05/16/12 @ 4:37 pm EST
IN COMIC STORES EVERYWHERE THIS COMING AUGUST!
This coming August, Vampirella and Barnabas Collins meet for the first time EVER in Dark Shadows/Vampirella
#1! Written by the acclaimed Marc (Manhunter
) Andreyko and drawn by Patrick Berkenkotter, with a cover by Fabiano Neves, this will be a cross-over to remember! Be sure to pick up Dark Shadows/Vampirella
#1 this coming August!
In Dark Shadows/Vampirella
#1, when the disappearance of a family friend brings Barnabas Collins to New York, he is ill-prepared for the seedy underworld of clubs that awaits him! And Vampirella's quest to find the "Big Apple Butcher" sends her on a collision course with the vampire of Collinsport! Will Vampirella and Barnabas uncover the shocking identity of this madman before they kill each another?
"Barnabas Collins and Vampirella are two classic characters in vampire lore, so getting the chance to pen their first meeting is a blast," says writer Marc Andreyko. "I remember watching Dark Shadows
reruns and sneaking peeks at the Vampirella magazines when I was just a wee lad,
so getting to do this book seems like fate! And I'm not going easy on Barnabas or Vampi in this series,
either! They are going to be put through a gauntlet of terror before this book is through!"Jim Pierson, spokesman for Dark Shadows rights owner Dan Curtis Productions, adds, "It's fun to further expand the reach of Dark Shadows and hopefully expose the classic characters to new fans who might just be discovering Barnabas with the new Johnny Depp movie."
"Cross-overs get a bad rap when they're not done right, or they feel forced," adds Dynamite editor
Joe Rybandt. "But this one felt like a natural the moment we had the idea. The setting, the characters, the bad guys...the whole thing has come together so naturally,
and Marc and Patrick are the perfect pair to make it happen."
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was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic-book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones, and more!
In addition to its critically-acclaimed titles and best-selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner, and a host of up and coming new talent!
Dynamite recently won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher, under 4% of market share, for 2011!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic-book publishers, and several of its titles--including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS--have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several Dynamite titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers List: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, and Robert Jordan's New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
09/02/20 @ 2:56 pm EST
Have you checked out our new Indiegogo campaign yet? Head on over here to stock up on all of the hottest comics and premium variant covers coming this October from your favorite superstar creators including the incredibly hot Peach Momoko! But importantly, we want to remind fans that the special 48 hours only early bird deals are soon to end! Place your order today because after midnight these great early bird offers won't be available anymore.
One pledge level offers a surprise 1-in-10 incentive cover at half off! Some of these are our fun homage covers to creators and characters like Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Batman and Spider-Man. While others feature other cool themes or artists like the connecting zombie covers we did earlier this year as an unofficial prelude to the upcoming giant crossover DIE!NAMITE.
The other is a truly unbeatable deal, with a whopping 60% off some of the rarest and most premium variants that we do at Dynamite. The limited-run virgin variants usually run at $50, and now you can get one randomly selected for just $20. Featuring Vampirella, Red Sonja, or others by artists like Lucio Parrillo, Joseph Michael Linsner or many more!
Get yours now before time runs out!
08/31/20 @ 4:00 pm EST
Dynamite announces its latest Indiegogo collectible extravaganza, live right now, the latest campaign features all the most exciting comics and premium variant covers releasing this October! From rare virgin covers, CGC graded masterpieces, all from today's best artists like Peach Momoko, Lucio Parrillo, Jae Lee, and more, there's something for every collector!
Dynamite has the collector's spirit baked into its DNA as a publisher, and with this unprecedented period of no conventions, we strive to continue to connect with the fans!
For the fans who jump on the campaign quickly, Dynamite is offering several limited quantity early bird deals for the first 48 hours like surprise 1-in-10 incentive covers or premium virgin variants for up to 60% off!
CGC graded copies of the hottest covers guaranteed at 9.8 are available too! As well as several neat rare comics like the risque black bag Bettie Page or the blood red ink edition of Joseph Michael Linsner's Dejah Thoris.
Don't Miss These Deals on Dynamite's Greatest!
08/31/20 @ 3:45 pm EST
In anticipation of the Amazon Prime Video debut of the second season of The Boys on September 4, Dynamite and Humble Bundle are teaming up to prepare fans to kick the butts of the supes with a binge-tastic digital comics bundle!
Live to purchase right now, the bundle will only be available for a limited time, so stock up! - THE BOYS & THE SUPES HUMBLE BUNDLE
Humble Bundle's tier-based structure allows fans to choose one of three exciting packages starting at just one dollar with each increasing one's haul. Altogether, this massive deal totals over 150 issues of comics and nearly 4,000 pages! That's savings of up to 98% off!
Not only is the entire 90 issue, 12 volume epic of Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and company's The Boys included, but Dynamite is shaking things up by letting readers side with "the supes!" The Project Superpowers franchise, initially orchestrated by superstar artist and creator Alex Ross, has been added for those who wish to defy Billy Butcher. The most recent Death-Defying 'Devil storyline by acclaimed writer Gail Simone is one of the included titles. And the even newer first two issues of the sequel/prequel to The Boys, Dear Becky have been added. Which side are the "good guys" and which are the "bad guys?" Each reader can decide for themselves after they've binge read!
Tying even more into the lore of The Boys is the ironic yet fitting charitable sponsor for this bundle, WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Those who've watched the first season of the Prime show or are familiar with the comics know that the character The Deep, played by Chace Crawford, has a certain... affinity for dolphins. Leaning into this fan-favorite scene from the series and supporting a fantastic cause was a natural ...
08/27/20 @ 1:59 pm EST
Welcome to The Boys! Just in time for the launch of Season 2 on Prime Video, Dynamite launches a special Kickstarter campaign for fans and collectors to get a trio of limited edition commemorative comics! Support the campaign on Kickstarter here!
Never before available, Dynamite is creating logo and trade dress-free "virgin" variants of three of the most important issues of the genre-defying smash hit original comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson to celebrate the new season. These special releases are the perfect addition to any longtime The Boys fan's complete collection, or a fantastic starting point for newcomers.
The Boys exist in a world of superheroes, just like many popular comics. But with the wit of Ennis and Robertson, these supes are corrupt and out of control, driven by fame, fortune and debauchery above their power and responsibility. In come the titular Boys, lead by Billy Butcher and on the case of confronting these celebrity supes and kicking some sense into them - brutally and fatally if needed.
The three historic key issues selected for this campaign all mark an important development in the story and history of the series. The Boys #1 is of course the premiere issue and the first appearance of Billy Butcher, "Wee" Hughie Campbell, A-Train, and even Billy's dog Terror. Then the third issue marks another onslaught of firsts. The Seven debut, with members Starlight, Homelander, Queen Maeve, and Black Noir making their debuts. When the series was originally published in 2006, it got everyone's attention and plenty of controversy. Following an amicable move from Wildstorm to Dynamite, #7 kicked off the series under its new banner and the second story arc. The cover also calls ...
08/19/20 @ 9:31 pm EST
We've got not one, but TWO sweet stretch goals to announce for fans! If you haven't grabbed Lucio Parrillo's latest beautiful exclusive Red Sonja variant cover on Indiegogo
, join the party and invite your friends!
One special part of this new limited edition comics beyond the jaw-dropping cover is the actual story inside! To commemorate Lucio's long association with Dynamite and Red Sonja, as well as the publisher's 15th anniversary, the issue will be a representation of the original Red Sonja
#1 from 2005! The comic that kicked off a long legacy of fan-favorite and critically acclaimed Sonja sagas from us. Written by Mike Carey (Lucifer, X-Men Legacy
) and Michael Avon Oeming (Powers
) and with interior art by Hyrkanian legend Mel Rubi, it's the perfect encapsulation of history and top comic book storytelling to match the new cover.
When Lucio's campaign reaches the very close $12,000 mark, we'll be sending all backers a digital version of that aforementioned issue when the campaign ends!
But that's not it! Then when the campaign jumps up to $15,000, we'll be sending out digital copies of the entire first arc of #1-6 so you can read the whole story! Check out some of these awesome pages from artist Mel Rubi.Help Fellow Fans Unlock These Stretch Goals!
08/18/20 @ 11:59 am EST
Dynamite announces the apocalypse, at least in comic books, with this October's zombie-infested DIE!NAMITE!
Uniting all of Dynamite's hit characters like never before, DIE!NAMITE crosses through time and space with a deadly zombie infection. While Peter Cannon and Tabu fight nefarious criminals and Vampirella flies through space on a Drakulonian ship, each discovers a brewing dark mystery. Soon, these heroes, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, Project Superpowers, and more will collide and come together to battle the biggest threat any of them have ever faced. And they aren't guaranteed to survive the ordeal, in general, or specifically with certain limbs!
Written by two-way threat Declan Shalvey (Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan, Moon Knight) and zombie expert Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules) and drawn by newcomer sensations Vincenzo Carratu (Lady Zorro) and Justin Mason (Vengeance of Vampirella), the series will be stuffed with kinetic and gruesome action. Dynamite faithful may be familiar with Justin already from special sequences starring the grisly Vampirella villain Hemorrhage, and that same bloody energy is being brought to this series from the whole creative team. Colorist Kike J. Diaz (Army of Darkness) brings a diverse palette and buckets of blood to the page.
"This project is just fun, fun, fun," said writer Declan Shalvey. "Getting to play with these icons - and in some cases, ripping them apart - is not quite the entertainment I was expecting to have this year. Pulp gets pulped in the R-rated Hollywood blockbuster of the Dynamite universe."
"I'm excited to come on board as part of this DIE!NAMITE team. I always look forward to returning to the zombie realm," said writer Fred Van Lente. "In addition to the masked undead, we're also going to all sorts of new worlds ...
08/17/20 @ 3:34 pm EST
Dynamite announces today that all comic titles through August 31 Final Order Cutoff and September 23 on-sale are fully returnable by retailers.
The current climate that impacts many retailers and businesses at this time has persisted, and Dynamite is recommitting to their efforts in assisting partners through it. This extends a policy that has been active since March and is the second such extension. Dynamite has been overwhelmed by the positive support from retailers even in this difficult period, with double-digit order increases at FOC and higher sell-through rates at Diamond.
Direct market retailers are integral to the health of the comics market and medium and Dynamite stands with these hardworking advocates of everyone's favorite art form, creators, characters and stories. In this era, the comic book store and its wares are ultimately also the nexus by which so much of the rest of popular entertainment revolves or takes cues from. This announcement joins another today noting the continued discounts offered to retailers on perennial products and more by Dynamite, an effort that is also continuing from a string of sales all through this year.
"Retailers are incredibly important to us. Neither of us can do our jobs and survive without the other," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We instituted this returnable program and others, then we extended it, and now we're extending it again. Though some may laugh at that, we're always trying to be optimistic that everyone will be fully pulled out of this pandemic sooner than later. But we are always ready to adjust accordingly and continue our support for our partners so we can continue thriving under these conditions." Read More Here
08/14/20 @ 10:13 am EST
Dynamite announces an extensive slate of sales for retailer partners on graphic novels and more this coming season in October and November, right before the holidays.
Across nearly the entire line, graphic novels, statues, trading cards and other items will be discounted significantly for retailers to get prepared for the holiday season. Titles included will feature fan-favorite stories from acclaimed creators on Vampirella, Red Sonja, The Boys, John Wick, Elvira and much more. Fans can expect to see some of these exciting goodies at their local comic shops to grab themselves or for a loved one. More details will be shared with retailers soon.
"Retailers are the lifeblood of this industry and 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "During the shutdown early into the pandemic and continuing, we offered several sales across all our product categories and properties. Retailers were able to order our perennial graphic novels at incredible discounts, and our marketing team assisted them with the hooks and stories attached to the product to result in sales while most stories had to experiment with curbside pickup and mail-order options. As the crucial holiday season approaches, still with some uncertainty in some areas, we're re-upping our efforts in this area."
08/14/20 @ 10:11 am EST
Coming in October, Dynamite pays homage to one of the cornerstones and early successes of comics with variant covers inspired by the dark detective.
A top-tier gang of artists contribute to the special set, and they are no cowardly lot. Across six of Dynamite's top titles, vampires, barbarians, Martian queens, and pinup queens reenact iconic covers and artwork from throughout the prolific career of everyone's favorite caped crusader. Will Robson, Jonathan Lau, Vincenzo Federici, and Stephen Mooney answer the signal in the sky for this fun project. Kike J. Diaz and Andrew Dalhouse join as colorists with Robson and Lau, respectively, forming their dynamic duos, while Federici and Mooney color themselves.
Of course one must homage the original foundation of it all. And from one bat-themed comic hero to another, Vampirella #15 portrays the iconic Detective Comics #27. Matching her new title's Hollywood connection, Bettie Page #4 is a natural fit for the theatrical Detective Comics #38, which debuted the boy wonder. Showing her boundless strength and cunning, the She-Devil With a Sword employs some over-the-knee back-breaking as Red Sonja #20 mirrors Batman #497 by the legendary Kelley Jones. Vampi and Sonja stand up to the spotlight, as Vampirella/Red Sonja #12 bows out with a tribute to Batman #9. Fitting with their shared identities of fantastical imagined technology and architecture, Dejah Thoris #9 pulls Gotham by Gaslight as a wild card. Last but certainly not least, a timeless moment from Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One jumps out at readers on DIE!namite #1.
"I really enjoyed doing these covers! The bat-verse is my favourite corner of the comic book world, so getting the opportunity to put my own spin on some iconic covers was an absolute treat," said Will Robson. "I really love Vampirella and ...
08/13/20 @ 3:22 pm EST
Following the success with their crowdfunded Vampirella comic, Lucio Parrillo and Dynamite team up again on a fiery-hot limited edition Red Sonja comic on Indiegogo!
Parrillo has a long and storied history with the She-Devil with a Sword. His earliest depictions of Dynamite's sword and sorcery heroine were in the Queen Sonja series over a decade ago, and since then he's painted her across different series and many styles. To many fans, he is likely the definitive cover artist for the character based on his prolific output and top tier craft. This latest masterpiece balances two of Lucio's favorite elements of fantasy art, the beautiful human form and the raw violence that can come of it, as Sonja rests surrounded by severed heads after a fierce battle.
Fans can add this comic to their collection in a variety of ways. The standard edition with the iconic logo will fit alongside the majority of comics one picks up off the rack each Wednesday. For those looking for a more dedicated presentation to appreciate Lucio's painting, an alternate "virgin" version free of logos is available. While a black and white alteration emphasizes his adeptness with light and shadows in his work. Options for signed and CGC graded copies are available. Or get all of the above! As an add-on, collectors can get a beautiful enlarged 18 by 24 inches lithograph of the painting. The high-quality print is ready for framing.
Additional options in the campaign include a statue based on fellow Red Sonja legend Frank Thorne's art, rare promo trading cards, and the Vampirella #10 limited edition comic Lucio did. Those remaining copies are available at an increased premium now that its campaign is over, so don't miss out ...