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Preview: Green Hornet Omnibus Vol. 2 TP

Green Hornet Omnibus Vol. 2 TP

writers: Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Mark Rahner
artists: Igor Vitorino, Ronan Cliquet, Josef Rubinstein, Carlos Rafael
cover: Phil Hester
FC | 360 pages | $29.99 | Teen+

COLLECTING VOLUME 1 (2010) ISSUES 16-27, ANUALS 1 & 2

The mysterious and deadly Redhand makes his move against the Kato family. With Mulan ailing, and Hayashi guarding her, it falls to Green Hornet to stand alone against the deadliest foe he has ever faced. An enemy with training and knowledge surpassing even his, an enemy who can’t be found… until he strikes.

Then the “Outcast” arc sees a new power rising in Century City. A bureaucrat has seized control of the entire city, and to cement his position, he enlists the help of a killer who wears the Green Hornet costume. Now, Britt Reid, Jr. must fight for his life, and for his father’s legacy. The Green Hornet and Kato will have to get as down and dirty as their new foes to preserve everything their fathers left as legacy. In the end, nothing will ever be the same in Century City.

Vampirella #1969 Rare Robert Hack “Black & White” Edition

Vampirella #1969 Rare Robert Hack “Black & White” Edition

Writer: Nancy Collins, Eric Trautmann, Phil Hester, Mark Rahner, David Walker
Art: Fritz Casas, Brett Weldele, Jethro Morales, Colton Worley, Aneke
Cover: Robert Hack “Black & White”
$69.99 • Teen +

With a timeless art style perfectly suited to this special celebration of Vampirella’s long career, Robert Hack (of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fame) presents his exceptional ink wash art for this super-rare “Black & White” variant edition. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents a special, oversized issue celebrating those heady days with a who’s who from their roister of all-star writers and artists! Just look at this line-up: Nancy Collins joined by artist Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann joined by painter Brett Weldele, Phil Hester joined by artist Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner joined by artist Colton Worley and David Walker joined by artist Aneke! Each presents a special tale showcasing the best of the former horror hostess from Drakulon!

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Preview: Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance TP

Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance TP

writers: Mark Rahner, Tom Peyer, John Layman
artists: Edu Menna, Randy Valiente, Andrea Mutti, Rod Rodolfo, Colton Worley
cover: Roberto Castro
FC • 248 pages • $29.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS THE TWILIGHT ZONE: SHADOW & SUBSTANCE #1-4, THE TWILIGHT ZONE: LOST TALES, THE TWILIGHT ZONE: ANNUAL (2014), AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE: 1959

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call… the Twilight Zone.  Dynamite Entertainment proudly takes you on a journey to wondrous lands in eleven new tales by all-star writers Mark Rahner, Tom Peyer, and John Layman, featuring artwork by Edu Menna, Randy Valiente, Rod Rodolfo, Colton Worley, and Jose Malaga.

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Preview: Vampirella/Army of Darkness TP

Vampirella / Army of Darkness TP

writer: Mark Rahner
artist: Jethro Morales
cover: Tim Seeley
FC • 104 pages • $14.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-4!

Horror icons from two universes collide as Ash Williams, the chainsaw-armed Chosen One of the small and big screen, crosses paths with the supernatural superheroine Vampirella in a story set during the events of the cult classic film, Army of Darkness!

When Ash misspoke the incantation to acquire the Necronomicon, an unholy book written in blood, the spell ripped Vampirella – a force for good, despite her blood-hungry fangs – from her own time and back to 1300 AD. Infected by Deadite magic, she stalks the halls of Lord Arthur’s castle, unable to control her thirst. Even if that time-lost chucklehead Ash can free her of the demonic mutation, can he convince his allies – primitive screwheads that they are – that she shouldn’t be burned at the stake?

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Preview: Twilight Zone: 1959

Twilight Zone: 1959

writers: Tom Peyer, Mark Rahner, John Layman
artists: Randy Valiente, Colton Worley
cover: Jonathan Lau
FC • 40 pages • $5.99 • Teen+

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Journey back to where it all began! The year was 1959, The Twilight Zone took over the airwaves, and television was changed forever! Now, Dynamite has recruited three all-star writing talents to craft a unique Twilight Zone story paying homage to where it all began! Including the first Dynamite work by writer Tom Peyer, the return of John Layman, and a tale masterminded by Twilight Zone writer Mark Rahner! Three unique tales, each firmly set in that other dimension… the Twilight Zone!

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Review: The Twilight Zone 1959

TZ1959-Cov-A-LauWhen it comes to suspense with a touch of the unexplained, not too many know how do it well much like Rod Serling. I know many critics of his time tried to compare him to Alfred Hitchcock, but Serling tended to go places that Hitchcock would not. He not only excelled in suspense but became the blueprint for the type of questions science fiction should ask. He had so many questions it spilled over into two iconic TV shows, the enigmatic Twilight Zone and underrated Night Gallery.

It is the Twilight Zone, that serves as his enduring legacy, one that been recreated several times on television and one time on the big screen. It has had such an effect on the world of science fiction, that it had reverberations of it in the modern versions of some of the TV shows of its time. Take a look at Moffat’s run at Doctor Who, and you will see his influence all throughout the TV show, I can only imagine what Serling would have done with the Weeping Angels. His influence is also on the much touted Black Mirror, which challenges morality and values in almost the same fashion as Serling has.

In the new one shot, from Dynamite entitled Twilight Zone 1959, many of those timeless themes are explored again with new voices, all in the spirit of the original show. In “The Laughing Matter”, a common bully gets his just desserts, in the way of some sadistic laughs. In “Initiation,” a hazing ritual goes too far and two neighborhood kids find out the hard way. In the last tale, “The Comics Code”, a moralist finds out that when he accuses comics’ books of being evil, that he was much closer to the truth then he ever knew.

In conclusion, this book is classic Twilight Zone all the way, gripping reader’s imaginations, eluding their notions and rewarding them with the twists. Every writer who contributed definitely is a fan as they have truly captured the spirit of the show. Every artist who contributed has perfectly crafted illustrations to match each story. Overall, a great one-shot, that should be in every fan of the Twilight Zone.

Story: Tom Peyer, Mark Rahner, and John Layman Art: Randy Valiente and Colton Worley
Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Vampirella 1969

Vampirella 1969

writers: Nancy Collins, Phil Hester, Mark Rahner, Eric Trautmann, David Walker
artists: Aneke , Fritz Casas, Jethro Morales, Colton Worley, Brett Weldele
covers: Robert Hack (a), Jack Jadson (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

Vampirella first appeared on the scene in 1969 and quickly became a fixture of comics, horror and pop culture! Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents a special, over-sized issue celebrating those heady days with a who’s who from their roister of all-star writers and artists! Just look at this line-up: Nancy Collins joined by artist Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann joined by painter Brett Weldele, Phil Hester joined by artist Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner joined by artist Colton Worley, and David Walker joined by artist Aneke! Each presents a special tale showcasing the best of the former horror hostess from Drakulon!

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Preview: Vampirella / Army of Darkness #4

Vampirella / Army of Darkness #4

writer: Mark Rahner
artist: Jethro Morales
cover: Tim Seeley
subscription cover: Tony Fleecs
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The splatterific climax! After Vampi’s witch trial, she and Ash race to face an abbey swarming with possessed monks. Which is just a speed bump compared to the demonic angels the monks have conjured. A secret chapter from before the Deadite siege in Army of Darkness, from Mark Rahner (The Twilight Zone Shadow & Substance) and Jethro Morales (Dejah of Mars).

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Preview: Vampirella/Army of Darkness #3

Vampirella/Army of Darkness #3

writer: Mark Rahner
artist: Jethro Morales
cover: Tim Seeley
subscription cover: Tony Fleecs
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Ash’s pals in 1300 A.D. are so happy to meet Vampirella that they introduce her to a friend of their own: Black Friar Thomas, who wants to put her on trial as a witch! That is, a trial by ordeal! And with the massive Deadite onslaught imminent, what better time?

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Dynamite Announces Vampirella #1969

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Vampirella #1969, a 48-page one-shot special that celebrates over 45 years of the vampire heroine’s advenutres in horror and fantasy. The over-sized issue celebrates the heady days of the character’s earliest appearances with contributions from a roster of all-star writers and artists, including: Nancy Collins and Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann and Brett Weldele, Phil Hester and Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner and Colton Worley, and David Walker and Aneke. Vampirella #1969 will debut in November and feature three covers: one by Robert Hack in retro-style dress, a cover by Jack Jadson, and a rare edition featuring Hack’s artwork in black-and-white, much like the artwork of the original Vampirella magazine.

Several of the Vampirella #1969 contributors have shared their thoughts on the upcoming celebratory event:

Nancy A. Collins: “When I was asked to contribute a story to Vampirella #1969, I went back to see exactly what was going on the month the first issue of Vampirella hit the stands. As it turns out, the police were searching for the killers responsible for the Tate-LaBianca murders while America was dealing with the aftershocks, both physical and cultural, of Hurricane Camille, Woodstock, and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. My story has classic-era Vampirella landing in a Hollywood that bears a closer resemblance to the reality of the time than what existed in her goofy/campy early adventures.”

Phil Hester: “I was three years old when Vampirella debuted. It wasn’t until I was thirteen that I became very, very interested in the character, especially that life-sized poster I had saved my paper route money to buy. But beyond the undeniable visual impact of Vampirella, there was always a core decency to her character that burned brightly even amid the dark, horror-oriented themes of her stories. She was always, well – good. Even though she was a vampire, and was always mixed up with creepy characters and monstrous villains, she somehow maintained this kind of purity that I found really refreshing in a culture awash with anti-heroes. I hope my story harkens back to that classic Vampirella heroism.”

Eric Trautmann: “One of the things that made me most eager about contributing to Vampirella #1969 was the opportunity to work more in the (pardon the pun) same vein as the Warren-era material – short, punchy, atmospheric, without the need to build a longer continuity. Adding to that the opportunity to see the script realized by an artist like Brett Weldele made this one the best Vampirella experiences I’ve had to date.”

David F. Walker: “I first discovered Vampirella back in the 1970s, when it was a magazine that I wasn’t allowed to look at – too much sex and violence for a little kid. And so for me, Vampirella has always represented something a bit dangerous, or at least the possibility of something dangerous. Those old stories were daring and outrageous, and that’s what I tried to capture when I wrote my contribution to this book.”

A raven-haired heroine, Varmpiella remains – even after four-and-a-half decades of publication – one of the comic industry’s leading ladies, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment’s stewardship of the character. Since Vampirella’s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published two volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.

Vampirella #1969 will be shipping in November 2015.

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