Official Press Release
August 1, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – This past week fans all over the world were exposed to the all-new comic book adventures of the Highlander thanks to DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT’S best-selling, introductory priced HIGHLANDER #0.
Picking up from the end of that issue, HIGHLANDER #1 is set to debut in October and is available for pre-order now from you local retailer!
“We’ve got a great team here as fans and retailers have seen from the #0 issue,” exclaimed DYNAMITE SPOKESPERSON J. ALLEN. “[writer, Michael] Oeming’s back with [writer] Brandon Jerwa for our first four issues and Lee [Moder, artist] and Booch (colorist) and making their scripts sing!”
The first issue features all-star cover artists, including Tony (“Conan” cover artist, “Ex Machina”) Harris, Dave (“Star Wars”, CLASSIC BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) Dorman, and Gabriele (“Secret Wars”) Dell’Otto with a super special variant cover! Look for more all-star cover talent on future issues, including Billy Tan, Stephen Sadowski, Mel Rubi, Cammo with Richard Isanove and more from Tony Harris and Dave Dorman!
HIGHLANDER #1 (AUG063180) Written By Michael Avon Oeming And Brandon Jerwa; Art By Lee Moder; Cover Art By: Tony Harris, Dave Dorman And Gabriele Dell’Otto (Shipping In Equal Ratio)
Dynamite Does It Again! Following the smash debut of our introductory #0 issue, and picking up right where the closing of that issue left off, Dynamite presents HIGHLANDER #1!
Writers Michael Avon (RED SONJA) Oeming with Brandon (NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: TOM ZAREK) are again joined by the incomparable Lee (RED SONJA) Moder as they tell a tale pitting the Immortal Highlander — Connor MacLeod — against the dread Kurgan in post-war Berlin! This opening story arc, and all future storylines have been written under the guidance of Highlander expert David Abramowitz and are sure to please and thrill legions of Highlander fans both old and new! Each issue also features modern action with flashbacks to the past – the same story structures which built the history for the films and television shows!
FANS, ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE SKETCH VARIANT OF THE TONY HARRIS COVER!
FANS, ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT GABRIELE DELL’OTTO RRP EDITION COVER!
ALSO AVAILABLE: IMMORTAL GOLD FOIL COVER (AUG063185) OF HIGHLANDER #1 AVAILABLE AT THE MSRP OF $19.99!
For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105529.html
Dynamite plans to have incredible support for this release with house ads, Diamond Previews Ads, online ads through Newsarama, Comic Book Resources, and other partner 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. Additionally, the introductory HIGHLANDER #0 debuted with over 100,000 copies pre-sold and was featured in a follow-up article in TV Guide as well.
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 with Sergio Cariello and Dean White– 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
About Davis Merchandising Corp
Davis Merchandising Corp, a multi-award winning global turnkey organization, partnered with Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc., provides merchandising, product development, manufacturing and direct marketing of quality licensed entertainment properties sold direct-to-consumer through catalog, Internet, television, print and inbound/outbound telemarketing. They host eCommerce stores and create print catalogs for properties such as: HIGHLANDER® (Film and TV series), Stargate SG-1™ and Atlantis™, Xena: Warrior Princess™, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys™, and Conan®. For additional information, visit www.davismerchandising.com.
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