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Eduardo Risso’s “Borderline” Will Finally Be Collected!

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Eduardo Risso’s “Borderline” Will Finally Be Collected!

Official Press Release


June 13, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment announced today that they have rescheduled the first TPB release of Eduardo Risso’s Borderline. The first trade collection (of a projected four total trades) will now be available in September. Fans and retailers can pre-order now from their local retailer!


“The work is so very, very powerful that we absolutely have to get it just right,” explained Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. “That being said, our first attempt to get it out the door didn’t come together, so we rescheduled, brought in an additional writer (translator/scriptor) to help out and editor just for the project, and BAM! – look out September!”


For the first volume, Dynamite has secured the services of creator Ivan Brandon to provide the translation and script inspired by the original language version of Trillo and Risso. Brandon also serves as editor of the series, working closely with Risso to insure that this English-language version remains true to the original.


“We’re lucky to have Ivan on board and hope his schedule allows us to work with him on future volumes,” comment Allen. “He’s able to seamlessly work in the original Spanish language of the text and pull out the necessary grit to make this thing sing in English.”


Pre-Order your copy today from your local comics shop and look for Borderline Volume 1 in September!


BORDERLINE VOLUME I TPB (JUN063028) — By Eduardo Risso and Carlos Trilo; w/Ivan Brandon!


Pulp noir in the tradition of Sin City and 100 Bullets from creator/artist Eduardo Risso!


Known for his moody powerful artwork Eduardo Risso has commanded a legion of fans from his work on 100 Bullets (with writer Brian Azzarello who also provides and exclusive intro to this collection) and Batman among others.


But until now fans have never experienced the raw power and vision of Borderline (with writer Carlos Trillo)!


Borderline, originally published in Italy, is a 600-page epic created by Risso and Trillo with whom the artist has previously worked on a slate of other projects. This powerful piece of graphic fiction has never before been available in the United States in English.


Now Borderline — described by Harvey and Eisner Award winning creator Risso as a sci-fi post-apocalyptic story that openly shows the miseries and kindness of Humankind — is available in English for the first time from Dynamite Entertainment.


Volume 1 weighs in at an impressive 160 pages filled with Risso’s gorgeous artwork and Trillo’s fantastic ideas – plus a script translation overseen by Risso and creator Ivan Brandon! This is a must-have for every fan of comics and art!


Dynamite plans to support this release with house ads, online ads through Newsarama, and 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.


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

ABOUT EDUARDO RISSO:

Eduardo Risso was born in Leones, Argentina, in 1959.


He did his first professional work for the daily paper LA NACION and the magazines EROTICON and SATIRICON. In 1981 he started working for COLUMBIA editions pencilling series like EL ANGEL and JULIO CESAR. In 1987 he did PARQUE CHAS, with writer Ricardo Barreiro. The series is published first in the anthology magazine FIERRO, in Argentina, then in TOTEM (Spain), COMIC ART (Italy), and as a hardcover in France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Holland.


In 1988, he again worked with Ricardo Barreiro on CAIN. The same year he drew FULU, with writer Carlos Trillo. It was published in PUERTITAS magazine in Argentina as well as Italy, France, Germany, Portugal and the
Netherlands.


After this, he continued his association with Trillo and several series followed: SIMON: AN AMERICAN TALE (Italy and France), VIDEO NOIRE (Italy and France), BORDERLINE (Italy), and CHICANOS (Italy and France).


In 1997 he did ALIEN: RESURRECTION for DARK HORSE and other works followed by several short stories for the VERTIGO imprint. He teamed up with Brian Azzarello on the miniseries JONNY DOUBLE which led to the creation of the multiple Eisner Award winning series 100 BULLETS.


Currently he draws the hit series 100 BULLETS and recently completed a highly successful run on BATMAN with the critically- acclaimed BROKEN CITY storyline.


He has won the EISNER award and the HARVEY award as Best Artist.


ABOUT CARLOS TRILLO:


Carlos Trillo is a versatile comics writer who worked with many famous artists. Trillo wrote his first scenario at age 20 for Patoruzu magazine. In 1963 he made his professional debut and took on several editorial jobs. Ten years later, he became art director of the satirical magazine Satiricon. However, this magazine was forbidden by the military dictatorship in 1976. In 1975 he wrote ‘Un certain Danari’ for Alberto Breccia, followed by ‘Chavez le Fou’ for Horacio Altuna. He then expanded his comics activities and started writing for several magazines (El Pendulo, Humor, Superhumor). He continued his collaboration with Altuna with several stories, such as ‘Charlie Moon’, ‘Merdichevski’, ‘Les Petites Portes de M. Lopez’ and ‘Slot Machine’. He also teamed up with artist Domingo Mandrafina with such titles as ‘Histoire sans Paroles’ and ‘El Husmeante’.


In the 1980s he continued his comics activities, writing for Jordi Bernet (‘Carnage Plus’, ‘Light and Bold’), Eduardo Risso (‘Fulu’, ‘Simon’, ‘JC Benedict’), Madrafina (‘Peter Kampf’, ‘Cosecha Verde’) and Juan Gimenez (‘Gangrene’). In 1992, he took ‘Cybersix’ with Carlos Meglia, a series about genetic manipulated creatures, and ‘Spaghetti Brothers’, with Mandrafina. He also wrote ‘Chicanos’ for Risso, a series situated in the Spanish ghetto of an American metropolis. After meeting a CIA agent, Trillo was inspired to create ‘Mon nom n’est pas Wilson’, which is illustrated by Walter Fahrer and published by Casterman from 2000. Carlos Trillo is a master in realism and social criticism, which makes him one of the best Argentine comics writers.


ABOUT IVAN BRANDON:


Ivan Brandon is a writer for comics, TV and animation. He is the co-creator of 24SEVEN, THE CROSS BRONX and NYC MECH. His work has been read in different languages allover the world.


He can be reached online at www.ivanbrandon.com

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