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Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris Join the Women of Dynamite Statue Line

The heroines Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris (of the Warlord of Mars franchise) have long been cornerstones of the Dynamite brand, and hold iconic status in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly honors their impact on pop culture with gorgeous, timeless statues, adding them to the brand-new Women of Dynamite line.

First up, comes Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, poised on a snow-covered battlefield, never having looked so majestic! Based on the original design of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the talented Jason Smith, Hyrkania’s most lethal warrior stands approximately 11.5″ in height upon a decorative 5.5″ wide base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, this highly-detailed statue comes individually numbered as part of a limited edition run, and is packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

For the Dejah Thoris statue, Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest creator illustrations to find just the right inspiration, resulting in this gorgeous statue based on Frank Cho artwork, measuring 12″ high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5″ deep, with a 6″ base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, each statue is individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run, and comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Let the original heroine of science fiction grace your collection with her exotic beauty!

Each statue was painstakingly rendered in incredible detail by Jason Smith, and will be released in August and September respectively, carrying a price tag of $189.99 each.

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Apes & Babes—A spotlight on Frank Cho’s body of work

From the award-winning and critically-acclaimed creator and artist Frank Cho comes Apes and Babes, available this May.

A stunning collection that showcases the best of Cho’s past and present illustrations, Apes and Babes displays a wide variety of artwork, everything from the female form to fantastic beasts.

The Apes and Babes trade paperback is a must-have for Cho fans and artlovers and highlights why Cho is one of the most sought-out talents in the business today.

Apes and Babes (ISBN: 978-1-63215-804-8) is 144 vibrant full-color pages for only $19.99 and hits comic book stores on Wednesday, May 4th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 10th.

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Preview: Jungle Girl Season 3 Trade Paperback

Jungle Girl Season 3 Trade Paperback

writer: Frank Cho, Doug Murray
artist: Jack Jadson
cover: Frank Cho
FC • 112 pages • $15.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS?ISSUES 1-4!

The Lost World is doomed! When a tear in the dimensional fabric opens over the forbidden God Mountain, the brave and cunning Jana must rescue her friends Togg and Mike Mize from flaming debris, stampeding dinosaurs, and bloodthirsty tribesmen. Can the intrepid Jungle Girl overcome the chaos caused by the fearsome otherworldly deities known as The Old Ones? Her only salvation, a powerful artifact of alien origin, resides within the Temple of the Dirt People… a journey that will not only lead Jana to horrors undreamt, but also to a terrible revelation about the man she loves most: her father!

Acclaimed storyteller Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) returns to Jungle Girl for its epic third act, co-written by Doug Murray (The ‘Nam) and featuring artwork by Jack Jadson (The Savage Hawkman)!

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Review: The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

The_Totally_Awesome_Hulk_1_CoverThere’s a brand new Hulk in town, and his name is Amadeus Cho! Billed as the “craziest Hulk story of the millennium,” Cho has taken over the role of Hulk and is out to be the best Hulk that has ever existed?

How did he come to be? What happened to Bruce Banner? None of that is really revealed in The Totally Awesome Hulk #1, though Banner is slightly hinted out in this first issue which attempts to give us a very lighthearted and fun take on Marvel’s Green Goliath.

Instead of torment and anguish about his power, writer Greg Pak gives us an alter-ego who comes off as exactly that, full of ego. Brimming with confidence, Cho is arrogant in the first issue, making him almost unlikeable.

I’ll admit, I don’t have a lot of love for Banner or the Hulk, and have only read his comics in spurts, but I was really looking forward to checking out a new take, and there’s a good chance my checking out will be short-lived after reading this first issue.

I actually don’t mind the change, but Cho as I stated before is arrogant to the point of being borderline unlikeable, a quality I need in entertainment I’m consuming (of course I also do enjoy the occasional character I hate too). We get a smart kid full of ego he puts individuals in danger, and the comic comes off like teenage id in many ways. The comic goes for a fun tone, but Cho’s Hulk is having almost too much fun to the point you want someone to beat sense into him, which I guess is supposed to be Cho’s sister who is also in the series. Again, neither is a character I know all that well, but in my little reading of him, I never found Amadeus to be a character I wanted to beat senseless.

Frank Cho‘s art matches the fun tone, and I’ll say the style and vibe do match perfectly. This is a comic where I found the art more enjoyable than the story, but…. everyone looks too similar in their body types. Though there are cool images such as a double page spread of Cho/Hulk bunching a giant fire breathing turtle, the characters in the background all have similar body types. Even the hot dog vendor is svelte.

The comic goes for a comedic tone, but mixed with its main character, that tone becomes a turn-off at some points. The change in character and direction got me interested, but the first issue didn’t interest me enough to keep me around. One issue and I already want Banner back.

 

Story: Greg Pak Art: Frank Cho
Story: 6 Art: 7.8 Overall: 6 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Amadeus Cho Hulks Out in Totally Awesome Hulk #1!

Strap in, hold on and Hulk out True Believer. It’s time for a new Jade Giant for a new Marvel Universe. Amadeus Cho is here, and he’s throwing a gamma punch in your face this December in The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 –  the explosive new series from writer Greg Pak and artist Frank Cho!

A 19-year old boy genius is now the strongest being in the Marvel Universe. What could possibly go wrong? The mystery behind the Hulk’s new identity may have been revealed. But the questions don’t stop there. How did he come to be? What happened to Bruce Banner in the previous eight months. All will be revealed. But first – prepare for a completely different kind of Hulk. Not tormented. Not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk!

Now is the time to jump on board the series that already has the world talking. Big heart, big action and high stakes await Amadeus Cho on his very first Hulk adventure. Believe us, you’ve never seen a Hulk like this before and it’s going to be TOTALLY AWESOME. Be there as Amadeus’ exciting journey begins!

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Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Variant Covers by FRANK CHO (OCT150742) and WOO CHUL LEE (OCT150743)
Hip-Hop Variant by MAHMUD ASRAR (OCT150744)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150745)
Marvel ’92 Variant by DALE KEOWN (OCT150746)
FOC – 11/02/15, On-Sale – 12/02/15

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Meet the “Totally Awesome Hulk” – Marvel’s First Korean-American Hulk!

Strap in, hold on and Hulk out – it’s time to meet your Totally Awesome Hulk, the one and only Amadeus Cho! That’s right true believer, it’s a all-new Jade Giant for an all-different Marvel Universe and he’s coming to you this December in Totally Awesome Hulk #1! Legendary and storied Hulk scribe Greg Pak returns to the fan-favorite character he created as he powers up to become the newest green goliath! And he’s bringing blockbuster artist Frank Cho along for the ride!

The mystery behind the new Hulk’s identity has been revealed! But what has happened to the original Hulk, Bruce Banner in the previous eight months? All will be revealed – and the answers will surprise you! But one thing is for certain – Amadeus Cho is a completely different kind of Hulk. Not tormented, not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk! What could possibly go wrong?

Big heart, big action and high stakes await as Amadeus Cho embarks on his first gamma-fueled adventure! Believe us, you’ve never seen a Hulk like this before – and it’s TOTALLY AWESOME. Be there as the Hulk’s exciting journey begins this December in the bombastic debut of TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1!

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Variant Cover by FRANK CHO
On Sale in December!

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Amadeus Cho is the Totally Awesome Hulk

In a release to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel has revealed the identity of the new Hulk that’ll star in Totally Awesome Hulk. Long time Hulk friend Amadeus Cho will be the new green goliath. The Korean-American lead character written and drawn by a Korean-American creative team Greg Pak and Frank Cho.

After months of guessing, and many predicting Cho, what are your thoughts?

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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
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Frank Cho B/W art retailer incentive cover
Frank Cho “Virgin” art retailer incentive cover

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?

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Dynamite Announces Women of Dynamite: Jungle Girl Statue

Dynamite Entertainment expands its merchandising program with the Jungle Girl Statue, the third in its line of porcelain Women of Dynamite statues. Produced as part of their announced creative partnership with merchandise development company The Brewing Factory, the statue is slated for release in late October and features Jana, the heroine of the Jungle Girl comic book series by industry sensation Frank Cho.

Based on the Cho’s distinctive art and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, the blonde warrior stands atop the skeletal remains of a triceratops. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Jungle Girl statue stands approximately 12″ in height with a 6″ base, with each individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run. This Women of Dynamite statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Dynamite Entertainment first announced the Women of Dynamite line of statues in February 2015. The first release in the line features Vampirella, the iconic comic book heroine and horror hostess whose likeness in porcelain is based on art from superstar illustrator J. Scott Campbell. Purgatori, the Egyptian vampire goddess popularized in Chaos! Comics titles, is the second Women of Dynamite statue, based on art from the legendary Michael Turner. Each of these three statues has been sculpted by Jason Smith.

The Women of Dynamite: Jungle Girl Statue will be solicited in an upcoming edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog.

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Preview: Jungle Girl: Season Three #3

Jungle Girl: Season Three #3

Frank Cho, Doug Murray (w)
Jack Jadson (a)
Frank Cho (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Frank Cho B/W Art retailer incentive cover
Frank Cho “Virgin” Art retailer incentive cover

We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty now! As the creatures from beyond space and time begin to rip the God Mountain apart, Jana and her friends have to fight their way past the Dirt People, blood-drinking worms, and the most powerful (and insane) Dream Walker of them all to acquire the weapon Jana’s father needs to save the Lost World. The Jungle Girl is confident that she can accomplish the mission — the real question is: can she do it before the world around her is destroyed?

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