10/25/15 @ 4:33 am EST
Writer and event architect Gail Simone has done up a commentary for the final issue of the Swords of Sorrow series:
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.
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.
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
08/01/18 @ 2:32 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment and unique media bundling site Groupees are proud to offer a curated selection of digital comics to fans of strong female characters of all ages. The Dynamite Women Build-a-Bundle is designed to fit any budget, granting enthusiasts the freedom to choose individual comics for a super-discounted rate, or collect all 86 digital comics for the low, low price of only $19.99, a savings of over 90%!
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07/24/18 @ 6:34 pm EST
San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but Dynamite Entertainment is continuing the fun by ending one mega sale...and starting another! Over 1,600 digital comics from Dynamite’s backlist are being offered at a steep discount through Comixology.
Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites and iconic characters including Bettie Page and Project Superpowers, The Shadow, Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files, Garth Ennis' Battlefield, plus multimedia blockbusters Charmed, Battlestar Galactica, and Pathfinder!
A stunning 1,620 comics and graphic novels from Dynamite's extensive library of characters will be available at a steep discount through Comixology featuring some of the industry's best-selling and critically acclaimed creatives from Gail Simone to Warren Ellis, Corinna Bechko, Erica Schultz, Fred Van Lente, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Matt Wagner, Jim Zub, Greg Pak, Kurt Busiek and so many more!
“Comixology offers such a stellar reading experience for our books,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “For fans who are wanting to complete their collections or casual readers just checking out something new, that’s why we offer these sales. There’s something for everyone.”
This special Dynamite mega sale runs through July 30. There has never been a better time to fill all those holes in your digital comics collection, or catch up on a new series from comics' most "dynamic" publisher! Visit comixology.com today to browse hundreds of value-priced digital comics from Dynamite Entertainment!
07/24/18 @ 6:31 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment and Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. are pleased to announce a partnershipwith Lynnvander Studios to create the next phase in Tarzan’s legendary history; a new board game starring Tarzan, Jane, and the rest of his friends and foes as an epic, playable adventure! Today, Dynamite Entertainment and Lynnvander Studios will offer this exciting game for pre-order on Kickstarter where gamers and Tarzan fans will get their first opportunity to see this thrilling game in action.
Tarzan is a fictional/literary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Lord & Lady Greystoke were marooned on the coast of Africa. Alone and expecting their first child, they headed inland to the heart of darkest Africa. Lady Greystoke dies in childbirth and Lord Greystoke is soon killed by the Mangani Ape Tribe who adopt the Greystokes son and raise him as one of their own. Now grown into a man, Tarzan is a brave and cunning warrior, using his skills and knowledge of the island to protect the animals and himself from other humans who would seek to exploit the isolated land. First appearing in 1912 as a serialized magazine story, Tarzan was later published as a series of novels which was eventually adapted into nearly all forms of media including movies, television, and even comic books which are currently being published by Dynamite Entertainment under the name Lord of the Jungle and the Tarzan/Red Sonja crossover. TARZAN® and Edgar Rice Burroughs® are owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission.
Tarzan is a co-operative, choose-your-own-adventure-style tactics board game where you play as Tarzan, Jane, Cecil, Lt D'Arnot, Chowombi, and more, in an attempt to get Jane to her destination safely. Many enemies are trying to stop you from achieving your goals and you have ...
07/17/18 @ 8:05 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment and Topps are ready to protect the world from those crazy green aliens once again as writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain
) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
) bring you the face melting experience of a lifetime with Mars Attacks!
is coming back to comic stands and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” said writer Kyle Starks. “I’ll be bringing my two-time Eisner nominated trademark humor and action to this totally awesome and classic franchise.”
In Mars Attacks
! #1, Spencer hasn’t finished a dang thing in his life. So when he goes to visit his dad to see if maybe he can borrow some money, the last thing on his mind is global survival. Now Spencer and his father are on the run, trying to avoid being spaceray’d by a bunch of destruction happy Martians, heck-bent on zapping them dead!
“It gets even better. We’ve got award-winning cartoonist Chris Schweizer for art duties and he’s going to hit a home run,” added Starks. “Schweizer and Starks go together with Mars Attacks!
as well as death rays and flying saucers. This is going to bonkers hilarious, bombastically over-the-top fun."
“I’ve been waiting to see Dynamite’s take on Mars Attacks!
for over a year and I’m so excited with what the creative team has done,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO & Publisher. “I’ve been a fan ever since the 1962 trading cards and our series really reflects the tone of the original.”
The debut issue of Mars Attacks!
#1 delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the ...
07/17/18 @ 8:02 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment today announces New York Times bestselling author and comics writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) and artist Daniel HDR (Red Sonja) will deliver a new miniseries timed for Battlestar Galactica's 40th anniversary year!
“Forty years ago this fall, tens of millions of people watched the originalBattlestar Galactica pilot and TV series, which inspired interest in BSG comics, models, and toys that’s endured ever since. I was one of those kids in the audience every night — and it’s a delight to get to tell a story set in the original Galactica universe, set soon after the events of the first season," said author John Jackson Miller.
In Battlestar Galactica, Commander Adama and the remnants of humanity discover a second fugitive fleet, fleeing a different mortal enemy. Can the two armadas join forces, making common cause against the dreaded Cylons? And what would success mean for the quest for Earth?
“Battlestar Galactica often grappled with a single strategic tension: run, or turn and fight? That question inspired one of the series best-loved episodes, in which another surviving Battlestar was discovered,” added John Jackson Miller. “Our Counterstrike series goes a step farther, as the Galactica officers discover another fugitive fleet, much like theirs, running from a mortal enemy. Could making common cause solve both their problems?"
Dynamite Entertainment has been developing Battlestar Galactica comic books since 2006, focusing on each incarnation of the franchise from the classic continuity of the 1978 television series, to the Galactica 1980 follow-up, and finally to the reimagined series aired ...
07/17/18 @ 2:26 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment announced today a journey through the expansive world of Fallout® with Dynamite’s Fallout Collector’s Trading Cards series!
For the first time ever in trading card form, discover details and concept art that give collectors a deeper glimpse into the Fallout world.
Featuring 144 unique base cards, 72 Holofoil chase cards, 10 Die-Cut chase cards and 5 Ultra-rare chase cards. Fallout fans can now collect trading cards representing their favorite weapons, gear, characters, and much more from this comprehensive collection of art and design that was taken straight from the Bethesda Game Studios archives.
“This trading card set is one of the most expansive and impressive collections of gaming fandom I’ve ever seen,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “For over twenty years, Fallout games have captured the imaginations of players everywhere and we’re incredibly excited to give something to the Fallout fans.”
The Fallout Collector’s Trading Cards will be available through mass market retailers across the globe this October. Comic and specialty shops can expect to see The Fallout Collector’s Trading Cards solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2018.
07/17/18 @ 2:21 pm EST
No tricks, only treats - Dynamite Entertainment is taking Halloween by storm this year delivering five standalone issues from fan-favorite series Vampirella, Red Sonja, Bettie Page, Elvira and Army of Darkness. Each Halloween Special will feature 40 pages of hair-raising fun for readers looking to get in the spirit.
“Halloween and comic books go hand in hand. Everyone loves a good scary story in late October and we’ve always wanted to do a big program for all our major characters,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “This is a great chance for readers to get five great stories for themselves or to give to their friends for the holiday.”
“Dynamite is very excited to be presenting these titles for Halloween this year. The talent involved is absolutely incredible and bring unique voices to each story," said Dynamite Entertainment editor and interior artist Anthony Marques. "To have legendary writers such as Tom Defalco and Scott Lobdell involved is a testament to Dynamite’s relentless pursuit of bringing top-tier talent into the company to help create stories that will leave fans excited and wanting more."
The Dynamite Halloween One-Shots will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Army of Darkness, Elvira, Red Sonja, Vampirella and Bettie Page Halloween Specials with their local comic book retailers. The Dynamite Halloween One-Shots will also be available ...
07/17/18 @ 2:11 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment announces the return of one of the most influential characters in comics history this October: Miss Fury! Multi-Eisner nominee Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock) and rising star Emma Kubert take to the pages of sequential art to battle Nazis in Miss Fury: Joy Division!
Born into newspaper strips during World War II, Miss Fury holds her ground in comic book history as one of the original superheroines, a character firmly rooted in the 1940’s, and now revitalized via Dynamite Entertainment for the 21st century. In this new series, writer Billy Tucci gives readers a look into the tragedy of the Nazi Joy Division's, one of the world’s darkest and least known secrets and an important story that must be told.
“Miss Fury: Joy Division will be set during the darkest days of WWII and will be in line with creator June Tarpe Mills’ true vision that includes her original cast of characters and the intriguing storylines that laced them all together to create an icon that ran in the Sunday strips for over a decade,” states author Billy Tucci.
The all-star creative team is set to recapture the legend of the original “Cat Woman” Marla Drake and her army of “Black Furies” that take readers from the warring skies above New York City and into the heart of Hitler’s Third Reich in the spirit of an all-female “Inglourious Basterds.”
“Emma Kubert is an incredible young talent ready to take on the world!” remarked Tucci. “She’s a comic book superstar who brings a passion and drive to this series I’ve not seen in years.
Emma, like our heroine Marla Drake is fiercely ...
07/17/18 @ 2:04 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment and Hallmark today announced the classic character Rainbow Brite comes to comics and brings a little color to your life! The adventure begins for children and adults alike, as writer Jeremy Whitley (My Little Pony, Unstoppable Wasp) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Goldie Vance) deliver a brand new all-ages monthly series.
Following the massive success of younger reader titles such as Grumpy Cat,Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog, and Bob’s Burgers, Dynamite Entertainment welcomes the most colorful girl in the world, Rainbow Brite, to their fall 2018 lineup.
“Rainbow Brite captured the imaginations of kids born in the '80s (like myself) as a fantasy heroine who could change the world not just through magic, but through kindness,” stated author Jeremy Whitley. “She is a symbol of what can happen when we all work together and fight back against the shadows that want to drain all of the color from the world.”
In Rainbow Brite, Wisp and Willow are best friends who live in a small town. They are inseparable, until one night Wisp discovers something is stealing the color from the world. To escape their grasp, Wisp must use her wits and the help of a new friend…from somewhere else! Then the adventure begins...
“The world needs a young hero clad in a rainbow now more than ever in a world where things are often simplified into black and white and it's easy for people to turn their back on people not like them,” added Whitley.
Jeremy Whitley is scheduled to sign Rainbow Brite posters from 4-5:30pm on Saturday, July 21 at the PopMinded by Hallmark booth #1505 at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.
“We’re very excited to release this series for younger readers,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. ...
07/16/18 @ 3:38 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce their appearance at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, hosting panels on Thursday, July 19th, Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. The panel topics are Dynamite: Diamond Previews Premiere Publisher and 50 Years of Vampirella and Skin&Earth: Running a One Woman Show: Lights, respectively, and will include special guest panelists Lights, Joseph Michael Linsner, Mark Russell, John Layman, Billy Tucci, and more.
The dates, times, locations, and focus of Dynamite's three panels are summarized below:
Dynamite Entertainment: 50 Years of Vampirella
Thursday, 7/19/18, Room: 8
5:30-6:30 PM - Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt introduces Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn) and Kristina Deak Linsner to preview Vampirella’s upcoming 50th-anniversary projects.
Q&A session moderated by CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Dynamite Entertainment Diamond Previews Premiere Publisher
Friday, 7/20/18, Room: 4
1:00-2:00 - Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt introduces John Layman (Charlie’s Angels, Chew), Mark Russell (The Lone Ranger), Erica Schultz (Xena), Billy Tucci (Miss Fury, Shi), plus surprise guests to reveal hot SDCC exclusive announcements about upcoming projects! Q&A session moderated by CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Dynamite Entertainment: Skin&Earth - Running A One Woman Show: Lights
Saturday, 7/21/18, Room: 26AB
6:30 - 7:30 - Collected for the first time as an interactive trade paperback and hardcover, Skin&Earth—the original story and 14-track record, all written, illustrated, colored and recorded by Lights herself, can finally be experienced as one cohesive vision. Join Lights as she talks about her vision with an introduction from Nick Barucci (CEO & publisher at Dynamite Entertainment) and a Q&A moderated by Franki Chan (Founder IHEARTCOMIX). Room 26-AB
Dynamite wishes all attending fans, ...