Official Press Release
Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment released the final cover image today for Battlestar Galactica #1. The piece – by superstar artist Michael Turner and colorist Peter Steigerwald – will ship in equal ratio along with a cover by Billy Tan, interior BSG artist Nigel Raynor and a Photo Cover from the hit SCIFI show!
“Mike and crew were with us on our very first issue of Red Sonja,” commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen, “So, for our next BIG #1, it’s nice to have him and Peter work their magic once again. Six has that flair that only Michael could give her, and I think the fans will definitely agree. The setting of her with the planets is really cool! In a way, we get to thank the retailers, as Turner fans and retailers have till Tuesday to pre-order their copies! With the sneak peak to issue #0, fans will know that the insides are going to be nothing short of frakkin’ unbelievable!!!!!!!!”
The release of the cover image follows just a few short days after the special preview of the best selling (over 175,00 copies) issue #0 in TV Guide, and a few short days before the release (beginning May 31, 2006) of issue #0 to comic shops across the country)
Issue #1 is available now for PRE-ORDER with a scheduled in store date of late July.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1 (MAY063027): WRITTEN BY GREG PAK WITH ART BY NIGEL RAYNOR; COVER ART BY SUPERSTAR ARTISTS MICHAEL (CIVIL WAR/WOLVERINE ORIGIN COVER ARTIST) TURNER (25%) AND BILLY (UNCANNY X-MEN) TAN (25%), ALONG WITH NIGEL RAYNOR (25%) AND A PHOTO COVER FEATURING THE CAST (25%)!
The biggest comic book event of 2006 begins here as Dynamite Entertainment launches the all-new, Battlestar Galactica comic book series based on the all-new “re-imagined” Battlestar Galactica on SCI FI!!
Picking up from the final pages of the best-selling #0 issue, Battlestar Galactica #1 features the ongoing creative team of writer Greg (Planet Hulk) Pak and Nigel Raynor! Joining the inside team we have the all-star team of cover artists Michael Turner with colorist extraordinaire Peter Steigerwald, Billy (Uncanny X-Men) Tan and Nigel Raynor; plus, a special photo cover showcasing the beautiful and deadly Six!
Our story focuses on an “untold tale” taking place in between seasons of the popular show and the return of characters not seen since the smash mini-series that re-launched Galactica to critical acclaim. Don’t miss out, and don’t forget to ask your local retailer about the special incentive covers!
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BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE BSG #1 MICHAEL TURNER SKETCH COVER!
BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE BSG #1 MICHAEL TURNER NEGATIVE ART COVER!
BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE BSG #1 MICHAEL TURNER RRP COVER!
ALSO AVAILABLE WITH A #1 CYLON FOIL COVER (MAY063031) AT THE MSRP OF $19.99 EACH!
About Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica has distinguished itself by the intensity and present day relevance of its stories and the command performances of its ensemble cast. The series confronts everything from religion, politics and sex, to what it really means to be “human.” Galactica has struck a chord with audiences, who have made it one of the most talked about series on television.
Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica is slated to premiere on SCI FI Channel in October 2006. Battlestar Galactica is from NBC Universal Television Studio.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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.
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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