03/20/17 @ 1:23 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to launch Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness
, an all-new series in the popular comic book franchise based on the 1992 cult favorite film, with a #0 issue at the introductory retail price of only $0.99. This great value, billed as "S-Mart Special Pricing" as a in-joke to hardcore AOD
enthusiasts, will welcome new fans as the perfect comic book "impulse buy". The opening chapter in the latest Army of Darkness
epic comes courtesy of the red-hot writing team of Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92
), along with artist Mauro Vargas (Crossed: Badlands
For 25 years, Ash Williams has been waging a war in film and comics against the Army of Darkness
. Now, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present the next thrilling chapter, kicking off in this special prelude! Ash may be the Chosen One, but that doesn't mean he can hold down a steady job at S-Mart. When he's scrambling for employment, will he find himself once again thrown into battle against the Deadites? Here's a hint: The book ain't called Ash: The Guy With A Regular Job Who Doesn't Battle Against The Forces of Evil.
"Army of Darkness
, and really Sam Raimi's entire filmography, is such a major influence on how we approach storytelling," says co-writer Chad Bowers. "Being turned loose inside that sandbox and having a chance to add to the AOD
mythology feels like something we've been working toward for years, and hopefully it reads that way, too. And I dare anybody to tell me Ash Williams isn't the toughest ass-kicker in horror! What he lacks in brains, he more than makes up for by having a chainsaw for a hand. That'll get you a long way in this world!"
"I saw Army of Darkness
when I was nine, and I've literally described it as a life-changing experience. It might've been the most influential movie I've ever watched -- in terms of the stories that I like and how much I love smartass everyman heroes that stumble into having to do the right thing -- and almost everything I've written has had a variation on that idea kicking around in it," says co-writer Chris Sims. "One of our big goals whenever we sit down to write a new story is to keep things moving fast enough that nobody has a chance to get bored, and with Ash, escalating those situations was so much fun."
"Chad and Chris bring such vibrant life to their scripts; they translate their own enthusiasm so incredibly to the work, and they are Army of Darkness
fans through and through. Teaming them with Mauro Vargas, an exceptional rising star (especially in the realm of hardcore horror), will ensure that longtime fans and curious newcomers are more than satisfied!" says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "Celebrating AOD's anniversary with a 99-cent introductory-priced #0 issue is a great way for our retail partners to welcome as many customers as possible to the world of Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness
with minimal risk. Put copies on your store shelves and watch as impulse buys ensue -- Ash is back, and we couldn't be happier!"
The 99-cent debut issue of Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness
features a cover by superstar artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & The X-Men
). Five variant editions are available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue with stocking thresholds. These variant editions include three "Sneak Peek" editions by Reilly Brown (Deadpool & Cable
), series artist Mauro Vargas (Crossed: Badlands
), and Pasquale Qualano (Doctor Who
); a "Blood Red" Line Art cover edition by the aforementioned Nick Bradshaw; and a J. Scott Campbell "13th Anniversary Flashback" cover edition, re-presenting the very first Army of Darkness
comic book cover when Dynamite launched its flagship title in 2004.Army of Darkness
is a 1992 fantasy/comedy film with strong horror elements starring Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice
), the third installment in a trilogy featuring reluctant hero Ash Williams. Directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man
), the film saw its tough-as-nails, wise-cracking protagonist transported from the modern era to the Dark Ages in his continuing war against demonic evil.Army of Darkness
generated a dedicated fan following for its premise and lead actor. Since 2004, Dynamite Entertainment has been the proud home to Army of Darkness
comic books.Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' April 2017Previews
catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness
will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
09/17/19 @ 4:55 pm EST
Dynamite announces the slate of November 2019 titles available for collaborative variant covers exclusive to comic book retailers and even independent creators. This month includes a fun-filled first issue and early entries in several flagship titles. Dynamite welcomes retailers and creators to make cool comics for their customers and fans! See more info on prominent November releases below, and any other Dynamite titles are available as well.
KISS ZOMBIES #1Writer: Ethan Sacks I Art: Rodney Buchemi - Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99Please note that we would need your confirmation by September 25 and a completed cover by October 3, so if you are interested please contact email@example.com ASAP!
Contact Patrick O’Connell to order at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #2Writer: Tom Sniegoski I Art: Michael Sta. Maria - Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99Please note that we would need your confirmation by September 25 and a completed cover by October 3, so if you are interested please contact email@example.com ASAP!
Contact Patrick O’Connell to order at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VAMPIRELLA #5Writer: Christopher Priest I Art: Ergün Gündüz - Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99Please note that we would need your confirmation by October 9 and a completed cover by October 17, so if you are interested please contact email@example.com ASAP!
Contact Patrick O’Connell to order at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VAMPIRELLA/RED SONJA #3Writer: Jordie Bellaire I Art: Drew Moss - Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99Please note that we would need your confirmation by October 2 and a completed cover by October 11, so if you ...
09/14/19 @ 8:35 pm EST
We've catapulted past $50,000! Now let's pass $75,000? We can do it! What are you waiting for? Jump on board and get yourself over 130 issues of Red Sonja comics old and new! Over 3,500 pages for just $18 or less! And supporting charities the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship!
Click here! - RED SONJA BUNDLE
Let's focus on some of those more recent gems!
First, the ultimate inclusion for a Red Sonja bundle is the most recent material! The first five issues of the flagship ongoing series by Mark Russell are included. This series launched in February 2019 and features interior art by Mirko Colak Read More Here
09/12/19 @ 8:24 pm EST
Don't miss the celebration and this rare collector's item! The Indiegogo campaign for Billy Tucci's exclusive Vampirella & Shi cover ends tomorrow night! Copies are limited and will ship as soon as the campaign ends!
The Daughter of Drakulon and Ana Ishikawa share this stunning cover, as only Tucci could draw them. Underneath the cover is the fan-favorite and critically acclaimed first issue of Christopher Priest's new flagship series which has already sold a whopping 130,000 copies!
On Indiegogo, fans can order the cover in multiple versions and with add-ons depending on their budget and desires. There are multiple variations of the comic book and one can also get an 18 by 24-inch lithograph print. Also available are editions of almost everything signed by Tucci himself. As well as combination packages with multiple items.
Tucci and his creation Ana Ishikawa (aka Shi) have a long shared history with Vampirella. The characters have crossed over in stories multiple times, even being written by industry legends Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison and Mark Millar. Tucci has done covers for those as well as high profile Vampirella projects including Death & Destruction, Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion and the just collected Roses for the Dead.
Don't miss your chance to get these beautiful exclusive covers! Available for a limited time and in limited quantities on Indiegogo!
09/10/19 @ 9:05 am EST
The Red Sonja Humble Bundle has been a roaring success so far, but we know some folks haven't seen it yet or are still on the fence. So here's the deal... 131 issues, 3,797 pages, all for just $18, with options as low as a buck! That's 95% off a huge haul of digital comics that would normally tally up to almost $350! Get a ton of sweet comics and support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship by pushing the total over $50,000! What are you waiting for? Support these great charities and get comics!
Click here! - RED SONJA BUNDLE
The content in the bundle gets you big scoops of Red Sonja from every important era! Maybe you're more of a classic Marvel era fan and love Frank Thorne's sensual art. Or you love that historic return to comics with Dynamite's first She-Devil with a Sword run. Did Gail Simone hook you in with her revolutionary take on the fiery-haired heroine? You might want to check on the recently finished run by upcoming Amazing Mary Jane artist Carlos Gomez. Could even get caught up to right now with the first several issues of Mark Russell's current historical epic-inspired portrayal. But why pick favorites? ALL of these classic stories can be yours! Plus even more!
A portion of all proceeds will be contributed to the charities the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship. These organizations serve the important mission of defending writers and artists that face threats of silencing and worse.
As a cherry on top or perhaps the chocolatey core filling, current writer Mark Russell has crafted an in-continuity yet standalone issue-length story which can only be found ...
09/04/19 @ 8:24 pm EST
Dynamite and Humble Bundle announce the launch of a Hyrkanian-sized bundle deal with over 120 digital issues of Red Sonja and supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! AND ongoing Red Sonja writer Mark Russell has written a new standalone tale exclusive to Humble Bundle!
The bundle will only be available for a short time, so check it out here! - RED SONJA BUNDLE
Humble Bundle's innovative pricing scale allows fans to pay what they want to fit their budget exactly. Their purchase will fall into one of four tiers, unlocking more and more comics with each tier and including those from the previous ones. At the top tier, one can get the equivalent of 131 issues for only $18, which is 95% off what would normally be approximately a whopping $350! In terms of page count, that all adds up to an insane 3,797 pages of comic books.
Stories from top writers and artists are included in this bundle, including but not limited to Gail Simone, Peter David, Frank Cho, Mike Carey, Amy Chu, Lucio Parrillo, Luke Lieberman, Michael Avon Oeming, Marguerite Bennett, Walter Geovani, Carlos Gomez, Mel Rubi and countless more!
The exclusive story, titled "Petitioning the Queen," is a fun special story of Red Sonja struggling to prepare for a massive war while juggling her other new duties as Queen of Hyrkania. A pair of "magical" dwarves cause havoc in the streets and force Sonja to confront powers far beyond her understanding. It's not to be missed, as story elements here will reverberate in the flagship and something else coming up...
Ongoing Red Sonja writer and multiple Eisner nominee Mark Russell (Wonder Twins, The Flintstones) is joined by co-writer Bryce Ingman (Read More Here
08/29/19 @ 11:45 am EST
Dynamite announces a strengthened licensing deal with creator Joseph Michael Linsner to help celebrate his iconic indie creation Dawn's 30th anniversary!
This bolsters the already strong relationship that Dynamite and Linsner have shared for years. Including the existing Dawn statue, which Linsner's dedicated fans showed out in droves to support. Additionally available this fall in time for the holidays are collections of Linsner's Dynamite published series, collectible promo trading cards and a premium quality giclée print.
Linsner continues to be one of Dynamite's most treasured and fan-favorite cover artists, with ongoing contributions to the Red Sonja flagship series as well as other recent covers for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Bettie Page. 2014 saw the release of the smash-hit crossover series Dawn/Vampirella, written and drawn by Linsner. The paperback edition of that collection will hit store shelves this November. Together with his writing partner and Vampirella super fan, Kristina Deak-Linsner, he created the critically acclaimed Vampirella: Roses for the Dead limited series which brought the Daughter of Drakulon's cousin Evily the witch back to prominence. The Roses for the Dead hardcover collection released this August.
"I am thrilled to be working with Nick Barrucci and the great folks at Dynamite to help celebrate Dawn’s 30th anniversary," said creator Joseph Michael Linsner. "I’ve known Nick ...
08/29/19 @ 10:52 am EST
Diabolical! Everyone and their mother has watched The Boys on Prime Video by now! If they haven't, they need to get on that ASAP! Dynamite is treating new The Boys fans and those going back over a decade to an avalanche of awesome collectibles and merchandise - just in time for the holiday season!
As the new paperback omnibus editions of The Boys sell like crazy, Dynamite is reprinting them as well as making sure retailers have everything they need to satisfy today's supes-hating Boys. Including trading cards, enamel pins and even some limited edition collectible currency!
Right off the bat, the hotly anticipated fifth omnibus is out right on time for the gift-giving season! The longrunning plot comes to a head in this volume, as the main story reveals backstory on The Boys as an organization and teases the upcoming conflicts. Also included in this book is the essential origin story of Billy Butcher in his spinoff miniseries Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. Featuring writing front to back by master Garth Ennis and art by co-creator Darick Robertson and co-conspirators John McCrea, Russ Braun and Keith Burns. This penultimate volume is available with a cover by Robertson spotlighting Frenchie or a photo from the show with his crush The Female. Additionally, the first three volumes of The Boys omnibuses art covers are available signed and remarked by artist Darick Robertson, while the photo editions will be available signed by writer Garth Ennis.
On the collectibles front, first are two 7-card sets of trading cards. One features the eponymous Boys squad of Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, Frenchie, the Female, The Legend, and Billy's trusty bulldog Terror. In a world where costumed heroes soar through ...
08/29/19 @ 10:45 am EST
Dynamite announces the first collection of Mark Russell's acclaimed run on Red Sonja for release in November.
The volume, titled Scorched Earth, reprints issues 1 through 6 of the currently ongoing series and the Lord of Fools one-shot special. This tale of metal and blood chronicles the She-Devil of the Hyrkanian Steppes through becoming queen of her homeland, political and physical bouts with Dragan the Magnificent of Zamora, the introduction of her nephew Kryon, past and present tangles with supernatural forces and much more!
At nearly 180 meaty pages of storytelling, Scorched Earth is a great value at only $19.99. The creative, editorial and marketing teams all agreed that of course the first entire arc needs to be kept together. Fans are getting a sweet deal on this book to start their collection of these volumes off right!
This story is delivered as only the Eisner-nominated writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, The Flintstones) and artist Mirko Colak (Conan) could deliver. Not to be discounted for their similarly acclaimed contributions are colorist Dearbhla Kelly (The Wild Storm: Michael Cray) and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt, Lone Ranger) - also an Eisner-nominated critic by night! Artists Bob Q and Katie O'Meara make additional contributions in the special and in critical flashbacks. The tome is all wrapped up in Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts's breathtaking cover from the second issue.
Writer Mark Russell shared, "What I wanted to do with the first six issues of this story is to show Sonja, not only as somebody who’s good with a sword, but a warrior of the mind as well. Somebody who’s capable of leading people through the darkest danger they’ve ever faced. "
"This first volume (of many!) is designed for the reader that’s familiar with Sonja The Red, ...
08/26/19 @ 1:24 pm EST
Vampirella has dominated the comic book page, and now sets her sights on collectible coins! Dynamite is releasing two unique 4-coin sets, with the exclusive world premiere available through Sideshow. Each coin features a stunning artistic take on Vampirella by top artists Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Stanley "Artgerm" Lau and Lucio Parrillo!
Dynamite's limited-edition coins use an innovative colorization technique over a base of an authentic US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars, with the original artwork prominently displayed on the obverse side of each coin. Packaged with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity, featuring the artwork of each artist and encased in an acrylic capsule to protect the coin, this currency is in fact legally able to buy a newspaper or bag of chips - but you won't want to do that!
The Vampirella 50th Anniversary Main Set will feature genuine John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars with Vampirella cover art from legendary artists Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Artgerm and Lucio Parrillo. The Vampirella 50th Anniversary Gold Set adds a layer of gold plating in real 24-karat gold to enhance the vivid cover art.
The retail price for the Main 4-coin Set is $79.96 USD per set.
The Gold 4-coin Set is available for $120 USD per set.
To celebrate Vampirella's big 50th anniversary Dynamite is premiering these new collectible coins exclusively through Sideshow.com. Sideshow is one of the leaders in specialty manufacturing and distribution of the most highly sought-after licensed and original collectible products, and Dynamite is thrilled that Sideshow is premiering these limited edition coins.
"In our 15-year history, Dynamite has always strived to offer fans not only the highest quality comic books, but also collectibles of all types," said Nick ...
08/22/19 @ 2:35 pm EST
Dynamite announces the second entry in Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares graphic novel trilogy - Volume 2: Wrath!
Creator Pierce Brown returns for this entry, alongside co-writer Rik Hoskin (Brandon Sanderson's White Sand) and artist Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers). Toby Cypress (Omega Men, The White Suits) contributes another beautiful cover. Rounding out the team are colorist Dee Cunniffe (The Wicked + The Divine, Paper Girls) and letterer Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Aquaman, Red Sonja). Brown's cosmic tapestry expands further in this chapter continuing the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel series. Fitchner's quest for revenge continues as he and the Sons of Ares seek out the Golds who have wronged his family. Though their actions will come with repercussions and a back and forth will evolve into battles and the seeds of revolution.
The Red Rising saga depicts a future wherein mankind has explored and expanded across the cosmos. The ruling class has established a rigid caste system based on colors to stratify society, with "Golds" at the top. The eponymous first novel follows the tribulations of a Red joining a resistance movement and infiltrating Gold society to dismantle the entire system. The Sons of Ares graphic novels build the foundation for those threads by depicting the beginnings of their titular rebel organization.
"I’m excited to reunite with Rik to further expand the world of Red Rising, and to see Eli render the seething cities and mythical violence of the Society with his savage inks," said creator and writer Pierce Brown. "This is a tale of madmen and romantics. Fortunately, I’ve got two of the best to help me tell it."
"It's been a pleasure to return to the Red Rising world, with Pierce once again steering the ...