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Kieron Gillen’s Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt Gets Deluxe Collection!

Dynamite has revealed that Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt will be collected in a deluxe oversized hardcover format for fans to fully appreciate and treasure the critically acclaimed limited series.

Not only is Kieron Gillen writing superheroes again… Not only is Pete Morisi’s iconic Charlton hero back again… The series turns the mirror around to reflect the deconstruction of the legendary text, Watchmen. Peter Cannon, of course, served as the template for Alan Moore’s Ozymandias, alongside the other characters inspired by Charlton Action Heroes. What if the inspirations get to respond to this modern post-Watchmen landscape of the medium?

The ambitious series by a perfectly in-synch creative team wowed fans and critics when it debuted at the beginning of 2019. Kieron Gillen’s scribe is matched by rising artist extraordinaire Caspar Wijngaard and renaissance man and Eisner-nominee Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou on letters. Additionally, this editions contains all the gorgeous and fun covers of the series by Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Chip Zdarsky, Sean Phillips, Christian Ward, Paulina Ganucheau and more! All bringing 110% to this series. The next classic text? You be the judge.

This edition will collect the entire series in a high-quality hardcover with pages measuring 7.2 by 11.2 inches. Readers can marvel at Wijngaard and Safro’s art at this larger size. And even Ostmane-Elhaou’s subtle lettering tricks, especially in the game-changing fourth issue.

Fans can cherish this edition of the book, studying it closely for all the Easter eggs and homages. At least until a prequel unauthorized by Gillen is announced…

The Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt Oversized Hardcover is slated for release in September 2019.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt

Preview: Red Sonja (Vol.5) #5

Red Sonja (Vol.5) #5

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak, Robert Carey
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Jenn St-Onge (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Jenn St-Onge (RI-Virgin), Bob Q Seduction (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Like an all-consuming fire, the armies of Dragan The Magnificent pursued Sonja The Red until there was nowhere else to flee. The corpses of her people scattered before her like charred rabbits, she turned to face his exquisite wrath. And prayed in vain for death to take her quickly. The epic continues by MARK RUSSELL (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Red Sonja (Vol.5) #5

Preview: Red Sonja #4

Red Sonja #4

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak, Bob Q
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Kenneth Rocafort (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Kenneth Rocafort (RI-Virgin), Bob Q Seduction (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

“The Brothers Of Misfortune”

The Zamoran Empire musters a fleet of war chariots to rush arms and provisions to the front line. Hyrkania would be lost, were they not led by Sonja The Red, who knows it is not enough to know one’s own strength, but to understand the strengths, and weaknesses, of one’s opponents.

By award-winning writer MARK RUSSELL (Exit Stage Left, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Red Sonja #4

Artist Christian Ward Writes His First Comic in Tommy Gun Wizards

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new genre-bending comic series from acclaimed artist, now writer, Christian Ward and illustrator Sami Kivelä with colors by Christian Ward in collaboration with Dee Cunniffe, about an alternate 1930s Chicago, where the contraband of choice isn’t booze—it’s magic! Tommy Gun Wizards marks Christian Ward’s first foray into writing, and features backup stories drawn and written by Ward with and an issue #1 variant cover by Declan Shalvey!

Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables work overtime taking on dangerous criminals that hide in the seedy underbelly of 1930s Chicago. Except in this world, Al Capone isn’t dealing in alcohol, but in magic. With Lick, a drug that grants magical powers to anyone who ingests it, mobsters become wizards, ordinary men become monsters, and darker secrets than Ness can imagine lie at the heart of it all in Tommy Gun Wizards.

Tommy Gun Wizards #1 (of four) goes on sale August 28, 2019.

Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Dynamite Reunites Russell and Q for Red Sonja One-Shot and Upcoming Arc

This July, Dynamite will once more reunite the acclaimed creative team of Mark Russell and Bob Q for the special one-shot Red Sonja: Lord of Fools

Lord of Fools features a captivating cover by Christian Ward, who has been stunning with his covers on the ongoing series. Spinning directly out of June’s Red Sonja #6, the oversized issue includes two special, can’t-miss stories. 

First, in the eponymous tale, Mark Russell and his The Lone Rangercollaborator Bob Q execute a full length story further developing the swords and sorcery political intrigue that has fans savoring the series. While Dragan the Magnificent is busy warring with Sonja the Red, his son Cyril is back at the capital palace of the Zamoran Empire. The high priest Oracon regales him with the philosophy of the Lord of Fools, and this may yet reveal a deep secret that could unravel Dragan’s entire house of cards. 

In a second short tale, Russell joins artist Katie O’Meara to tell the lore building story of Cerkus, Sonja the Red’s tongue of fire. Both stories are complemented by the unparalleled talent of series regular colorist Dearbhla Kelly and letterer Hassan Ostmane-Elhaou.

Following Lord of Fools, Bob Q will take take over as the primary artist on Red Sonja from Mirko Colak for issues 7-9, then for Colak to return for issue 10. With the seeds planted in Lord of Fools and perhaps even some hints in his prior flashback scenes, fans will not want to miss Bob Q’s upcoming arc on the series.

Check out a handful of work in progress pages from both Bob and Katie, with letters by Hassan.

Red Sonja: Lord of Fools

The World of Black Hammer Gets a Definitive Guide

If you’re a fan of the Eisner Award-winning series but have questions about the weird and wonderful world filled with Golden Age pulp heroes and alien warlords then you won’t want to miss this! Critically acclaimed writer and Black Hammer co-creator Jeff Lemire is teaming up with writer Tate Brombal to explore the colorful characters that populate the Black Hammer universe in a brand new one-shot, The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia! 

This special one-shot offers a guide to the world of Black Hammer, presenting detailed biographies of Black Hammer’s heroes, villains, and supporting characters, illustrated by a wide assortment of superstar artists, including David Rubín (Ether), Wilfredo Torres (The Quantum Age), Tyler Crook (Harrow County), Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom), and more! The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia features colors by Dave Stewart (Hellboy, Black Hammer) and a cover by Andrea Sorrentino!

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia goes on sale July 3, 2019.

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia

Preview: Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #3

Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #3

writer: Mark Russell
artist: Mirko Colak, Bob Q
covers: Amanda Conner (A), Joseph Michael Linsner (B), Christian Ward (C), Julian Totino Tedesco (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Seduction (RI), Amanda Conner (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Julian Totino Tedesco (RI-Virgin), Bob Q Seduction (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

TREMBLE BEFORE THE VICTORIOUS QUEEN SONJA OF HYRKANIA! …for now. Yea, she outwitted Dragan The Magnificent, but it is a fleeting triumph. Spies and vipers surround, awaiting the perfect time to strike. A tale of tact, trust and trepidation, by MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #3

Preview: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3

writer: Kieron Gillen
artist: Caspar Wijngaard
covers: Christian Ward (A), Paulina Ganucheau (B), Caspar Wijngaard (C)
Caspar Wijngaard (RI-Virg), Christian Ward (RI-Virgin), Paulina Ganucheau (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

A thousand dimensions from ours. All Earths’ best hopes, resting on our heroes’ fight. They’ve got everything… except a chance.

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3

Preview: James Bond: Origin #7

James Bond: Origin #7

writer: Jeff Parker
artist: Ibrahim Moustafa, Roman Stevens
covers: Dan Panosian (A), Christian Ward (B), Stephen Mooney (C), Ibrahim Moustafa (D), Bob Q (E), Dan Panosian (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

New arc! New creative team! Perfect time to jump aboard one of the best-reviewed series of 2018-19!

RUSSIAN RUSE, Part 1: A Norwegian supply ship carrying gold mysteriously sinks. A Russian crew claims the Nazis are responsible. Royal Navy Lieutenant James Bond suspects foul play. Brought to you by JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and superstar artist IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Mother Panic, The Flash)!

James Bond: Origin #7
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