Official Press Release
February 9, 2007, Runnemede, NJ – DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT released cover images and information promoting their entry into this year’s Free Comic Book Day — DYNAMITE FCBD: THE LONE RANGER AND BATTLESTAR GALACTICA FLIP BOOK!
Free Comic Book Day will take place on May 5, 2007 as participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Dynamite will be participating this year for the first time and as a “Gold” Sponsor.
Within the pages of the DYNAMITE FCBD EDITION, fans will find two all-new tales from two of Dynamite’s best-selling series: The Lone Ranger and New Battlestar Galactica. The choice of the titles was selected by the fans via a poll posted on Dynamite’s website in late 2006. The DYNAMITE FCBD EDITION issue will feature: The Lone Ranger: Creed #0 by the series’ regular creative team of writer Brett Matthews, cover artist and art director John Cassaday, interior artist Sergio Cariello, colorist Dean White and letterer Simon Bowland; and Battlestar Galactica: Season “Zero”: Year One #0, will be written by Brandon Jerwa – writer of the New Battlestar Galactica: Zarek mini series – and features art by Stephen Segovia. NBSG: Year One #0 will lead directly into an all-new New Battlestar Galactica comic book series, while The Lone Ranger: Creed serves as a stand-alone story in between the opening 6 issues of Dynamite’s The Lone Ranger and the upcoming issue #7.
Fans and retailers should take a special note; the Dynamite FCBD Edition is a full-size 32-page comic book containing all new art and story that will not be reprinted in the regular series of Battlestar Galactica and The Lone Ranger. Additionally, the Dynamite FCBD Edition will also feature previews of Dynamite’s other titles Red Sonja, Painkiller Jane, Highlander and Raise the Dead and upcoming series!
About the event, Dynamite stated, “Free Comic Book Day has become a milestone event in the comic book industry. From the fan to the publishers and retailers and everyone in between, the benefits and good times are easily apparent. FCBD is a great way to introduce current readers to new titles and genres, and an even better way for new readers to jump into the comic book medium. With the pairing of The Lone Ranger and Battlestar Galactica – two fan favorites and chosen by the fans themselves – we feel we’ve found the right mix for fans new and old. The media exposure and intricate storytelling of Battlestar Galactica and the classic, yet modern interpretation of The Lone Ranger make a great pair for this great day.”
LONE RANGE: CREED #0 presents a special Lone Ranger tale with the Lone Ranger and Tonto in action as the immortal words of the Lone Ranger’s Creed help narrate our story! After the critical and sales success of 2006’s Lone Ranger debut, “Creed” is an excellent sequel as well as a prequel to the next thrilling installment of Dynamite’s The Lone Ranger series! Featuring the regular creative team of Matthews, Cassaday, Cariello, White and Bowland!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: YEAR ONE #0 begins a brand new Battlestar Galactica story from the creative team of Brandon Jerwa and Stephen Segovia! Taking place before the events of the now-class “re-imagined” SCI FI series, Season “Zero”: Year One presents a prelude that introduces us to the cast and crew of the Battlestar Galactica as they face new challenges and threats, all under the watchful eye of the Cylons! Jerwa and Segovia will be the regular creative team for this series, and issue #0 leads directly into the events of issue #1 and the first story arc.
PLUS: Dynamite previews of Red Sonja, Painkiller Jane, Highlander and Raise the Dead and other Dynamite new series!
For more information about Dynamite Entertainment, please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/
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