Official Press Release
Thun’da makes his return to comic books this August from Dynamite!Â Written by Robert Place Napton with art by Cliff Richards and an INCREDIBLE cover by Jae Lee!Â As a bonus, this over-sized issue also includes the original first Thun’da story with fantastic art by the one-and-only Frank Frazetta at no extra cost!Â Be sure to pick up Thun’da #1 in August!
In August’s Thun’da #1, a Military helicopter crash lands in a remote valley in Africa. Â A lone survivor awakens with no memory of who he is or what he was doing there, but he’s wearing a uniform and is a skilled combatant. Â From the wreckage he learns only his name — ROGER DRUM. Â As he explores his new surroundings he is confronted by a bizarre lost world of dinosaurs and other strange creatures. Â Drum must learn to survive in this terrifying new reality while coming to terms with fragments of a past he isn’t sure he wants to remember.
“What excited me about THUN’DA is the aspects that differentiate him from other Jungle Lords,” says writer Robert Place Napton.Â “One of the coolest elements of the original story that we are expanding on as we move the character into the modern day is that he is a CIPHER — ROGER DRUM has amnesia as a result of his crash in Africa so the details of his past life are murky. Â He was like JASON BOURNE before there was JASON BOURNE, so we are picking up the baton on that aspect and taking it a step further. Â He has military training, he’s a bad ass, but instead of being pitted against other combatants he’s facing the dangers of a LOST WORLD so even with all his skill, he is facing challenges he’s not prepared for, with the added burden of being haunted by his past.”
“This project came as a gift to me,” adds artist Cliff Richards. “Since I was young reader, Frank FrazettaÂ´s drawings always fascinated me. I couldn’t be happier about Thun’da and I bet the readers will love the book!”
“Robert Place Napton’s story will surely please all Thun’da fans everywhere,” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.Â “The interior art by Cliff Richards is unbelievable in how much passion Cliff is pouring into every page.Â We don’t want to give away a lot yet, but these sketches by Cliff says a lot.Â And the Jae Lee cover is just amazing!Â And with a 48-page count sold at regular price, readers can also enjoy the first Thun’da story by Frank Frazetta!”
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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 Shadow, 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, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
Dynamite recently won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011!
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.