December 2, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is linking up with fan-favorite comic book and collectibles YouTuber Gem Mint Collectibles for his first-ever exclusive variant cover. Featuring a stunning Vampirella by artist Ken Haeser and incorporating Gem's signature diamond imagery, fans can get this limited collectible comic on Indiegogo now!
"I'm beyond excited to work with Dynamite for my first exclusive cover!" said Stephen Small aka Gem Mint. "Ken did a great job delivering my vision of Vampirella holding a gem surrounded by loot. I know fans of the channel and Dynamite are going to dig this unique cover!"
Today Gem Mint Collectibles is one of the foremost destinations for comic book, graphic novel, statue and trading card collectors on YouTube. Gem got his start on Instagram in 2014 building up his name by selling and trading comics and key issues. Then he kicked off his channel on YouTube and just a couple years later is rounding the corner on 100 thousand subscribers and 15 million views. Fans come to him for his laid back personality, fun streams and discussions with his wife Phie, and all the latest news and reviews. With a specialty in unboxing and analyzing the biggest statues, biggest books and keeping fans updated on the biggest keys, he's an essential source for collectors.
For his first-ever exclusive variant cover, Dynamite brought in acclaimed and multitalented creator Ken Haeser. He's a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School of cartoon and graphic art and is best known for his creator-owned series The Living Corpse. His diverse, adaptable style has graced the covers, interiors, and scripts of such wide ranging properties as Grumpy Cat, Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the Future, and much more.
The Indiegogo campaign offers a bounty of options for all kinds of collectors. For the same sweet price, the cover can be had with traditional trade dress, as a virgin logo-free edition, or in black and white. A discounted combo deal offers all three main variants as one package. Fans looking for something more one-of-a-kind or collectible can opt for copies signed or remarked by Ken Haeser, or CGC graded copies!
With Gem Mint's prestige among statue collectors, Dynamite is also offering two of its most popular recent Vampirella statues as an add-on to pledges. A stunning sixth scale piece is modeled after one of the most iconic images of the Daughter of Drakulon by definitive artist Jose Gonzalez. A beautiful bust statue pulls from and expands on superstar Stanley "Artgerm" Lau's sold-out cover for Vampirella #2. Stay tuned to the Gem Mint Collectibles YouTube channel for a closer look at these statues and discussion of the new variant. And make sure to follow Dynamite across social media for news on any stretch goals or additions to the campaign.
Underneath the exciting new exclusive cover is the yet to be released Vampirella #16. This issue kicks off the epic second-year cycle of the smash-hit 50th-anniversary relaunch of Dynamite's flagship character. The always daring, boundary-breaking, critically acclaimed Christopher Priest continues his "Netflix-style" take on the character as he continues to introduce new characters, reimagine classic ideas, and bring in insightful themes. The vampiric vixen must now return to her home planet of Drakulon in search of her missing mother, with whom she has a very complicated relationship. But first she must find the man who brought her to Earth in the first place and re-create the miraculous moment from her origin. Fans can also pick up issue #15 in stores now for a great standalone issue between arcs.
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, 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.