DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TO LAUNCH BUCK ROGERS COMICS SERIES!
March 13th, 2008 Runnemede, NJ -- For almost 80 years, more than any other, the name Buck Rogers has simply meant "The Future". And now that future is coming to you from Dynamite Entertainment!
Before caped heroes were leaping tall buildings, Buck was spanning the stars . . . and the centuries. A man accidentally thrust into an extraordinary future, Buck is science fiction's first superstar and one of our culture's most enduring icons. In its original version, Buck Rogers ran as a comic strip continuously for 38 years in over 400 newspapers. True to his adventurous reputation, Buck is also known for his star turns in radio, movie serials, and television series. And now, comics and more from Dynamite Entertainment!
Flint Dille, a prominent animation and videogame creator as well as the grandson of Buck's originator, John Flint Dille, oversees the Buck Rogers franchise. "My family and I have always considered the Buck legacy a sort of ‘sacred trust'," Dille says, "and we are absolutely confident that this collaboration with Dynamite honors that trust."
Nick Barrucci, Publisher and President of Dynamite Entertainment, is very enthusiastic to be working on one of his "dream projects since childhood," and to be working with Flint and his family legacy in that process. Barrucci proudly confirms that fan favorites, Alex Ross and John Cassaday, will be integral to Dynamite's Buck launch, with both Alex and John providing character designs, Alex providing a cover to issue #1, and John serving as regular series cover artist starting with issue #1. "Dynamite's job right now," Barrucci says, "is to find the writer and the artist who share my and my team's respect and affection for Buck Rogers, and who can help bring Buck, once again, into an exciting new future."
Dynamite's agreement with the Dille Estate allows for the creation of Buck Rogers comics, collections, including classic material, comics-based fine art prints, posters, action figures, trading cards, statues, and other high-end collectibles. Look for promotional art and announcements at www.dynamiteentertainment.com in the coming weeks and at San Diego ComiCon this summer.
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
"DYNAMITE consistently places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers."
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several bestselling comic book titles and properties. Beginning with their ARMY OF DARKNESS comic book series -- launching as the #1 independent comic in July of '04, and recently ranked as the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- and continuing with their bestselling RED SONJA series -- issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots consistently ranked among the bestselling titles in unit sales and dollar volume outside of Marvel and DC Comics -- DYNAMITE successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. DYNAMITE's monthly BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series debuted with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue, and was featured in the pages of
TV Guide. Additionally, the introductory HIGHLANDER #0 debuted with over 100,000 copies pre-sold and was featured in a follow-up article in TV Guide as well.
Dynamite has worked with Alex Ross to launch Project Superpowers as the #4 best selling comic in January of '08, launching as the only non-Marvel/non-DC superhero genre title entering the top 5 comics published. Dynamite joined Marvel Comic whose titles placed 9 out of the 10 top 10 titles for January '08.
DYNAMITE has also released CLASSIC BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, XENA, DARKMAN VS.ARMY OF DARKNESS, PAINKILLER JANE, THE LONE RANGER, SAVAGE TALES, JUNGLE GIRL and THE BOYS -- and has more on the horizon!
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com