Humble Bundle sold $3 million worth of comics in 2014

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The whole Humble Bundle move to selling comics and e-books worked very well, Calvin Reid reports:

Dynamite signs with Comicsfix, new streaming comics service

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“Where is the Netflix of comics?” you ask. Unlimited streaming of everything from Blondie to Urasawa. That remains only a pipe dream, but a site called Comicsfix (get it?) is trying to be the streaming service we want. For $9.95 you get unlimited comics on various apps, and 24 hour access. But access to what? It’s just been announced that Dynamite is the first company Top 10 publisher to sign up with them. You don’t get everything, but some good starter stuff:

Interview: Aaron Gillespie is bringing the Chaos! with Purgatori

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by Nicholas Eskey

This year, as part of Dynamite Entertainment’s 10th anniversary, the comic publisher will be rolling out with “Chaos!” line of titles, including a rebirth of the cult classic Purgatori. The first issues goes on sale next month. Through the magic of the interweb, I had a chance to interview Aaron Gillespie, writer for Dynamite’s take on the series, and ask him a few questions regarding the demonic femme fatal:

Gail Simone heads up THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE

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Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. so […]

Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniseries

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Dynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now.  And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to.  The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find the master detective crossing paths with the magician […]

The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood is coming to Dynamite

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Educator Christina Blanch had made quite a name for herself with her MOOCs covering gender and social issues in comics. But she’s also a very talented writer, and her Thrillbent series The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood has gotten a lot of positive attention. And this October it’s coming to print, courtesy of Dynamite. With a Franceso Francavilla cover so you know its good.

Dynamite announces Vampirella: Feary Tales #1, with Collins, Lansdale, Bissette, Simone and more

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Vampirella is still going strong after 45 years, and say what you will, the lady has some legs. Ba dum ching. Anyway, Dynamite will be published a new anthology series called Faery Tales, run by Nancy Collins and featuring an intriguing line-up of horror and fantasy comics folks, including John Shirley, Joe R. Lansadle, Gail […]

Dynamite announces The Art of Army of Darkness

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As you know, we’re big Bruce Campbell fans here at Stately Beat Manor, and Bruce was never Brucier than in Army of Darkness. So with Dynamite about to release a collection of The Art of Amy of Darkness—which was their first comic book some 10 (!!!) years ago—you know we’ll want a copy so we can relive artistic reinterpretations of great moments in the history of the One True Bruce, from John Bolton’s classic key art on. Hail to the King, baby.

Dynamite goes Humble Bundle with biggest comics bundle ever

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The entire comics industry wants to go humble! Humble Bundle that is! Yet another publisher has signed up for this service which allows readers to pay what they wish to download a bunch of ebooks, while supporting charity, This time the publishers is Dynamite, and they have over 120 books up for grabs—the biggest comics […]

Interview: Joshua Hale Fialkov Dishes on “The Devilers”

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By Matt O’Keefe The first series out of Dynamite Entertainment’s Creators Unleashed program, The Devilers is a comic book about an apocalypse inspired by a number of different faiths. Joshua Hale Fialkov writes and Matt Triano illustrates a group of holy men going into battle against an enemy that’s a culmination of all their beliefs. I spoke with […]

Dynamite and Edgar Rice Burroughs fight, stop, then team up to fight crime make comics

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While the best known of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creations are now in the public domain—Tarzan and John Carter among them—not all the books in those series are out of copyright and trademarks remain. Thus it was that Dynamite’s books such as Lord of the Jungle and Dejah Thoris roused first ire and then legal firepower […]

Dynamite on the move with Bob’s Burgers, Captain Victory, Peter Milligan, Jennifer Blood and more

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Dynamite Entertainment continued it’s strong 2014 with a bunch of announcements at the Diamond REtailer Summit this weekend. Here’s a digest version: • The long buzzed about Bob’s Burgers comic is finally coming, with stories by the TV show’s writers, animators, and producers. Dynamite joins the ranksof companies with contemporary cartoon comics, and so far […]

Interview: Nancy Collins on Vampirella: The Original Vamp

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By Mariah Huehner [Writer.editor Mariah Huehner is no stranger to vampires, having written a few issues of True Blood fro IDW. Thus when the opportunity to review esteemed horror author nancy A Collins came up, who better to get the scoop on the new Vampirella?] Nancy A. Collins, the highly acclaimed and prolific horror novelist […]

Wondercon audience hungry for Bob’s Burgers

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If large crowds and enthusiastic cosplayers at Wondercon are any indication, Fox TV’s Bob’s Burgers is definitely gaining in popularity. With two years in a row of Emmy nominations in the Best Animated Series category and past episodes currently airing in syndication on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block, after four seasons and a fifth in […]

Edmondson and Laming are doing Splinter Cell Echoes for Dynamite

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It’s con season, and as usual Dynamite is doing one of it’s non con announcement sprees. So we’ll keep posting ‘em as they come in. This time it’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes, a new comic based on the wildly successful video game series, done in conjunction with Ubisoft. Nathan Edmondson and Marc Laming are the creative team. based on Edmondson’s caper tales like Who is Jake Ellis? and The Activity he seems like a good man for the job.

Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite’s Superpowers Universe

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Well well, Dynamite is putting together quite a collection of creators, aren’t they? Here’s a big one: Warren Ellis will take over the Project Superpowers universe later this year. Just what that means isn’t entirely clear, but according to senior editor Joe Rybandt, Ellis will be given “carte blanche to reimagine these characters and this […]