Mage Wars from Dynamite Entertainment
12/05/11 @ 4:47 pm EST
Source: newsarama | Categories: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist
Review by Edward Kaye
‘Rama Rating: 9 out of 10

‘Zeitgeist’ is a new Flash Gordon series, co-plotted by Eric Trautmann & Alex Ross, which reimagines Flash’s origin, and reboots the series to add the character to Dynamite’s ever-growing list of classic and pulp properties.

Thankfully Ross & Trautmann decided not to go contemporary with their reimagining, which could have been tacky (though I don’t include the 1980 movie in this category, which is all kinds of awesome). Instead they decide to keep the story in the 1930s, and set it against the backdrop of the burgeoning Second World War. Ming the Merciless has an agent on Earth, who has rebelled, and decided to claim the planet for himself, and so Ming decides to punish the Earth by triggering a multitude of “natural” disasters. The US government sends Flash to Switzerland, to enlist the help of fringe scientist Hans Zarkov, and on the way he bumps into DoS researcher Dale Arden. When the pair meet Zarkov their adventure really begins.

In terms of plotting, I really like the approach that the pair took, and think that it was a nice touch mixing it in with WWII. It’s pretty obvious that Hitler is Ming’s agent, but it still works, nonetheless. Inevitably, the plot involves a bit of comic book science, but they don’t try to get overly technical with it, and keep it feeling quite pulpy. I also like the fact that, as is shown at the end of the book, this is not just a story about Flash and co. going to Mongo, but also of some infamous residents of Mongo coming to Earth.

The script for the series is written by Eric Trautmann who does a wonderful job of contemporizing the storytelling, while staying true to the story’s pulp origins. By this, I mean that he takes the more modern approach of telling the story without the use of heavy exposition and extensive monologue, and instead allows the artwork to speak for itself, and keep his script to mostly dialog, with some light exposition imparted through Television broadcasts. At the same time, he keeps the language used feeling very authentic, with characters speaking in a very 1930s fashion, and using many sayings and slang words native to the period.

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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) -->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: | 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
08/13/14 @ 4:10 pm EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Legends of Red Sonja

“We Were Part Of An Email Tree, So I Always Knew Who Was Writing What” – Nancy A Collins On Collaborating For Legends Of Red Sonja

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Dan Wickline

With this week’s release of Legends Of Red Sonja trade, we get to see the She-Devil with a Sword written by some of the top talent in the industry. Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella) had a story in the first issue of the series and she talks to Kevin Pearl about her involvement in the project.

KEVIN PEARL: What about the Red Sonja character most appeals to you?

NANCY A COLLINS: That she’s a no-nonsense kind of gal who knows how to get things done, and ...

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