May 24, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The biggest surprise crossover of the year is here! Marat Mychaels and Dynamite are teaming up and pairing their biggest characters for Vampirella / Prey for the Sinner - only available right now on Kickstarter!
Marat Mychaels is a 30-year veteran of the comics industry, starting out as an aspiring pro artist working by day at the legendary Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles. There at some massive launch parties toward the kickoff of Image Comics, Marat would connect with Rob Liefeld. Under Liefeld's wings, Marat moved up the ranks of Extreme Studios and became one of the Deadpool creator's most reliable and talented collaborators. Since then, Marat has contributed to titles like X-Force, Hawk & Dove, Grifter, Deadpool, and others.
Today Marat focuses on publishing his own original titles and engaging more directly with his dedicated fanbase. His titles like Notti & Nyce, Pooh, and more cover action, parody, and a reverent take on the explosive styles of the 1990s. No title is bigger than Prey for the Sinner - starring Marat's beloved bad girl heroine Syn!
In the new special limited comic, Syn is rocketing through the galaxy for vengeance against her enemy Zyzz. But when he lands and hides on a mysterious planet by the name of Drakulon, Syn will have to team up with a powerful vampire-like alien heroine against their common foe. All to stop the cataclysmic doomsday virus that Zyzz has from being released.
In addition to the story by Marat, he's even doing interior artwork on the stunning opening chapter! Jaime Mendoza inks the chapter. They're joined by scripter Chad Bowers, with quick wit and experience on major titles like Deadpool and GI Joe. Artist Sajad Shah is a favorite from his action-packed covers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is the perfect match given he's the current ongoing Prey for the Sinner artist and has drawn Vampirella before! Colorist Mirza Ananta Wirwan rounds out the crew.
Both Counterpoint and Dynamite are known for their diverse range of gorgeous variant covers, and this crossover necessitates that same level of artistic excellence for the fans! Marat himself contributes not one, but TWO covers for fans. One featuring both stars and another highlighting just Syn. Sajad Shah gives fans a taste of his interiors with a great shot of the dynamic duo. Superstar Eric "eBas" Basaldua turns the spotlight on Vampirella for a flirty cemetery scene. Dan Mendoza brings his beloved cartoony style that has made Zombie Tramp a hit. Last but certainly not least, Ryan Kincaid comes in with a risqué cover that we can't even show right here, so fans will have to head to the Kickstarter!
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 Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, 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.