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Become Immortal For 25 Cents With “Highlander”

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Official Press Release

May 16, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment today released images
and information concerning their debut of the all-new Highlander comic book
series following the characters from the first movie.

The series will feature an introductory priced #0 issue – similar to the
successful promotions used to launch Red Sonja #0 and Battlestar Galactica
#0 to dizzying heights – as well as the all-star creative team of writers
Brandon (Battlestar Galactica) Jerwa with Michael (Red Sonja) Oeming, along
with artist Lee (Red Sonja) Moder! And Dynamite is launching the series on
all cylinders, with a painted cover by painter extraordinaire Gabriele
Dell’Otto and 50/50 Highlander photo cover!

“Brandon and Michael have been working closely with the Highlander gurus to
create a story that takes the core concepts that have made this such a
powerful film, television and book franchise, and incorporate those concepts
into a kick-a$$ comic book,” commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. “This
is very similar to the process we worked to make Red Sonja such a success.
Now, we’ve paired Oeming with Jerwa, and Brandon is enjoying his work with
the master.”

As far as artist Lee Moder, Allen continued, “The Highlander Universe is
rich and dynamic with the stories of immortals, and especially Connor
MacLeod, and Lee Moder is a natural for both the “present day” action of the
script as well as the flashbacks featuring glimpses into Connor’s past
lives. The comic rocks and we’re happy to put out this first issue – which
leads right into #1 – out there for fans at just a quarter. Oh yeah, we’ve
got the Kurgan in here too! All in time for the 20th Anniversary! Sweet!”

The issue is available for PRE-ORDER now, and will ship to specialty stores
in July.

HIGHLANDER #0 (MAY063024): WRITTEN BY BRANDON JERWA AND MICHAEL (RED SONJA)
AVON OEMING WITH ART BY LEE MODER AND COVER ART BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (50%),
AND A HIGHLANDER PHOTO COVER (50%)

Featuring events that start off shortly after the first film, Connor
MacLeod, the Immortal Highlander, finds himself in the middle of a present
day reunion that takes him back to Berlin, right after the events of the
Second World War! During the “Coldest War” Connor comes up against the
Kurgan and the cadre of highly trained super-assassins who follow him.

Issue #0 leads directly into issue #1 of this all-new, ongoing series!
Featuring a painted cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto, plus a photo cover and
written by Brandon Jerwa w/Michael Avon Oeming with art by Lee Moder!

For art and more information, please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C104979.html

BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE SPECIAL GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
SKETCH COVER!

BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE HIGHLANDER #0 GABRIELE
DELL’OTTO RRP EDITION!



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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.


Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE is
preparing and launching the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators Joe
Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John
Cassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, Classic
Battlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander, have launched Red Sonja
Vs. Thulsa Doom with Luke Lieberman and Peter David and a Red Sonja Vs. Claw
cross-over with DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint, 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, Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo
Risso’s Borderline and other titles, Jim Starlin 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