May 16, 2006, Runnemede, NJ - Dynamite Entertainment today released imagesand information concerning their debut of the all-new Highlander comic bookseries following the characters from the first movie.
The series will feature an introductory priced #0 issue - similar to thesuccessful promotions used to launch Red Sonja #0 and Battlestar Galactica#0 to dizzying heights - as well as the all-star creative team of writersBrandon (Battlestar Galactica) Jerwa with Michael (Red Sonja) Oeming, alongwith artist Lee (Red Sonja) Moder! And Dynamite is launching the series onall cylinders, with a painted cover by painter extraordinaire GabrieleDell'Otto and 50/50 Highlander photo cover!
"Brandon and Michael have been working closely with the Highlander gurus tocreate a story that takes the core concepts that have made this such apowerful film, television and book franchise, and incorporate those conceptsinto a kick-a$$ comic book," commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. "Thisis very similar to the process we worked to make Red Sonja such a success.Now, we've paired Oeming with Jerwa, and Brandon is enjoying his work withthe master."
As far as artist Lee Moder, Allen continued, "The Highlander Universe isrich and dynamic with the stories of immortals, and especially ConnorMacLeod, and Lee Moder is a natural for both the "present day" action of thescript as well as the flashbacks featuring glimpses into Connor's pastlives. The comic rocks and we're happy to put out this first issue - whichleads right into #1 - out there for fans at just a quarter. Oh yeah, we'vegot the Kurgan in here too! All in time for the 20th Anniversary! Sweet!"
The issue is available for PRE-ORDER now, and will ship to specialty storesin July.
HIGHLANDER #0 (MAY063024): WRITTEN BY BRANDON JERWA AND MICHAEL (RED SONJA)AVON OEMING WITH ART BY LEE MODER AND COVER ART BY GABRIELE DELL'OTTO (50%),AND A HIGHLANDER PHOTO COVER (50%)
Featuring events that start off shortly after the first film, ConnorMacLeod, the Immortal Highlander, finds himself in the middle of a presentday reunion that takes him back to Berlin, right after the events of theSecond World War! During the "Coldest War" Connor comes up against theKurgan and the cadre of highly trained super-assassins who follow him.
Issue #0 leads directly into issue #1 of this all-new, ongoing series!Featuring a painted cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto, plus a photo cover andwritten by Brandon Jerwa w/Michael Avon Oeming with art by Lee Moder!
For art and more information, please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C104979.html
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About Dynamite Entertainment
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to severalbest-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darknesscomic book series - launching as the #1 independent comic in July of '04 -and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- andcontinuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series - issue #0 alone sellingover 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked amongthe best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume - and not only hasDynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comicoutside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles inthe Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite's new monthlyBattlestar Galactica series is the company's first major launch of '06,debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for theintroductory #0 issue.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE ispreparing and launching the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators JoeQuesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and JohnCassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, ClassicBattlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander, have launched Red SonjaVs. Thulsa Doom with Luke Lieberman and Peter David and a Red Sonja Vs. Clawcross-over with DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint, Dynamite has more on thehorizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned - Dynamite works with some of the mosthigh 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 upand coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators asPaul Gulacy, Doug Moench's Six from Sirius, Carlos Trillo and EduardoRisso's Borderline and other titles, Jim Starlin Dreadstar, in addition toreprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, pleasevisit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com