09/20/18 @ 2:04 pm EST
is reporting that iconic rock band Kiss will begin its final tour, called the “End of the Road World Tour”. While the group has not announced any dates, the title suggests the tour will be on the scale of Elton John’s three-year farewell campaign, which launched earlier this month.
Fans will remember that Kiss’ original lineup did a farewell tour nearly 20 years ago, which was the last to feature drummer Peter Criss. Guitarist Ace Frehley has since left the band as well, leaving Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons — always the band’s leaders — with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, all of whom perform in original Kiss makeup.
Kiss is currently appearing in a series of comic books published by Dynamite Entertainment.
06/26/19 @ 10:58 am EST
Vampirella is flying high for her big 50th anniversary! Dynamite proudly announces that the upcoming Vampirella #1 has blasted through expectations and is a massive success! The upcoming issue by writer Christopher Priest, artist Ergün Gündüz and a range of top tier cover artists fronted by Frank Cho will have an initial print run of 130 thousand copies!
This historic number includes all orders through Diamond, specialty retailers and creator exclusive covers. This incredible sales number is the highest for a full price comic in Dynamite's storied 15 year history. Furthermore, 130 thousand copies is higher than all recorded paid circulation numbers for the original Vampirella magazine - making this possibly also the best selling Vampirella comic book of all time! Dynamite cannot wait to see where things shake out on the charts with such strong offerings from competitors in July!
Dynamite is confident in this blockbuster new series and made the first issue returnable for retailers, which is also continuing for the second issue to allow retailers to order aggressively with minimal risk and maximum reward. Retailers can order without worry and be prepared to serve the needs of Vampirella diehards who go back 50 years themselves as well as the growing crowd of new fans!
"We cannot express enough how appreciative we are for the support from fans, retailers as well as support from retailers outside of the direct market and talent who have created covers for their own sales," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We knew we had a great creative team on this title with the incredible Christopher Priest being complemented by the lush art of Ergün Gündüz, and breathtaking covers to match. The 50th Anniversary will only happen once, so everything had to be perfect. Everyone from the ...
06/21/19 @ 11:41 pm EST
06/21/19 @ 7:02 pm EST
Head over to Indiegogo today to check out the Frank Thorne Red Sonja Statue in all its glory! The 1/6 scale resin piece is available to preorder right now. Steve Kiwus sculpted this statue based on the iconic cover of Marvel Feature #4. Thorne of course defined the character through the 1970s with his intricately detailed line work that was fierce and heroic yet also seductive. Laying the groundwork for a fan favorite heroine who is still kicking in comics and collectibles to this day, over 45 years later! Pledge now to make sure you get your statue early and a low number in the production run.
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In addition to the statue, there are tons of other reward options on Indiegogo available at great values. For fans new and old, the perfect complement to the statue or standalone purchase is a bundle of Frank Thorne's Red Sonja stories themselves! Luckily, Dynamite has reproduced this material in two attractive ways!
First is the Adventures and Further Adventures of Red Sonja trade paperback line. These volumes reprint all of Sonja's classic solo stories originally published by Marvel. Further Adventures includes rare short stories from the Savage Sword of Conan magazine. All of these stories have been painstakingly restored and touched up with stunning colors. The cherry on top is Further Adventures is now in full color, while the original magazines were black and white. This book is the ONLY way to enjoy these classics in color. The Indiegogo page has the full set for a steal!
Go big or go home though! For the ultimate admirers of Red Sonja and classic comic book art, Dynamite has put ...
06/20/19 @ 6:36 pm EST
As 2019 rolls on with Vampirella's 50th Gold Anniversary, Dynamite gives fans even more reason to celebrate! A blockbuster new ongoing series written by Christopher Priest, another ongoing featuring Vampirella with Red Sonja by Jordie Bellaire, reprints and collections of new and classic stories, statues, posters and more! The perfect item to continue this cavalcade is enamel pins!
The fast selling Vampirella Tarot Deck was only the beginning! Following the success of Dynamite's first tarot set, Vampirella fans can now display their twin passions for Vampi and tarot with this premium set of enamel pins. One incredible image was selected from each of the five suits (Trump, Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Wands) and reproduced for these 1.5" diameter pins. The perfect addition to fans' growing collections of Dynamite enamel pins!
The VAMPIRELLA PREMIUM TAROT ENAMEL PIN SET will be advance solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers.
06/20/19 @ 6:33 pm EST
Dynamite announces its foray into a fresh new sphere for fans - collectible coins! Featuring the She-Devil with a Sword herself, Red Sonja, as depicted by two of her most iconic artists, Lucio Parrillo and J. Scott Campbell!
These two limited edition coins are produced using a revolutionary, high-quality colorization technique. The base coins are authentic US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars, which have then been plated in genuine 24-karat gold.
Each coin comes with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and a protective acrylic coin capsule. Best of all, they are in fact legal tender!
The Lucio Parrillo coin design is taken from Queen Sonja #24. While the matching J. Scott Campbell coin is based on his Red Sonja (2016) #2 cover.
Each coin carries a recommended retail price of $29.99, but are being offered at a special introductory price of $19.73 for these inaugural editions, representing the year of Red Sonja's first comic book appearance. Though their value as collectibles in the future, especially with the gold elements, is untold! So don't buy a soda with them!
"At Dynamite, we continue to release some of the best comics in the market, and also some of the coolest collectibles," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher. "In addition to our best-selling statues, fine art, trading cards and other great comic related limited items, we're always looking for new ways to brand our properties and characters, and these cool Gold Coins are a new venture, and we couldn't be prouder to start with Red Sonja."
The Red Sonja Lucio Parrillo Collectible Coin and Red Sonja J. Scott Campbell Collectible Coin will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of ...
06/20/19 @ 1:21 pm EST
She's a heartbreaker and a slayer! The iconic bad girl Chastity is back in a new limited series in September from Dynamite!
Industry sensation Leah Williams (Gwenpool, Barbarella/Dejah Thoris) will be writing the series, with her infamous energy translating well into the Chaos! mythos. She's joined by artist Daniel Maine (Robyn Hood).
In this all-new entry to the Chaos! universe, Chastity has been kidnapped while auditioning for a prestigious burlesque show. She wakes up surrounded by other young women in chains on a spooky cruise ship. Her captors have made a VERY grave mistake, and they will learn that through Chastity's grindhouse rampage to free herself and her fellow victims.
Chastity is a young punk rock fan turned vampire. Unfortunately, didn't have the romantic kind of transformation, so she has made it her mission to hunt and slay her fellow occult beings. All while sporting some fun style and an equally killer attitude.
For this awaited return of Chastity in her own series, a handful of top tier artists are contributing covers. Clayton Crain's style is perfect for the horror-tinged Chaos! characters, given his work on gritty titles like Venom and X-Force. Dynamite legend Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men, Army of Darkness) returns once again to his alma mater for a cover that heavily inspired Chastity's latest design. Hot rising star cover artists Catherine Nodet (X-Files) and David Nakayama (Ant-Man & the Wasp, Secret Agent Deadpool) have covers. A special J. Scott Campbell "Carve Out" cover calls back to the start of the Dynamite Chaos! era. To round things out, the master Jay Anacleto (Hercules, Vampirella/Dejah Thoris) will have a cover.
"Chastity’s fascinating. She’s one of western comics’ original hottie bad girls!," said ...
06/20/19 @ 6:31 pm EST
Two exciting ComiXology sales on Dynamite comics are running right now! And one is almost over! See below for details and then head over to ComiXology today to snag these unbeatable deals!
The Kevin Smith ComiXology sale ENDS TOMORROW! Click here to see the deals!
Everyone knows Kevin Smith! You better! The fan-favorite filmmaker has written and directed movies that are talked about endlessly. His breakout indie success Clerks, the increasingly larger scale cult classics Mallrats and Chasing Amy. Today fans anxiously await the ironically named Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and can catch Smith on his multiple podcasts and hosting duties. But you may also know that Smith is a huge comic book fan and has taken a crack at writing them. He's pretty darn good too! His run on Daredevil with Joe Quesada spearheaded the Marvel Knights imprint and he resurrected Green Arrow Oliver Queen. He's also worked with Dynamite...
Kevin Smith wrote screenplays for big budget revivals of the Green Hornet and the Six Million Dollar Man. Unfortunately, these films were never realized, despite Smith's fun scripts. Dynamite stepped in though and decided to help bring these stories to light in some form. Working with great artists like Alex Ross, Phil Hester and Jonathan Lau, Smith told these tales in comic books, to fan and critical acclaim.
And they're on sale right now!
06/17/19 @ 3:06 pm EST
The She-Devil with a Sword strikes on Indiegogo! Bring the legendary heroine into your collection with a high quality 1/6 scale resin collectible statue, produced by Dynamite, and now the feature of their very first major preorder campaign on Indiegogo. Sonja's striking looks, fearsome pose and deadly weaponry in this piece are inspired by her first truly definitive artist, Frank Thorne! Pledge now to preorder the statue and check out other extras in the campaign for more value!
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Thorne’s definitive style is brought into the third dimension and your collection in this 1/6 scale collectible statue sculpted and painted lovingly based on the cover to Marvel Feature #4. The Steve Kiwus sculpted piece stands a stunning 12.5 inches tall and features Sonja in a classic pose.
Through her nearly 50 year history, many artists have left their mark on the She-Devil with a Sword. Arguably none have impacted the heroine quite like Frank Thorne. His clean lines, fluid action and slight hint of eroticism on Red Sonja catapulted the character from a supporting footnote in Hyrkanian lore to a worldwide fan-favorite solo star. Through his judging of “Lookalike Contests” in his "Wizard" persona at early conventions, Thorne and Sonja fans even contributed to the rise of cosplay!
After contributing for a few years to western, war and mystery anthologies, Frank Thorne's popularity exploded when he was handed the artistic reigns of everyone's favorite Hyrkanian hero. Across barely a three year run, his Red Sonja work cemented him as one of the most treasured and respected artists of the era. Thorne then opted to venture into more independent and risque waters, with his creations the barbarienne Ghita of ...
06/15/19 @ 7:14 am EST
Dynamite announces a deluxe all-in-one oversized hardcover volume of Gail Simone and Walter Geovani's history-making Red Sonja run.
Red Sonja by Gail Simone Omnibus reprints Red Sonja #0-18, as well as various extras. The 528-page premium hardcover tome is 8.2 by 12.2 inches and features a dust jacket. The book sports a Jenny Frison cover and reprints all of the series covers from Frison, Nicola Scott, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner, Stephanie Buscema and more! This beautiful book deserves a place on every comic fan's shelf!
Gail Simone is a titan of the comic book industry. She played a prominent role in defining and calling attention to the "Women in Refrigerators" trope. Through a prestigious two decades career she has written such critically acclaimed titles as Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Deadpool and Secret Six. As well as original properties like Clean Room and Crosswind. With Dynamite, Gail also engineered and wrote the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover and is currently reuniting with her Sonja partner Walter Geovani on the upcoming Death-Defying 'Devil. This diverse bibliography has lead to both Eisner and GLAAD Award nominations.
In this iconic run, Simone gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude! A revamped origin story and supporting cast round out a nearly unanimously lauded title which ...
06/14/19 @ 1:27 pm EST
Dynamite announces that Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt will be collected in a deluxe oversized hardcover format for fans to fully appreciate and treasure the critically acclaimed limited series.
Not only is Kieron Gillen writing superheroes again... Not only is Pete Morisi's iconic Charlton hero back again... The series turns the mirror around to reflect the deconstruction of the legendary text, Watchmen. Peter Cannon of course served as the template for Alan Moore's Ozymandias, alongside the other characters inspired by Charlton Action Heroes. What if the inspirations get to respond to this modern post-Watchmen landscape of the medium?
The ambitious series by a perfectly in-synch creative team wowed fans and critics when it debuted at the beginning of 2019. Kieron Gillen, the Eisner-nominated and fan-favorite Uncanny X-Men, Darth Vader, The Wicked + Divine scribe is matched by rising artist extraordinaire Caspar Wijngaard (Limbo, Assassin's Creed), colorist Mary Safro (Drugs & Wires) and renaissance man and Eisner-nominee Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Lone Ranger, Shanghai Red) on letters. Additionally, this editions contains all the gorgeous and fun covers of the series by Kris Anka (Runaways), Kevin Wada (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil), Sean Phillips (Criminal), Christian Ward (Thor), Paulina Ganucheau (Xena) and more! All bringing 110% to this series. The next classic text? You be the judge.
This edition will collect the entire series in a high quality hardcover with pages measuring 7.2 by 11.2 inches. Readers can marvel at Wijngaard and Safro's art at this larger size. And even Ostmane-Elhaou's subtle lettering tricks, especially in the game-changing fourth issue.
Kieron sums it up in short, "This is the superhero comic I'm most proud of. It also has at least three funny jokes. This is all I've ever wanted."