June 15, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment announced today that initial orders from retailers have exceeded 100,000 copies for their launch of the all-new, ongoing Highlander comic book series. The series kicks off with an introductory priced #0 issue, for which Dynamite will set the print run above these initial orders to meet the anticipated demand. Issue #0 is scheduled to arrive in stores in July. The company also announced it will add a special preview of Lone Ranger #1 to the Highlander #0 comic.
"Thank you to the fans and retailers who have supported our launch, and who have allowed us to have sales in the stratosphere near a high selling Marvel or DC Comic! And as a bonus, we are placing in a preview of Dynamite's upcoming Lone Ranger #1. We had hoped to get the preview of Lone Ranger #1 into Galactica #0, but the timing did not work out, so now we've added it to Highlander #0 and fans can check it out," explained Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. "Our introductory issue for Highlander leads right into issue #1, so fans should plan on picking up #0 and get ready for #1 in October! We'd like to again thank all of the fans and retailers for their continued support of Dynamite and our comics!"
Look for Highlander #0 at your local comics shop in 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, Connor MacLeod, the Immortal Highlander, finds himself in the middle of a present day reunion that takes him back to Berlin, right after the events of the Second World War! During the "Coldest War" Connor comes up against the Kurgan 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 Highlander movie photo cover and written 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
BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE SPECIAL GABRIELE DELL'OTTO SKETCH COVER!
BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE HIGHLANDER #0 GABRIELE DELL'OTTO RRP EDITION!
"Dynamite's success with Army of Darkness and Red Sonja proves that a well-crafted comic will find an eager audience in comic shops, whether there's a film to support it or not. Highlander is sure to join that list."-- Cliff Biggers, Dr. No Comics
"Dynamite Entertainment does it again with Highlander #0 for only 25 cents!!Their other 25 cent releases have been amazing successes for Stormwatch Comics, allowing us to put these books into every customer's hands, knowing full well that many of them will be hooked and sign up for more! Match that proven track record with a built in audience and you've got a sure thing on your hands."-- Bob Hoskins, Stormwatch Comics
About Davis Merchandising Corp
Davis Merchandising Corp, a multi-award winning global turnkey organization, partnered with Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc., provides merchandising, product development, manufacturing and direct marketing of quality licensed entertainment properties sold direct-to-consumer through catalog, Internet, television, print and inbound/outbound telemarketing. They host eCommerce stores and create print catalogs for properties such as: HIGHLANDER® (Film and TV series), Stargate SG-1™ and Atlantis™, Xena: Warrior Princess™, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys™, and Conan®. For additional information, visit www.davismerchandising.com.
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.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE is preparing and launching the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, Classic Battlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander, have launched 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