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Acclaimed Creators Sign Up For Dynamite Comic Projects

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Acclaimed Creators Sign Up For Dynamite Comic Projects

Official Press Release


Runnemede, NJ – DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT announced today
that they have signed creators Leah Moore and John Reppion to write and
produce upcoming DYNAMITE COMIC PROJECTS.

“The papers have been signed and John and Leah are all ours for at least 12
issues,” explained DYNAMITE SPOKESPERSON J. ALLEN. “We have already begun
discussing our first project, and Leah and John are the perfect creative
pair to paint our opening portrait (that’s a hint, BTW!).”

Leah Moore and John Reppion have been producing comics and fiction together
since 2003. Before this new creative agreement with DYNAMITE, the pair had
been working exclusively with WildStorm, a division of DC Comics.

ALLEN continued: “And yes, while she is the daughter of Alan Moore, what
really excited us was her take on Wildgirl at Wildstorm, and we so pursued
her and John on those strengths. While they’ve signed for 12 issues to
start, we’re already discussing the first dozen issues and other
possibilities. ”

“We’re very, very excited to be working with the company responsible for
great comics like Army of Darkness, Red Sonja, and Re-Animator. We’ve read
them, we’ve enjoyed them, and it convinced us to work with them. Dynamite
seems to be getting more than their fair share of top notch properties and
we’re definitely happy to be on their team.” Added Leah and John.

With its multitude of licenses and projects and titles, the real question is
will Leah and John’s first project be Red Sonja, Army of Darkness, or one of
DYNAMITE’S newest — Battlestar Galactica, Painkiller Jane, The Classic
Monsters, Classic BSG, the Re-Animator, or something entirely new.

DYNAMITE’S not talking for now – except for the hint in ALLEN’S quote above
— but look for more information on the first project released under this
agreement in the weeks to come and know that it’s truly an exciting time to
be at DYNAMITE!

ABOUT LEAH MOORE


Leah Moore was born in Northampton, England to Alan and Phyllis Moore on the
4th of February, 1978. In 1990, at the age of twelve, she moved to
Liverpool, where she met her future husband, John Reppion, just four years
later, in 1994. Ten years after that, in October 2004, the two of them were
married.

Leah’s fascination with literature of all kinds led her to attend the
University of Manchester, where she took a degree in Classics and English
Literature. After that, her first published work was an 8-page story, “King
Solomon Pines,” with art by Sergio Aragones, in Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales
#5, in January 2003. This was soon followed by another 8-pager, “Bad to the
Bone,” drawn by Shawn McManus, in Tom Strong #19, in April 2003. After that,
and with the encouragement of various people in the comics business, Leah
and John Reppion co-write a proposal for a six-part series, which eventually
became Wild Girl, with art by Shawn McManus and J. H. Williams III,
published by Wildstorm Productions between November 2004 and April 2005.

Based on Wild Girl, the pair were offered the opportunity to write a new
series, Albion, due to debut from Wildstorm in June 2005. This is nothing
short of a renaissance of many long-missing and well-loved characters from
sixties and seventies British comics, and promises to be one of the most
interesting comics to be seen in quite some time. The art is by Shane Oakley
and George Freeman, with covers by Dave Gibbons, and is being co-written by
Leah Moore and John Reppion, with plotting by Leah’s father, Alan Moore.

As well as all this, Leah does a little illustration– providing
illustrations to accompany some of her husband’s article — and provided
articles for two books published in 2003 to mark the 50th birthday of her
father.

ABOUT JOHN REPPION


John Reppion was born in Liverpool, England in 1978. In 1994, when they were
both sixteen, he met Leah Moore, and the two of them were married ten years
later, on the 23rd of October 2004. They continue to live in Liverpool,
along with their cat Mr. Fluffy.


When he was a child, John’s grandfather used to take him to the nearby
village of Hale, where he became fascinated by the grave of the village’s
legendary giant, John Middleton, reputed to be nine foot three inches tall.
This childhood fascination eventually led to John’s first published work, a
four-page article in the Fortean Times #187 in August 2004, called The
Childe Of Hale.

Although John enjoys writing his own articles and short stories, the bulk of
his work is done in partnership with his wife Leah. Having kibitzed on some
of her early writing, John eventually was co-credited when the pair
submitted a proposal to Wildstorm Productions in 2003. This eventually
became the six-part series Wild Girl, with art by Shawn McManus and J. H.
Williams III, which was published by Wildstorm between November 2004 and
April 2005.

Based on Wild Girl, the pair were offered the opportunity to write a new
series, Albion, due to debut from Wildstorm in June 2005. This is nothing
short of a renaissance of many long-missing and well-loved characters from
sixties and seventies British comics, and promises to be one of the most
interesting comics to be seen in quite some time. The art is by Shane Oakley
and George Freeman, with covers by Dave Gibbons, and is being co-written by
Leah Moore and John Reppion, with plotting by Leah’s father, Alan Moore.

ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT


Dynamite Entertainment is a premier licensor and innovative publisher of the
comic industry’s key and most popular comics including the Army of Darkness,
Jim Starlin’s Cosmic Guard, The Re-Animator, Eduardo Risso’s Borderline,
Fulu, Parquee Chas, Lectures Macabre, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti’s
Painkiller Jane, Battlestar Galactica, Classic Battlestar Galactica, Xena,
and the #1 selling title in April of ’05, Red Sonja. More information about
the company can be found online at
www.dynamiteentertainment.com. Dynamite Entertainment is a subsidiary of
Dynamic Forces, Inc.

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