Official Press Release
February 1, 2008, Runnemede, NJ – DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT today released images and information concerning the third issue of Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, continuing the return of Don Chin’s furry fighters by writer Keith Champagne with art by Tom Nguyen! Scheduled for a March release, Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters #3 will be available in full color with covers by Tom Nguyen and Michael Avon Oeming!
Under the watchful eye of original series creator Don Chin, writer Keith Champagne (Countdown: Arena) is joined by artist Tom Nguyen for a comic book series unlike the world has ever seen! Ninjas! Barbarians! Huns! Monks! Hamsters! This one’s got it all!
After the startling revelations of ARBBH #1 (on sale now!!!) and issue #2, the team is assembled, but Ghengis Khann remains large and in charge as he may just hold the key to the Hamsters’ past and future! Look for the special Hamsters alternate cover by Michael Avon (Mice Templar) Oeming!
Dynamite stated, “Keith Champagne and Tom Nguyen have unleashed a whole new breed of hamster action on a whole new generation of fans.”
What are Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters…
In 1977, NASA inexplicably sent four hamsters into space to investigate a strange mass of radioactive gelatin hovering over the Earth. Due to exposure from the radioactive mass, the four hamsters quickly changed, evolving into something NEW. Something ADOLESCENT. Something RADIOACTIVE.
Crash landing in the Himalayas, the Hamsters were found by a hidden monastery of monks who nursed them back to health, training the group in the martial arts.
And now they’re back and Dynamite’s got them!
The Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters series ran for nine issues from 1986 through 1989 and featured a number of spin-offs, including: Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters in 3-D; Clint: Hamster Triumphant; and Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Massacre the Japanese Invasion.
ADOLESCENT RADIOACTIVE BLACK BELT HAMSTERS #3 (JAN083516) Writer: KEITH CHAMPAGNE Penciller: TOM NGUYEN Covers: TOM NGUYEN (75%), Michael Avon Oeming (25%)
ADOLESCENT RADIOACTIVE BLACK BELT HAMSTERS #2 (DEC073544) Writer: KEITH CHAMPAGNE Penciller: TOM NGUYEN Covers: TOM NGUYEN (75%), Michael Avon Oeming (25%)
ADOLESCENT RADIOACTIVE BLACK BELT HAMSTERS #1 (NOV073453) Writer: KEITH CHAMPAGNE Penciller: TOM NGUYEN Covers: TOM NGUYEN (75%), Michael Avon Oeming (25%)
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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of ’04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic — and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite’s new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company’s first major launch of ’06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue. Dynamite’s ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops and whose 2nd print sold out within a short time of releasing in comics shops.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned – Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews – as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy and Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Tim Truman’s Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com