very grateful to the folks at Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and Dynamite for the opportunity to send 007 on a mission of my very own!" 
Ibrahim Moustafa is a comic book artist and writer from Portland, Oregon. His previous works include the Eisner nominated series' Jaeger and High Crimes from Stela and Dark Horse Comics respectively, Savage Things and Doctor Fate from DC/Vertigo, Mockingbird for Marvel Comics, and covers for Dynamite Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, IDW and Image Comics.
"We're always so thrilled to work with Ibrahim," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "His talent knows no bounds, and his uncanny ability to master everything he touches made him the clear choice to take on our latest Bond tale. The term Solstice is synonymous with ‘pinnacle,' ‘zenith,' or ‘apex,' which Ibrahim exemplifies in all of his works!"  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 and Kill Chain, James Robinson and Aaron Campbell's Felix Leiter, Benjamin Percy and Rapha Lobosco's Black Box, Kieron Gillen and Antonio Fuso's Service Special, Jody Houser's Moneypenny, and the first-ever comic adaptation of Flemings's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, from Van Jensen and Dennis Calero. 
James Bond: Solstice will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of James Bond: Solstice with their local comic book retailers. James Bond: Solstice will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
About Dynamite Entertainment:

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

About Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.:  Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and The Ian Fleming Estate work together to protect and uphold the legacy of Ian Fleming and his writing. Our aim is to promote and make available all of Ian Fleming's books worldwide. Ian Fleming Publications looks after the literary James Bond brand, keeping it alive through the publication of new stories by authors such as Anthony Horowitz, William Boyd, Jeffrey Deaver, Sebastian Faulks, Steve Cole and Charlie Higson. 

08/23/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND HUMBLE BUNDLE PARTNER TO PRESENT THE ULTIMATE DYNAMITE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA COLLECTION!
All-New Humble Bundle Promotion Includes theDynamite Library of Essential Battlestar Galactica Tales,and Benefits the AbleGamers Foundation 


August 23, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce they have once again partnered with charity bundling site, Humble Bundle, to provide the most extensive and complete collection of digital Battlestar Galactica comics ever-before offered! This latest promotion highlights the work of some of the biggest authors in the publisher's catalog and features 100 issues of Dynamite's best entries into the Battlestar Galactica universe, including several Humble Bundle only exclusives!  With close to 3,000 pages, 17 single issues, and 18 collections (collecting 83 single issues, for a grand total of 100 issues), this ultimate and limited-time only deal launches August 23rd at 2 pm eastern, and is available for a very limited time!  This Dynamite bundle can be found by visiting:

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/battlestar-galactica-book-bundle


Dynamite Entertainment has published Battlestar Galactica comic series since 2006, focusing on each incarnation of the franchise from the classic continuity of the 1978 television series, to the Galactica 1980 follow-up, and finally to the reimagined series airing on Syfy from 2003 through 2009. Most recently, Dynamite published Battlestar Galactica: Tales from the Fleet Omnibus, featuring the work of writers Kevin Seamus Fahey, David Reed, Joshua Ortega, Eric Nylund, Brandon Jerwa, and Robert Place Napton, along with artists Nigel Raynor and Jonathan Lau.

"We have had the privilege and enjoyment of contributing many tales to the star-spanning mythos that is Battlestar Galactica since 2006, along with the pleasure of working with some of the greatest creators in the industry to add epic new adventures to the beloved series," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "We are now more than honored to partner with the amazing people at Humble Bundle to offer Battlestar Galactica fans everywhere the most extensive collection of our Dynamite BSG titles available anywhere."

A portion of the proceeds from the Battlestar Galactica Humble promotion will contribute to the AbleGamers Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to breaking down the barriers of economic and social isolation for people with disabilities through their disabled gamers assistive technologies that allows those with limited real-world mobility to experience what it is like to walk, run, climb, drive and even fly - in a virtual world.

The "Pay What You Want" model offers readers the chance to unlock 100 comics (17 single issues and 18 collections made up of an additional 83 issues) totaling close to 3,000 pages!

The $1 core will give comics fans access to:

Classic Battlestar Galactica #1

Classic Battlestar Galactica #2

Classic Battlestar Galactica #3

Classic Battlestar Galactica #4

Classic Battlestar Galactica #5

Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 (NEW! Collects 5 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Ghosts (NEW! Collects 4 issues)

Battlestar Galactica 1980 (Collects 4 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Classic Starbuck Collection (Collects 4 issues)

 

Those who pay more than the $8 tier price will also unlock all of the above PLUS:

Battlestar Galactica Classic Vol. 1 Memorial (Collects 5 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 (Collects 4 issues)

Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 Collection (Collects 4 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Cylon War Collection (Collects 4 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Vol. 1 (NEW! Collects 7 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Final Five (NEW! Collects 4 issues)

Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1

Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #2

Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #3

Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #4

Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus One-Shot

 

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

Battlestar Galactica Origins Omnibus (Collects 11 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #1

Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #2

Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #3

Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #4

Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #5

• Battlestar Galactica Classic Death of Apollo #6

Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 Adama Gambit (Collects 8 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Six (NEW! Collects 5 issues)

Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters Collection (Collects 5 issues)

Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3: Folly of the Gods (Collects 5 issues)

Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 (NEW! Collects 4 issues)

New Battlestar Galactica: Humble Bundle Digital Premiere One-Shot

 

The Battlestar Galactica Humble Bundle is available for a limited time only. Gain access to these great savings, and complete your Dynamite Battlestar Galactica collection today, by visiting https://www.humblebundle.com/books/battlestar-galactica-book-bundle.

For updates, or to learn more, please follow Dynamite on Twitter or Facebook today!


About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards. About Humble Bundle:  Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Monthly also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games "Presented by Humble Bundle." Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $98 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com  About the AbleGamers Foundation: The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501©(3) charity that wields the power of video games to break down the barriers of economic and social isolation for people with disabilities. Through received support and donations, AbleGamers provides disabled gamers with assistive technologies (including their Expansion Pack program) that allow those with limited real-world mobility to experience what it is like to walk, run, climb, drive and even fly - in a virtual world. Via their Includification initiative, AbleGamers additionally advises developers and publishers on how to best incorporate accessibility options so that their video game titles may reach and appeal to the widest and most diverse audience possible. To read AbleGamers articles, or to find out how your support or donations can help them positively impact an even greater number of individuals with disabilities, please visit www.ablegamers.com.  

08/11/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


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

About Dynamite Entertainment:

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



08/01/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


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



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

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


About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards. About Gunpowder Studios:
Gunpowder Studio is an independent production house based in Europe determined to produce properties that inspire, move and entertain.  Their mission is to build rich immersive worlds, nurture stories and weave powerful narratives that resonate with audiences all over the world.  Producers Jean Pierre Magro and Rune Bendixen have developed transmedia outlets for Disney, LEGO, Audi, SONY, Warner, Mærsk, Universal, Carlsberg, Toyota, BMG, Vestas and Red Cross.  
About IO Interactive:
IO-Interactive is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to emerge in the last two decades. Starting with the praised and ground-breaking Hitman series, IO-Interactive has since developed the cult classic Freedom Fighters, the controversial Kane & Lynch series and the adorable Mini Ninjas. Dedication to creating original IP and unforgettable characters and experiences are the hallmarks of IO-Interactive.



07/28/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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



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

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

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07/21/2017
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

Eighty-One Game-Stopping Digital Comic Books,
Valued at Over $220, On Sale for Under $20!
  July 21, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce they have once again partnered with Groupees.com, the unique media and charity bundling site, to launch their all-new, limited time sale that will have fans celebrating that "Winter is Here:" The Game of Thrones Groupees Deal! Fans who simply can't get enough of the award-winning HBO series now have the opportunity to enjoy issues 1 - 4 of the Game of Thrones comic book series, along with more than 75 issues of our other hit adventure series! With three economical tiers to choose from, ranging between $5 and $20, fans can receive up to 90% this amazing bundle valued at over $220! Perfect timing, hot on the heels of HBO's record-breaking Game of Thrones season seven premiere! Available for a limited-time only, beginning Friday, July 21st at 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST, and ending Thursday, August 17th, fans can gain access these tremendous savings and hit series by visiting: https://groupees.com/GOT
This Groupees Game of Thrones promotion offers three tiers at price points suited for almost any budget! The first tier unlocks with only a $5.00 contribution, while a $10.00 minimum investment offers fans an additional batch of comics and graphic novels, and the third $20.00 tier makes even more items available. Additional special incentives are available to fans who commit to larger dollar values, including a Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #1 re-marked with your favorite Game of Thrones character (sketch to be based on comic series art, not series actors). Read on to for full details on tiers and special incentives!  The $5.00 Tier includes 20 comics at an approximately $45.00 value: Athena TP (4 issues)Damsels: Mermaids #0 - 5Dejah Thoris (2016) #1 -3 Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 -2The Adventures of Red Sonja #8 -10 Path of Exile #1 -2
The $10.00 Tier includes 28 comics at an approximately $70.00 value: Army of Darkness/Xena Why Not? #1 -2 Ash and The Army of Darkness #3 - 4 Red Sonja She Devil with a Sword TP  (6 issues)Dejah Thoris #4 - 6 The Greatest Adventure #1The Adventures of Red Sonja #11 - 14 Legendary Tailspinners #1 -3 Path of Exile #3 - 4
The $20.00 Tier includes 32 comics and one artbook at an approximately $115.00 value:Army of Darkness/Xena Why Not? #3 - 4 In Search of Lost Dragons Artbook Prophecy #1 - 7 Red Sonja Queen of the Frozen Wastelands #1 -4 Red Sonja Vol 4 #1 -2 ($2 @ = $4) Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time #12 - 18 Skin & Earth #1 Swordquest #1  Xena Warrior Princess #1 - 4  Georg RR Martin Game of Thrones #1 - #4 
Special Incentives Include:$40.00 threshold - Everything included in the $20 tier, along with a unique, Groupees.com exclusive Red Sonja #7 cover.$75.00 threshold - Everything included in the $20 tier, along with two (2) unique Groupees.com exclusive Red Sonja #7 covers!$100.00 threshold - Everything included in the $20 tier, along with two (2) unique Groupees.com exclusive Red Sonja #7 covers, and a Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings #1 re-marked with your favorite Game of Thrones character (sketch to be based on comic series art, not series actors)! A percentage of the proceeds will go to a charity near-and-dear to Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin's heart:  the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico, a nonprofit that rescues abused and abandoned wolves. Please visit www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org to learn more about this great cause!
"As always, we're thrilled to be working with comic publisher Dynamite," said Thomas Brooke, Founder of Groupees. "We like to think of our bundle promotions as unique celebrations for our community and fans of comics, and this newest promotion from Dynamite presents as a fitting celebration of Comic Con and the new season debut of HBO's Game of Thrones." "We always enjoy delivering great comics at an excellent value to the Groupees' audience, while continuing to grow our own audience," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "With Game of Thrones shattering records on HBO this past week, and San Diego Comic Con running now, we felt this was an ideal time to launch a new Game of Thrones Groupees bundle.  Check it out, there are a LOT of fantastic comics in this epic bundle to enjoy!"
This limited-time sale ends Thursday, August 17th, so be sure to check out the Game of Thrones Groupees Bundle for further information today at www.groupees.com/GOT! For updates, or to learn more, please follow Dynamite on Twitter or Facebook today!
About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards. About Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary:
Nearly 60 years after Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, was founded, artist Jacque Evans purchased the abandoned ranch to be her home. Jacque had a great love for wolves and wolf-dogs and became aware of the increasing number of unwanted animals and their special needs. She realized her land could become a refuge and opened her life and home to the animals. In 1991, Jacque founded "The Candy Kitchen Wolf and Wolf-dog Rescue Ranch" and supported animal rescues by selling her artwork. News of Jacque's devotion to the animals quickly spread, and soon, the rescue ranch began to expand.
Barbara Berge was rescuing wolf-dogs in Albuquerque and met Jacque through a rescued animal named Sable in June of 1992. Realizing a common dream, Barbara moved to Candy Kitchen in 1993 to help Jacque transform her rescue ranch into a non-profit organization.
In October 2003, Candy Kitchen Rescue went through reorganization and became Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. At this time, Leyton Cougar took over the position of Executive Director.
About Groupees:
Groupees is a unique online and mobile platform for distribution of digital media, including games, comics, ebooks and music, with real-time social features so users can share their passions with like-minded people from around the World. Based in Portland, OR, USA, the Groupees team spans continents and includes passionate professionals with backgrounds in games, music, social media and technology.
 

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