10/19/15 @ 12:52 pm EST
latest iconic crossover comes to its penultimate issue, Byron Brewer
sat down with Tim Seeley
and Jim Terry
to talk about Alice Cooper vs. Chaos! #4.
Cover by Joyce Chin. BYRON BREWER: Tim, you spearheaded the relaunch of Chaos! for Dynamite. But where in the world did the concept of putting such wild franchises as Alice Cooper and Chaos! in the same book come from? Wild!TIM SEELEY:
Must have been from Nick [Barrucci, Dynamite publisher], as he loves him some crossovers. It’s one of the coolest parts about Dynamite … the willingness to stick characters together and have a good time.BB: Jim, the art on these books has been very, very imaginative. Tell us about this inventive palette and did you do any character designs for this series?JIM TERRY:
Most of the designs were pretty well established when I got on board, so much of it was adapting them to my particular style. I tend to veer toward a more old school approach, and that bled into my visual interpretation of the characters. I pretty much tried to pick the coolest look out of the existing ones and build from there. As for the visual palette, we pretty much tried to stretch the medium in ways that only comics can get away with. It helps that the universe is so fantastic and the only limits are the ones you bring to the table.BB: You are both credited as writers for the series, and yet Jim is also the artist. Tell us about this collaboration and how it works.JT:
It’s been a little different for each issue, but throughout a very collaborative process. Tim is the idea man, and I’ll try to build on those while telling the story. Tim also has a deep understanding of these characters and their motivations, so I work to bring believable emotions into it. If they mesh, the wildest story can be rooted in relatability. Otherwise it was us meeting for tacos and saying, “Wouldn’t this be cool? …” and going from there.TS:
Yeah, it’s mostly about the tacos, and bullsh*tting each issue out. It’s my preferred method of making comics really.BB: You both have been doing this series long enough to have a favorite character. Who is your favorite in Alice Cooper vs. Chaos!?JT:
The entire book has been a blast to draw, but I’ve grown fond of Chastity. She’s a damaged bad-ass who I believe can be a truly great character.TS:
Probably Alice himself … and EVIL ALICE.BB: Were you a fan of Alice Cooper as a musician, Jim, and is it harder to team him with these wild Chaos! creations since he is a “real” person?JT:
I love Alice! I have a number of his albums and listened to them while I worked and he is instantly recognizable. As for teaming him up with the Chaos! universe, he fit in like family. I only hope we did him justice!BB: Tim, do you think Alice may find himself in one of the Chaos! books at some point, and is he a “character” you enjoy writing?TS:
I’m not sure the deal allows for that, but if this does well enough, I’m sure there’ll be a sequel!
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11/17/22 @ 6:42 pm EST
Superstar creator Stjepan Šejic's characters Ally and Lisa from the smash hit mature romance comic book series Sunstone
make their way into the third dimension for the first time, as Šejic and Top Cow team up with Dynamite to offer a stunning statue available to order now on Kickstarter!
For this first ever statue of the central protagonists, it was vital for Stjepan Šejic to be involved in each step along the way as the creative force. He oversaw the overall design, every paint color, each eyelash and strand of hair. The highly detailed piece stands at 11.75 inches total, with two nearly 10 inch tall figures and a 5.25 inch base. Each piece is hand painted.
Few creators are so heralded both within comics and beyond as Stjepan Šejic. From his jaw-dropping artwork on major titles like Harleen
, and Suicide Squad
, to his extensive viral fan art pieces, fans of all types are obsessed with his luscious style that straddles photorealism with genre elements. Yet in addition to all that, Šejic may be most celebrated for his independent creation Sunstone
. The title has been a trailblazer in bringing the mature romance genre to mainstream comics, following a legacy of most of that material existing somewhat "underground." An LGBT romantic comedy story with BDSM elements, Sunstone has been met with incredible sales, critical acclaim, a legion of fans, and spinoffs and titles inspired in its wake.
At the heart of Sunstone stands Ally and Lisa, the fan-favorite couple that started this still running and evolving franchise. Lisa is an aspiring writer with submissive kinks but limited experience exploring them. Ally is a successful programmer with a dominant side. The two cross paths online when Ally discovers Lisa's erotic ...
11/17/22 @ 6:34 pm EST
Dynamite is excited to announce a new collectible trading card series based on the 1980s toy sensation, Boglins® shipping in February for fans!
The famous creatures are exiting the swamp and invading the collections of fans once more with their first-ever official trading cards set. Creator Tim Clarke debuted a line of brand new toys last year, reviving the beloved franchise. Now Dynamite and Clarke are working hand in hand to develop a fun-filled throwback trading cards set to deliver rare artwork, unique photography, and rare chase cards to everyone's Boglins® collection.
Boglins® Trading Cards Series One is an amazing walk down the bog of yesteryear combined with beautiful photography of some of the rarest Boglins® ever seen. This unique series is stuffed with wonderful Boglins® trivia, stories, and secrets from the creators themselves. Packed into this 120 card set are subsets to collect and amazing sights from the Bog that have been buried for decades.
The full set features 120 unique base cards, 9 Foil Card chase cards and 9 Old-Fashioned Card Stock chase cards! A random chase card is guaranteed one in every pack! Plus Box Topper Incentive Cards, one of six special behind the scenes production model cards and one hand-drawn full color sketch card guaranteed in every box! Boglins® fans can now collect trading cards representing their favorite characters and much more from this comprehensive collection of art and design that was taken straight from the Boglins® Studios archives. And some of the pledge levels include limited edition Boglins® toys with collector pins & exclusive trading cards!
Boglins® are a series of toy puppets co-created by Tim Clarke, Maureen Trotto, and Larry Mass and distributed by Mattel starting in 1987 and now available by TriAction Toys. They were released ...
11/17/22 @ 12:14 pm EST
Today videogames are arguably one of the dominant forms of media and art, with the global industry generating nearly $200 billion in sales each year. Younger and older people of all backgrounds are playing games of diverse types and on countless platforms. Videogames have gone through many evolutions to get to this point, and Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present the all-new coffee table book Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1985-2001 to cover one of the most pivotal eras in their story. This hotly anticipated tome is an insightful and indispensable read for gamers of all ages, releasing in February.
Writer and curator Van Burnham has lovingly crafted this 500-plus page tribute to everyone's favorite games and hardware of the time period, with high quality screenshots and photographs joined by research and commentary on the significance of each entry to the industry at large and those gamers who played them. This book follows a previous volume covering the time span of 1971-1984. That era was the initial explosion of the medium, especially in the homes of families with releases from Atari and others. But due to various complicated factors, the industry infamously crashed around 1983. This new release covers the era many today will be most familiar and nostalgic about.
When asked about the inspiration for the book, Burnham said, “After the original Supercade was released, I was asked by readers and game fans when I’d do a sequel and I honestly didn’t feel it was important until now. The next generation of gamers have since come of age, raised in the aftermath of the crash, and over the past two decades they’ve expressed a passion for ...
11/17/22 @ 11:49 am EST
Dynamite Entertainment is working with CGC Comics to arrange for an exclusive Signature Series graded option for the upcoming Darkwing Duck #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive cover signed by writer Amanda Deibert (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, DC Super Hero Girls). Retailers are able to order this ultra-rare variant based on orders placed through Final Order Cutoff. This variant features art by George Kambadais (Gargoyles).
Each signed copy of this ultra-limited edition of Disney's Darkwing Duck #1 will ship with a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that allows buyers to have their copies graded and returned with a yellow CGC SIGNATURE SERIES LABEL. Any fees associated with grading remains the responsibility of the customer.
CGC will have an authorized witness at the signing with Deibert, and to further protect the authenticity and security of each signature, advanced measures have been taken so the COA cannot be replicated.
If the retailer or a customer wish you have the book graded, in order to receive a Signature Series grade the following instructions MUST be followed:
Become a CGC member if you are currently not.
Email the Signature Series team that you will be submitting your signed Darkwing Duck #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive with COA to CGC. They will supply you with a simple form to fill out.
Get your copy or copies ready for shipment. IMPORTANT: keep the COA and Darkwing Duck #1 submitted for signing together. The COA MUST be present to receive a CGC Signature Series grade. Don’t forget to add the form from the Signature Series team!
On the outside of your shipping box put the initials A D on all sides.
Ship directly to the Signature Series team’s attention.
ATTN: Signature Series
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09/23/22 @ 7:18 pm EST
Dynamite and Dynamic Forces are teaming up with superstar comics YouTuber Near Mint Condition this weekend for a live claim show and auction offering fans lots of key graphic novels, rare variants, key issues, and more - all with a portion of proceeds going to a great cause, helping out creative legend Rachel Pollack.
The livestreamed sale and auction will take place this Sunday September 25 at noon Eastern Standard Time on the Near Mint Condition YouTube channel.
20% of all the sales from the combined Dynamite and Near Mint Condition sides will be contributed to the GoFundMe of legendary comics creator Rachel Pollack. The Time Breakers author made waves as the first out transgender creator in the industry, and reflected that experience in some of her work like the critically acclaimed and soon to be reprinted Doom Patrol. Beyond comics, she is known as one of the preeminent voices worldwide when it comes to the art, history, and practice of tarot. Unfortunately Rachel is currently experiencing a resurgence of cancer and is dealing with the associated medical and support costs. The comics industry and fans have come together to offer support, and people can check out more info or directly donate here.
The Near Mint Condition crew of the Uncanny Omar and Astonishing Melanie are joining forces with the Awesome Amy and Not-Necessary Nick Barrucci to bring fans and followers a range of cool items to buy and bid on to add to their collections. There will be countless collections, hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and more. Nick is also bringing a selection of rare, great condition Silver Age X-Men key issues, including #27, 31, 34, 36, 37, ...
09/13/22 @ 4:03 pm EST
Dynamite is proud to announce that the upcoming Savage Tales: Winter Special is back with more thrilling tales of Dynamite's biggest stars as well as legends of the pulps.
This December's special will feature two up-and-coming artists and graduates of the prestigious Kubert School, Mariano Benitez Chapo and Hamish Munro-Cook. They’ll be teaming up with fan-favorite writers Scott Bryan Wilson (Pennyworth) and David Avallone (Elvira, Bettie Page) for two of the four tales in this action packed new one-shot that will be debuting with covers by Arthur Suydam, Liam Sharp and Rafael Kayanan.
Savage Tales is back with four tales of brutality, thrills and spills. The party starts with "Devil Juice" by Wilson and artist Max Fuchs (Altered Carbon: One Life One Death) as Vampirella's sister Draculina wants revenge on an enemy demon but has to go through a wall of body builders first.
Wilson then teams with Benitez Chapo for "Crypt Junkies" as Vampirella accompanies a TV crew when they open a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus… with bloody results.
Avallone and Munro-Cook bring us a new story of Captain Gulliver Jones and the savage world of Mars in "His War Chapter II." Then Avallone and artist Eman Casallos (Alice Cooper) take us to the dying world of Barsoom for more adventures with John Carter, Warlord of Mars and his mate Dejah Thoris.
Founded by legendary artist Joe Kubert, known for his acclaimed war, superhero, drama, and autobiographical comics, The Kubert School offers students a high quality and challenging education in Cartooning and Graphic Art. They are committed to investing their time in preparing students for the rewarding and exciting careers and opportunities ahead of them. The Kubert School is ...
09/13/22 @ 12:07 pm EST
You can’t keep a bad woman down, and none are badder than Giulietta Romero, the professional assassin that was introduced in the recent Jennifer Blood series. Now writer Fred Van Lente is taking his bombshell bandage-masked hitwoman antagonist into her own story inspired by none other than William “The Bard” Shakespeare. Jennifer Blood Presents: Giulietta Romeo: Hitwoman is a pulse-pounding special starring the breakout character that fans have been clamoring to see more from.
Van Lente will be joined on the special spotlight by talented illustrator Robert Carey, acclaimed for his work on James Bond and other titles. A trio of show-stopping covers by Lesley “Leirix” Li, Drew Moss and Valentina Pinti will complete the package for this winter release to keep fans warm with blistering action and noir intrigue!
Slamming her way out of the pages of the recent Jennifer Blood: Bloodlines series, Italian assassin Giulietta Romeo stars in La Tempesta, a noirish reimagining of the William Shakespeare play The Tempest. Giulietta is being extradited to Italy after the events of the Bountiful storyline when her plane is shot down over a remote island in the Atlantic, a former Nazi stronghold that is now the tiny kingdom of a man named Prospero, a former duke of the Naples mobs. His brother, the man who usurped his position, was being extradited on that same plane, and Giulietta finds herself in the middle of a gory blood feud and fighting for her life against Prospero's monstrous servants, Caliban and Ariel.
"I think all readers will really love the Hot New Crime Writer of 2022, William "Bloody Billy" Shakespeare,” said Van Lente. “I'm just the vessel that is bringing the island mob ...
07/28/22 @ 2:38 pm EST
Announced during San Diego Comic Con, superstar artist Shannon Maer's hotly anticipated creation Sirens Gate
is kicking off this October in time for New York Comic Con. Alongside the Previews
catalog hitting the stands this week for fans to begin preordering this scorching hot series, Dynamite debuts a thrilling trailer for the title crafted by Maer himself!
Fans can head to Dynamite's YouTube channel at 1:30 PM EST to tune in to this snappy preview
of one of the biggest splashes of the year.
Shannon Maer is renowned across the industry by fans and retailers for his remarkable painted cover artwork that flies off the shelves. His technique and style captures a blend of realism, sensuality, and allure that is perfect for the medium of comics and many hit characters such as Dynamite's own Vampirella. Countless fans have been inquiring and clamoring about the possibility of Shannon tackling full interiors on a comic book. That time has finally come, and it's not just a quick little short story or special one-shot, but a full blown series created, written, and illustrated by Shannon himself.
Following in the footsteps of other juggernaut painters in the comics field like Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joseph Michael Linsner, Simon Bisley, Dave McKean, and many other greats, Shannon Maer is offering fans a treat all too rare in the medium.
"As the pages began coming together, it felt like another level of dimension added to my work," said creator Shannon Maer. "I loved exploring a scene from multiple angles, and still feeling like the entirety of the book was a singular painting."
"Shannon saw the incredible reception to the announcement of the series at SDCC, and wanted to take ...
07/19/22 @ 1:52 pm EST
Dynamite is excited to announce a new thrilling special story featuring the Project Superpowers standouts Cat-Man and Kitten written by the incomparable Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Aquaman) with art by the incredible Joseph Cooper (Ninjettes). This sensational new story that features both gangsters and boa constrictor men, will be available in comic shops later this year.
An astonishing standalone superhero story that only Jeff Parker could create! Witness the heroic Cat-Man and his loyal sidekick Kitten as they become embroiled in a dangerous race to recover a priceless artifact that may hold the key to conjuring an ancient god of death! Can our classic adventurers evade pterodactyls, throw hands with the Lavender Gang, and survive the serpentine Snake Men? Find out, in this thrilling tale by writer Jeff Parker and artist Joseph Cooper with covers by Junggeun Yoon, Jonathan Case, and Jacob Edgar!
"The Cat-Man & Kitten special is artist Joe Cooper and I taking the reader into the world of a relatively obscure Golden Age hero and exploring how cool that can be if you embrace the wild elements instead of trying to subvert everything," said writer Jeff Parker. "I wanted to craft a story that starts at one end of the pulp spectrum and keeps expanding in scope. Also, we have some appearances from other Project Superpowers characters and we're keeping an air of mystery around them that fits the feel of the book. Boss Editor Nate Cosby is bringing in powerful cover artists like Case, Edgar, and Yoon to really cap this project.”
Editor Nate Cosby unintelligibly chimed in, "MEOW HISSSSSSSS COUGH COUGH (sorry, furball)."
The character was brought to Dynamite in the pages of Project Superpowers: Chapter Two by ...
07/19/22 @ 1:48 pm EST
Young readers are invited to discover Santa's Secret Society
this holiday season, the first title in The Adventures of Herbert Henry
book series to be released from Dynamite Entertainment and publishing partner Curiosity Ink Media Books.
This prose story by best-selling children's author Amber Stewart (Little by Little, Rabbit Ears
complemented by adorable spot illustrations from Sònia Albert, introduces readers to Herbert Henry. It's the heartfelt kickoff to the series, with future entries to come. He's a young boy and sadly, right before Christmas his father has lost his job. Even worse, his holiday cheer has been lost in turn. Determined to save the season for himself and his family, young Herbert sets out on a hopeful journey north to hand-deliver his letter to Santa Claus and get his help.
"I am so happy that Herbert Henry, wild and curious as he is, continues his journey into the hearts and minds of child readers in this lovely book," shared writer Amber Stewart. "I hope that anyone picking it up will enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it and it becomes a Christmas favorite among families."
Along his quest, Herbert will meet a handful of colorful friends and learn of his own power to help others. From busy elves to a stranded snow bear, the friendships and lessons learned along the way could be the key to everyone's merry Christmas. The whole he's joined by his only slightful helpful yet adorable dog.
When he finally gets to the House of Claus, Herbert is surprised to find himself surrounded by chaos. Christmas is in jeopardy not only for his own family, but for the whole wide world. With his industriousness and the cast of characters befriended ...