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Dynamite Kicks off Third Groupees Bundle

Groupees LogoDynamite Entertainment and Groupees LLC are teaming up for their third book bundle promotion that will once again allow comic fans, and potential new fans, the chance to purchase 70 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power. The Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle marks the third time the two companies have worked together. Dynamite and Groupees will also feature – for the first time – a unique “Premium Mystery Box” of high-end collectible items for customers who pledge at the $50 tier or higher with the full digital comics package. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry’s most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion began Tuesday, July 28th.

In the Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide. The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with a $1.00 minimum pledge which helps new fans discover some of Dynamite’s best-selling titles including Game of Thrones #1! Fans can increase the title count by pledging at least in the $5.00 tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum pledge or more to help support the Dynamite line of titles. While customers who make a pledge of $50.00 or more will receive not only the digital comics, but also a unique “Premium Mystery Box” of 4 Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics MSRP’ing at over $200 sent to the address they provide.

For those who participate in the “Pay What You Want” initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top 10 contributors with a greater package of Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics.

Here is the breakdown:

#1 Contributor – $1,000.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#2 Contributor – $800.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#3 Contributor – $700.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#4 Contributor – $600.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#5 Contributor – $500.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#6 – #10 Contributors – $400.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

Additionally, there are several Group Bonuses which will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds regardless of which package you purchase. The first 4 will be revealed with the thresholds as the promotion begins. All fans need to do is check out the bundle to see the Group Bonuses, which will bring the total amount of books to at least 78 should all be “unlocked”.

The $1.00 Minimum Tier features the debut issue of Dynamite’s comic book adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s New York Times Best-selling Game of Thrones series along with the special Swords of Sorrow Chaos Prelude from writer Mairghread Scott and artist Mirka Andolfo in addition to more swashbuckling stories for a total of 13 comics:

  • Game Of Thrones #1
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Chaos Prelude One Shot
  • Thulsa Doom #1 – 4
  • Blackbeard #1 – 6
  • Lord of the Jungle Annual #1

The $5.00 Minimum Tier features 27 additional comics – for a total of 41 comics – by some of the industry’s most beloved creators, like G. Willow Wilson, Erica Schultz, Nancy A. Collins, Frank Cho, and more:

  • Game Of Thrones #2
  • Thunda #1 – 5
  • Warlord Of Mars #0
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Vampirella / Jennifer Blood #1 – 2
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Masquerade/Kato One Shot
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris/Irene Adler #1 – 2
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Lady Zorro/Black Sparrow One Shot
  • Athena #1 – 4
  • Red Sonja #0
  • Kirby: Genesis – Dragons Bane #1 – 4
  • Jungle Girl: Season Two #1 – 5

Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features an ADDITIONAL 29 comics – for a total of 70 comics – by New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher, comic industry legend Ron Marz, fan-favorite creators Gail Simone and Jim Zub:

  • Dejah Thoris #1 – 5
  • John Carter: Warlord Of Mars #1 – 6
  • Red Sonja #36 – 40
  • Pathfinder City of Secrets #1 – 6
  • Swords of Sorrow #1 – 3
  • Dresden Files: Storm Front Volume Two #1 – 4

Part of the proceeds from the Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees Bundle will contribute to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

Preview: Red Sonja Vol.2 #17

Red Sonja Vol.2 #17

Gail Simone (w)
Walter Geovani (a)
Jenny Frison, Rebecca Isaacs (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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This intense issue finds the She-Devil in the grip of an obsession for revenge that is so all-consuming, she barely recognizes herself! What happens when the mightiest warrior finds the man who destroyed her life? Can even RED SONJA return from darkness this complete? Continuing the suspenseful FORGIVENESS OF MONSTERS storyline, taking Sonja to places she has never, ever been before!


Preview: Jungle Girl: Season Three #4

Jungle Girl: Season Three #4

Frank Cho, Doug Murray (w)
Jack Jadson (a)
Frank Cho (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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The God Mountain is almost gone, revealing the sleeping behemoth that, when awakened, will destroy the Lost World and all its inhabitants. There is only one way to stop it — an ancient device hidden in a temple deep in the forest, although it is missing a vital part. When Jana and Togg locate the piece, it’s up to them to get it to Jana’s father at the temple. Can they do it in time? Can they save the world? And if so, what will it cost them?


Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #9

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #9

Ron Marz, Ian Edgington (w)
Ariel Medel (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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John Carter and Dejah Thoris try to unravel a mystery in lonely Martian village under attack by a mysterious killer. But even if they manage to gain the trust of the suspicious villagers, something far more deadly lurks in the shadows. It’s a murder mystery, Martian-style, from the minds of Ron Marz, the fan-favorite cosmic writer of Green Lantern, and Ian Edginton!


Preview: Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Down Town #6

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Down Town #6

Jim Butcher, Mark Powers (w)
Carlos Gomez (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Chaos has been unleashed deep beneath the streets of Chicago — and now it threatens to erupt into the world above! Harry’s formed a tentative alliance with longtime nemesis “Gentleman” Johnny Marcone, but even their combined strength may not be enough to stop the Golem and its malign creator. That is, not without one of them being willing to make the ultimate sacrifice…


Preview: Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl/Red Sonja #1

Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl / Red Sonja #1

Marguerite Bennett (w)
Mirka Andolfo (a)
Jay Anacleto (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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Red Sonja is plunged through the Rift to Jana the Jungle Girl’s tropical island, just as paradise is besieged by a terrifying monster that rains down ice and snow with killing cold. Jana, terrified for her homeland, is determined to destroy the source of the magic and return balance to her world – even if that means combating the She-Devil herself! An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by celebrated writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Earth 2).


Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge Out in October from Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the October launch of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge, an all-new six-issue miniseries. From the celebrated imagination of the bestselling novelist comes a powerful reworking of one the most classic stories of all time, co-written by veteran comic book author Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Andres Ponce.

Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1 continues the fan-favorite reimagining of “The Modern Prometheus” seen in Koontz’s previous Dynamite series, focusing on cast members Victor and Erika. While healing from a beating she suffered at the hands of Victor Helios – once Dr. Frankenstein – and her own maker, Erika Five decides to leave the comfort of her glassed-in porch and bottle of cognac to go exploring into Victor’s secret home lab, which she believes is an antechamber to something more sinister. With the help of the bodiless head Karloff and his disembodied hand, Erika finds a secret lab and within sees experiments revealing Victor’s attempts to do more than create a race of super-immortals… and a mirror-like portal to another universe, one of infinite realities Victor is trying to bridge for his own terrifying reasons!

Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1 will ship in October 2015.


Dynamite to Publish Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and Plans Tarzan Crossover

LordOfJungle01CovRenaudDynamite Entertainment has announced an agreement with Galaxy Publishing and Valdoro Entertainment to publish original comic book and graphic novel content for Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, as well as reprints of the character’s classic jungle fantasy material. Described by co-creator Will Eisner as a female counterpart to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan, Sheena will see her first adventure at Dynamite Entertainment teaming with the iconic “Lord of the Jungle” himself. Dynamite’s rights also include statues, trading cards, action figures, lithographs / fine art, and t-shirts.

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle was created by industry legends Will Eisner and S. M. “Jerry” Iger, and debuted in the UK publication Wags #1 in 1937 (reprinted a year later in the United States in the pages of Jumbo Comics #1). She was the first female comic book character to carry a dedicated series, preceding Wonder Woman #1 by four years, and her series spanned 167 issues and twenty years. Sheena began her fictional existence as an orphan raised by a shaman in the jungle, perfecting her survival skills and mastering the ability to communicate with animals. Her many adventures brought her into conflict with evil hunters, slave traders, and rampaging wildlife. The character has thrilled audiences in several television and film adaptations, including portrayals by actresses Irish McCalla (1955-1956), Tanya Roberts (1984), and Gena Lee Nolin (2000).

Dynamite Entertainment has a long history of publishing jungle fantasy and pulp adventure, making it the perfect home for Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. The iconic hero Tarzan appeared in the company’s Lord of the Jungle series, as well as the related title Lords of Mars. Dynamite has also published Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl, the Frank Frazetta-created Thun’Da, King Features Syndicate’s The Phantom and Jungle Jim, Alan Quatermain (of King Solomon’s Mines) as a supporting cast member in Prophecy and Savage Tales, and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

Sheena Joe Jusko Painting

Kevin Eastman Steps in the MMA Cage with Cage Hero

Dynamite has announced a collaborative agreement with Surge Licensing, Inc., Ian Parker, and Mark Mastrandrea to develop a comic book series based on the brand new property Cage Hero. The four-issue series will debut this November, released monthly as single-issue comics, both digitally and in print, and collected later into trade format. Cage Hero is an all-ages action-adventure series in the tradition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans, and Karate Kid — a youth-based Mixed Martial Arts property that inspires health, fitness, skill, and teamwork to become a real hero.

In Cage Hero, Ryder Stone, a small town middle school student and wrestling star raised by a strict grandfather, finds himself on a path to meet his true destiny when he is recruited to lead a super-powered team of mixed martial artists known as The Cage Heroes! Trained in their own unique martial art disciplines, all connected by a secret past, this new team will need to dig deep within themselves to protect the world from an international evil network known as The Shadow Empire. The race for control of the universe has begun, and evil has the upper hand. With only a handful of teenagers to stand in the way, can they find the hero within and stop them?

Cage Hero was created by MMA Manager/Personality Ian Parker and Mark Mastrandrea. Working closely with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman to craft the characters and world inspired by Ian’s own fighting knowledge and experience, and his love for comics. The creative team on the comic book series will include Rik Hoskin scripting, Renato Rei providing the dynamic artwork, and Ross Campbell on colors, with Ian and Kevin personally overseeing all aspects of production.

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world today. Each MMA event commonly reaches over one million viewers. In the early existence of MMA, it was only a sport that adults could participate in; in this day and age, MMA is taught to men, women, and children. It is primarily taught to children to find their inner strength and to become disciplined at a young age.


Garth Ennis Returns to Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that fan-favorite writer Garth Ennis will launch a brand new creator-owned series, A Train Called Love, this coming October. A volatile comic book exploration of romance as only Garth Ennis can deliver, A Train Called Love will feature Mark Dos Santos as regular artist and Russ Braun on cover duties.

The first issue of A Train Called Love introduces Valerie, a woman who has been getting dirty phone calls and wants revenge… and in its pursuit, she meets Myles, the man of her dreams. However, Myles has been targeted by Emil and Gustav, two mentally unstable guns-for-hire. Meanwhile, the budding romance gets more complicated as the rest of the cast is introduced: Valerie’s sister Penny, her friend Marcy (who’s chasing her musical dreams), a handful of shady characters with a dubious scheme to get rich, and a certain organization with a lot of Ks in its name. And then there’s Mister Fluffy…

A Train Called Love #1 will ship in October 2015.


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