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10/25/15 @ 4:33 am EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Swords of Sorrow


Writer and event architect Gail Simone has done up a commentary for the final issue of the Swords of Sorrow series:

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Before I get into the meat of this issue, I just wanted to give some thanks to artist Sergio Davila, who did such an amazing job on this impossible assignment. He had to draw Mars and Shanghai and Mexican pyramids and Dracula and tanks and dinosaurs and dozens of female heroines and he just killed on it. It was a joy, no matter what I asked for, he threw himself into it. This issue, basically has everything but the kitchen sink, it’s an artist’s nightmare and he did such a beautiful job. Artists like this are what you dream of. Thank you, Sergio!

PAGE ONE: Okay, this is probably a little embarrassing, but Jane Porter’s goodbye letter to her husband, Tarzan, might be my favorite bit of writing in the whole series. When I was a kid, I read whatever fantasy novels came my way, and I managed to find a series of E.R.B. stuff, including Tarzan and John Carter, but also obscure stuff like the Mucker. I was wild for it. And I loved the stories that featured Jane and Korak.So that’s the message, if you make yourself enough of a pest, eventually someone asks you to write your childhood favorites.A big, noisy story like this, it’s difficult to get quiet moments. The interplay between the bombast and Jane’s sincere love for her husband moves me, I feel that in my own life when I’m at cons, sometimes. The crowds can be ferocious, love keeps me tranquil.

PAGE TWO: Pantha is one of the characters I would love to have spotlighted more, she’s a very interesting concept. I made it up to her by making her a key figure at a couple key spots in this finale. There weren’t a lot of characters like her when she was created.

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PAGE THREE: I wanted my first big crossover that I was steering to end in one of those huge battles. I don’t think people would have blinked if they had been dudes, but it was a bit off-putting for some for us to end with a war with these characters. I get that, but for me, it was something I think we really wanted to see…that kind of mash-up that had never been attempted before with these characters. I love having Jennifer Blood and Irene Adler fighting on the same page.

PAGE FOUR: I didn’t care much for Purgatori when I first read her stories, they didn’t really speak to me and she should have been right up my alley. But I grew to really like her, and was kind of sad she didn’t have a redemption moment.

PAGE SEVEN: Same with the other Chaos ladies, I wasn’t a big fan, but grew to really like them.

PAGE EIGHT: PANTHA vs. BAD KITTY! See, I know, I’m a child. But I like this stuff, I was waiting for this panel since I took on the project.

PAGE ELEVEN: Of all the relationships in the book, the one I wrote with the most friction was Sonja and Dejah. I figured Sonja would hate Dejah’s guts (she doesn’t like royals). But something about them kept making me write how they learned from each other. Dejah sounds downright Hyrkanian here.

PAGE TWELVE: Another thing I had in mind since the start–Sonja and Dejah riding Nazi motorcycles. Comics, it is a fun business, you guys.Also, fun twist here at the bottom of the page.

PAGE THIRTEEN: The Green Hornet and Kato, that’s another series I want to write someday. When I was a kid, I could never figure out why the sidekicks were so much cooler than the mentors. I loved Robin more than Batman, Tonto more than the Ranger, and Kato…well, Kato was just the coolest of them all. This isn’t the Bruce Lee version, it’s Kevin Smith’s, but she was still a load of fun.

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PAGE SEVENTEEN: Look. I just love giant superfast Barsoomian dog lizards, all right?

PAGE EIGHTEEN: And Jungle Girl comes back with friends. I love this page. One of the tricky things in plotting this is that the characters are already badasses, they are already veterans. Having Jungle Girl as more inexperienced allowed her to be a P.O.V. character, which Marguerite Bennett helped flesh out in the RED SONJA VS. JUNGLE GIRL mini.

PAGE NINETEEN: Don’t mess with Vampirella.

PAGE TWENTY: About TIME! Bye, Prince! I have read a few people who thought that was my voice coming out of Vampirella’s mouth. Nope. I like blogs. It’s pure Vampi, she’s got little use for people like the Prince.

PAGE TWENTY-ONE: I always wanted it to end with a cocktail party. This is probably the most clear bit of wish fulfillment for me. Wouldn’t you love to have a table at THAT party? Kato, Vampi, Dejah, Sonja, Miss Fury, Irene Adler, Jane Porter…I’d never want to leave.

PAGE TWENTY-TWO: And that’s that…thank you for reading the series!We got wonderful support from readers, critics and retailers, and a project like this was probably unthinkable even fifteen years ago.

I really am grateful we got to do it, and so grateful to the writers (the She-Vengers!) and artists who worked so hard to make it happen.

And a huge thank you to everyone at Dynamite, they threw themselves into this idea with some real courage.

THANK ALL YOU GUYS!

Cover art by Tula Lotay, Emanuela Lupacchino
11/29/18 @ 11:47 am EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment announces a fun new Kickstarter campaign for the 100 Years of Dejah Thoris Deluxe Trading Cards. Check out the Kickstarter to score unbeatable, advance deals on these packs which include one-of-a-kind sketch cards and other rewards like graphic novels.

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Whether she's portrayed as a damsel in distress or a fierce and capable warrior in her own right, Dejah Thoris always looks fantastic. This highly collectible set features the cream of the crop of artists and their portrayals of the Princess of Mars. Including luminaries Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jae Lee, David Finch and Mel Rubi.

Each foil pack includes 7 total cards split up between high quality full color base cards, sketch cards, black and white line art cards, puzzle cards and signature cards. These deluxe packs will eventually retail for upwards of $100, but are available now on Kickstarter for only $65 (without even counting all the bonuses available).

The Dejah Thoris Sketch Cards Kickstarter is live now, visit here: 100 Years of Dejah Thoris Collectible Sketch Cards

Supporters can choose among a range of other reward tier options, including a selection of Dynamite's critically acclaimed Dejah Thoris graphic novels and the beautiful 288 page Art of Dejah Thoris book. Request your own specific backing tier with the combo you want. Or go big and get all the above!

Backers who preorder three foil packs or more will be able to choose among a selection of top tier artists to produce exclusive one-of-a-kind sketch cards just for them. Also available are various, one-of-a-kind sketch card puzzle sets.

Edgar Rice Burroughs contributed an incomparable oeuvre to popular fiction across his Barsoom saga and other works. The central characters of John Carter, Dejah Thoris and their family have entertained and inspired across ...

11/19/18 @ 9:05 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the next installment of the Battlestar Galactica saga as writer Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Hoax Hunters) and artist Breno Tamura (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey) take the helm of in Twilight Command, coming this winter!

In the spirit of Rogue One—but all BSG—Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command follows a group of men and women who’ve lost everything, who’ve compromised their souls and are in need of redemption—and they find it on New Caprica, in a one-way mission that will set the stage to free the human race from Cylon occupation.

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"I'm not kidding when I say that this is the exact story I've been wanting to tell since I watched Battlestar Galacticawhen it first aired. I always thought there were so many stories to tell on New Caprica, and being able to expand the Battlestar Galactica world with new characters--and old favorites--is so amazing,” said writer Michael Moreci. “Not only that, but this is a bit of a different kind of Battlestar Galactica story. I liken it to what Rogue One did for Star Wars; it maintained the spirit while creating something new.”

“This series is a stellar addition to the Battlestar Galacticacanon,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “We've had the distinct pleasure of publishing Battlestar Galactica stories for over a decade and Twilight Command will no doubt be a fan favorite."

“As a huge Battlestar Galactica fan, this is the exact kind of story I'd want to see, and I'm thrilled to be telling it," added Moreci.

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11/19/18 @ 2:19 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment today announced plans to launch a brand new ongoing Red Sonja series as Eisner-nominated author Mark Russell (The Flintstones) and artist Mirko Colak (Conan) deliver a savage story of metal and blood in 2019!

In Red Sonja, Russell and Colak bring forth the tale of Tomyris, a world conqueror possessing a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation. No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil Of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA.

"I’m a huge fan of ancient history because there’s no clear line where the history ends and legend begins, so in a way, all ancient history is a work of fantasy," stated author Mark Russell. "I really wanted to write a fantasy title that allowed me to work in some of the incredible stories and themes of ancient history, in particular, the story of Tomyris, the bad-ass Queen of the Steppes, and it’s hard to imagine a better character to tell that story than Red Sonja, the bad-ass Queen of Comics."

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"Mark Russell’s take on Sonja is steeped in greater-than-fiction history, with a humongous worldview. Sonja will be the focus, but what’s exciting is to see the lore and world-building that Mark’s infusing into this new ongoing, to create a fusion of modern storytelling while placing big classical elements front and center," added series editor Nate Cosby. "The rest of the creative team is in perfect harmony with the approach…artist Mirko Colak is drawing ...

11/06/18 @ 5:19 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

This is the final update on the Pathfinder Seoni Kickstarter. Not only were we able to meet our goal, but we completely smashed the $12,000 stretch goal! Thank you to everyone who helped us get there through your passion for the Pathfinder game and statue art. The campaign ends tonight (Tuesday) at 10 P.M. You have just a few hours to sneak in and join the party. Or buff your reward tier to secure more of the campaign exclusives.

Thanks to all of you blasting past that stretch goal, we will be bestowing a bonus digital copy of the Pathfinder: Goblins graphic novel to ALL backers, regardless of pledge level. This anthology series featured hilarious stories by Pathfinder legends James L. Sutter, F. Wesley Schneider & Erik Mona. As well as contributions from some of the most talented writers and artists in comics like Charles Soule, Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes, Adam Warren, Lee Moder, Carlos Gomez and more!

We hope everyone is excited to receive their Seoni statue and all the other items. After working with Paizo for years on comics, this first ever hand-painted 12 inch tall resin statue is a great way to level up that partnership and give fans what they've been wanting.

As a reminder, here are the sweet reward options exclusive to this campaign:

Kickstarter exclusive Pathfinder t-shirt for $20 - the perfect add-on or introductory reward!

Sandpoint: Light of the Lost Coast - the newest official campaign setting book, signed by author and creative director James Jacobs

Digital or physical copies of the official Pathfinder graphic novels - over 1,600 pages of story!

To support the Pathfinder Seoni Kickstarter, visit: PATHFINDER SEONI KICKSTARTER

Thank you for supporting this campaign!

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11/05/18 @ 11:06 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Thanks to all the passionate fans like you, we were able to fully fund the Pathfinder Seoni Kickstarter! We can't wait to hear from you all when you get your statues, t-shirts and other goodies. However, the campaign isn't quite over yet. Those of you who have been watching and waiting should pledge now at any level to join the party before this campaign ends.

In fact, we have even added a stretch goal! If we get to $12,000, backers at every level will get a bonus digital copy of the Pathfinder: Goblins graphic novel. This anthology series featured hilarious stories by Pathfinder legends James L. Sutter, F. Wesley Schneider & Erik Mona. As well as contributions from some of the most talented writers and artists in comics like Charles Soule, Ron Marz, Ray Fawkes, Adam Warren, Lee Moder, Carlos Gomez and more! Truly the cherry on top for anyone going for the Pathfinder Library tier.

For those who have missed it, the centerpiece of this campaign is the intricately hand-painted 12 inch tall resin statue of the sorceress Seoni. The first ever Pathfinder statue. With two versions and an unpainted variant for the DIY and sculpting appreciators. With the great success of this one, be on the lookout for what we might do next.

Alongside or separate from the statue, we are offering several other fun options:

Kickstarter exclusive Pathfinder t-shirt for $20 - the perfect add-on or introductory reward!

Sandpoint: Light of the Lost Coast - the newest official campaign setting book, signed by author and creative director James Jacobs

Digital or physical copies of the official Pathfinder graphic novels - over 1,600 pages of story!

The campaign ends Tuesday, November 6 at 10 P.M. EST. Don't miss it!

To support the Pathfinder Seoni Kickstarter, visit: PATHFINDER ...

11/02/18 @ 6:35 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite and Paizo's Pathfinder Kickstarter campaign is ending very soon! Fans of the legendary roleplaying game and Dynamite's acclaimed fantasy comics set in its world owe it to themselves to check out all the available rewards. The campaign ends Tuesday, November 6 at 10 P.M. EST. Don't miss it!Seoni var 36001.jpg

The star of the show is the 12 inch tall high quality resin Seoni statue. Fans have been asking for Pathfinder statues for years, and we're proud to make the first one ever. This is following our strong, years long partnership with Paizo on licensed Pathfinder comic books.

Seoni has hand-painted colors and intricate details like her tattoos and "battle damage." The statue comes in two variations, with a third unpainted version exclusive to Kickstarter. Perfect for the statue super fan and aspiring painters!

Alongside or separate from the statue, we are offering several other fun options:

Sandpoint: Light of the Lost Coast - the newest official campaign setting book, signed by author and creative director James Jacobs

Digital or physical copies of the official Pathfinder graphic novels - over 1,600 pages of story!

Kickstarter exclusive Pathfinder t-shirt

Pick whichever rewards you are interested in, building your own custom Pathfinder bundle. Whether it's one digital graphic novel or three statues plus everything else!

To support the Pathfinder Seoni Kickstarter, visit: PATHFINDER SEONI KICKSTARTER

Thank you for your continued support!

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10/30/18 @ 9:53 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

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Dynamite is partnering with Groupees to offer a curated selection of digital comics as well as physical goodies for great low prices to slip in your treat bag. Fans can choose from several tiers to fit their budget and desires – including FREE comics!

The eight tiers range between free and $20 for digital comics, with savings up to 90% off! For fans who enjoy watching their shelves and stacks of books overflow, deluxe hardcover art books “The Art of Army of Darkness” and “The Art of Troma” are being offered. Cult horror film fans and tabletop gamers alike can check out the Reanimator Board Game – and upgrade it with the dual expansion pack at a steal. Each successive tier includes all the items from those before.

The Groupees Fall Horror Bundle promotion can be found here - DYNAMITE FALL HORROR BUNDLE

This unique bundle sale is only available for a limited time, so act now!

Digital Tiers

FREE Tier:

Blood Brothers #1

Wolfcop #1
Twilight Zone/The Shadow #1
Preview of Mars Attacks #1
Preview of KISS Blood and Stardust #1

$5 Tier:

Blood Brothers #2 – 4

L.A. Banks Vampire Huntress #1 – 4
Monster War #1 – 4
Twilight Zone/The Shadow #2 – 4
Vampirella (2016) #1 – 3

19 comics at $37.81 value

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$10 Tier:

Dark Shadows #1 – 12

Dean Koontz Frankenstein Storm Surge #1 – 6
Great Divide #1 – 6
Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson Hopcross Jilly #1 – 6
Vampirella (2016) #4 – 6

33 comics at $65.67 value

$20 Tier:

Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever and a Day #1 – 6
Complete Dracula #1 – 5
Dark Shadows #13 – 23
Grimm #6 – 12
Jim Butcher Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin #1 – 6
KISS ...

10/24/18 @ 3:04 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today an epic crossover series from writer Scott Duvall (Narcopolis: Continuum) and artist Vincenzo Federici (Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones) where two cult classics clash for the first time with Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep!

In Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep, Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70’s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep.

“Being a huge fan of the character of Ash, and by extension, actor Bruce Campbell, I was instantly drawn to the movie Bubba Ho-Tep, based on an original story by the great Joe R. Lansdale, and starring Campbell as Elvis. Immediately upon release, I added it to my DVD collection, and I would group it with Army of Darkness because it felt like a companion piece to it,” said author Scott Duvall. “Often viewing them in close succession, I knew the Ash and Elvis team-up would go together like peanut butter and banana. These two worlds already fit so well together in tone, it made it totally plausible that they could co-exist on the same plane. Wanting to see what it would be like if Ash and Elvis interact is a big part of what sparked this, and so I'm thrilled we'll get to finally see that in these pages. ”

Bubba Ho-Tep creator and author Joe R. Lansdale added, "Script and artist for the first issue of Army of Darkness vs Bubba Ho-tep are as delicious as a fried peanut ...

10/23/18 @ 6:11 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment announces a book tour with Lloyd Kaufman to celebrate the release of “The Art of Troma.” Lloyd will stop by Bookstr for a Facebook Live event and then at Barnes & Noble locations.

Lloyd will show clips of classic Troma films, host a question & answer session and sign free of charge. Copies of the book will be available at the stores.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Bookstr Facebook Live event
Click here to visit their page

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble
189 The Grove Drive, Unit K-30
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble #2262
12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Suite 1176
Portland, OR, 97086

The visionary director is excited to stretch his legs and hit the road. To come face to face with the twisted fans of his perverse creations. "Toxic Avenger and I can’t wait to meet our fans at Barnes & Noble and to show the beautiful collectible Tromarrific book that Dynamite Comics created! Forget The Art of the Deal! Thanks to Dynamite you have The Art of Troma! I have been making movies for 50 years and this is the apex! The Troma Fans are the best," said the evil genius.

The 256-page deluxe hardcover is written by New York Times bestselling author Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens) and compiles never-before-seen art, photos, and trivia from the cult classic studio.

Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz created Troma in 1974. The studio continues to create films like The Toxic Avenger,Tromeo and Juliet, and Poultrygeist. Their “Movies of the Future” have dared fans to turn away from their slime and blood-soaked flicks.

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10/23/18 @ 6:07 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment announces a Kickstarter campaign for the first-ever resin statue for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The publisher continues their strong partnership with gaming leader Paizo Inc. following years of expanding the lore of the game’s world. Backers can preorder their copies of the limited-edition statue and bundle in a range of extras currently available only through the Kickstarter.

Seoni, one of the most popular iconic heroes in the Pathfinder universe, was an obvious choice for the statue. The powerful Varisian spellcaster is perfect with her intricate tattoos and patterned clothing. The high-quality resin statue stands approximately 12 inches tall. The tattoos and other details like “dirt” and battle damage are all hand painted.

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The statue is available in multiple variants. A “Spellcasting” edition portrays Seoni using her signature magic using a plastic energy effect. The “Battle Ready” edition swaps that out for her staff and an alternate pose. The Spellcasting version is available unpainted for the DIY enthusiasts.

Supporters can choose among a range of reward tier options, including Dynamite’s well-received comics, from the recent Spiral of Bones series to a complete set of nine graphic novel volumes – over 1,600 pages of Pathfinder content! Another option is the campaign setting book Sandpoint, Light of the Lost Coast signed by author James Jacobs. And of course, t-shirts! Or go big and get all the above!

Most exciting is the opportunity for tabletop devotees to collaborate with Dynamite and a professional sculptor to develop and create 10 custom pewter miniatures up to 35 millimeters tall.

“We've been creating great Pathfinder comics with Paizo over the last half-decade, but today, I’m immensely excited to announce the expansion of that partnership, starting with our first Pathfinder statue of Seoni,” shared Nick Barrucci, Dynamite Publisher/CEO. “We worked hand-in-hand with our friends ...

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