Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR News with advance looks at new issues shipping this week, including “The Lone Ranger,” “Dark Xena,” “Terminator 2: Infinity” and “Painkiller Jane.” When you’re done checking out these exciting previews, stop by CBR’s Indie Comics forum to discuss Dynamite books with fellow readers.
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: APR07 3556
Two Eisner 2007 nominations! BEST NEW SERIES and BEST COVER ARTIST!
Writer: Brett Matthews
Penciller: Sergio Cariello
Covers: John Cassaday (50/50 ratio)
The Lone Ranger continues from Dynamite with issue #7 of the ongoing series – beginning a brand new storyline – – and debuting after the extra special story from The Lone Ranger Free Comic Book Day Comic read by the hundreds of thousands of fans on Free Comic Book Day!
That’s right, The Lone Ranger is back with the creative team that has forever left their mark on the most famous of lawmen – John Reid as he continues his quest for justice in the Old West. Aided by Tonto, Lone Ranger #7 opens a new chapter for the famous duo and, to help launch this dynamite new story John Cassaday is creating two connecting covers! Find out what everyone’s been talking about in June as The Lone Ranger rides again!
Fans, ask your local retailer for the Cassaday Black and White, Virgin and Wraparound incentive covers!
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: MAY07 3349
Writer: JOHN LAYMAN
Penciller: NOAH SALONGA
Colorist: INLIGHT STUDIO
Covers: FABIANO (Marvel Zombies) NEVES (25%), STJEPAN SEJIC (25%),
JONATHAN LAU AND XENA PHOTO (25%)!
Taking place some time after the series finale of Xena: Warrior Princess and before the events of the “Contest of Pantheons.” – featured in DYNAMITE’S Xena #’S 1-4 – “Dark Xena” finds Gabrielle making a request of the Gods and learning that you must be very, very careful, what you wish for, and how you wish for it! In this issue: Dark Xena continues as Gabrielle and Joxer devise a plan to infiltrate Xena’s deadly gang and save their friend! Plus, what plans does Ares, the God of War, have for this new and deadly Warrior Princess! Find out in this issue “(Re)Born Bad!” Featuring a trio of art covers: Stjepan Sejic, Jonathan Lau and Fabiano Neves along with another Xena photo cover!
Fans, ask your local retailer for the Neves Black and White Incentive Cover!
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: APR07 3577
Story: JOE QUESADA and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Writer: JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Penciller: LEE MODER
Colorist: CHRIS GARCIA
Covers: AMANDA (Supergirl, THE PRO) CONNER (75%) and ALECIA RODRIGUEZ
Genre: Action Adventure
As seen on the Sci Fi Channel! Jane is back! The creative team of Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti and Lee Moder return for an all – new Painkiller Jane event!
The story that exploded (literally!) out of issue #0 and barreled into issue #1 continues here as Jane faces “the Infidel” – – a new character that will play a major role in note only this series, but in Jane’s entire future! All guided by Jane creators Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti and PKJ artist Lee Moder!
Fans, ask your local retailer for the Conner Black and White Incentive Cover!
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: APR07 3562
Writer: SIMON FURMAN
Penciller: NIGEL RAYNOR
Colors: INLIGHT STUDIO
Covers: PAT LEE, STJEPAN SEJIC; AND NIGEL RAYNOR
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: Teen +
He said he’ll be back and DYNAMITE’S got him – only it’s not just the T- 800 that will be featured in the all new Terminator comic book series, but the T – 1000 and the all – new T – Infinity!
Legendary Transformers writer Simon Furman is at the helm along with NEW BATTLESTAR Galactica artist Nigel Raynor as they unleash the “Trial by Fire”! In this opening DYNAMITE TERMINATOR 2 event, Skynet sets out to destroy the Terminators in the past to preserve their (mostly) human free future! Starring all the familiar characters from the smash film in the dark, post – apocalyptic future as seen in the films!
Fans, ask your local retailer for the Sejic Virgin, Lee Negative Art incentive covers!