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MARVEL ZOMBIES VS. ARMY OF DARKNESS GOES BACK TO PRESS AS CAPTAIN AMERICA BATTLES ZOMBIE FOES
New 2nd Print Variant Cover Pays Tribute to Captain America #1
March 20 2007, Runnemede, NJ - DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT released images and information announcing the second print variant cover of Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #1 - which pays special "zombified" tribute to Captain America by featuring a rendition of the classic cover to Captain America #1 by Marvel Zombie master cover artist Arthur Suydam!
Of the new cover, Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci stated: "Arthur has once again knocked it out of the park! This recreation of the Golden Age Captain America #1 is perfect in every detail - and what better way to pay tribute to Cap than to have his Marvel Zombies counterpart taking the battle to a group of evil fascist Zombies! Take that Zombie Hitler!"
Marvel Vice President of Sales David Gabriel added, "Retail support for this book was very strong, but it looks like more copies are needed, so we've gone ahead and are offering up a second print variant - featuring a cover that's in homage to Captain America #1 by Arthur Suydam, with a decidedly zombie twist. Retailers should order enough so that we don't need to do a 3rd print."
Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness is a Five-Issue Limited Series that serves as a direct prequel to last year's hit comic book phenomenon Marvel Zombies. In Marvel Zombie tradition, each issue of the series features a "zombified" cover by painter Arthur Suydam (this time incorporating Ash from Army of Darkness into each "new" classic image), and is overseen by the spiritual guru of the undead himself, Robert Kirkman. This landmark event is written by John Layman with interior art by Fabiano Neves and magnificent coloring by original Marvel Zombies colorist June Chung.
MARVEL ZOMBIES ARMY DARKNESS 2ND PRINTING VARIANT #1 (FEB078043)
COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM; WRITER: JOHN LAYMAN; PENCILS: FABIANO SILVA NEVES; INKS: FABIANO SILVA NEVES; COLORED BY: JUNE CHUNG
This is it true believers, the cross-over of the century begins here! The Marvel Zombies come face-to-face with Dynamite Entertainment's Ash from the Army of Darkness! Ash has faced legions of the undead before, but never like this…as he lands in the heart of New York just as the Zombie outbreak begins! See how his actions help turn more heroes and villains into Zombies! Under the watchful eye of Marvel Zombie guru Robert Kirkman, this might just be the comic event of 2007! Plus: The entire series will feature classic "homage" covers from painter Arthur Suydam!
With the success retailers have had with Marvel Zombies (both the series, the Hardcover collection going to multiple printings and the Ultimate FF appearances), and the sell out of Army of Darkness #13, retailers are asked to double check their orders for Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #2 (DCD Item # FEB072137) to ensure having enough when the book is in stores.
Note, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #1 may still be available at the retailer level.
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ABOUT MARVEL COMICS:
Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a leading global character-based entertainment company that has developed and owns a library of more than 5,000 characters, which have entertained generations around the world for over 60 years. Marvel's operations are focused in entertainment and consumer product licensing and comic book publishing. Marvel Studios supports the development of feature films, DVD/video products and TV series. Marvel's creative team also supports the development of video games and toy lines based on its characters as well as for a broad and growing range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, foods and promotions. Marvel's comic book division is a leading publisher in the global marketplace while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. Marvel's Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house toy lines. For additional information visit http://www.marvel.com.
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling 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 the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series - issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume - and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite's new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company's first major launch of '06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue. Dynamite's ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor - launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday - and Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned - Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews - as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy and Doug Moench's Six from Sirius, Tim Truman's Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin's Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com