Official Press Release
Dynamite signs writer Matt Sturges to new limited series!Â Damsels, a story featuring Cinderalla, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White proved to be such a huge hit for Dynamite that we are coming out with a spin-off series to Damsels!
“What DamselsÂ does for dry land, this book does for the ocean,” says writer Matt Sturges. “We’ve got mermaids! Pirates! A kraken! Sirens! All wrapped up in fast-past coming-of-age story, filled with treachery, high adventure, and very probably some sharks. Â (And maybe even a little romance for good measure.) In short: if it’s in a fairy tale or legend, and it’s wet, we’ve got it.”
“We’ve had incredible success with our ongoing Damsels series, and there’s a rich world of new Damsels stories to be told.Â We want to add to that world with the right mini-series, and needed a writer with the right sensibility and the ability to execute great stories.Â We found that with Matt.Â I’ve been a fan of his work going back to House of Mystery, JSA, Shadow Pact, and of course Jack of Fables.Â This is a series that fans will find as a great compliment to our Damsels ongoing series.”Â States Dynamite President Nick Barrucci.
Look for the Damsels spin-off in 2013!
Matt Sturges is an American writer of comics and fantasy novels.Â Sturges is best known for the Eisner-award nominated Jack of Fables from DC/Vertigo.Â In the 1990s, he was a member of the writers’ collective Clockwork Storybook, which also included Bill Willingham, Chris Roberson, and Mark Finn.Â With Willingham Sturges has not only worked on Fables but has also co-written House of Mystery. Following his signing an exclusive deal with DC Comics, Sturges took over the writing of Blue Beetle in issue #29and will see it through to its end in issue #36.He has also written Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! featuring the Human Flame and, with Willingham again, he also took over the writing of Justice Society of America with issue #29.Â He is also the author of two novels, Midwinter (2009) and the sequel The Office of Shadows (2010), and a book of short horror fiction, Beneath the Skin and Other Stories (2000).
About Dynamite Entertainment:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENTÂ was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.
In addition to their Â critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee,Â Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.Â The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.