Dynamite Entertainment is well known for it’s “pre show” barrage of announcements, and there have been some good ones, but it’s safe to say that publisher Nick Barrucci has rarely been as excited over anything as this: Dynamite has been granted a worldwide license to publish James Bond comics, including early years, and, it appears, all the characters. So maybe Young Jaws and Pussy Galore when she was just Pussy Moderate-amount.
About 20 years ago, Neil Gaiman was mostly known as The Sandman Guy. He was as beloved as ever but it was just before he became one of the work’s bets known authors. ONE of his projects of the time was THE LAST TEMPTATIOn, based on a theme album by horror rock icon Alice Cooper. Illustrated by Michael Zulli, the themes of the album fit in well with Gaiman’s work: a boy named Steven leaves from home only to meet up with the Showman and his Theatre of the Real. Buying a ticket to the show is buying a ticket to a nightmare.
Beautifully drawn by Zulli, and published by Marvel’s bizarre Music Line (there was also a Billy Ray Cyrus comic by Paul S. Newman, Dan Barry, and Gail Beckett) this oddity is being brought back by Dynamite in a limited edition Hardcover Remarked edition, signed by Gaiman and remarked by Zulli, with the art remastered and colored by David Curiel at InLight Studios. The book is available in an edition of only 200, with bonus material including all three scripts to the book, the original outline, and Neil Gaiman’s original correspondence with
Battlestar Galactica art edition? Why yes, when Walt Simonson drew it. Dynamite is adding to its oversized Art Editions line with Simonson’s BSG book, Jose Gonzalez’ Vampirella and Marvel’s John Carter Warlord of Mars series which had art by Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum and more. Tasty!
Dynamite announced they would be doing a Shaft comic book a few months back, and now they have announced the creative team: David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely. Walker is a writer and filmmaker and one look at his blog BadAzz Mofo will tell you he’s a complicated man. Plus he wrote a book on blaxploitation films so, yep. that works. Evely is a Brazillian artist who isn’t an obvious choice, but an intriguing one. Variant covers are by Francesco Francavilla, Michael Avon Oeming, Ulises Farinas, Matt Haley, Sanford Greene, and a collaboration between Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Dynamite is launching their own digital comics store today. The comics will DRM-Free, which makes DRM-free the new (and welcome) trend in digital. And just because they can, they’re launching with some $0.10 comics and 10% of all digital sales for the first month will be donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
by Nicholas Eskey
This year, as part of Dynamite Entertainment’s 10th anniversary, the comic publisher will be rolling out with “Chaos!” line of titles, including a rebirth of the cult classic Purgatori. The first issues goes on sale next month. Through the magic of the interweb, I had a chance to interview Aaron Gillespie, writer for Dynamite’s take on the series, and ask him a few questions regarding the demonic femme fatal:
Dynamite is celebrating it’s 10th anniverasy with a special issue of Army of Darkness, Army of Darkness #1992.1 (after the year the film was released). This is appropriate, given that the Army of Darkness license was what started Dynamite down the path of becoming a publisher. Solicited for November, this is a bit of a “let’s get the […]
Cullen Bunn is really spreading himself around these days. The Sixth Gun at Oni. Magneto and Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe at Marvel. Sinestro at DC. You can add Masks II at Dynamite. Masks, which came out in 2012, was essentially a team-up mini-series for Dynamite’s pulp heroes line. The Shadow, The Spider, Green Hornet, Green Lama, Black Bat, Black Terror, Miss Fury and […]
Dynamite will be starting a new Lone Ranger series in November. Justin Gray will be writing it, which is interesting for a couple reasons. First off, it’s unusual to see Gray’s name without his usual co-writer/co-conspirator, Jimmy Palmiotti. Secondly, Gray (along with Palmiotti) is the longest tenured writer of the western genre in recent memory. His association […]
As you may recall, Dynamite and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. came to an understanding a little while back and we’re continuing to see the fruits of the agreement. The John Carter franchise has been practically a sub-line for Dynamite with Warlord of Mars, Deja of Mars, Lords of Mars and Warriors of Mars. Now they finally get to […]
by Brandon Schatz One day before the madness of this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially begins, Dynamite has announced their future intentions for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Most recently, the character has been a tangental part of the DC Comics line, starting with a ongoing originally helmed by Darwyn Cooke in 2006, before moving the […]
Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. so […]
Dynamite is going European in October with the In Search of Lost Dragons art book. It sounds like an art book with a journal/scrapbook motif and a bit of background story surrounding the art. July 14, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the October release of In Search of Lost Dragons, […]
Evil Ernie, last seen in Dynamite’s Chaos! mini-series, will be returning in his own series. Ernie was one of the mainstays of the ’90s Chaos comics line and a pretty hot property back before the independent publishers started to consolidate in the late 90s. The team on Evil Ernie will be Tim Seeley (Chaos!, Revival, Hack/Slash, […]
Dynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now. And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to. The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find the master detective crossing paths with the magician […]
Educator Christina Blanch had made quite a name for herself with her MOOCs covering gender and social issues in comics. But she’s also a very talented writer, and her Thrillbent series The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood has gotten a lot of positive attention. And this October it’s coming to print, courtesy of Dynamite. With a Franceso Francavilla cover so you know its good.