Dynamite Brings Together "Darkman" and "Army Of Darkness"

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Official Press Release

Runnemede, NJ – DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT today released images and information concerning their newest addition to the ARMY OF DARKNESS with a special cross-over, mini-series event, featuring DARKMAN!

The mini-series event begins in August, replacing the regular DYNAMITE AOD series for that month, and will continue bi-monthly until the mind-blowing final issue!

"We've got two great characters, two great cover artists [the previously announced George (Infinite Crisis/Brave and the Bold) Perez for issue #1 - and all 4) with AOD veteran Nick Bradshaw - what great creators!," commented DYNAMITE SPOKESPERSON J. ALLEN. "Fans will be talking about this one for years to come, and as far as AOD cross-overs go, this is just the beginning --we have BIG, BIG plans for Ash in '06 and '07, and we'll be giving you the sugar, that's for sure!"

Co-Writer Kurt ("Superman") Busiek, who wrote the former comic book incarnation of DARKMAN for Marvel describes the pairing "Kinda like Superman and Batman -- but this particular "world's finest" lives in a mixed-up, demented world..."

Co-writer Roger ("Living Legend" -- this guy's written everything from Dr. Strange to Superman) Stern added that the "characters of Darkman and Ash have already been pretty well established. It's all a matter of weaving stories that are faithful to both of them."

And artist James Fry, who worked with Busiek during that original run at Marvel, gets the final word: "I've been a fan of All Things Raimi since EVIL DEAD further disturbed my already deeply scarred psyche. I remember seeing Bruce Campbell's cameo as the Final Shemp at the end of DARKMAN and thinking "Wow!!! Wouldn't it be cool if this guy met Ash???" As a matter of fact, when Kurt and I are in our nineties and can no longer remember which hole in our faces we're supposed to stick the food into, we'll still be arguing over whose idea this whole project was in the first place!"

It all begins in JULY, reserve your copy today!

DARKMAN VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 (OF 4) (JUN063017) By Stern And Busiek, Art By James Fry; Covers By: George Perez, Nick Bradshaw and Photo (In Equal Ratio)

Dynamite presents the cross-over no one thought they would ever see – Ash and Darkman as we present Army of Darkness/Darkman #1!

Taking the place this month of the regular AOD series, AOD/Darkman is a new bi-monthly AOD mini-series, featuring the creative team of the legendary Roger Stern, Kurt ("Superman") Busiek and artist James Fry! Joining this all-star creative team is DC Exclusive artist George ("Infinite Crisis") Perez and AOD favorite Nick Bradshaw on the issue #1 covers (we'll also throw in a cool photo cover!)

It all begins in August and wait until you see how we got these two together, and what they're going to do in this special mini-series event! Don't miss out and don't forget to ask your local retailer about the special incentive covers!

Dynamite plans to support this release with house ads, online ads through Newsarama, and prints ads in Comic Shop News!

Comic Fans, Be Sure To Ask Your Local Retailer About The George Perez Negative Art Cover Edition!

Comic Fans, Be Sure To Ask Your Local Retailer About The George Perez Black And White Cover Edition!

For art and more information, please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105205.html


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.

Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and 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 and Doug Moench's Six from Sirius, Tim Truman's Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin's 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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