05/23/17 @ 2:50 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that the classic pulp comic book series Turok returns with an all-new interpretation of the iconic character courtesy of writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, Hyperion) and artist Álvaro Sarraseca (Witchblade). With the debut issue set for release in August 2, 2017, Turok #1 also features a bonus Doc Spektor back-up story by Aubrey Sitterson (Street Fighter X, G.I. Joe) and Dylan Burnett (Weavers), a continuation of the serial in the Turok sister titles, The Sovereigns and Magnus.
In the latest Turok adventure, the fascist Saurian soldiers of the Varanid Empire-part dinosaur, part man, all bad-news-have seized control of the Lost Valley, and only the mysterious dinosaur hunter Turok is willing or able to stand against them! But right now, Turok only cares about one thing: tracking down a mysterious missing girl that could hold all of the clues as to how the Lost Valley has changed from the fantastical prehistoric land readers know and love.
Writer Chuck Wendig says, "I wasn't sure initially about tackling Turok because I wanted to do such a weird and wonderful story world justice -- but then, while talking with Dynamite Senior Editor Matt Idelson about all the stuff going on in the real world, an idea hit me in the chest like one of Turok's arrows. I'm excited to come on board and to hopefully bring something different to the story and to the character, while also keeping the spirit of what makes Turok awesome. And I'm hoping everyone enjoys reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it!"
Chuck Wendig, comic book writer, screenwriter, and blogger, is best known for his popular website Terribleminds.com, as well as for his 2015 novel Star Wars: Aftermath, which debuted at #4 on The New York Times Best Seller list, and #4 on USA Today's best seller list. In 2013, he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Artist Álvaro Sarraseca says, "I love drawing Turok. I made some character designs of him and finally we chose the wildest. As hunters usually wear the skins of their prey, I asked myself why Turok could not do the same thing? There are no limits for creativity here! This new version of Turok tears apart anything we saw before. I think it will attract new readers who didn't have any previous interest in the character."
"I knew Chuck was both incredibly creative and could bring great depth to his characters, and he's really managed to capture everything that's great about Turok while reinventing the character in a fun and mysterious way," says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor with Dynamite Entertainment. "Álvaro was the miraculous result of a loooong search for the perfect artist for this character and more importantly, Chuck's story. They make a hell of a team, and their work on the first issue already outshines the serial backup we've been running to set up the series."
"When Dynamite launched the Gold Key line in 2014, we were able to introduce new readers to a now reestablished universe, which has since served as the foundation for further series that we have continued to build upon," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "With the recent success of our series, The Sovereigns, these legendary characters have taken on a new life of their own, and we're excited to bring the world's first and foremost dinosaur hunter back to the pages of comics!"
The debut issue of Turok features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Aaron Lopresti (Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman), interior artist Álvaro Sarraseca, Aaron Conley (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), and Andy Belanger (Southern Cross), respectively. Limited variant editions in "Black & White" and "Virgin Art" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.
Originally published by Gold Key Comics from 1954 through 1982, Turok, Son of Stone chronicled the adventures of a young Native American man in the 18th century, who finds himself deep in the Carlsbad canyons where he must confront "ancient forms of life which have disappeared from all other parts of the world." Since the original comic book run, Turok continued at several comic publishers before finding its home at Dynamite Entertainment in 2014. In additional to the 2014 and now 2017 eponymous series, the character has also appeared in Dynamite's Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult, Gold Key: Alliance, and The Sovereigns.
Turok #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Turok #1 with their local comic book retailers. Turok #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.
05/28/20 @ 5:02 pm EST
05/28/20 @ 4:34 pm EST
Tomorrow (Friday), master painter Lucio Parrillo will be joining creator and self-publisher Billy Tucci on the PopXP Youtube channel
. Lucio will be discussing his career as a comic book cover artist, the decade of beautiful contributions to Dynamite titles, and most of all his current and first-ever crowdfunding campaign for his exclusive Vampirella variant.Click here at Noon EST Friday to watch the discussion. (9 AM PST, 5 PM BST).
Billy himself is no stranger to Vampirella and crowdfunding, as his independent creation Shi crossed over with the Daughter of Drakulon back in 1997 and then again last year for a special dual anniversary celebration cover. He's successfully crowdfunded a big comeback for Shi with the upcoming Return of the Warrior.
And through PopXP (formerly known as Crowdfunding Comics) with Nile Scala, he's made waves talking to comic book pros from all corners. Guests have included Marc Silvestri, Humberto Ramos, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Brian Pulido, Erik Larsen, Chuck Dixon and countless more.Click here to check out Lucio Parrillo's exclusive Vampirella cover on Indiegogo
05/28/20 @ 4:32 pm EST
Dynamite and Fanatical announce a goodies-stuffed digital comics bundle - available right now!
The clock is already counting down, so check out the deals! - Dynamite & Fanatical Bundle
This promotion launches as part of Fanatical's BundleFest, coinciding with several additional deals for all kinds of fans, across comics, video games and more. Featuring over 70 individual issues and a dozen graphic novels, the Dynamite bundle touts a whopping 95% savings on over $300 worth of great comics.
Across three tiers starting at just one dollar, fans can fit their haul to their budget. Particular highlights include the timeless cartooning of upcoming Green Hornet artist Anthony Marques in the Savage Tales of Vampirella one-shot. Or the 380-page tome of Vampirella's earliest stories. And the beautiful and badass portrayal of Red Sonja by artist Carlos Gomez with the whipsmart writing of Amy Chu. As well as Van Jensen and Dennis Calero's pitch-perfect adaptation of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novel to the graphic novel form.
Other creators who contributed to books in the bundle include Mike Carey, Steve Niles, Nancy A. Collins, Greg Pak, Vita Ayala, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jim Zub, Max Bemis, Roy Thomas, Leah Williams, Ethan Sacks, Michael Moreci, David Avallone and countless more!
Check out the offerings available in each tier below, with each successive one also including previous items.
Army of Darkness Furious Road #1 – 6
Barbarella #1 – 6
Centipede #1 – 5
Savage Tales of Vampirella
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #1 – 6
The Bionic Man vs The Bionic Woman #1 – 5
For just a single buck, that's $60 worth of top tier comics!
Read More Here
05/26/20 @ 8:16 pm EST
Yep, it's streeeeetch goal time! The campaign has been such a success so far that we're bringing in some extra goodies for everyone who's already joined the party, and those yet to come on in. Over the holiday weekend, we passed $26,000 and 200 backers. And one very lucky collector locked themselves in for Lucio's one-of-a-kind original painting! A huge congrats to that fan!
To show our gratitude for all this support, we are setting a stretch goal of $30,000 which will give every physical backer a promo trading card of Lucio's breathtaking masterpiece. This card will feature a minimalist design to emphasize the artwork itself, and as with the comics will be incredibly limited based on the number of backers of the campaign.Check out the campaign now and help unlock the stretch goal!
05/22/20 @ 7:39 pm EST
Two fantastically talented creators. One badass and historically crucial character. A groundbreaking story. Gorgeous artwork. Available directly for the fans through crowdfunding.
Billy Tucci and Maria Laura Sanapo have a classified project they're cooking up. If you poke around social media, you may figure it out... Or just click below for the partial reveal and to sign up for updates. We'll show you some more teases as the launch approaches, and will let you know ASAP when it's live.Click Here To Get The Latest Teases & Updates!
05/21/20 @ 5:47 pm EST
Super sales are ending and continuing, and ComiXology is full of energy with the industry getting back to full steam!
First of all, check out the first new release from Dynamite in a while, with RED SONJA #15 available now! Critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell continues to weave this witty grounded yet action packed tale of Sonja the Red, now dealing with being Queen of Hyrkania in "peacetime" in Year Two. The art by Bob Q balances impressive action and cartooning for a classic, timeless style. Reviews have been great, so check it out!
Our Sci-Fi sale ends tonight! 13 thrilling graphic novels are deep discounted, as well as all their respective single issues. Below are some of the standouts included, but click here to browse the full sale!
It's still running for a couple more days, but don't gloss over the Dynamite Select Sale either! With a huge selection of 50 books, there's something for everyone!
And for a recommendation from us, we advise straddling both sales and piecing together a binge reading collection of work from the master Howard Chaykin! You'll find all the below books across these two spectacular sales. All of these are whipsmart tales that pushed against the boundaries of comics and continue to inspire readers and creators today. Though we warn that they do employ mature subject matter.
05/19/20 @ 7:37 pm EST
Yep, we heard you! Many fans were asking for a graded option on this crowdfunded variant cover, and we made it happen. Now every version of the cover is available graded, and as a bundle. In addition to all the awesome existing options and add-ons. We're guaranteeing a 9.8 grade too! Keep the great ideas coming and maybe we could have another fan-inspired update!
Get yours now on Indiegogo!
05/19/20 @ 7:35 pm EST
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to brand new comic releases from Dynamite! It's been a while, but everything seems to be getting back on track. At Dynamite we're choosing to ramp back up slowly while leading off with heavy hitters, to accommodate fans and stores in different circumstances. For our glorious planned return to an official New Comic Book Day on May 20, we've got Red Sonja #15 here for you!
#BackTheComeback and make sure to play your part in making the industry come back strong! Check with your Local Comic Shop about any changes to hours and policies while we get everything revved back up. Stay safe, and most of all #ReadMoreComics!
RED SONJA #15Writer: Mark Russell I Art: Bob Q
Covers A: Jae Lee I B: Joseph Linsner I C: Bob Q
Covers D: Marc Laming I E: Cosplay (Katy DeCobray)
Adam Gorham 7-Copy INC I Andrew Pepoy 10-Copy INC I Roberto ...
05/18/20 @ 3:26 pm EST
Guess what? Dynamite is back in stores this week! Make sure to grab RED SONJA #15 and #BackTheComeback. Check with your store about hours and details. But many of us will still be dealing to some extent with the quarantine and social distancing. So we are going to continue sharing these fun videos with you. Subscribe to us on Youtube to get notified as soon as they go up.
This time we have writer extraordinaire David Avallone. Or do we? He seems to be deep undercover with a suave mustache. Bringing that trademark humor that makes his work on Elvira and Bettie Page so beloved by fans. After watching this, head to David's own channel to see him talk about and read classic pulp fiction.
Can you tell if it's the real Avallone?
To support David and Dynamite, check out some of his work below! We recommend contacting your Local Comic Shop about their availability to support the industry and your community. We've also included links for other options.
ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK & THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA
Writer: David Avallone I Art: Dave Acosta, Fran Strukan
The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley's monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres ...
05/16/20 @ 12:41 pm EST
Yes, that's right! Lucio's new exclusive Vampirella cover completely blew away its initial goal. In just half an hour enough fans supported his variant that it will officially be printed. You can join them right here!
We're thrilled to be working with Lucio, one of the top tier cover artists in the industry and an unparalleled painter for his flavor of the macabre. His visions breathe life into the characters with a vitality that is seldom seen. And this breathtaking portrayal of Vampirella is one of his greatest ever. We've been proud to work with him for nearly a full decade and play a role in his meteoric rise.
Jump over to the campaign page to look out for more videos of his painting process and stretch goals announcing soon!
And share the project with your buddies! Click here to share the campaign on Twitter now.
Get Your Exclusive Vampirella Comic Here!