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Ash is Getting Married!

Dynamite has announced that Ash is going to tie the knot this upcoming July in Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1. Written by the best-selling comic writer, Steve Niles and interiors by Nacho Tenorio, this monumental event comes with covers by the who’s who of comic artists today: Jae Lee, Lucio Parrillo, Francesco Francavilla, Nick Bradshaw, Arthur Suydam, and Stephanie Buscema!

In Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1, Ash and Sheila are reunited and Ash vows they will never be separated again. Can evil stop evil? This will be the question Ash has to answer, now that he has unleashed the Faceless Man on the land.

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May Previews catalog and slated for release on July 9, 2014.

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Joshua Hale Fialkov Helps Kick Off New Creator Driven Comics at Dynamite

Dynamite has announced the first book in a series of creator driven comics, featuring all new characters from the industry’s best and brightest! The Devilers is written by the acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov, working with us for the first time, and accompanied by the incredible art of Matt Triano! Single issues in this line will be priced at $2.99, allowing fans the opportunity to affordably try all of the new series! And to help retailers stock up with confidence, each launch issue will be completely returnable! To sweeten the deal for fans and retailers alike, The Devilers #1 will feature covers by Eisner Award Nominee Jock and a beautiful retailer incentive by the masterful Marc Silvestri! The Devilers comes out July 16 to retailers and digital platforms!

The following creator driven books are a small sampling of titles that will come after The Devilers, beginning August 2014 through 2015, to keep the momentum going, from the best comics has to offer!

Peter Milligan – Terminal Hero
Duane Swierczynski – Ex-Con
Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank, and Ben Oliver – Control
James Robinson – Grand Passion

More creators and titles to be announced!

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Dynamite and Ubisoft Team Up for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes!

Dynamite Entertainment has announced it is teaming up with Ubisoft to release Tom Clancy‘s Splinter Cell Echoes, a thrilling comic book series based on the award-winning Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell video game franchise that has sold more than 27 million copies worldwide since its introduction in 2002. The project is written by Nathan Edmondson and art by Marc Laming.

Splinter Cell Echoes takes place between the events of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. The comic book series bridges the gap between the two games with a realistic, original story that sets the tone for the opening events in Splinter Cell Blacklist.

Sam Fisher, once a Splinter Cell–a clandestine elite operative operating in the shadows of the NSA–is now retired. His enemies, however, are not. Haunted by dreams and memories of his past, he struggles to put his life back together. But when a mysterious terrorist organization called KROWE begins pursuing targets around the globe, Sam’s expertise is needed to uncover their endgame and stop them before the deadly plot unfolds.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes was previously only available in a limited print run as part of the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Edition. Dynamite will release the project as a four issue mini-series shipping July to October, with a collection to be published shortly thereafter. The project will feature new covers by Marc Laming and include bonus behind-the-scenes material in each issue from Ubisoft.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on July 2nd, 2014.

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Preview: Bad Ass #4 (of 4)

BAD ASS #4 (of 4)

Herik Hanna (w)
Bruno Bessadi (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

FINAL ISSUE!!! Dead End’s epic fight with Black Snake comes to a head— and only one will get to leave with theirs intact. Meanwhile, the story of Dead End’s origin reaches a high point with his first act as a disgruntled vigilante causing him to explode onto the scene. Dead End’s fate is uncertain at best…but what else do you expect from a total bad ass? Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to the saga of Dead End!

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Chastity, the popular Chaos! character gets her own series!

Following hot on the heels of Dynamite’s Chaos! series relaunch with Tim Seeley, Dynamite has announced another great Chaos! character return – she’s reimagined and ready for blood! Join fan-favorite scribe Marc Andreyko and artist Dave Acosta for the blood-curdling adventures of a girl who is most definitely NOT your father’s vampire! Chastity #1 will be released by Dynamite this July, featuring covers by Emanuela Lupacchino and Tim Seeley, as well as a shared retailer cover by José Luis!

In Chastity #1, in the 1980′s, after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother’s) Olympic dreams, 17-year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels… but little does she know that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death- a world that she will be dragged into kicking and screaming.

Chastity #1 will be released on July 9, 2014.

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Preview: Queen Sonja Vol. 6: Heavy Sits the Crown TPB

QUEEN SONJA VOL. 6: HEAVY SITS THE CROWN TPB

Luke Lieberman (w)
Milton Estevam (a)
Lucio Parrillo (c)
FC • 248 pages • $29.99 • Teen+

Religious zealots, conniving bureaucrats, ill-met love matches, revolutions, and more await in the final installment of QUEEN SONJA! Now that the battle for power has ended, the now Empress Sonja discovers that winning the war is the easy part of earning her crown. Enemies from all over – even within her newly expanded empire – come to plot against and destroy her already uneasy peace. Even those who stand by her side fear for the future of the Red Queen’s kingdom and propose a tournament of kings, to at long last find the She-Devil her worthy suitor and establish her dynasty

COLLECTION FEATURES:

  • Issues 26-35 of the hit series by Luke Lieberman, Milton Estevam, and Gledson Barreto
  • All of the beautiful covers by artists Lucio Parrillo, Igor Vitorino, Frank Martin, and Tommy Patterson

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Preview: Warlord of Mars #100

WARLORD OF MARS #100

Arvid Nelson, Robert Place Napton, Mark Rahner (w)
José Malaga, Lui Antonio, Jose Luis (a)
Joseph Michael Linsner, Jay Anacleto,
Fabiano Neves, Emanuela Lupacchino (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 48 pages (squarebound!) • $7.99 • Mature

Dynamite’s Warlord of Mars comic line will hit the 100 issue milestone in April. To celebrate we are bringing you THREE stories by the THREE most prolific writers of recent Barsoomian history, each starring Barsoom’s greatest calot: WOOLA! Beginning with a story by Robert Napton (WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS) , taking place 400 years before John Carter’s arrival on Barsoom, where a young Woola discovers an ancient First Born artifact that isn’t quite what it seems. The story continues by Arvid Nelson (WARLORD OF MARS) only to have it recovered by the Warlord himself many years later. What happens to the good people of Helium as the evil power begins to be unleashed? And what could it mean for the rest of Barsoom? Then, in the final chapter by Mark Rahner (DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS), Woola must do the hardest thing of his life: not protect John Carter. The fiercely loyal calot must resist his strongest instincts to save Carter from horrifying brutality – or pay an infinitely worse price. Includes bonus material!

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Preview: Art & Franco’s Captain Action Cat: The Timestream CATastrophe #1 (of 4)

ART & FRANCO’S CAPTAIN ACTION CAT: The Timestream CATastrophe! #1 (of 4)

Art Baltazar, Franco, Chris “Zod” Smits (w)
Art Baltazar (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Art Baltazar HAND-DRAWN sketch art retailer incentive cover

THIS is it kids! From the EISNER and HARVEY award winning, New York Times best-selling
Famous Cartoonists—Art Baltazar & Franco! The crossover EPIC event of a lifetime! Finally, CAPTAIN ACTION CAT meets ACTION CAT and the characters from AW YEAH COMICS! There is something EVIL out there and EVIL CAT is determined to find it! Even if it means searching throughout the SILVER AGE to do it! Could this blip on the screen be the one known as DOCTOR EVIL CAT?! We bet it is! What will happen when the SILVER AGE and the AW YEAH AGE collide! What does this mean to the time-stream? The fate of the comic world may change forever! PLUS, a mysterious frozen souvenir from the GOLDEN AGE makes a visit! CAPTAIN ACTION CAT is based on the classic Action-Figure Adventure-toy CAPTAIN ACTION! Also crossing over with DARK HORSE COMICS characters such as GHOST, X, CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, and THE OCCULTIST, this series promises the typical zaniness that the creators of TINY TITANS are known for. True story.

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Preview: The Six Million Dollar Man: Season Six #2

THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON SIX #2

James Kuhoric (w)
Juan Antonio Ramirez (a)
Alex Ross, Ken Haeser (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Alex Ross “Art Board” retailer incentive cover
James Kuhoric Rare Gold Signature retailer incentive cover
Alex Ross Rare Gold Signature retailer incentive cover

Steve Austin is back in action with an all new issue of classic bionic adventure! An alien menace takes its first steps on Earth while a government conspiracy has led to the closure of the Bionics Program, forcing Oscar Goldman to reassign his most valuable agents. And while Steve confronts a dangerous new Cold War technology, MASKATRON faces off against the Seven Million Dollar Man! Welcome back to the age of bionic action with the return of the original Six Million Dollar Man!

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Review: Flash Gordon #1

Flash01-Cov-ShalveyFlash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet Mongo, Flash’s thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against world-breaking Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving worlds, or will the universe fall to Ming?

I’m a Flash Gordon fan, ever since I read the old pulp comics from back in the day and seeing the campy 80s movie. After all, he did save every one of us…. how could you night like him? Going into this first issue, my expectations were high, as I had hopes we’d see some pulp action fun. The results though, are a bit mixed. There are lots of it I like and some I didn’t.

This isn’t quite a throwback comic. Flash Gordon himself is updated as an extreme sports, death-defying character, which is fine, but in the glimpse we see of him from Earth, it doesn’t quite explain his ability to deftly maneuver a plane. Dale is still a reporter, and Zarkov is still a mad scientist. As far as characters, Flash’s change as far as how he spends his time seems to be about all that’s changed. For long time fans, writer Jeff Parker quickly goes through our three main protagonists on Earth, before throwing them into being chased on Mongo. What happened that they got there? Why are they being chased? What the hell happened!? We’re not really outright told. There’s a break in time and we’re left as readers to imagine and fill in the gaps, and that’s my complaint with the issue. There’s lots of “pulp” action, but by getting us there, the progression of the story is a bit choppy.

But, Parker through all of that action, shows us the various worlds of Mongo and how they fit together in this vision of the Gordon adventure. Portals take you from world to world, which works quite well, and gives our three characters a solid goal, to find or open a portal to Earth and return.

The vision of those worlds, and the beings that inhabit them, is brought to us by Evan Shaner, which gives us a modern pulp feel. Shaner doesn’t attempt to mimic a classic style, instead the comic is given a solid update, but it still fits its pulp roots. Overall, the look is fun so far. The design of the three main characters though are classic and for those who are long time fans, they are instantly recognizable.

Overall, this debut is decent. It didn’t quite blow me away, but as an opening scene before the movie credits, it gives us some fun and excitement. For new readers, I can’t imagine they’ll be hooked, but for those who are fans of classic Flash Gordon tales, it looks like Parker is more than up for the challenge to give us a new spin on an old classic.

Story: Jeff Parker Art: Evan Shaner
Story: 7.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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