If you missed it, earlier today Dynamite made the following big announcements:
- They’re opening an office in Manhattan
- They’re partnering with Atari to reprint Atari Force and make new licensed comics
- They’re publishing A Train Called Love, a new creator owned series by Garth Ennis
To wrap up the day, Dynamite announced their panel and exclusives lineup for SDCC 2015. First off, they’ll be hosting Dynamite: The Next Ten Years:
Thursday, 7/9/15, 5:45pm – 6:45pm – Join the Dynamite Entertainment team and their star-studded line-up of creative talent as they forecast their game-changing projects of 2016 and beyond, including James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob’s Burgers, Vampirella, and more. Special guests David Gonzales (creator of Homies) and Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) will take the stage for a surprise announcements, including awesome developments regarding Grumpy Cat! Attendees will also receive complimentary Homies figurines. Room 6DE.
In celebration of Bob’s Burgers‘s smashing success as a comic and a TV show, Dynamite will be distributing an exclusive variant of the first issue of Bob’s Burgers’s second volume to certain on-site retailers for sale:
Bob’s Burgers (Vol. 2) #1 SDCC Retailer Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Damon Wong, this variant edition (Cover K) was exclusively created for sale by retailers exhibiting at SDCC. Fans can visit the Diamond Comics booth (Booth #2401) to pick up a flier indicating which retailers on-site will be selling the special comic.
In addition, a special Bob’s Burgers signing…
Dynamite Entertainment and Diamond Comic Distributors are proud to welcome Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob’s Burgers, for a signing at the Diamond Booth (#2401) on Friday, July 10th, between 12:00pm and 12:45pm. An exclusive Bob’s Burgers print will be available at the booth for fans to enjoy the beloved cartoonist’s autograph.
Also, Dynamite will be reprinting Will Eisner’s The Spirit just in time for the series’ 75th anniversary. In celebration, they’re hosting a panel to celebrate the legacy of the character and his renowned creator:
Friday, 7/10/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Spirit 75th Anniversary Panel – Join Dynamite CEO & publisher Nick Barrucci, new series writer Matt Wagner (Grendel, The Shadow), former DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz, Michael Uslan (film producer and writer of The Boy Who Loved Batman), Dynamite marketing manager Keith Davidsen, and special guests to-be-announced to discuss the creative legacy of industry legend Will Eisner and his most iconic character, The Spirit. Room: 4
They’ll be releasing two variant editions of the series’ first issue at the show:
Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Comixology Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Jenny Frison exclusively created for San Diego Comic-Con, this variant edition (Cover L) can be found only at the Comixology booth (Booth #2547) on Saturday, July 11th.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Award Ceremony Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Francesco Francavilla exclusively created as a giveaway for 2015 award ceremonies, this variant edition (Cover G) will be available for free to attendees of the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, held on the evening of Friday, July 10th, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
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