Dynamite has had a lot of news this week in the busy Toy Fair/ComicsPRo period, including an exciting crossover event the return of two iconic heroes, and a new merchandise line. Here’s a digest version:
Comixology’s Submit portal is a way for independent and self published digital comics to get onto the largest digital comics service out there, and many people have taken advantage of it. While no one seems to have gotten rich off it, a sale is a sale. And COmixology has just released a list of the top 25 sellers for 2014, topped by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore’s Leaving Megalopolis. This superheroes with a twist story was originally Kickstarted. The impressive Testament Omnibus by Douglas Rushkoff and a bunch of awesome artists was second, and Joe Benitez’s Lady Mechanika was #3. Severl anthologies Kickstarted by the tireless C. Spike Trotman were also on the list…she is a powerhouse.
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 […]
[Since the Beat is at Book Expo all day, we’re presenting an afternoon of PREVIEWS.] VAMPIRELLA #1 Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison, Arthur Adams, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko (c) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ FANS, […]
This week sees the end of the relaunched Red Sonja’s first arc, with Gail Simone and Walter Geovani drawing the story to a – likely rather bloody, one would imagine – conclusion. The last few months have seen Simone redefine the character whilst blatantly having a load of fun with it. There’s been singing, there’s […]
Back in July, Dynamite announced they were expanding their already fairly awesome Gail Simone-driven Red Sonja revival with a prestige format anthology called Legends of Red Sonja. Adding to the excitement, a stellar line-up of contributors including a bevy of fantasy authors and comics artists including Tamora Pierce, Nancy Collins, Meljean Brook, Marjorie M. Liu, Mercedes Lackey, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Leah Moore, Devin Grayson, Nicola Scott, Rhianna Pratchett and Blair Butler. On the art side it’s Carla Speed McNeil, Jim Calafiore and Phil Noto and more. The first issues launches in November and to explore a little more of the story behind the She-Devil with a Sword and all these top writers, we asked Simone, Devin Grayson and Nandy Collins to participate in a roundtable on the state of Sonja and fantasy comics. And to giev you even more here’s a preview of the first issue art.
By David Nieves A gathering of some of DC Comics top talent took place in room 6DE to kick off Comic-Con Friday. In what has to be one of the funniest panels of SDCC these creators gathered to tell embarrassing stories and share insights on their journey to comic book stardom. The company known for […]
DC’s new series, launched by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, is a really interesting idea for a series. Essentially pitting a somewhat corrupt and immoral police force against a group of young superhero vigilantes, it makes for a fairly uncompromised story, which offers the most overtly political work Simone has done so far in […]
As part of the relaunch of Red Sonja by Gail Simone, Dynamite has released the entire #1 variant cover gallery with images by Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema, Fiona Staples, and Amanda Conner . This is one fine looking gallery. “Red Sonja is one of the original female ass-kickers in comics, of […]
Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]
Somehow lost in all the hoopla over DC’s new 52 pretty much imploding all over the place yesterday, was the announcement of two new books that aren’t what you expected.