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Dynamite Celebrates Independence Day with 3 Special Variants

This summer season, Dynamite is bringing the heat with a trio of collectible variant covers celebrating July 4th and American Independence. A diverse international set of creators pay tribute to the American-born medium and characters they love.

Joined by a fun background of apple pies, Bettie Page is herself an American icon of that caliber. Her work in pinup art and as a symbol of beauty and feminity has influenced countless artists within her home nation and around the world. Italian Vincenzo Federici, interior artist for the title, pencils, inks, and colors this fun and flirty cover for the second issue of Karla Pacheco‘s upcoming yarn.

Bettie Page #2 variant

Fellow Italian Alessandro Miracolo portrays the She-Devil With a Sword celebrating the holiday in the shadow of the Washington Monument and dangerously standing atop a stack of fireworks with blade and flag in hand. Don’t try this at home, kids. Irish colorist and series regular Ellie Wright makes sure the red, white and blue pop. It can be argued that the Hyrkanian heroine’s backstory is firmly tied to America, with her creation by Robert E. Howard in stories originally serialized in pulp magazines native to the States. Then expanded by Roy Thomas, who was a student of history and followed in the footsteps of comic and pulp innovators before him. Though always with an international flair, with renowned artists such as Esteban Maroto, Lucio Parrillo, Carlos Gomez, and more.

Red Sonja #18 variant

American artist Justin Mason has Vampirella in an even more dangerous position, straddling a giant explosive with lit sparklers. Though the sweet Uncle Sam style hat makes up for that and we’ll pretend she’s following proper safety precautions. The colors by Kike J. Diaz really bring the background fireworks to life. Similar to Sonja, the Daughter of Drakulon’s creation has a bit of American flavor. James Warren’s black and white magazines were able to dodge the censorship that plagued the comics industry for years. Do you think Drakulon has an independence day?

Vampirella #13 variant

Mars Attacks Red Sonja & All of Hyrkania in New Series!

Fans have seen them attack fin-headed cops, iconic rock bands, and fellow denizens of the red planet, but now Dynamite presents Mars Attacks Red Sonja!

John Layman and artist Fran Strukan will chronicle the untold tale of when the dastardly Martians invaded Hyrkania during the Hyborian Age. Joined by colorist Valentina Briški and letterer maestro Taylor Esposito, the team will unravel this forgotten piece of history. How do the steel and savagery of Red Sonja stand up against the advanced weaponry and science of the big-brained baddies? Only one way to find out, by reading the ACK-ing book!

The explosive first issue features a crop of covers by the coolest creators. A man very well-versed in depicting the She-Devil With a Sword is Lucio Parrillo, who highlights the menace of the Martians. Fan-favorite Dustin Nguyen uses plenty of red and his signature style, and we’re not just referring to Sonja’s hair. Arthur Suydam evokes the classic era of science fiction that birthed the Mars Attacks franchise originally. Coming a long way from having fan art featured in an issue of Red Sonja (Vol 4 #7), is Luca Strati showing off a victorious Sonja. The legendary Barry Kitson swings through with a wraparound bursting with dynamism. And last but certainly not least is an incentive variant by Alan Quah homaging the classic trading cards.

MARS ATTACKS RED SONJA #1

Dynamite Announces a New Packed Release Schedule for July 1

As summer approaches, Dynamite is heating up as the comic industry roars back with its comeback, and is delivering a scorching haul to fans and retailers for July 1st!

To charge up an otherwise slow week of comics releases, Dynamite is bringing its big guns to brighten up the excitement around returning stories and supporting comic shops. Five of the bestselling and best-reviewed titles will all be out the same week.

The issues are:

  • The Boys: Dear Becky #2
  • Vampirella #10
  • Vengeance of Vampirella #8
  • Red Sonja #16
  • Killing Red Sonja #2

As the second season on Prime is set for an official release date any day now, now is the perfect time for fans to dive into the long-awaited sequel to The Boys with the second issue of Dear Becky. Co-creators Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson return with artist Russ Braun, colorist Tony Aviña, and letterer Simon Bowland. The classic creative team is all back years after they concluded the original juggernaut run and they haven’t missed a step.

Dear Becky

Meanwhile, in Vampirella Christoper Priest‘s intricate saga reaches a climax, as Vampirella falls to her lowest point. Still recovering from a traumatic plane crash and turbulent personal life, she turns to others for help – and one may be the mastermind who has been manipulating all the events to date… With stunning covers from Lucio Parrillo, Guillem March, Fay Dalton, Meghan Hetrick, interior artist Ergün Gündüz, and more, this is an issue not to miss.

In the flagship of the other big Woman of Dynamite, Eisner-nominated scribe Mark Russell continues to spin one of the most acclaimed series in the industry in Red Sonja. Exploring concepts like power, war, and leadership, it has only gotten more enticing moving into its second year with the big war won. What happens next for Sonja the Red?

Across that first year of Russell’s Red Sonja, the titular character lead the rag-tag Hyrkanians against a despotic king. With Red Sonja slaying Dragan the Magnificent in a climactic battle, his surviving son Prince Cyril has vowed revenge on the fiery-haired killer. Alongside co-writer Bryce Ingman and fan-favorite artist Craig Rousseau, Mark Russell chronicles that quest in Killing Red Sonja. Spiced with magic, humor, and more, it’s an indisposable companion to the main series.

Fans looking for a straight shot of classic comic book storytelling with modern sensibilities know that Vengeance of Vampirella is a true hit. Or they better get on it fast! The multitalented Tom Sniegoski, who has written everything from the Punisher, Hellboy, Bone, and dozens of novels, returns to the character he defined for an entire decade. Picking right up where he left off in the 1990s, but incorporating the 25-year absence, this book is comfort food for every longtime fan of the Daughter of Drakulon, and also perfectly approachable for all newcomers.

Preview: Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4

writer: Erik Burnham
artist: Jonathan Lau
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Alan Quah (B), Alé Garza (C), Derrick Chew (D), Vanta Black Cosplay Variant (E), Kunkka (RI), Derrick Chew Monochromatic (RI), Kunkka (RI-Virgin), Vanta Black Cosplay Variant (RI-Virgin), Lucio Parrillo (RI/BW), Derrick Chew Monochromatic (RI-Virgin), Lucio Parrillo CGC-Graded Cover
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

With the fate of all things hanging in the balance, the evil necromancer Kulan Gath must be resurrected — but can it be done without sacrificing another human being? Sonja and Chastity consult another sorcerer to find a way, but with Evil Ernie, Purgatori, and Jade all chasing after Sonja and the source of Gath’s power, there’s little time to set things right. The Age of Chaos continues!

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4

Preview: George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #4

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #4

writers: George R.R. Martin, Landry Walker
artist: Mel Rubi
covers: Mike Miller (A), Mel Rubi (B), Mel Rubi (RI-Virgin), Mel Rubi (RI-B/W), Mike Miller (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Adventure | $3.99 | Mature

Danerys receives a dire warning while she basks in the comforts offered in the city of Qarth, while more than a thousand miles distant, Stannis makes his move on Ser Penrose and Storm’s End. Peace and diplomacy will be cast aside as the Red Woman Melisandre displays the full power of those who embrace R’hllor, the Lord of Light – much to the horror of those that bear witness to this magic. All this, and more, as another chapter unfolds in this visual adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s epic masterpiece, A Clash of Kings!

George R. R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (Vol. 2) #4

Preview: Death to The Army of Darkness #3

Death to The Army of Darkness #3

writer: Ryan Parrott
artist: Jacob Edgar
covers: Ben Oliver (A), Sergio Davila (B), Mirka Andolfo (C), Adam Gorham “McFarlane Homage” Variant (D), Mirka Andolfo (RI-B/W), Adam, Gorham ‘McFarlane Homage” Variant (RI-Virgin), Mirka Andolfo, (RI-BW Virgin), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W), Ben Oliver (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

TEAM ASH (we’re really calling them that?) travel to ANCIENT EGYPT to destroy the Deadite curse once and for all. Unfortunately, they run into LORD DEADITE, the scariest guy in all of history. But before Ash can scoot, Team Ash (sigh) challenge L-Dead to a contest of skills!?!?!?!?

Let madness reign, by RYAN PARROTT (TMNT/Power Rangers) and JACOB EDGAR (James Bond)!

Death to The Army of Darkness #3

Preview: KISS: Zombies #5

KISS: Zombies #5

writer: Ethan Sacks
artist: Rodney Buchemi
covers: Arthur Suydam (A), Stuart Sayger (B), Rodney Buchemi (C) Photo Cover (D), Photo Virgin Variant (RI-Virgin), Rodney Buchemi (RI-Virgin), Rodney Buchemi (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

KISS may have made it to New Detroit alive, but the humans inside and the zombies outside are looking to change that fast.

Will the power of rock’n’roll save the world or doom it?

KISS: Zombies #5

Preview: Death Defying ‘Devil #5

Death Defying ‘Devil #5

writer: Gail Simone
artist: Walter Geovani
covers: Inhyuk Lee (A) Erica Henderson (B) Riccardo Federici (C) Riccardo Federici (RI-B/W) Erica Henderson (RI-B/W) Riccardo Federici (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Superheroes | $3.99 | Teen+

The Death-Defying ‘Devil, aka Bart Hill, has done everything he can to protect the residents of the Winslow House from the evil that wants their home. Will he have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people that took him in when he needed help the most?

The Defender of Right… From the Eisner-Nominated Gail Simone

Death Defying ‘Devil #5

Preview: Dejah Thoris (Vol. 3) #5

Dejah Thoris (Vol. 3) #5

writer: Dan Abnett
artist: Vasco Georgiev
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Luisa J. Preissler (B), Joseph Michael Linsner (C)
Adam Gorham “McFarlane Homage” Variant (D), Mai S. Cosplay Variant (E)
Lucio Parrillo (RI-B/W), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W), Luisa J. Preissler (RI-B/W), Mai S. Cosplay Variant (RI-Virgin), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-B/W Virgin) Adam Gorham “McFarlane Homage” Variant (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Science-Fiction | $3.99 | Teen+

“We cannot settle scores if we are all dead.”

The monstrous Mother Spider of Golpas will not be denied their meal… and on the menu is DEJAH THORIS. By DAN ABNETT (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Aquaman) and VASCO GEORGIEV (Xena)!

Dejah Thoris (Vol. 3) #5

Preview: James Bond (2020) #5

James Bond (2020) #5

writers: Vita Ayala & Danny Lore
artist: Brent Peeples
covers: Afua Richardson (A), Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W), Richardson Grayscale (RI-B/W Virgin), Richardson Vintage Paperback Cover (RI)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

Fakes are everywhere. 007 has no clue who to trust. His training and intuition are all that stand between the shadows and the light.

By VITA AYALA (Morbius, Gamora), DANNY LORE (Queen Of Bad Dreams) and ERICA D’URSO (Captain Marvel).

James Bond (2020) #5
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