July 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce a licensing partnership with Japanese fashion and merchandising giant Sanrio, as well as the historic Japanese fashion brand Hysteric Glamour, on a range of clothing and collectibles featuring Dynamite properties.
Sanrio is well known for their leading role in the worldwide phenomenon of kawaii fashion, as well as their cute characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Keroppi, and many more. Japanese consumers also have acute interest in American originated brands, and now properties like The Boys, Vampirella, and Project Superpowers will find their way into Sanrio's licensed catalog.
The Hysteric Glamour brand, founded by Nobuhiko Kitamura in 1984, will produce a range of striking clothing featuring the character of Vampirella and others, with a streetwear and mass media twist. The Daughter of Drakulon's 1969 origin falls right in line with their other collaborations and inspirations including Andy Warhol, the Sex Pistols, as well as brands like Playboy and Supreme.
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.