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Preview: DIE!namite Lives! #4

DIE!namite Lives! #4

writer: Fred Van Lente
artist: Vincenzo Carratu
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Joseph Michael Linsner (C) Dave Acosta (D), Angel Ray Cosplay Variant (E), Arthur Suydam (RI-F/BW), Angel Ray Cosplay Variant (RI-G/BW), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-H/BW), Dave Acosta (RI-I/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero, Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

EVIL SONJA and her SUPER-ZOMBIES want to access America’s nuclear arsenal.

All that stands in Sonja’s way are the ragtag team of Vampirella, Ash from Army Of Darkness, and Jennifer Blood.

In this issue, many, many (MOST) things explode.

By FRED VAN LENTE (Marvel Zombies) and VINCENZO CARRATU (Zorro)!

DIE!namite Lives! #4

Preview: Elvira Meets Vincent Price #2

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #2

writer: David Avallone
artist: Juan Samu
covers: Dave Acosta (A), Juan Samu (B), Anthony Marques, J.Bone (C), Photo (D), Photo (RI-E/BW), Juan Samu (RI-F/Line Art), Dave Acosta (RI-F/Line Art)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Comedy | $3.99 | Teen+

The two titans of horror and comedy unite in comics for the very first time!

Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Presents… Elvira Meets Vincent Price!

Elvira and the Ghost of Vincent Price continue their quest to find a lost cult movie… AND save the world from the wrath of an awakened Egyptian god. Their journey takes them to the crumbling country estate of a reclusive film director and his movie-star bride, but things go all Dr. Phibes before you can say House of Usher! Come for the sexy horror, stay for the terrible puns and movie trivia! From writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and artist Juan Samu!

Issue #2 features a continuing all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favorites Dave Acosta, Anthony Marques w/ J. Bone, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #2

Preview: DIE!namite Lives! #3

DIE!namite Lives! #3

writer: Fred Van Lente
artist: Vincenzo Carratu
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Joseph Michael Linsner (C) Dave Acosta (D), Gracie the Cosplay Lass & Elizabethrage Cosplay Variant (E), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-F/Pencil Art), Dave Acosta (RI-G/Pencil Art), Arthur Suydam Non-Zombie Variant (RI-H), Gracie the Cosplay Lass & Elizabethrage Cosplay Variant (RI-I/BW), Sarah Stalcup Cosplay Variant (RI-J/Virgin), Lucio Parillo (RI-K/Line Art)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero, Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

HAWAII!

Surfers!

Bikinis!

Evil zombies!

Flesh-eating superheroes!

And Vampirella meets the wrong end of Ash’s BOOMSTICK!

Absolute batsh*t craziness from FRED VAN LENTE (Wolverine) and VINCENZO CARRATU (Zorro)!

DIE!namite Lives! #3

Preview: Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1

writer: David Avallone
artist: Juan Samu
covers: Dave Acosta (A), Juan Samu (B), John Royle (C), Photo (D), Authentix (E), Juan Samu (RI-F/Line Art), John Royle (RI-G/Line Art), Dave Acosta (RI-H/Line Art), Juan Samu (RI-I/BW), John Royle (RI-J/BW), Dave Acosta (RI-K/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Comedy | $3.99 | Teen+

The two titans of horror and comedy untie in comics for the very first time! Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Presents… Elvira Meets Vincent Price!

Elvira is back, with her greatest costar ever! The ghost of Vincent Price is a spirit with a mission, and only the Mistress of the Dark can help! The Apocalypse is coming, and it’s going to be live-streamed for binge-watching, but a long-lost movie can save the world… if only the movie star specter

and the horror hostess with the mostest can find it in time! Thrills, chills, and all sorts of terrible puns!

Issue #1 features an all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favorites Dave Acosta, John Royle, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark! David Avallone is Dynamite’s go-to writer for all things Elvira, having recently completed several arcs of the horror hostess with the mostest’s adventures and joined for the first time by artist Juan Samu, fresh from drawing the great adventures of Hasbro’s comics universe at IDW.

Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1

Preview: DIE!namite Lives #2

DIE!namite Lives #2

writer: Fred Van Lente
artist: Vincenzo Carratu
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Joseph Michael Linsner (C) Dave Acosta (D), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (E), Dave Acosta (RI/Pencil Art), Jesph Michael Linsner (RI/Pencil Art), Arthur Suydam Non-Zombie Variant (RI), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (RI/BW), Gracie the Cosplay Lass Cosplay Variant (RI/Virgin), Lucio Parillo (RI/Line Art)
FC | 32 pages | Superhero, Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

The hit series returns, cuz you can’t kill a never-ending army of zombies… you can only hope to beat the $%&# out of them!

After tragically losing their first Chosen One against the zombie plague, Vampirella, Miss Fury, and what remains of the Project Superpowers look for a new savior — but Ash Williams is an even more reluctant Deadite hunter mthan usual!

This time, the Army of Darkness has ray guns, super powers and a brilliant new general: Evil Sonja, who takes her role of Queen of Hel quite seriously!

DIE!namite Lives #2

Z2’s True War Stories Comes to Bookstores in March 2021

True War Stories

Z2 has announced that True War Stories will be available in bookstores in March 2021, after its Local Comic Shop Day debut. This unique project, assembled by the multiple-Eisner nominated writer/editor, Alex de Campi and co-edited by Iraq War veteran Khai Kumbaar is an entertaining and moving work of graphic nonfiction, pairing members of the US military with the biggest names in comics to share real war stories told by those who lived them.

A sniper in Haiti faces the repercussions of the shot he never took. A team of SEALs help rescue a kidnapped girl in the Philippines. Army interpreters in Iraq battle their toughest foe: the rats of Saddam’s palace. A soldier on a late-night run surprises a motorpool saboteur. A young cavalry lieutenant, fresh off the Battle of Kamdesh, meets the Marine half-brother he’s never known. A Navy ship reacts to an unexpected man overboard. And if you’ve ever wondered what Christmas was like in a war zone, you’re about to find out.

Artists include Peter Krause, Ryan Howe, Skylar Patridge (drawing her own father’s Vietnam story), Eoin Marron, Tish Doolin (a former Army medic), Dave Acosta, A. D’Amico, Drew Moss, Josh Hood, PJ Holden, Chris Peterson, Sam Hart, Jeff McComsey, and Paul Williams. Colors are by Dee Cunniffe, Matt Soffe, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Tarsis Cruz, and Aladdin Collar. All lettering is done by de Campi herself.

True War Stories is a 260-page full color graphic novel anthology containing fifteen true tales of American service members overseas. Nearly every branch of the military is represented in this collection of stories that are heartwarming, heroic, harrowing, and even at times, hilarious, spanning the globe. 
 
As previously announced, True War Stories is currently available exclusively for stores to order directly from the publisher now under the following terms:

  • Direct orders to be packed and shipped by Z2’s fulfillment center at a 50% discount. Retailers may order any of Z2’s existing backlist titles at this same discount at the time of their order.
  • Orders will be shipped on consignment with payment for all books sold due 90 days from their ship date to give retailers flexibility to take advantage of holiday sales beyond the event. 
  • Retailers will be responsible for shipping costs to and from their stores, which will be billed upon receipt of saleable goods back from stores.

True War Stories will be published by Z2 Comics in conjunction with Local Comic Shop Day, and then in the wider market in March 2021, with all profits from this $19.99 retail release donated to military-related charities chosen by our contributors as personally meaningful to them: Objective Zero Foundation, Air Force Assistance Fund, the USO, Armed Services Arts Partnership, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. 

In addition, the title is available for direct order from the Z2 website, in celebration of Veterans Day!

Z2 Announces True War Stories is Getting a Local Comic Shop Day Release

Z2 Comics has announced that True War Stories, the ambitious project pairing members of the US military with the biggest names in comics to share real war stories told by those who lived them, will be available for Local Comic Shop Day. This unique project, assembled by the multiple-Eisner nominated writer/editor, Alex de Campi and co-edited by Iraq War veteran Khai Kumbaar is an entertaining and moving work of graphic nonfiction previously only available through Kickstarter.

Vietcong sappers attack a fuel point, only to be foiled by an unusual alert guard dog. An MP guards convoys of mystery bombs in the Thai jungle in 1968. A young Airman copes with post-9/11 paranoia in Okinawa. A Marine sniper in Haiti faces the repercussions of the shot he never took. A team of SEALs helps rescue a kidnapped girl in the Philippines. Army interpreters in Iraq battle their toughest foe: the rats of Saddam’s palace. A soldier on a late-night run surprises a motorpool saboteur. A young cavalry lieutenant, fresh off the Battle of Kamdesh, meets the Marine half-brother he’s never known. A Navy ship reacts to an unexpected man overboard. And if you’ve ever wondered what Christmas was like in a war zone, you’re about to find out.

Artists include Peter Krause, Ryan Howe, Skylar Patridge (drawing her own father’s Vietnam story), Eoin Marron, Tish Doolin (a former Army medic), Dave Acosta, A. D’Amico, Drew Moss, Josh Hood, PJ Holden, Chris Peterson, Sam Hart, Jeff McComsey, and Paul Williams. Colors are by Dee Cunniffe, Matt Soffe, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Tarsis Cruz, and Aladdin Collar. All lettering is done by de Campi herself.

True War Stories is a 260-page full-color graphic novel anthology containing fifteen true tales of American service members overseas. Nearly every branch of the military is represented in this collection of stories that are heartwarming, heroic, harrowing, and even at times, hilarious, spanning the globe.

True War Stories will be published by Z2 Comics in conjunction with Local Comic Shop Day, with all profits from this $19.99 retail release donated to military-related charities chosen by our contributors as personally meaningful to them: Objective Zero Foundation, Air Force Assistance Fund, the USO, Armed Services Arts Partnership, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

True War Stories

Preview: Elvira: Mistress of The Dark #12

Elvira: Mistress of The Dark #12

writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
covers: Tom Mandrake (A), Craig Cermak (B), John Royle (C), Photo Cover (D)
Craig Cermak (RI-Virgin), John Royle (RI-B/W), Tom Mandrake (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

The Witch Cult Saga concludes, and a surprise villain returns from Elvira’s past! (At least… it’s a surprise if you don’t look at John Royle’s variant cover…) The Mistress of the Dark can deliver you a climax like no other, and here it comes, in the twelfth and final issue of Elvira’s ribald romp, brought to you with joy, laughter and terrible puns.

Elvira: Mistress of The Dark #12

Preview: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
covers: Tim Seeley (A), Craig Cermak (B), John Royle (C), Photo Cover (D), Craig Cermak (RI-Virgin), John Royle (RI-B/W), Tim Seeley (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Elvira has had it up to here (well, you can guess where) with this coven cult nonsense, and she’s bringing the fight to their home base. She’ll show them what’s what, and which is witch, in the wickedest way possible. Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page) and artist Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing) bring you the chills, the thrills and the terrible puns, in the eleventh issue of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK!

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

Preview: Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #4

Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #4

writer: David Avallone
artist: Pasquale Qualano
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), J. Bone (B), Dave Acosta (C), Photo (D)
Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virgin), J. Bone (RI-Virgin), Dave Acosta (RI-B/W), Photo Cover (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Maybe all film directors are megalomaniacs…but what do you do when you find out your movie was literally a cover for a plot to conquer the world? Elvira and Gill team up to escape the clutches of the creepy conspiracy that threw them together, in the final insane issue of THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA!

Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #4
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