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Acclaimed Creators Sign Up For Dynamite Comic Projects

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Runnemede, NJ - DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT announced todaythat they have signed creators Leah Moore and John Reppion to write andproduce upcoming DYNAMITE COMIC PROJECTS.

"The papers have been signed and John and Leah are all ours for at least 12issues," explained DYNAMITE SPOKESPERSON J. ALLEN. "We have already begundiscussing our first project, and Leah and John are the perfect creativepair to paint our opening portrait (that's a hint, BTW!)."

Leah Moore and John Reppion have been producing comics and fiction togethersince 2003. Before this new creative agreement with DYNAMITE, the pair hadbeen working exclusively with WildStorm, a division of DC Comics.

ALLEN continued: "And yes, while she is the daughter of Alan Moore, whatreally excited us was her take on Wildgirl at Wildstorm, and we so pursuedher and John on those strengths. While they've signed for 12 issues tostart, we're already discussing the first dozen issues and otherpossibilities. "

"We're very, very excited to be working with the company responsible forgreat comics like Army of Darkness, Red Sonja, and Re-Animator. We've readthem, we've enjoyed them, and it convinced us to work with them. Dynamiteseems to be getting more than their fair share of top notch properties andwe're definitely happy to be on their team." Added Leah and John.

With its multitude of licenses and projects and titles, the real question iswill Leah and John's first project be Red Sonja, Army of Darkness, or one ofDYNAMITE'S newest -- Battlestar Galactica, Painkiller Jane, The ClassicMonsters, Classic BSG, the Re-Animator, or something entirely new.

DYNAMITE'S not talking for now - except for the hint in ALLEN'S quote above-- but look for more information on the first project released under thisagreement in the weeks to come and know that it's truly an exciting time tobe at DYNAMITE!

ABOUT LEAH MOORE

Leah Moore was born in Northampton, England to Alan and Phyllis Moore on the4th of February, 1978. In 1990, at the age of twelve, she moved toLiverpool, where she met her future husband, John Reppion, just four yearslater, in 1994. Ten years after that, in October 2004, the two of them weremarried.

Leah's fascination with literature of all kinds led her to attend theUniversity of Manchester, where she took a degree in Classics and EnglishLiterature. After that, her first published work was an 8-page story, "KingSolomon Pines," with art by Sergio Aragones, in Tom Strong's Terrific Tales#5, in January 2003. This was soon followed by another 8-pager, "Bad to theBone," drawn by Shawn McManus, in Tom Strong #19, in April 2003. After that,and with the encouragement of various people in the comics business, Leahand John Reppion co-write a proposal for a six-part series, which eventuallybecame Wild Girl, with art by Shawn McManus and J. H. Williams III,published by Wildstorm Productions between November 2004 and April 2005.

Based on Wild Girl, the pair were offered the opportunity to write a newseries, Albion, due to debut from Wildstorm in June 2005. This is nothingshort of a renaissance of many long-missing and well-loved characters fromsixties and seventies British comics, and promises to be one of the mostinteresting comics to be seen in quite some time. The art is by Shane Oakleyand George Freeman, with covers by Dave Gibbons, and is being co-written byLeah Moore and John Reppion, with plotting by Leah's father, Alan Moore.

As well as all this, Leah does a little illustration-- providingillustrations to accompany some of her husband's article -- and providedarticles for two books published in 2003 to mark the 50th birthday of herfather.

ABOUT JOHN REPPION

John Reppion was born in Liverpool, England in 1978. In 1994, when they wereboth sixteen, he met Leah Moore, and the two of them were married ten yearslater, on the 23rd of October 2004. They continue to live in Liverpool,along with their cat Mr. Fluffy.

When he was a child, John's grandfather used to take him to the nearbyvillage of Hale, where he became fascinated by the grave of the village'slegendary giant, John Middleton, reputed to be nine foot three inches tall.This childhood fascination eventually led to John's first published work, afour-page article in the Fortean Times #187 in August 2004, called TheChilde Of Hale.

Although John enjoys writing his own articles and short stories, the bulk ofhis work is done in partnership with his wife Leah. Having kibitzed on someof her early writing, John eventually was co-credited when the pairsubmitted a proposal to Wildstorm Productions in 2003. This eventuallybecame the six-part series Wild Girl, with art by Shawn McManus and J. H.Williams III, which was published by Wildstorm between November 2004 andApril 2005.

Based on Wild Girl, the pair were offered the opportunity to write a newseries, Albion, due to debut from Wildstorm in June 2005. This is nothingshort of a renaissance of many long-missing and well-loved characters fromsixties and seventies British comics, and promises to be one of the mostinteresting comics to be seen in quite some time. The art is by Shane Oakleyand George Freeman, with covers by Dave Gibbons, and is being co-written byLeah Moore and John Reppion, with plotting by Leah's father, Alan Moore.

ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Dynamite Entertainment is a premier licensor and innovative publisher of thecomic industry's key and most popular comics including the Army of Darkness,Jim Starlin's Cosmic Guard, The Re-Animator, Eduardo Risso's Borderline,Fulu, Parquee Chas, Lectures Macabre, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti'sPainkiller Jane, Battlestar Galactica, Classic Battlestar Galactica, Xena,and the #1 selling title in April of '05, Red Sonja. More information aboutthe company can be found online at www.dynamiteentertainment.com. Dynamite Entertainment is a subsidiary ofDynamic Forces, Inc.

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