Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR News with advance looks at new comics on sale this week including "Army of Darkness/Xena: Why Not?" #1, "Terminator 2" #7, "New Battlestar Galactica: Origins" #4, and "Adolescent Radiohactive Black Belt Hamsters" #2. When you’re through checking out these exciting previews, be sure to visit CBR’s Independents forum to discuss these Dynamite titles with fellow readers
ARMY OF DARKNESS/XENA: WHY NOT? #1
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JAN083507
Writer: JOHN LAYMAN
Penciller: MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
Covers: UDON STUDIOS (50%) and FABIANO NEVES (50%)
Colorist: ZONA I
The cross-over no one asked for — or expected — is finally here! Too big for the movie of television screen, Dynamite presents the ultimate "Why Not? tale as Ash and Army of Darkness meets Xena, the Warrior Princess in the first issue of this 4-part mini series event!
Written by master … uh, scribe, John Layman and illustrated by Miguel Montenegro, the first issue of our most unnecessary adventure finds Ashley J. Williams transported to the world of Xena and Gabrielle and most importantly Autolycus, who of course, bears more than a passing resemblance to our main man Ash. Throw in the Necornomicon and an evil little ash taking charge of a group of fairies (the winged kind) and hey, you’ve got yourselves a story! Featuring two covers, one by UDON studios and the other by Fabiano Neves!
Fans, ask your retailer for the Udon Negative Art Incentive cover.
TERMINATOR 2 #7
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC073549
Writer: JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Covers: NIGEL RAYNOR (TWO CONNECTING COVERS, DISTRIBUTED AT 50% EACH)
Penciller: NIGEL RAYNOR
Colorist: INLIGHT STUDIO
The most unexpected cross-over of the year continues here as Painkiller Jane meets the world of the Terminators! Dynamite’s fist inter-company cross-over continues in part 4 of 4, the stunning conclusion!
As Jane and the Terminator continue their show-down, the Terminator’s mission parameters have altered and Jane herself – along with her incredible powers – has become the target!
The conclusion is brought to you by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Nigel Raynor – who also provides this issues two connecting covers!
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ORIGINS #4
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC073548
Writer: KEVIN FAHEY
Penciller: JONATHAN LAU
Covers: FABIO LAGUNA, PHOTO COVER
Colorist: INLIGHT STUDIO
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT continues their successful run of Galactica "origins" with an all new series focusing on the characters and events of the award-winning Sci Fi series!
Kevin Fahey concludes the story of Gaius Baltar before the events of the second Cylon War. Events continue to spiral beyond the good doctor’s control as the Cylons move their ultimate plan to deadly action!
Jonathan Lau provides the interior art, while Fabio Laguna provides the cover (also features a photo cover from the re-imagined, Emmy-Award nominated, show!)!
ADOLESCENT RADIOACTIVE BLACK BELT HAMSTERS #2
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC073544
Writer: KEITH CHAMPAGNE
Penciller: TOM NGUYEN
Covers: TOM NGUYEN (75%), MICHAEL AVON OEMING (25%)
Colorist: “MOOSE” BAUMANN
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!
Issue #2 continues the frantic pace set by our team in issue #1 as Gengis Khann wreaks havoc among the monks and takes a few Hamsters hostage along the way! Can the team put their differences aside and come back together to take him down! We’ll find out!
Look for the special Hamsters alternate cover by Michael Avon (Mice Templar) Oeming!