August 21, Mt. Laurel, NJ:
Dynamite Entertainment announces the original Queen of the Pin-ups
returns this fall as writer David Avallone and artist Julius Ohta deliver with thrilling pin-up style in the latest series to celebrate the legendary and infamous Bettie Page.
Bettie’s back in action with an adventure story that will readers guessing. The brand-new Queen of England has vanished, and MI6 believes UFOs were involved. Bettie is loaned out to British Intelligence to help investigate. By misadventure, she also ends up impersonating Elizabeth the Second…and hijinks ensue. It’s “The Prince and the Pauper”, or rather, “The Princess and the Pin-Up.”
"Writing the first Bettie Page series was pure joy, and I'm thrilled to be reunited with her for another four issues. I had more stories to tell with Bettie, and now I get to tell them,” said writer David Avallone. “Bettie will be visiting 1952 London and helping out another heroic, spunky brunette in her late twenties who's in over her head... Queen Elizabeth the Second. Plus MI6 and UFOs and other acronyms. It's going to be a lot of fun!"
“We're excited to keep the legacy of one of the 20th century's most unforgettable performers alive in the pages of our comics,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “I can't wait to see what Dave delivers in this new series.”
Bettie Page has long been a staple in the comics, dating back to her debut in the 1980's when Dave Stevens based the Rocketeer's girlfriend "Betty" on the iconic leading lady. Dynamite Entertainment’s ignited Bettie Page’s return to comics in 2017 with writer David Avallone’s first series, the self-titled, Bettie Page.
The first issue of Bettie Page delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of John Royle ( (G.I.Joe), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), David Williams (Justice League of America), Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) and a photo cover respectively. Additionally, a blank Authentix cover will be available for fans wishing to commission their favorite artist to sketch Bettie Page. An Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer David Avallone! Bettie Page #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Bettie Page with their local comic book retailers. Bettie Page will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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.