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08/29/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 "PURE DYNAMITE" GROUPEES BUNDLE EXPANDS
WITH AWESOME MID-PROMOTION ADDITIONS

Brickleberry, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, and More Fantastic Titles
Join Dynamite's New Digital Comic Promotion, with a Portion of Proceeds
Benefitting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 




August 25, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Earlier this month, Dynamite Entertainment announced their partnership with Groupees, the unique media and charity bundling site, to offer "Pure Dynamite", a bundle promotion which includes over 85 digital comics which fans can purchase with "Pay What You Want" pricing power. Today, Dynamite is proud to announce an expansion of the "Pure Dynamite" bundle, adding several new titles to the mix, including Brickleberry, Miss Fury, The Dresden Files: Wild Card, and The Precinct, as well as an additional higher-tier Group Bonus comics. These new titles are being added in at no additional cost to consumers!

Fans should also jump on the additional thresholds with physical items as part of the package. The highest threshold with the Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Statue has fully sold out, and the $75 threshold with a hand drawn sketch has only 13 units left as of the press release.

The "Pure Dynamite" Groupees Bundle promotion can be found at: www.groupees.com/puredynamite

"The latest additions to the 'Pure Dynamite' Groupees Bundle adds such celebrated writers as Jim Butcher, Roger Black and Waco O'Guin (the creators of the wildly funny Brickleberry television show), Corinna Bechko, Jonathan Lau, Frank J. Barbiere, and more to our promotion's already jam-packed list of high-profile creators, including Garth Ennis, Andy Diggle, Gail Simone, Kate Leth, David F. Walker, and Mark Waid -- to name just a few," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite's CEO and Publisher. "The star power of this promotion keep getting bigger and better. We did call it 'Pure Dynamite', after all!"

"The 'Pure Dynamite' bundle has already generated lots of excitement in our community with a phenomenal collection of digital comics offered at fantastic prices," said Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder. "With these new additions, Dynamite demonstrates its continued commitment to spread goodwill and promote comic readership to fans around the world."

This Groupees promotion has three tiers. The first tier is unlocked with only a $1.00 contribution, while a $5.00 minimum investment offers fans an additional batch of comics and graphic novels, while the third $15.00 tier makes even more items available. Additional special deals are available to fans who commit to larger dollar values, including physical comics, and original character sketches hand-illustrated by artist Ken Haeser. Full details for tiers and special deals can be found below, with the new additions indicated in bold.

The $1.00 Tier includes 25 comics at an approximately $50.00 value (Miss Fury #1 added at no additional cost):

Amanda Hocking's The Hollows: A Hollowland Graphic Novel #1-10The Boys #7-14Control #1Dejah Thoris (2016) #1Miss Fury (2016) #1Pathfinder Special 2013Pathfinder: Origins #1Red Sonja (2016) #1Swords of Sorrow #1Vampirella (2016) #1
The $5.00 Tier features an additional 24 issues, at an additional value of $45.00 (a cumulative value of $95.00, and now including Brickleberry: Armoogeddon #1 at no additional cost):A Train Called Love #1-3Bob's Burgers #4-5Brickleberry: Armoogeddon #1John Carter: Warlord of Mars 2015 SpecialThe Mocking Dead #1-5Red Sonja Goes EastSeduction of the Innocent #1-4SMOSH #1Swords of Sorrow #2-6Vampirella vs. Dracula #1
The $15.00 Tier features 39 additional comics, at an approximate value of $83.00 (a culmulative value of $178.00, and now including Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card #1 and The Precinct #1 at no additional cost):

Dead Irons #1-4Hack/Slash/Eva: Monster's Ball #1-4Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card #1Kirby: Genesis #0-8Mark Waid's The Green Hornet #1-6The Precinct #1Red Sonja: One More DayShaft: A Complicated Man #1-6Sherlock Holmes: The Trial of Sherlock Holmes #1-5The Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance #1-4
Special Deals Include:

Dynamite Physical High-End Ultra-Limited Comics: First, fans who contribute a minimum of $25 will receive a box of five (5) physical random hardcovers and/or trade paperbacks amounting to an MSRP of $75 or more, in addition to the digital bundle. (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)Also, fans who contribute a minimum of $50 will receive two (2) Dynamite Premium Comics Valued at $100.00 or more, in addition to the previous threshold items, comprising five (5) random collections and the digital bundle. The total value of this reward level is estimated at $190.00 or more. (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)Original Artwork for 25 Lucky Fans: The first 25 fans to contribute a minimum of $75 can pick a Dynamite character of their choosing (from a selection of over a dozen characters) hand-drawn by Ken Haeser, in addition to the items attained in the previous thresholds. The total value of this reward level is estimated at $265.00 or more. (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)The highest threshold has sold out! Dynamite also offered a $189 tier which gave fans the opportunity to acquire a gorgeous Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Artist Proof Edition Statue, valued at $300. This special offer had a limitation of five (5) units and was quickly sold out to hardcore fans.Group bonuses have been unlocked throughout the promotion, giving fans the chance to earn bonus items. The announced bonuses included Lords of the Jungle #1 once 250 bundles were sold, and Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1 once 500 bundles were sold. Dynamite is proud to reveal the additional thresholds: The Twilight Zone #1959 Special at the 750-level, and Vampirella #1969 Special at the 1000-level.
Dynamite will also supply customers with the opportunity to download previews of newly-released and upcoming comic books, as well as desktop wallpapers, absolutely free. The free previews include: Army of Darkness: Ash for President, Control - The Original Issue #1 Script by Andy Diggle, Evil Ernie: Godeater #1, James Bond #7, Kiss #1, Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #1, and Wolfcop #1. Wallpapers will include Vampirella, The Mocking Dead, Red Sonja, Kiss, and Dejah Thoris.

A percentage of proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue their efforts of protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.

"Dynamite does incredible work, with comics that appeal to an ever-expanding set of readers and an ongoing commitment to giving back to the industry. We're grateful that their efforts to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will continue with this Groupees bundle, and will allow us to advance our important work protecting the freedom to read!" says Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Check out the Groupees Pure Dynamite bundle for more information: www.groupees.com/puredynamite




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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08/25/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES HIGH-END RED SONJA AND
VAMPIRELLA COLLECTIBLES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS



August 25, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment continues to expand an ever-growing line of collectible items with the announcement of two destined-to-be-sought-after statues featuring the one and only She-Devil with a Sword!

The Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Bust by Arthur Adams is the first of Dynamite Entertainment's new series of busts inspired by the artwork of comic book master Art Adams! Sculpted by Jason Smith and modeled after Adams' gorgeous cover to the landmark Red Sonja #50, this Limited Edition poly-resin bust has cast metal details and stands approximately 7.5" height (to the top of Red Sonja's sword hand), with a base measuring 3" by 5.5". Packaged in a four-color display box, this highly-detailed bust celebrates one of the industry's finest artists, and one of fantasy's most iconic women!

Additionally, Dynamite will release a special variant statue in their Women of Dynamite line: the Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Black-and-White Statue in a limited edition of just 99 pieces! This extremely limited Red Sonja statue is based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Red Sonja statue stands approximately 11.5" in height with a 5.5" base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Welcome the fantasy genre's most iconic female to your collection with this rarity in three dimensions!

"I couldn't be more proud of our growing line of statues, and our first bust," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Before we were a publisher, we started Dynamic Forces for our personal love of collectibles, and to be able to bring the characters of Dynamite Entertainment to life in beautiful three dimensional items is truly satisfying. I am only hoping that someone decides to gift ME one of these beauties this holiday season."

The Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Bust is available for a special introductory price of just $75.00 for a limited time, while its regular price is $89.99. The special limited edition Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Statue retails for $249.99, and allocations may occur.

Additionally in November, Dynamite will release the official Vampirella Bottle Opener. Made of sturdy, cold-cast zinc alloy and measuring approximately 4.5" by 2" in size, the bottle opener ships in a four-color display box. Plus, two magnets on the back will allow Vampi to stick conveniently to your refrigerator door, readily available for use and on full display for your jealous friends and family! After all, not everyone has fangs to pry open their favorite beverage! Quench your thirst this November for $17.99.

These special collectibles will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve their items with their local comic book retailers.




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
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Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
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08/25/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 RICHARD DENT'S KICKSTARTER SENSATION MYOPIA LANDS AT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT THIS NOVEMBER!



August 25, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Following the unprecedented success of a Kickstarter campaign supported by the likes of George R.R. Martin, Margaret Atwood, Dean Koontz, and Jim Butcher, Richard Dent brings Myopia to Dynamite!

Based on Dent's award-winning story, Myopia merges speculative fiction and steampunk into a thrilling alternative reality. Armed with a special set of lenses that make him almost invisible inside the Central Lens Network, James Chase sets out on a mission to stop the new world order's violation of the Magnetic Energy Agreement. At first sold as a device to make life more convenient, the lens now works as a tool for the government to hide the devastation unleashed from excessive mining of the earth's core.

"I'm very excited to be working with Dynamite. Myopia is a passion project for me, and I couldn't have worked with a more talented illustrator," says author Richard Dent. "Patrick Berkenkotter is a perfectionist! His attention to detail and flawless renderings of human expression create the perfect balance between realism and fantasy, which was crucial in bringing the world of Myopia to life."

"I was blown away by Richard's concept for this story," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "When we saw the enthusiastic response the project received from both fans and such incredible fiction writers, we knew we had the makings of a hit on our hands!"

Myopia Special #1 teams Richard Dent with artist Patrick Berkenkotter, who previously worked on both Vampirella and Dark Shadows for Dynamite, as well as multiple Marvel titles.

Richard Dent teaches Creative Writing in the National University MFA program and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dent's poems and short stories have been widely published, and Myopia (in screenplay form) was a finalist in the Francis Ford Coppala Screenwriting Competition and the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

Myopia Special #1 features a cover by Cezar Rezak, and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2016 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, corresponding to release in November.  Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Myopia with their local comic book retailers. Myopia will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

08/22/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TAPS COMICS VETERAN KARL KESEL AND
ARTIST ALEC MORGAN FOR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: GODS AND MONSTERS 

Return to Battlestar Galactica's 
Reimagined 2004 Series In November!


August 23, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Hot on the heels of the release of the classic Battlestar Galactica series earlier this month, Dynamite announces the continuation of the Reimagined 2004 universe storyline with the release of Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters this November! Karl Kesel and Alec Morgan team up for all new stories from the groundbreaking re-imagined series!

Baltar believes he was chosen by god- and now moves closer to being one himself when he constructs a living Cylon Centurion! Is it his greatest achievement or biggest mistake? Truly obedient or waiting for the perfect time to strike? Is it the protector of Sharon's unborn baby or its greatest threat? Will the Cylon's bloody history repeat itself?

"All the characters everyone loves are here - Sharon, Helo, Adama, Tigh, Roslin, D'anna, Apollo, and of course, Starbuck. And back on Caprica - Anders, Brother Cavil, and the rest of the Resistance fighters," says writer Karl Kesel. "Most importantly, we get to see Baltar go total 'mad scientist' and build a Cylon Centurion from battle-damaged parts."

"One of the great things about Battlestar Galactica is that you have two different universes to work with," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "We do our best to serve both audiences with comics featuring their favorite cast of characters, whether the classic crew and captain, or the newly imagined universe of recent years. What Karl and Alec have planned for this new series is so frakkin' cool, it's sure to win over every generation of fans!"

Karl Kesel is best know for decades of work with DC Comics, as well as having written multiple series for Marvel. Alec Morgan has worked for both Marvel and DC, most recently on covers for Aquaman and Midnighter.

This explosive first issue features covers from series artist Alec Morgan, Pete Woods (Action Comics, Catwoman), and Brett Schoonover (Back to the Future, Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2016 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, slated for release in November.  Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Battlestar Galactica with their local comic book retailers. Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

08/19/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES GRAND PASSION,
THE HIGHLY ANTIPATED ORIGINAL SERIES FROM COMICS LEGEND
JAMES ROBINSON AND ARTIST TOM FEISTER

First Issue Debuts in Comic Stores on Wednesday, November 16th



August 22, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: One of the comic industry's finest - James Robinson (Squadron Supreme, Scarlet Witch, Starman) - delivers the surprising, funny, violent, and sexy tale of romance that fans have been clamoring for: Grand Passion! Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Robinson's highly-anticipated series will launch with its first issue on Wednesday, November 16th, and welcomes Tom Feister (the Eisner Award-nominated inker of Ex Machina) as the interior artist, and John Cassaday (Star Wars, Uncanny Avengers) as the cover artist.

Doc's a cop. Mabel's a crook. They're two wayward souls, fated to fall in love at first sight... even as Mabel swears to kill Doc if it's the last thing she does. A tale as only James Robinson could deliver, marrying elements of a Harlequin romance and hard-boiled crime.

"Something I've noticed lacking in a lot of comics is unbridled romance," says writer James Robinson. "The crazy kind when it's all life and death and love at first sight, so combining that with the hard-boiled crime milieu was something that really appealed to me. This is my attempt at doing something equal parts crazy love and crazy violent."

"I've been a fan of James Robinson since I picked up the ashcan Zero issue of Starman" says series artist Tom Feister. "The opportunity to tell one of his stories on my first time out as an interior artist has been wonderfully terrifying."

"It's been a life-long dream of mine to work with James Robinson. All of us here at Dynamite are giant fans of his writing. His run on Starman with Tony Harris is one of the best storylines ever told with the character. He reinvented the character and added new dimensions to the tapestry that, in my opinion, no other writer could have, and he's continued that quality of writing to this date," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Grand Passion builds upon the previous works of the likes of Garth Ennis and Andy Diggle to further establish Dynamite as the premier publisher of crime comics. Tom Feister's art perfectly fits the tone, and John Cassaday's covers round out the perfect package!"

James Robinson is a multiple Eisner-winning writer perhaps best known for the 1994 reimagining of DC's Starman, taking the character out of the background to find a new widespread audience and take home an Eisner for Best Serialized Series. An expert at revitalizing classic concepts with a fresh new look and perspective, Robinson has also had celebrated runs on Justice Society of America, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Hawkman, and more. His creator-owned series Leave It to Chance for Image Comics won two more Eisner Awards in 1997, for both Best New Series and Best Title for Younger Readers. Additionally, he was nominated for an Eisner Award for Justice League: Cry for Justice, and also wrote the screenplay for the 2003 theatrical version of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Tom Feister has an extensive history working at Marvel, DC, and IDW as a penciller, inker, and cover artist. He was nominated with Tony Harris in 2007 for the Best Penciller/Inker Team Eisner Award for their work on Ex Machina. His other notable works include Avengers, Artifacts, G.I. Joe, and Fantastic Four.

Grand Passion #1 features a cover by the one and only John Cassaday, and will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2016 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Grand Passion with their local comic book retailers. Grand Passion will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

08/15/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND GROUPEES TEAM UP
FOR A BUNDLE OF "PURE DYNAMITE!"

Dynamite Entertainment's Newest Groupees Promotion
Grants Access to Over $170 Worth of the Publisher's Most Essential
Creators and Characters, with Proceeds Benefitting
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!



August 15, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment again partners with Groupees, the unique media and charity bundling site, to unleash a bundle of "Pure Dynamite," featuring over 85 comics from this leading publisher! This Pay-What-You-Want bundle features books by top creators (including Tim Seeley, Kate Leth, Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, David Walker, Fred Van Lente, Ande Parks, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Garth Ennis, Andy Diggle, Gail Simone, and many other great reators); some of comics' most recognizable characters like Red Sonja, Vampirella, and Green Hornet; media tie-ins Bob's Burgers and SMOSH; and even literary legend Sherlock Holmes. This new bundle has something for everyone!

The "Pure Dynamite" Groupees Bundle promotion begins today (Monday, August 15) at 2:00pm EST, and can be found at: www.groupees.com/puredynamite

"We're very excited to be partnering with Dynamite Entertainment for the Pure Dynamite bundle," says Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder. "Once again, Dynamite is offering an amazing deal on a collection of digital comics as well as providing some extra special items to those comic lovers who contribute above the  standard bundle pricing tiers. With a number of awesome bonus items to be added along the way, we expect another successful promotion with our fantastic partner."

A percentage of proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue their efforts of protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.

"Dynamite does incredible work, with comics that appeal to an ever-expanding set of readers and an ongoing commitment to giving back to the industry. We're grateful that their efforts to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will continue with this Groupees bundle, and will allow us to advance our important work protecting the freedom to read!" says Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

"Dynamite has had great success with past bundles with Thomas and the Groupees team," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "We decided that for our latest bundle, we were going to pull something to highlight from every corner of our publishing line. This is one of our best offerings yet!"

The first tier is unlocked with only a $1.00 contribution, while a $5.00 minimum investment offers fans an additional batch of graphic novels, andeven more available at $15.00. Additional special deals are available to fans who commit to larger dollar values, including physical comics, original character sketches hand-illustrated by artist Ken Haeser, and even Vampirella statues! Full details for tiers and special deals can be found below.


The $1.00 Tier includes 25 comics at an approximately $45.00 value:

Amanda Hocking's The Hollows: A Hollowland Graphic Novel #1-10The Boys #7-14Control #1Dejah Thoris (2016) #1Pathfinder Special 2013Pathfinder: Origins #1Red Sonja (2016) #1Swords of Sorrow #1Vampirella (2016) #1

The $5.00 Tier features an additional 24 issues, at an additional value of $45.00:

A Train Called Love #1-3Bob's Burgers #4-5Brickleberry: Armoogeddon #1John Carter Warlord of Mars 2015 SpecialThe Mocking Dead #1-5Red Sonja Goes EastSeduction of the Innocent #1-4SMOSH #1Swords of Sorrow #2-6Vampirella vs. Dracula #1

The $15.00 Tier features 39 additional comics, at an approximate value of $75.00:

Dead Irons #1-4Hack/Slash/Eva: Monster's Ball #1-4Kirby: Genesis #0-8Mark Waid's The Green Hornet #1-6Red Sonja: One More DayShaft: A Complicated Man #1-6Sherlock Holmes: The Trial of Sherlock Holmes #1-5The Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance #1-4
Special Deals Include:

Dynamite Physical High-End Ultra-Limited Comics: First, fans who contribute a minimum of $25 will receive a box of five (5) physical random hardcovers and/or trade paperbacks amounting to an MSRP of $75 or more, in addition to the digital bundle. (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)

Also, fans who contribute a minimum of $50 will receive two (2) Dynamite Premium Comics Valued at $100.00 or more, in addition to the previous threshold items, comprising five (5) random collections and the digital bundle. The total value of this reward level is estimated at $190.00 or more. (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)

Original Artwork for 25 Lucky Fans: The first 25 fans to contribute a minimum of $75 can pick a Dynamite character of their choosing (from a selection of over a dozen characters) hand-drawn by Ken Haeser, in addition to the items attained in the previous thresholds. The total value of this reward level is estimated at $265.00 or more. (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)
Vampirella Statue Collectible to Five (5) Super Fans: The first five (5) fans to contribute a minimum of $189 will receive a special Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Artist Proof Edition collectible statue (with a regular MSRP of $300), plus all prizes from lower-priced tiers. The total value of this reward level is estimated at $565.00 or more.  (Note: shipping and handling is extra and to be paid by buyers of these tiers.)

Group bonuses will continue to be unlocked throughout the promotion, giving fans the chance to earn even bonus items.

To support the "Pure Dynamite" bundle promotion, Groupees will be hosting a Q&A at their website, hosted by Groupees CEO Thomas Brooke and Kevin Ketner, a member of Dynamite's editorial team. They will address questions from dedicated Dynamite fans and curious newcomers today at 2:30pm.

Dynamite will also supply customers with the opportunity to download previews of newly-released and upcoming comic books, as well as desktop wallpapers, absolutely free. The free previews include: Army of Darkness: Ash for President, Control - The Original Issue #1 Script by Andy Diggle, Evil Ernie: Godeater #1, James Bond #7, Kiss #1, Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass #1, and Wolfcop #1. Wallpapers will include Vampirella, The Mocking Dead, Red Sonja, Kiss, and Dejah Thoris.

Check out the Groupees Pure Dynamite bundle for more information: www.groupees.com/puredynamite


About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
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About Groupees LLC:

Groupees is a unique online and mobile platform offering Pay What You Want bundle promotions featuring games, music, comics, ebooks and films combined with real-time social features so users can share their passions with like-minded people from around the World. Groupees has processed over 1,500,000 bundle purchases over the past three years.

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Groupees Twitter: http://twitter.com/groupees1
Groupees Official Website: http://groupees.com

08/04/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT EXTENDS THE LINE-WIDE
99-CENT SALE ON COMIXOLOGY FOR 24 MORE HOURS!

All Dynamite Entertainment Digital Issues on sale ONLY through
Friday, August 5th, at 11PM EST/8PM PST!



August 4, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: With Comic Con 2016 officially in the books, and demand for the best in sequential storytelling at an all-time high, ComiXology offers ALL Dynamite single issues for just 99 cents through tomorrow, August 5th! That's OVER 2,300 comics on sale and less than a buck! There has never been a better time to fill all those holes in your digital comics collection, or catch up on a new series from comics' most "dynamic" publisher!

Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites and iconic characters including Vampirella and Red Sonja, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, The Spirit, Preacher creator Garth Ennis' A Train Called Love, multimedia blockbusters James Bond and Army of Darkness, and internet sensation Grumpy Cat! Dynamite's entire library of characters on Comixology featuring some of the industry's best-selling and critically acclaimed creators from Gail Simone to Warren Ellis, Mark Waid, Jeph Loeb, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Diggle, Greg Pak, Kevin Smith and so many more great creators! OVER 2,300 other titles will be available on sale for only 99 cents off until 11pm EST/8pm PST tomorrow night!

Check out the Dynamite comics here: https://www.comixology.com/Dynamite-SDCC-Linewide-Sale/page/11558?list12311_pg=1

Visit comixology.com today to browse hundreds of value-priced digital comics from Dynamite Entertainment!




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
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About comiXology:

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology's Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers - and independent creators as well - comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.



About Amazon:

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

07/21/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ANNOUNCEMENT:
SHOUT! FACTORY ADAPTS RED SONJA: QUEEN OF PLAGUES
TO FULL-LENGTH MOTION COMIC FILM

The Acclaimed Comic Book Storyline by Gail Simone & Walter Geovani
Makes its Animated Debut on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 2, 2016



July 22, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment and Red Sonja, LLC, are proud to announce that leading multi-platform entertainment company Shout! Factory has adapted the critically acclaimed Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues storyline written by Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six) and illustrated by Walter Geovani (Vampirella, Witchblade) into a full-length animated feature. Measuring 72 minutes in length and featuring voice acting (including the talented Misty Lee of Ultimate Spider-Man), sound effects, and music, the Red Sonja film transforms the seminal, epic comic book series' artwork into a thrilling experience of motion and sound. The film is available in Blu-Ray and DVD formats on August 2, 2016.

A full trailer of the film can be found at Shout! Factory's official Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aec-pACyayk

In the Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues film, the crimson-tressed heroine intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect... even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what neither god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of Plagues takes the She-Devil with a Sword from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory.

Writer Gail Simone says, "Red Sonja's my favorite character, and seeing my words and the dazzling art of Walter Geovani brought to life has been absolutely thrilling. It's just a big, fun, sexy, sweaty epic with the best sword and sorcery character of all time!"

"We were fortunate to work with Gail and Walter as they had an incredible run on Sonja that had incredible critical acclaim," says Nick Barrucci, Publisher and CEO of Dynamite. "That we could work with them to create this movie to reach a larger fan base is incredibly rewarding."

"Queen of Plagues is one of the best books we have ever put out," says Luke Lieberman, President of Red Sonja, LLC. "It is new canon. Gail and Walter did an amazing job, and Shout! Factory brought the pages to life!"

Shannon Kingston, voice actress on the film, says, "This was up there as one of my favorite acting roles! Getting to bring the words of the great Gail Simone to life was an honor and so much fun. Her writing is so relatable, and funny when it's called for! I'm hoping to do the next two books!"

Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, based on a high-fantasy swords-and-sorcery heroine created by author Robert E. Howard and adapted to comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith in Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973). Her immense popularity led to solo appearances in Marvel Feature (1975) and a self-titled series in 1977. Red Sonja has become the archetypical female warrior of fantasy literature: fierce, capable, and stunningly beautiful. Since 2005, the character has had many successful ongoing series, miniseries, one-shot comics, and crossover appearances through publisher Dynamite Entertainment. The popularity of the character has led to a 1985 live-action feature film (starring Brigitte Nielsen) and appearances on merchandise including statues, busts, barware, t-shirts, and an upcoming video game.



About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
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SONJA® and related logos, characters, names, copyrights and distinctive likenesses thereof are owned by Red Sonja, LLC.

07/20/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ANNOUNCEMENT:DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND MECHANIST GAMES
TEAM UP FOR HEROES OF SKYREALM COMICS!

Original Comics Tie Into Upcoming Summer 2016 Game Release



July 20, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce an agreement with Mechanist Games to produce original comics based on their forthcoming Heroes of Skyrealm game.

Coming to iOS and Android devices in Summer 2016, Heroes of Skyrealm blends a core of team-based action RPG gameplay with an addictive towers-and-traps strategic layer, as a ragtag crew of sky pirates, steampunk robots, and arcane warriors fight back against an invading empire from beyond the horizon.

Set several years before the game, the Heroes of Skyrealm comic tells the story of Darius, a young magic user in the spacefaring Unbroken Armada. After a routine mission to Skyrealm goes awry, Darius is thrown into the battle of a lifetime - and uncovers a secret that will change this unfamiliar world forever. Can Darius' powers free him from the den of a pirate queen? Will the ingenious inventor Beth survive the coming war?

The Heroes of Skyrealm comic is a joint creative collaboration between Mechanist and Dynamite, with members of the game's production team working closely with the comic's creative team to ensure it ties in tightly with the game. The story is by game writer Edwin McRae, with scripts being provided by Rik Hoskin, art by Ilaria Gelli, and colors by Aditya Nugraha.

"Going into Heroes of Skyrealm, we knew we needed to recapture the character focus and world-building that helped our other games connect with audiences, while also making sure that it was easy to pick up and play," says Mechanist Games founder David Lindsay. "Comics turned out to be the perfect medium to showcase a new side of Skyrealm, an era before our heroes became the rebels you control in the game."

"This is a new kind of storytelling for us - and it's a big leap to let someone ‘borrow our toys'," continues Lindsay. "But it's been a great thrill to watch the creative team breathe new life into the world, and to make an adventure that really stands on its own."

Dynamite's Director of Business Development Rich Young says, "This is an exciting opportunity to be able to work with Mechanist Games and help them launch this amazing game, and further develop the fantastic world they are creating. This new series will give players a deeper understanding of the game and its world, enhancing the overall experience."

Look for Heroes of Skyrealm - both the game and comics - coming your way this summer! Comics will be available through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Players can also unlock the comic from within the game itself! For more information, check Heroesofskyrealm.com and/or Dynamite.com.




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Dynamite Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dynamitecomics
Dynamite Twitter: http://twitter.com/DynamiteComics
Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/
Comic Shop Locator Service: 1-888-comicbook, or visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/



About Mechanist Games and Heroes of Skyrealm:

Combining cutting-edge interactive technologies with a shared passion for gaming, Mechanist Games is a young, independent game studio based in Xiamen, China. Since its founding in April 2011, the Mechanist team has produced a growing portfolio of worldwide releases, including City of Steam, Spirit Guardian: Vanguard Rush, Heng Xi You, and the upcoming mobile action RPG Heroes of Skyrealm.

Official company site:   http://www.mechanist.co/en/
Official game site:         http://www.heroesofskyrealm.com/
Twitter:                 https://twitter.com/HoSkyrealm
Facebook:                 https://www.facebook.com/HeroesofSkyrealm/
Reddit:                 https://www.reddit.com/r/HoSkyrealm/



07/20/2016
Source: Dynamite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ANNOUNCEMENT:
INTERTWINED, THE KICKSTARTER COMIC SENSATION FROM
FABRICE SAPOLSKY AND FRED PHAM CHUONG, COMES TO DYNAMITE

FAST AS LIGHTNING, A LITTLE BIT FRIGHTENING...
STYLISH KUNG FU NOIR COMICS THAT KICK FROM THE HIP!



July 20, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, a company known for publishing such legendary characters like The Shadow and Will Eisner's The Spirit, announces today that the first-ever Kung Fu Noir comic, Intertwined, has found a home with the leading publisher of Comic Book Noir!

A murder. A mysterious league of protectors operating in the shadows. A legacy to protect. A city to save from filth, corruption and gangs. A girl who has to pose as a man to protect herself and her heritage. A young Kung Fu student unwillingly caught in the middle in a concrete jungle. Welcome to the world of Intertwined. It's 1971 and for Juan Jin, life is about to become hell! He didn't ask to be a hero. He didn't ask to go to Chinatown. He only wanted to follow the way of Wing Chun, the Kung Fu style he masters brilliantly. But destiny had other plans for him!

"Ten years ago, I came up with the concept for Spider-Man Noir. If Spidey Noir was just a reinvention of Peter Parker in the 1930s, with a social background, Intertwined is a more personal story," says writer Fabrice Sapolsky. "It came to me last year after I spent time in China. It's Noir. It has super-powered individuals. But it also deals with themes that I wanted to talk about for a long time: what it means to be an alien in America, to be different in a society that officially praises the melting pot but fears and sometimes hates differences. And of course, it had to have Kung Fu. I'm a VHS kid. Spent most of my teenage years at the video club watching Hong Kong movies. Every comic book I read and wrote led me to Intertwined. It's entertainment with substance."

"My father taught me Kung Fu and shared his love for Bruce Lee with me," says artist Fred Pham Chuong. "Working on Intertwined is a chance to pay homage to these two great men who are very important to me."

"Fabrice had me at ‘Kung Fu Noir' when he pitched this project," says Dynamite's Director of Business Development, Rich Young. "I'm a fan of both, so it was a no-brainer to set this up at Dynamite. Fred and Fabrice are telling a very cool and gritty story story here!"

"It's no secret that we here at Dynamite love crime noir, especially in comics! From The Shadow to Miss Fury, The Green Hornet to The Spider, we are proud to publish the best the genre has to offer," says Dynamite president and publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Now, we are pleased to publish the first story of its kind, a gritty collage of crime, corruption, and kung fu!"

Fellow creators praise Intertwined:

"Bruce Lee meets Swamp Thing in Intertwined, a tale of mystery, martial arts, and menace. It's masterful!" - David Gallaher (The Only Living Boy, High Moon)
"Intertwined asks the question: if Peter Parker had been a Chinese immigrant, what kind of hero would he have become? Fabrice's love of American popular culture is evident, but here he's re-introducing some diverse elements by referencing Chinese legends and teaming with artist Fred Pham Chuong to lend the book the visual style of martial arts manhua. This comic has the feel of Bruce Lee movies and the 1970s Kung Fu TV show, but with a hard-bitten noir edge. A timely message on cooperation for today's dis-United States." - David Hine (Second Sight, Darkness, Spawn)
"With Intertwined, Sapolsky, Pham Chong, and Lopez manage to capture the thrill of a period 70s Kung Fu tale while putting their own unique, modern spin on the tale. Frederic Pham Chong is an artist to watch; don't miss out on his electrifying debut!" - Mark Sable (Graveyard of Empires)
"An elemental version of Rock, Paper, Scissors... Intertwined spiritually picks up where chopsocky movies of the 1970s and hip-hop of the 1990s left off." - Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook, Billy Dogma)
Intertwined #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Intertwined with their local comic book retailers. Intertwined will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital..




About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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