Voltron #1 Sells Out!
Official Press Release
VOLTRON® #1 SELLS OUT!
New Comic Based on the Fan Favorite ’80s Series
Headed to Immediate 2nd Printing
RUNNEMEDE, NJ (December 12, 2011) – On the heels of their recent string of sell-outs, Dynamite Entertainment continues the trend as their new comic, Voltron®, has sold out and is going to an immediate second print!
Under a series of amazing covers by master painter, Alex Ross, and written by Dynamite’s own up-and-coming writer, Brandon Thomas, Dynamite presents all new adventures of the mighty robot hero, Voltron. Originally released in 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe® quickly skyrocketed to be the number one children’s program in the United States. Merchandising rapidly followed and more than 100 different Voltron products hit shelves around the world.
The original TV series featured a team of five young pilots – the Voltron Force- who commanded five robotic lions that could be combined to form the mighty robot warrior, Voltron. They protected the planet Arus, ruled by Princess Allura, from the evil King Zarkon of Planet Doom and monsterous Robeasts.
In “Voltron #1”, ultimate victory has never been closer for the Voltron Force. King Zarkon’s brutal regime has been pushed to the edges of the galaxy, left to wage a series of desperate and losing battles to claim innocent victims while they still can. But Zarkon knows something—a secret about Voltron over a hundred years old that could change everything for the Galaxy Alliance. This isn’t the Voltron we all know, but one redefined and re-imagined by those he and his adventures have inspired over the years. This is Generation Voltron…
Classic Media represents Voltron worldwide in collaboration with creator World Events Productions.
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In a galaxy plagued with chaos and evil, five robotic lions, piloted by a team of brave space explorers, combine to form the mighty robot hero, Voltron®. After blazing onto TV screens in 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe quickly became a top-rated animated series. The hit series inspired a best-selling toy line and made Voltron a pop-culture icon. An all-new 2D/CGI animated series, Voltron Force®, currently airing in the U.S. on Nicktoons.
About Dynamite Entertainment
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENTwas founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
About Classic Media
Classic Media, one of the world’s largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost®, Where’s Waldo?®, Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, and new global brand Life With Boys™. Big Idea Entertainment, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music. Visit us at www.classicmedia.tv
About World Events Productions
St. Louis-based World Events Productions, Ltd. (WEP) has produced and distributed children’s animation for over 25 years. WEP is the IP holder for shows including: Voltron, Defender the of the Universe, Voltron: The Third Dimension, Denver the Last Dinosaur, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs and Vytor the Starfire Champion, among others. WEP is a Koplar Communications company. WEP is represented by United Talent Agency. For more information visit www.wep.com and www.voltron.com.