February 6, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment announces a Kickstarter for the Cosplay Women of Dynamite Deluxe Ultra-Premium Trading Cards. Adorers of fun cosplay covers and sketch card fanatics can check out the campaign for advance deals on packs and boxes, including one-of-a-kind sketch cards and other bonuses!
The Cosplay Women of Dynamite Sketch Cards Kickstarter is live now, visit here: COSPLAY WOMEN OF DYNAMITE PREMIUM SKETCH CARD COLLECTION
For as long as comic books have been published, there have been super fans. Some of those fans have expressed their love for the medium and characters by spending countless hours and dollars hand crafting intricate replica costumes. Sometimes to only wear them once! Over the years, some comic book publishers have worked with these talented artists to bring their vision to readers.
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. Vera Bambi, Cervena Fox, Karrigan Taylor, Ireland Reid, Joanie Brosas, Ashley Du, Jacqueline Goehner, Tatiana Neva, Tabitha Lyons (Artyfakes) and so many more have graced the covers of Dynamite comics.
The art of cosplay is in fact steeped into the DNA of Dynamite's flagship heroines. In the 1970s signature Red Sonja artist Frank Thorne used his "The Wizard" persona to judge Sonja look-a-like contests at some of the earliest comic conventions. Wendy Pini, writer/artist and creator of the indie classic Elfquest, was among the most acclaimed early Sonja cosplayers. Actress Barbara Leigh made history in 1978 as the first woman to dress up as Vampirella professionally, gracing the cover of Warren's Vampirella #67 and several subsequent issues. During the Harris years, memorable models including Sascha Knopf, Julie Strain, Maria Di Angelis and Kitana Baker continued this tradition.
Every individual foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 Sketch Cards, 1 black and white art card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card. These deluxe packs will eventually retail for upwards of $100, but are available now on Kickstarter for only $75!
Dynamite's cream of the crop sketch card artists in this set include Axe, Ken Haeser, Kevin Graham, Mike Lilly, Mitch Ballard, Rich Molinelli, Sanna U, Tim Shay and tons more!
“Dynamite is home to some of the most powerful and alluring characters in comics and that always necessitates top of the line artists. We’ve been proud to bring in cosplayers, an entirely different set of talented artists, to adorn many of our covers in recent years and continue that tradition for some of our biggest heroines like Red Sonja and Vampirella,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO/Publisher of Dynamite. “What better way to celebrate artists from different skill sets than with this cosplay and sketch card set? The fans are going to love all this gorgeous art!”
Entry level fans looking for a deal have a few great options. At just $5 fans can get digital copies of four fabulous recent cosplay featuring first issues! Including Red Sonja Vol 4 #1 by Amy Chu & Carlos Gomez, Vampirella Vol 4 #1 by Paul Cornell & Jimmy Broxton, Sheena #1 by Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo & Moritat and Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1 by Erik Burnham & Ediano Silva. At just $10 backers can snag up a huge digital graphic novel, detailed below. Then for $15 backers can get a set of four of the set's signed cards featuring cosplayers Ireland Reid, Joanie Brosas, Valerie Perez and Shannon Kingston!
Another reward tier option for supporters at just $30 is the graphic novel Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga, the crossover epic orchestrated by Gail Simone and a whole team of female writers. All of fans' favorite Dynamite heroines across time and space came together to save their worlds. This titanic tome is over 500 pages, includes a gallery of all 55 covers and would normally cost $50.
Backers who preorder two 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. Supporters at this level also get access to high quality prints of these stunning cosplay images! Also available are various, one-of-a-kind sketch card puzzle sets of 4,6 and 9 cards.
Super fans can consider going all in on higher reward tiers for a full bag of loot. Which can include two full boxes (24 packs), two promo cards, a 9 card puzzle set, the ability to choose their own sketch artists and most exclusive of all - an uncut factory card sheet! The ultimate rare collectible for card collectors. Plus a limited edition sketch card from superstar Sanna U!
At any reward tier, stack on $140 for a discounted Women of Dynamite Vampirella statue. This stunning piece is sculpted by Jason Smith based on the incomparable art of J. Scott Campbell.
This Kickstarter campaign is only available for a limited time, so don't miss the chance to get these cards at a discount and early! COSPLAY WOMEN OF DYNAMITE PREMIUM SKETCH CARD COLLECTION
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.