07/18/17 @ 10:43 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a new licensing partnership with Executive Replicas and Phicen Ltd., adding iconic horror hostess and Dynamite mainstay Vampirella
to the manufacturer's celebrated line of intricately-detailed, sci-fi and horror-related action figures. The first release, the Vampirella
Asian Version 1:6 Scale Action Figure, is slated for release in September 2017.
This officially licensed Vampirella
Asian Version 1:6 Scale Action Figure, standing twelve inches tall and fit for display with a stable base, is every bit as enchanting as her dedicated fans would come to expect. This vampiric vixen comes to life in three dimensions with a Phicen seamless body featuring stainless steel armature, and includes her trademark one-piece bikini costume, three pairs of interchangeable hands, knee-high boots, a removable cape, and more accessories. The retail price for this exquisite collectible is $149.99.
"For those that love action figure collectibles, there's never been a greater time than right now - when the craftsmanship and materials of figure development can so realistically capture the likeness of iconic characters," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "We're proud to work with the team at Executive Replicas, one of the premier designers and manufacturers of high-quality pop culture merchandise, to bring Vampirella
to collectors in the very desirable 1:6 scale format."
"This production capability was absolutely necessary when producing a character like Vampirella," Martin C. Dunlop, CEO of Executive Replicas, "Outside of a statue, there wasn't any way to produce a figure this beautiful."
Winston Dunlop II, President Executive Replicas added, "After years of trying to obtain a license and produce a Vampirella figure...the right way, finally with Phicen's patented production capability, it was a must to add the beautiful Vampirella to the list of characters using our seamless bodies." Vampirella
is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 48 years of publication, one of the comic industry's most well-known characters. Since the character's very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published four volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers (Army of Darkness
, and more). The Vampirella
franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre. An icon of horror, Vampirella
has an appeal that transcends the printed page, becoming a favorite facet of merchandising including apparel, barware, statues, jewelry, tarot cards, and more.
Since 2006, Executive Replicas has released a number of action figures, busts, statues, props, and other sci-fi and horror-related memorabilia, paying attention to every detail of classic characters and specializing in sci-fi, horror, action heroes, and villains. Executive Replicas have created highly-coveted collectibles for such renowned brands as Red Sonja
, Painkiller Jane
, 2001: A Space Odyssey
, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer
, Vincent Price
, Bettie Page
, Night of the Living Dead
, and more.
03/21/19 @ 8:31 pm EST
Coinciding with the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2019 (C2E2), Dynamite Entertainment launches a Kickstarter for a stunning Sheena statue based on art by superstar J. Scott Campbell. Supporters can preorder their copies of the limited-edition piece for an advance lower price, choose from a variety of extras and most importantly, help decide which variants will be produced!
Support the Sheena Statue Kickstarter Here!
Sculptor Steve Kiwus has masterfully brought Campbell's gorgeous cover art from Sheena Queen of the Jungle #1 to three dimensions. The high-quality resin piece is at 1/6 scale and stands approximately 10.5 inches tall with a sturdy 7.25 inches wide base. Her intricate leopard print tunic and other details are hand painted.
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle is one of the most historically important characters in comic books. Predating the biggest superheroes in the business, Sheena was created by legends Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in 1937. The heroine became the flagship character of major publisher Fiction House, starring in top selling comics for over a decade with them. Including being the first heroine to have an eponymous series, beating Wonder Woman to the punch! She has continued to be published since, most recently by Dynamite in a critically acclaimed series by writers Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) and Christina Trujillo alongside artists Moritat (Harley Quinn, The Hellblazer) and Maria Laura Sanapo (Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica). Outside of comics, Sheena has starred on the small screen, silver screen and even inspired one of the most influential punk rock songs!
What about variants? Dynamite has a tradition of producing black and white versions of each statue, for collectors who value the way it accentuates the sculpt, want an extra or might even be ...
03/21/19 @ 2:22 pm EST
Dynamite announces the next entry in Brandon Sanderson's sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel saga, White Sand Volume 3, to release in June.
New York Times #1 Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive), writer Rik Hoskin (Red Rising, Mercy Thompson) and artist Fritz Casas (Red Sonja, Miss Fury) close out this arc of the Cosmere tapestry with a bang.
On the planet of Taldain, legendary Sand Masters harness magic-like abilities to manipulate sand in wondrous ways. Following hushed conspiracy and slaughter, one still stands - the hero Kenton! Through previous volumes Kenton has come across allies and foes, honed his abilities and unearthed hidden secrets among the action and political intrigue. In this climactic chapter, Kenton must mine his willpower and abilities to survive and finally discover the truth.
"It has been a pleasure working with Dynamite and a highlight of my career to see one of my stories told so well in this medium," said writer and creator Brandon Sanderson. "Rik’s great adaptation blended with Fritz’s artistic vision bring the White Sandtrilogy to an epic conclusion."
"White Sand has been a part of my life for about five years now, so I'm excited to reach the final volume in this phase of the story. It's been a pleasure working with Brandon Sanderson and everyone else involved on these graphic novels," said writer Rik Hoskin. "Brandon has a knack for creating memorable characters who inhabit fascinating worlds full of magic and unexpected dangers. Sanderson fans will especially enjoy a certain cameo ...
03/21/19 @ 8:58 am EST
Dynamite Entertainment announces its latest sought after premium deluxe set of trading cards, featuring and celebrating cosplay models and original hand drawn spectacular sketch art!
Cosplay is one of the oldest and beloved core parts of comic book fandom. Long before the Internet and social media, super fans were toiling on costumes to wear to the earliest conventions. Two of the most popular cosplay inspirations in the 1970s and 80s were Dynamite's flagship characters Red Sonja and Vampirella. Their iconic and tantalizing looks were perfect for this emerging form of artistic expression. Some of these models even graced the covers of their favorite heroines' titles professionally, such as Barbara Leigh, Julie Strain, Maria di Angelis and others as Vampirella. Writer/artist Wendy Pini (Elquest) and others were known for their Red Sonja cosplay.
Today Dynamite is the leading publisher of cosplay comic book covers and is proud to work with so many talented costume artists, models and photographers. Fans can find characters including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Sheena and more portrayed by the most popular and talented cosplayers today. Jenifer Ann, Ani-Mia, Karrigan Taylor, Jacqueline Goehner, Jessica Felice, Shannon Kingston, Valerie Perez, Samantha Estrada and so many more have graced the covers of Dynamite comics.
On the sketch card front, Dynamite works with the greats in this medium as well. Artists in this set include Axe, Ken Haeser, Kevin Graham, Mike Lilly, Mitch Ballard, Rich Molinelli, Sanna U, Tim Shay and tons more talented artists!
Every individual foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 Sketch Cards, 1 black and white art card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card. Retailers and fans can order the cards by individual foil packs or by boxes.
“Fans of Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dejah Thoris and ...
03/20/19 @ 2:49 pm EST
Dynamite announces Altered Carbon: Download Blues, an Original Graphic Novel written by Richard K. Morgan in his acclaimed New York Times bestselling science fiction saga.
Morgan is joined by co-writer Rik Hoskin (White Sand, Red Rising) and artist Ferran Sellares (Grimm Fairy Tales) for the first ever graphic novel entry in Altered Carbon and the first major new story in over a decade.
In the world of Altered Carbon, technology has advanced to allow human consciousness to be stored digitally. Following death or for other reasons, people can be transferred into new bodies, nicknamed "sleeves." This has drastically overhauled the criminal justice system, as well as unlocking interstellar travel. Series protagonist Takeshi Kovacs is a former soldier turned PI, plenty experienced with sleeves himself.
The original Altered Carbon novel was released in 2002 and exploded Morgan's career with near universally positive critical reception, including winning the prestigious Philip K. Dick Award. Science fiction fans ate up the hard boiled story of Takeshi Kovacs and the New York Times Bestseller continues to fly off shelves. Two sequel novels followed, Broken Angels and Woken Furies. In 2018 the novel was adapted for a Netflix TV series of the same name starring Joel Kinnaman. A second season will release, with Anthony Mackie taking on the Kovacs role as a new sleeve.
Morgan has experience already in the comics medium, having written two Black Widow series. He was the lead writer on the hit EA video game Crysis 2 and wrote the tie-in comic series.
"When you go to Dynamite for a sequential art incarnation of your much loved anti-hero, you know you’re not going to get short-changed. These, after all, are the guys who took on ...
03/21/19 @ 8:45 am EST
Dynamite announces an exclusive standalone Vampirella story published in Playboy's Spring 2019 Freedom of Speech issue available now.
The story is written by the legendary Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, Domino) and drawn by the peerless Joyce Chin (Xena Warrior Princess, Wynonna Earp). Colorist Addison Duke (Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, Curse Words) and letterer Taylor Esposito (Batman, Aquaman, Elvira) round out the team on this six-page tale. The cover of Playboy was shot by photographer Kelia Anne MacCluskey.
Vampi protects a couple of professional cosplayers from crazed cannibal peers. Cosplay, cannibalism and no kink-shaming! Fans of the Daughter of Drakulon will not want to miss this story.
This is actually a reunion for Simone and Chin, fitting for Vampirella's 50th anniversary banner year. The pair collaborated on the colossal crossover Witchblade/Magdalena/Vampirella published by Top Cow Productions in 2004.
“Vampirella is the original monster girl of comics. It’s always a joy to tell stories with her, looking good and being bad," said writer Gail Simone. "There were two major enticements to do this story; one was to work with the wonderful Joyce again, who draws sexy evil like few can, and the other was to be part of that amazing legacy Playboy has had with comics and cartoons. The publisher was a known fan of the medium, wanted to BE a cartoonist at one time and provided a platform for the brilliant work of people like Harvey Kurtzman, Gahan Wilson and so many more. It’s fun to bring Vampirella into that mix!"
Artist Joyce Chin chimes in, "Vampi is a nostalgic 60’s hero for me, fun and campy. That great, classic Trina Robbins costume design, and the incredible art from people like José González, Frank Frazetta, Esteban Maroto, ...
03/19/19 @ 12:20 pm EST
Dynamite is honored to publish the first ever Sweet Valley High original graphic novel in Francine Pascal's juggernaut all-ages soap opera franchise.
The $14.99 136-page Academic All-Star? reinvents the nostalgic saga of the Wakefield twins for a new era of readers, while paying tribute to the originals that captivated so many. Rising star writer Katy Rex (Charmed Magic School, Jade Protection Services) enrolls in Sweet Valley with artist Devaki Neogi (The Skeptics, Curb Stomp) and colorist Pippa Mather (Charmed Magic School).
Sweet Valley High debuted in 1983 from writer Francine Pascal and evolved into an incomparable success. The core series of novels has 181 installments and counting spinoffs adds up to over 400 books - amounting to hundreds of millions of copies. Fans will also remember the TV show from the 1990s which ran for four seasons starring Brittany and Cynthia Daniel.
The usually impulsive and rash Jessica develops a crush on her new Shakespeare teacher, motivating her to model herself on her regimented and sincere sister Elizabeth. Will people start mixing the two girls up? Will Jess fall back on her ways only for Liz to straighten everything out?For writer Katy Rex, Sweet Valley High is a lifelong love, “I have been an absolute bookworm my whole life and I transitioned from Sweet Valley Twins to Sweet Valley High, and in a lot of ways I grew up alongside Jessica and Elizabeth. They’re timeless characters, so much so that it's practically intuitive to see how they would feel and act in any era. My lifelong experience with the books really allowed me to nail the voices and the feeling of the series. This is absolutely classic Sweet Valley and it's equally absolutely 2019.”
“Sweet Valley High is a book I read as ...
03/19/19 @ 12:21 pm EST
Everyone's favorite mystery solving teens reunite for a peculiar case this June in Dynamite's all-ages Original Graphic Novel Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Case of the Missing Adults.
One day all the adults in the town of Bayport seem to just vanish. Poof! Sounds like the perfect scenario for the teenagers in town, right? Lazing on the couch watching TV all day and shoving junk food in your mouth is awesome, until it is not. This sounds like a case for the world's greatest (high school) detectives - the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew!
This $12.99, 104-page hardcover graphic novel will lead its readers, young and old, through a nonstop mystery solving adventure of pure fun and friendship. The team knows it will take all their wits and cooperation to get their parents and teachers back. Plenty of mishaps will follow, with sibling rivalry, a mysterious skeleton, a koala-in-a-diaper costume, and an unrequited crush...
Writer Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman, Star Trek: Waypoint) and artist Bob Solanovic (Mister Meow) are teaming up with colorist Valentina Briški and letterer Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Aquaman, Red Sonja).
On his interpetation of the central trio, Scott Bryan Wilson said, "In our book, the Hardys, despite clearly being best friends and as close as two brothers can be, are constantly arguing and trying to one-up and embarrass each other. (These scenes are some of the funniest in the book, thanks to Bob's incredibly expressive, wonderful, kinetic art, brilliant colors by Valentina, and slick lettering by Tom.) Our version of Nancy still has her as strong, independent, and the smartest person in the room, but she has a really sarcastic side, and there are some funny moments involving her, because we didn't want her to ...
03/18/19 @ 6:03 pm EST
Dynamite invites fans to witness a young, raw and reckless adventurer in Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil this June!
Writer Luke Lieberman (Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods), artist and fellow Sonja all-star Sergio Davila (Conan, Project Superpowers) and colorist Ulises Arreola (Superman, Batgirl) have come together for an early tale of everyone's favorite fiery-haired heroine. This limited series will feature Red Sonja's trademark armor - and her temper. Not yet the legend she will become, but building a fearsome reputation!
Sonja finds herself against the demon conqueror Raka, whose alchemy turns men into thralls. Luckily her mentor Ozzyus is still kicking at this point. He was last seen toward the beginning of Dynamite's contributions to the Red Sonja mythos in the previous series by Lieberman and Peter David, Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom. Discussing where Red Sonja is at the start of this story, writer Luke Lieberman said, "This story is about her figuring out what kind of woman she wants to be, what she wants to do with her gift of violence. Sonja is a total badass, but what makes her so compelling and iconic is her humanity. She sees the world for what it is and she is who she is unapologetically. She has already taken the worst Hyboria can dish out, so there is nothing left to fear. Despite this hardness, or perhaps because of it, she recognizes innocence as rare and precious and she will protect it."
Readers can pick from three unique covers on each issue. Master painter Lucio Parrillo (Vampirella, Queen Sonja) delivers jaw dropping pieces. For a more ...
03/18/19 @ 4:54 pm EST
Dynamite announces a fun and crazy new crossover for June, Warlord of Mars Attacks.
Just when people thought Dynamite could not think of more fun crossovers! Warlord of Mars Attacks takes everything to a new level of unexpected meta crossovers!
Who can best defend against a Martian invasion? A fearless human hero adopted by the red planet, the one and only John Carter! After a lander disturbs the Martian surface, everyone's favorite big-headed sadistic aliens lead a brutal invasion force toward Earth. Meanwhile on Earth, a man from 1868 Virgina comes out of stasis.
Writer Jeff Parker (Aquaman, James Bond Origin, Batman '66) is joined by artist Dean Kotz (Dungeons & Dragons, Krampus). While Omi Remalante Jr. (Red Sonja, Agent 47: Hitman) and Hassan Ostmane-Elhaou (Red Sonja, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt) provide colors and letters, respectively.
Spectacular covers will be available by Dave Johnson (Batman, Deadpool, 100 Bullets), Marco D'Alfonso (I Am Groot, Vision), Ramon Villalobos (America, Nighthawk) and retro trading card inspired ones by Ben Caldwell (Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, Prez).
Dynamite is the home for epic crossovers, treating fans to multiverse spanning epics including Swords of Sorrow and Prophecy. John's darling Dejah Thoris has teamed up with both Vampirella and Barbarella! The crew of Battlestar Galactica met...the crew of Battlestar Galactica. Coincidental lookalikes Ash Williams and Elvis Presley teamed up in Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep. AND Red Sonja & Vampirella are on their way to Riverdale. Plus so many more! If readers liked those, they will love Warlord of Mars Attacks!
"John Carter meeting the Mars Attacks! Martians may sound insane, but I assure you it works, because Dean Kotz is ...
03/12/19 @ 2:56 pm EST
The critically acclaimed creative team of The Lone Ranger are back together for special sequences in issues 3 and 4 of the new hit Red Sonja series, Dynamite announces.
Bob Q will join Russell (The Flintstones), artist Mirko Colak (Conan), colorist Dearbhla Kelly (The Wild Storm: Michael Cray) and letterer Hassan Ostmane-Elhaou (Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt) to illustrate special pages revealing episodes from Sonja's adventuring past. These short flashbacks will inform her actions in the present as Queen of Hyrkania and even foreshadow coming events. Fans of their previous collaboration should be especially happy to see Bob drawing horses again!
These new story pages are in addition to Bob's existing "Seduction" variant covers on each issue depicting Red Sonja encountering classic mythical creatures and legends.
The man of the hour himself, Bob, Q, shares, "I’m incredibly excited to team up with Mark again on Sonja. I’ve loved sword and sorcery tales since I was a kid, so this is a dream come true. Alongside Mark’s deep appreciation and knowledge of history, I’m pulling inspiration from ancient, real-world sources which will hopefully give the series a unique feel while still remaining true to its roots."
"I loved working with Bob on The Lone Ranger and he brings a really good kinetic energy to his art which will be fantastic for Red Sonja," said Mark Russell. "Where Mirko has excelled creating a highly detailed and realistic world, Bob will complement it with his energy and humor."
Editor Nate Cosby adds, “We’re stupefyingly lucky to bring in Bob to illustrate a story-within-a-story for these two issues, where we see Sonja at different points in her life."
Red Sonja #3 & #4 are solicited ...