Official Press Release
Dynamite is proud to be working – for the first time – with acclaimed writer Robert Rodi (THOR: FOR ASGARD, THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS) writing Kirby: Genesis – Dragonsbane, hitting comic book stores everywhere next January 2012! Kirby: Genesis – Dragonsbane #1, is drawn by Fritz Casas (QUEEN SONJA) with covers by the main Kirby: Genesis artists – Alex Ross and Jack Herbert!
Spinning out of the epochal events of KIRBY: GENESIS comes the saga of Sigurd Dragonsbane, the greatest champion in all Valhalla. Since time immemorial tales of his adventures have resounded throughout the halls of gods and men alike. But what happens when Sigurd and his colleagues-wise Balduur, rakish Honir, and caustic Heimdall-discover that Valhalla isn’t the only mythic realm?…And that all the others are now conjoined into one vast magical landscape? Why, they set out to explore it, of course-and to rescue a princess beset by dragons. But all isn’t as it seems in these newly unified Mythlands, and Sigurd’s latest exploit could be his last! Based on character concepts and designs by Jack Kirby, DRAGONSBANE draws back the curtain on the astonishing mythical underpinnings of the Kirby universe.
“DRAGONSBANE is an exciting chance to take this vast assemblage of concepts and characters direct from the King’s fertile imagination, throw them all together in a world both compellingly familiar and perilously new, and watch the sparks fly,” says writer Robert Rodi. “I’m no stranger to tackling subjects both legendary and epic, but this one has a wonderfully fresh and vital feeling to it. People often refer to the joy of playing in Kirby’s “sandbox”; well, this is a corner no one’s played in before, and we’re having the time of our lives building some seriously wild architecture there.”
“Dynamite’s Kirby: Genesis line of comics has been able to expand thanks to two key – and equally important factors. First and foremost, the imagination of Jack Kirby. His uncanny ability to create new characters and challenge himself time and time again is unprecedented in our industry. Combining his characters with the high profile and up and coming creators who can “see” the power of Jack’s characters – from Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross to Jai Nitz, Johnny D, Sterling Gates, Wagner Reis and now Fritz Casas AND Robert Rodi, Jack’s universe will continue to grow as he would like to have seen. Truly, Robert on the series writing Dragons Bane is icing on the cake!”
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About Dynamite Entertainment:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.