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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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07/18/14 @ 11:41 pm EST
Source: Cosmic Book News | Categories: Vampirella


Review: Vampirella #1 (Collins)

Writer: Nancy Collins,

Pencils: Patrick Berkenkotter,

Inks: Dennis Chrisotomo,

Colors: Jorge Sutil,

Letterer: Rob Steen,

Cover: Terry Dodson,

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Price: $3.99

Release Date: June 4, 2014

Vampirella gets a new start and a new #1 as this veteran character shows she can still star in one hell of a yarn.

With horror writer Nancy Collins at the helm, this is a particularly strong issue for everyone’s favorite dark mistress. There has been a kidnapping and Vampirella has been called in by the Vatican itself to investigate. All she has to hear is that Ethan Shroud is someone connected and off we go!

I was expecting a bit more of a horror vent in this one, but what Collins spins out instead is a bone-chilling detective novelette, complete with mysteries, victims and red herrings. And while we do get a bit of the mystic here, Vampirella’s strong suit as a dark detective really comes through.

And a cliffhanger that makes NOT wanting to read issue #2 impossible!

All in all, one of the strongest beginnings for Vampirella in her long, long history.

07/18/14 @ 5:51 pm EST
Source: Cosmic Book News | Categories: Black Bat

Writer: Brian Buccellato,
Art: Ronan Cliquet,
Colors: Viviane Souza,
Letterer: Rob Steen,
Cover: Jae Lee,
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 4, 2014

Coming up fast on its conclusion (and sadly this book’s final issue), this most excellent and noir chronicling of the adventures of the Black Bat hits its stride with #11. Full of answers to questions posed since issue #1 and nefarious reveals, writer Brian Buccellato begins to put a bow onto one of his most brilliant pieces of pulp writing.

Our boy Tony now knows Cameron Tell, not Oliver Snade, is the true mastermind behind pulling the strings, and as he battles for redemption there is a possibility the hero may have to violate one of his most sacred vows. Will the vigilante turn to murder, even as the cops and press had feared?

For such a character-driven yarn, #11 is also very action-packed. Artist Ronan Cliquet has already proven his mastery of cinematic tenseness with the fabled “truck issue” of Black Bat, and here too we see that same sense of urgency that carries this tale through to its final page.

Anyone who is not utterly shocked by the conclusion of #11 has not been following this series, and if you missed it you really missed it.

Simply excellent!

07/16/14 @ 3:17 pm EST
Source: Dynamite.com | Categories: Dawn Vampirella

Questions for Joseph Michael Linsner @ Dawn/Vampirella #1

Congratulations are in order on the occasion of Dawn's 25th anniversary, and those are congrats to you as creator. How does it feel to have created a character with such a legacy?

Thanks. It feels fantastic -- like a rebirth! I'm at the beginning of another 25 years and can't wait to get started. My epitaph is going to be "Joe Linsner -- The Dawn Guy", which I can deal with if that's my legacy. I'm very proud of the work I've done with Dawn on her 3 graphic novels. I'll be honest though, in 1989 when she first appeared in Cry For Dawn #1, I had no idea I'd still be drawing her 25 years later.

To my mind, I believe this is Dawn's first crossover with ANY character. But crossing over with a Dynamite signature character like Vampirella ... was there any added pressure there?

I have nothing but the greatest love and admiration for Vampi. She was designed by my favorite artist, Frank Frazetta! So that was an extra kick in the rear to make sure that I give this project my all. I'd be lying if I tried to say that Vampirella wasn't an influence on Dawn. I grew up loving Vampirella. Having the two of them meet for Dawn's 25th is bringing things full circle.

Instead of just handling the writing and covers, I now hear ...

06/12/14 @ 3:27 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dawn Vampirella
Steve Grant Talks Jennifer Blood - From Bleeding Cool

Steven Grant is probably best known for his run on The Punisher as well as his recent story-turned-film, 2 Guns. Now he is tackling the Jennifer Blood character created by Garth Ennis. Byron Brewer caught up with the writer to talk about how the new series came about and why he likes working for different companies.

BYRON BREWER: Steve, how does it feel to be working with Dynamite Comics for the very first time? And on such a special project!

STEVEN GRANT: It’s interesting. I like working with different comics companies, to get an idea of how they’re similar & different & get a view of how different approaches work creatively. Being published by Dynamite was something I felt was worth doing. So far so good.

BB: Can you tell us a little bit about how this mini-series came about and how you became a part of it?

SG: In the wake of the 2 Guns film last summer, when things momentarily appeared nice and relaxed, I ran into Nick at the San Diego con. We’d loosely chatted about doing something for years, we’ve know each other for decades now. I told him to throw anything at me for a limited series, his choice. He took it under advisement. A couple months later he dropped me an email saying he’d really like me to resurrect Garth’s Jennifer Blood. All he had to do was say Garth Ennis, one of the most consistently interesting comics writers working today. I was pretty relieved, really. I realized after I’d said “anything” that John Carter was potentially on the table. Edgar Rice Burroughs is not my thing. But Jen made ...
06/09/14 @ 2:11 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dawn Vampirella
Dynamite's Vampirella sale ends today on Monday, June 11th at 11 PM EST! All periodicals are priced at only 99 cents and collections are also incredibly discounted with prices ranging from $3.99 to $8.99!

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Make sure to take advantage of this incredible sale!

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