How will Dynamite finish off its Wednesday SDCC 2022 announcements? Take a look at what they revealed below!
Jennifer Blood Meets William Shakespeare?! Van Lente Channels the Bard for Noirish Spinoff Tale
After his recent run on the exciting new Jennifer Blood series and the anticipated upcoming Ninjettes, writer Fred Van Lente is taking his bombshell hitwoman antagonist out on her own with the help of the Bard. Jennifer Blood Presents: Giulietta Romeo: Hitwoman is a pulse-pounding one-shot starring the breakout character that fans have been clamoring to see more of.
Slamming her way out of the pages of the recent Jennifer Blood: Bloodlines series, Italian assassin Giulietta Romeo stars in “La Tempesta,” a noirish reimagining of the William Shakespeare play The Tempest. Giulietta is being extradited to Italy after the events of the “Bountiful” storyline when her plane is shot down over a remote island in the Atlantic, a former Nazi stronghold that is now the tiny kingdom of a man named Prospero, a former duke of the Naples mobs. His brother, the man who usurped his position, was being extradited on that same plane, and Giulietta finds herself in the middle of a gory blood feud and fighting for her life against Prospero’s monstrous servants, Caliban and Ariel.
“I think all readers will really love the Hot New Crime Writer of 2022, William “Bloody Billy” Shakespeare,” joked Van Lente. “I’m just the vessel that is bringing the island mob vengeance saga La Tempesta to life.”
Jennifer Blood was originally the creation of Garth Ennis and told the story of Jessica Blute, who was born into a brutal crime family and tried to escape it by faking her own death. But when her new life was destroyed by the mob, she took on the guise of Jennifer Blood to get revenge. In the recent relaunch of the series by Van Lente and Vincenzo Federici, the title and carnage passed down to a new generation as a new Jennifer Blood took on the city of Bountiful where the worst of the mob were being protected after joining witness protection. Giulietta Romeo was the main antagonist of the new Jennifer Blood and now gets her own one-shot.
Jennifer Blood Presents: Giulietta Romeo: Hitwoman can be preordered in October at your local comic shop and is scheduled to release in December 2022. It will also be available through digital platforms such as Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
Superstar Dan Jurgens Swings Through With the Lord of the Jungle!
Comics Royalty Reintroduces Lord Greystoke In Time for 110th Anniversary
The mighty Lord of the Jungle returns to roar! Dynamite invites fans to swing through the vines and beat their chests in anticipation of a visceral new series starring the one and only Tarzan, written by industry superstar Dan Jurgens!
Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and introduced in the October 1912 issue of The All-Story Magazine, Tarzan quickly became a cultural icon! Jurgens comes on to help commemorate the 110th Anniversary of this iconic character! But that is not the only anniversary that this first issue will be commemorating.
The November debuting title lines up almost perfectly with the big 30th anniversary of the Death of Superman, one of the crowning achievements of writer Dan Jurgens and the industry at large. Since then, he has tackled so many of the hallmark characters of the medium and wider genre of superheroes, pulp heroes, and adventurers. His stacked bibliography beyond his prolific contributions to Superman includes the likes of Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Nightwing, Tomb Raider, and of course his own creation Booster Gold. Now it’s time to add another legend to that list – the Lord of the Jungle!
“There are a handful of fictional characters who are instantly recognizable in a wide array of countries, to people of all ages. Tarzan is one of those characters, and it’s an honor to be writing his latest stories,” said Jurgens. “Tarzan’s creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the all-time greats and gave those of us who came later a deep and rich legacy from which to work. We look forward to exploring of Tarzan’s hidden past that might put him in something of a new light. We hope you’ll join us for the ride and have as much fun as we are.”
Alongside artist Benito Gallego, Jurgens will reestablish Tarzan in the eyes of longtime fans and show how badass and entertaining he is to new readers alike. Across the series, the prototypical jungle action hero’s entire life will be traced, from birth to adulthood. A framing device secondary tale weaves between the core story, as an older Tarzan reflects on his life and the changing world around him, reflecting contemporary concerns that continue to this day.
Get to know the legacy of Tarzan, from his aristocratic background and eventual flirtations back with that lifestyle, to his early days raised by the apes, and his fearsome rivalries with man and beast alike. What will become of this man in his savage world?
Dan Jurgens invites readers to meet the legend for the first time or like they’ve never seen him before. As he follows in the footsteps of comics luminaries Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Gaylord Du Bois, Jesse Marsh, Russ Manning, Gray Morrow, Joe Kubert, John Buscema, and many more.
The series features an all-star cast of cover artist friends and colleagues of Jurgens, including Gary Frank, Lee Weeks, Dan Panosian, and Josh Burns.
“I’ve known Dan for 30 years and worked with him on many levels. I’ve wanted to work with him at Dynamite as a writer for years, but he has had a full workload, and in the last year he’s been working to make time for The Lord of The Jungle, and we’re so excited to have him on board!,” said Barrucci. “While Dan may be best known for his work on Superman, Captain America, Booster Gold and others, he’s tackled far more characters in his illustrious career. When Dan launched Tomb Raider for Top Cow, it was the #1 book of the year – let me repeat that, Tomb Raider #1 was the top title of the year, and Dan was a driving force. His storytelling ability is one of the strongest in the industry, and when working with other artists, Dan has brought out the best in those artists he’s worked with, from his great run on Thor with John Romita Jr., Andy Kubert, Stuart Immonen, to name just one example. Dan is bringing his A-game, since he knows no other game to bring, and will be bringing the best of Benito Gallego’s art to the page. And let’s talk about Benito for a second, a fantastic artist who is influenced by John Buscema, we could not have picked a better artist for the series! The icing on the cake are covers by Gary Frank, Lee Weeks, Dan Panosian, and Josh Burns!”
Lord Of The Jungle #1 will be available for preorder in September and is slated for release in November. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.