January 28, Mt. Laurel, NJ: This May, indie comics creator Richard Dent and Dynamite present the complete Ringo Award-nominated graphic novel Myopia.
"I always wanted to write a science fiction novel with an element of who-dun-it, but I never dreamed it would be in graphic form," said writer Richard Dent. "I'm so proud of this illustrated beauty."
Crafted in a style that hearkens back to the "Dark Age" of comics when the art form was evolving and maturing, Myopia combines speculative fiction, noir, and steampunk into a dystopian reality where big government and big business alike control every thought and move of their citizens.
A homeless man is mysteriously abducted. A journal is left on the edge of a subway platform, filled with stories about a world that doesn't exist. Not far from here a scientist is murdered in cold blood. The only clues are his burned down lab. A magnetically propelled motorcycle, and a man walking around New York City with the last living falcon on the planet.
Now imagine being a twelve-year old boy and discovering a special pair of lenses that allow you to access The Central Lens Network undetected. This is exactly what happens to Matthew Glen the day his father is murdered then two years later mysteriously appears back in his life.
Lushly illustrated by fan-favorite artists Patrick Berkenkotter (Vampirella) and Ronilson Freire (Green Hornet), the full 170-plus page epic is now available in one volume. This anticipated release follows a successful Kickstarter campaign and a pair of serialized prestige comics.
"Myopia is a solid read for those who like their sci-fi hard and wordy. The story is interesting, the characters are well formed, and the art is absolutely gorgeous. I can recommend this to anyone up for this kind of heavy reading. Feel free to check it out." - Bleeding Cool
MYOPIA is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2021 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May 2021. Fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the book with their local comic book retailers or preferred book vendors. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
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, Andy Mangels, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Peach Momoko, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Mirka Andolfo, 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.