TweetThe Black Bat was a pulp detective hero that appeared in roughly 40 stories from 1939 to 1953. It came out roughly the same time as Batman and both creators claimed the other other was stealing from him, though they may have both been influenced by the same sources. The Black Bat, much like the [...]
TweetThe Shadow, as a pulp character, turned up fully formed. Anything in his past was told as a flashback. A bit of background here, a little bit there and a fair amount was left in the… shadows. Dynamite is going to be exploring The Shadow’s Origins in The Shadow: Year One in 2013. Getting into untold origins [...]
TweetBack when they were on the air, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman used to periodically crossover. Two of the more memorable occasions were “The Return of Bigfoot” and “Kill Oscar” (the three-part Fembot epic that Mike Myers must have found memorable). In January, Dynamite will launch the comic book version of [...]
TweetAt the Diamond Retailer appreciation breakfast this morning, after being forced to surrender phones and become sequestered behind a blast shield door, attendees were treated to some new footage from IRON MAN 3 which included the scene of Tony Stark getting his suit on to the strains of the Run DMC classic “Christmas in Hollis” [...]
TweetFred Van Lente’s been getting some pretty good reviews (even from me) for his Archer & Armstrong title over at Valiant. Fred’s next move is to Dynamite for an as-yet unnamed zombie comic. No stranger to zombies, Fred was the guy who stepped in for Robert Kirkman on the Marvel Zombies series of mini-series.
TweetIn Dynamite’s latest announcement (and we might not be half through them yet), the publisher announces its latest signing, the DnA writing duo of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Their assignment: Battlestar Galactica. This would be the original 1978 version of Battlestar, or “Classic Battlestar Galactica” as Dynamite is calling it.
TweetThe Dresden Files comic book has had a couple of homes. Originally it was a Dabble Brothers comic. When the Dabble Brothers operation came unraveled, Dresden Files was one of the properties that moved over to Dynamite. The adaption of Storm Front (the first novel in the series) was completed at the title was dormant. Well, not any [...]
TweetTom Sniegoski has been away from comics for awhile. He started out writing Vampirella and other books for Harris (the previous Vampirella publisher), moved on to co-write Angel at Dark Horse with his frequent writing partner, Christopher Golden, and then he slid over into the world of prose. Of course, hitting the NY Times best [...]
TweetAndy Diggle is now the second creator announced to be taking part in Dynamite’s upcoming line of crime comics. Diggle isn’t exactly a stranger to crime comics. His Ratcatcher original graphic novel for the now-defunct Vertigo Crime line was a very enjoyable tale of FBI agents trying to uncover an assassin preying on the witness protection [...]
Tweet Crime comics are something that are usually popping around in the background of the direct market, but usually only one or two takes hold at a time. In recent years, Vertigo held the crime candle, but their line of original graphic novels folded and Scalped came to an end. Today, Dynamite is announcing their plan [...]
TweetMark Waid’s a pretty in-demand guy right now. He pulled an Eisner for his work on Daredevil over at Marvel. He’s also relaunching Hulk for Marvel. He’s doing his own work with Insufferable over at his Thrillbent website. He’s working on Steed and Mrs. Peel for Boom!. Oh, and now he’s going to be writing [...]
Back in the 90s, Evil Ernie was hot book for awhile. Brian Pulido and Stephen Hughes had a hot run with the Chaos! Comics imprint, which also featured Lady Death (yes, that was when Bad Girls were at their peak). Dynamite acquired most of the Chaos! intellectual property, back in 2010 (Lady Death is over at Avatar). This looks to be the first book to come out from that IP family.
Has it really been 6 years since Alex Ross painted an entire comic? He did do pencils and inks with some computerized painted finishes for a Justice Society/Kingdom Come special edition in ’09. Other than that I think it really has been just a page or two here and there since Justice wrapped in ’06. Ross is returning to interiors in November for a pulp character (Shadow/Green Hornet / Zoro/ Black Bat / Miss Fury / The Spider) crossover mini-series called Masks from Dynamite in November.