Official Press Release
March 19, 2007, Runnemede, NJ – DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT released images and information today announcing the next Dynamite Select Poster, which showcases the “zombified” artwork of Arthur Suydam’s cover to Raise the Dead #2, Dynamite’s terrifying new zombie series. Advance orders are being taken for the Dynamite Select: Raise the Dead Poster by Arthur Suydam — with shipping scheduled for a July release.
Painter Arthur Suydam has earned super-star status in the comic book industry with his “zombified” versions of classic Marvel covers for Marvel Zombies and the upcoming Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness Limited Series. In the past Arthur has contributed his amazing painting skills to many publications, including Heavy Metal, House of Secrets and Epic Illustrated; and more recently Dynamite’s new anthology series — Savage Tales. Authur’s latest additions to his “zombified” art gallery come as he revives some classic pop culture images for a series of covers to Dynamite’s Raise the Dead series. The “zombified” image pays homage to one of America’s most beloved artists, Norman Rockwell, as Arthur turns the heartwarming “Runaway” into a frightening scene as only he can.
Dynamite stated, “When Arthur’s cover image for Raise the Dead #2 were released, requests came rushing in to make his ‘zombified’ version of Rockwell’s ‘Runaway’ into the next Dynamite Select Poster. Arthur’s painting is so good it’s scary- and vice versa!”
About working on the covers for Raise the Dead, Arthur Suydam exclaimed, “Raise the Dead is great. It’s a rare opportunity for any illustrator to be able to tackle some of the most notable paintings ever created, and do a fantastical version of these iconic images. What artist wouldn’t jump at that?”
RAISE THE DEAD ARTHUR SUYDAM POSTER (MAR07 3346)
A classic image of Americana has been recreated through the eyes of modern Zombie master Arthur Suydam as featured on the cover of RAISE THE DEAD #2! Now available as a poster for the first-time ever! Measures 18″ x 24″!
ADVANCE SOLICITED, SHIPPING IN JULY
For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C107136.html
Dynamite plans to have incredible support for this release with house ads, Diamond Previews Ads, online ads through news websites, as well as prints ads in Comic Shop News!
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, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!
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