Official Press Release
June 28, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment today released images and information concerning two trade paperback releases, both scheduled to be in stores end of august/beginning of September and both available for Pre-Order Now.
First up is the softcover release of the long out-of-print and highly in demand Army of Darkness movie adaptation featuring fully painted art by legendary John Bolton. Dynamite had previously offered a limited hardcover edition of this material.
Next up, the adaptation of the Red Sonja and Thulsa Doom mini-series, which featured the first Dynamite appearance of a key villain in the Sonja mythos – Thulsa Doom! Featuring action, adventure, and intrigue, this is a must-have for any fan of comics!
ARMY OF DARKNESS COLLECTED EDITION TPB (JUN063026) Written By Sam And Ivan Raimi, And Painted By The Legendary John Bolton; Featuring Two Covers, One By Bolton (50%), One A Bruce Campbell Photo Cover (50%)
This Army of Darkness TPB presents the complete adaptation of the Army of Darkness feature film! Featuring 88 pages of non-stop Ash action, and release in conjunction with the launch of the new AOD comic book series, this TPB is a must-have for your reading collection! Also features an interview with Bruce Campbell by writer Kurt Busiek who also provides the forward.
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RED SONJA VS. THULSA DOOM TPB (JUN063027) Written By Luke Leiberman And Peter David, Art By Will Conrad; Covers By Gabriele Dell’Otto And Will Conrad (50/50 Split)
This new TPB collects the four issue Red Sonja mini-series event by writer Luke Lieberman (w/Peter David) and artist Will (“Serenity”) Conrad!
Thulsa Doom is introduced to the Red Sonja world in this mini-series, collected here for the very first time. Featuring the comics debut of writer Luke Leiberman, along with legendary writer Peter David, and artist Will (“Serenity”) Conrad, this collection features Sonja’s return to Hyrkania as she battles with Thulsa in his never-ending quest to answer the riddle of steel!
Also featuring a cover gallery and Thulsa Doom character sketches from Will Conrad’s sketchbook!
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Dynamite plans to support these releases with house ads, online ads through Newsarama, and prints ads in Comic Shop News!
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of ’04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic — and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite’s new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company’s first major launch of ’06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue. The recenly released ongoing Highlander comic book series has exceeded 100,000 copies for issue #0.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has launched the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; is preparing to launch the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, Classic Battlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander as well as numerous Red Sonja mini-series and one-shots, including Red Sonja Vs. Thulsa Doom with Luke Lieberman and Peter David and a Red Sonja Vs. Claw cross-over with DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint, Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned – Dynamite works with some of the most high 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 up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy, Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles, Jim Starlin Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com
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