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Preview: Prophecy Vol. 1 TP

PROPHECY VOL. 1 TP

Ron Marz (w)
Walter Geovani (a)
Paul Renaud (c)
FC • 184 pages • $19.99 • Teen+

The biggest crossover event ever from Dynamite Entertainment stars an astounding array of characters who must form an uneasy alliance and save the world from the Mayan doomsday prophecy! From sword-wielding woman warriors to mad scientists, from vampire vixens to undead overlords, Prophecy has everything… and then some! When flame-haired warrior Red Sonja follows sorcerer Kulan Gath through time from the barbaric Hyborian Age, she unleashes a chain of events that will put her side-by-side with an unprecedented gathering of characters: Dracula, Vampirella, Pantha, Athena, Eva, Herbert West, Reanimator, and Ash from “Army of Darkness.” Even Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Alan Quatermain get in on the action!

COLLECTION FEATURES
• The complete, 7-issue mini-series by writer Ron Marz and artist Walter Geovani
• All of the beautiful covers by Paul Renaud
• Character bios for the key players including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Kulan Gath, Ash and more
• Ron Marz’s original script to issue #1

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Preview – Prophecy #6

PROPHECY #6

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by Ron Marz 
Art by Walter Geovani
Cover by Paul Renaud
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The world teeters on the edge of destruction as Red Sonja, Dracula, Vampirella, Pantha and their allies try to prevent the ultimate cataclysm. Sorcerer Kulan Gath and his evil forces stand on the brink of victory, the Army of Darkness has risen (bringing with it your favorite, chainsaw-weilding hero) and the lone hope may be for Sonja to make the ultimate sacrifice and become a vampire! The crossover event of 2012 by all-star creators Ron Marz and Walter Geovani roars closer to its earth-shaking conclusion!

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Dynamite Previews – 11/28/12

MASKS #1 (of 8)

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Fully painted art by ALEX ROSS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (25%), JAE LEE (25%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (25%), ARDIAN SYAF (25%)
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THE CROSSOVER YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

Before superheroes, there were Masks!

The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, the Spider and more in a story that only Dynamite could tell! For the first time EVER, these masked vigilantes are joining together in one EPIC series! It’s 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly-elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like the Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, and the Spider. As the confrontation builds, more masked heroes will join the fight including Black Bat, Miss Fury, Black Terror, Green Lama and many more! When the law is unjust, justice must be an outlaw!

PROPHECY #5

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by RON MARZ
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The battle for Earth’s survival continues! Mankind must depend upon champions including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and Athena to stand against sorcerer Kulan Gath and his doomsday gods! Will our heroes have to sacrifice themselves in order to save the world? Only the all-star team of writer Ron Marz and artist Walter Geovani know for sure!

CHOSEN #2 (of 3)

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Created by MARCUS NISPEL, GOTHAM CHOPRA, SHARAD DEVARAJAN
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by EDISON GEORGE
Cover by DIEGO LATORRE

A Detroit teen’s mystical odyssey plunges down an even darker path after he breaks out of the juvenile detention center where he’d unwittingly been placed by forces far greater than anything he could have ever imagined. Now, although from his jail cell and the cruel indulgences of the warden, Ryan finds himself imprisoned by a prophecy that places him square in the crosshairs of a dangerous age old conflict between the forces of light and dark. Worst of all, the one mentor he’s had guiding him through a mystery he can barely conceive, may not be as noble as he seems and ultimately become the greatest danger Ryan will ever face.

THUN’DA #4

40 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by Robert Place Napton
Art by Cliff Richards
Covers by Jae Lee

The little peace Roger Drum has found among the peaceful Shareen is shattered when the feared Monkey Men invade the valley. Drum comes face to face with the speaking primates who are known for their ruthless savagery and insatiable blood lust!

WARLORD OF MARS #22

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by LEANDRO OLIVEIRA
Cover by JOE JUSKO (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (50%)
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John Carter smashed the power of the Therns, the evil priests who enslaved Mars for thousands of years with their false religion. But Matai Shang, the Holy Father of their order, has found the perfect way to strike back – Dejah Thoris. Shang has kidnapped Carter’s princess and is heading for a remote kingdom that still blindly clings to his discredited faith. Unfortunately for him, John Carter is hot on his trail! Tag along in Warlord of Mars #22: The Jungles of Kaol.

THE GREEN HORNET #31

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by JAI NITZ
Art by JETHRO MORALES
Covers by PHIL HESTER (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%)

The Hornet’s Nest assaulted by high-tech killing machines! International arms dealer Gravilov has made his fight with Green Hornet and the Kato family very personal. Now, Century City’s most dangerous new criminal raises the stakes again. Using a vast network of surveillance drones, Gravilov pinpoints the location of Green Hornet’s hidden base of operations and attacks. Britt Reid will be forced to compromise his own principles, striking against everything Gravilov holds dear. But first, Green Hornet has to survive the war zone in his own living room. Part Three of the Arms Race arc.

THE BOYS VOL. 12: THE BLOODY DOORS OFF TP

176 pages FC • $19.99 • Mature
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun, Darick Robertson
Cover by Darick Robertson
WHEN SOMEONE GIVES YOU A WEAPON, SON: YOU USE IT

In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. And someone will. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys: a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most lethal force on Earth- superpower. Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them- sometimes- need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys. The war is over and the world is saved. The supes have been beaten down so far they’ll never get up again. So why would anyone want one hundred and eighteen metric tons of the only substance on earth that can kill them all stone dead? Bad days start coming thick and fast, as the Boys are caught in the last throes of the battle they were recruited to fight so long ago. Hughie, all on his own and out of luck, finds himself walking down one last bloody trail- and the truth he finds waiting for him at the end of it will be nothing short of shattering. Billy Butcher’s vengeance comes full circle, in this twelfth and final entry in the story of The Boys. This volume collects issues 66-72 of the hit series The Boys by Garth Ennis, Russ Braun and Darick Robertson, and features all of the covers by Darick Robertson and pin-ups by Russ Braun, John McCrea, Carlos Ezquerra, Petr Snejbjerg and John Higgins.

THE SHADOW VOL. 1: THE FIRE OF CREATION HIGH-END HC SIGNED BY GARTH ENNIS & ALEX ROSS

200 pages FC • $49.99 • Teen +
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Aaron Campbell
Cover by Alex Ross

It’s 1938 and The Shadow returns in a tale of blazing action and deadly intrigue, as a night of carnage on the New York waterfront plunges the mysterious vigilante into a conspiracy involving the fate of the world itself. As storm clouds gather across the globe, American military intelligence meets with a certain Lamont Cranston, determined to beat a host of spies and assassins to the greatest prize of all… but what that might be, only the Shadow knows. This 200 page collection reprints issues 1-6 of the hit series written by GARTH ENNIS (co-creator of Preacher and The Boys) and drawn by AARON CAMPBELL (Green Hornet: Year One), and features Garth Ennis’ script to issue #1 as well as a complete cover gallery featuring art by ALEX ROSS, JAE LEE, JOHN CASSADAY, RYAN SOOK, HOWARD CHAYKIN and more!

Now you can own this beautiful hardcover with a signed tip-in sheet by writer Garth Ennis and cover artist Alex Ross!

“If you are a fan of Ennis, you’ll enjoy this book, no doubt. It’s the perfect character for his dark mentality and it looks like it’s going to be one hell of a ride. If you’re a fan of The Shadow, then you’ll be happy to know that the character is in great hands. Ennis obviously loves him as much as we do.” – IGN

“The Shadow is powerful, scary and full of crazy new powers of which most people are probably unaware. And under Garth Ennis’ crafty pen, he is intimidating and interesting, both in and out of costume. I look forward to reading about the evil lurking in the hearts of men, especially if this version of the Shadow is on the case” – NEWSARAMA

“Above all else, Garth Ennis’ new Shadow title is fun.” – BROKEN FRONTIER

“This is a great comic, and you’re going to love it. Ennis is introducing The Shadow for a whole new generation of fans who didn’t know what they missed the first time around. Pick it up……… or HE’LL KNOW!” – GEEKS OF DOOM

“Readers will not be able to help themselves from getting pulled into this world of The Shadow. The Shadow is a book I will easily recommend to everyone I meet.“ – JUST ABOUT COMICS

Review – Dynamite’s After Earth, Green Hornet #29, Jennifer Blood #18, Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2, Prophecy #4, Witchblade Demon Reborn #3

After Earth One Shot

The official prequel comic to the upcoming film, After Earth, starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Hundreds of years after humans fled Earth to escape its toxic atmosphere, the remaining survivors colonize a remote planet and begin to rebuild civilization — but the society they create suffers from deep divisions, with scientific innovators and spiritual leaders often at bitter odds. Even worse, humanity has come under assault by a mysterious alien species, and mankind must band together to protect their new homeworld.

This one shot prequel is very interesting and has me wanting to check out the movie when it eventually comes out. The story though is a bit stilted in that it’s a prequel with the movie being the main story. So, by the time I got to the end, it didn’t feel complete.

But, the story is cool, and the art is solid. The world it sets up, the bad guys, it’s all there to be an awesome movie and for that reason I’m recommending the comic. It’s not for a bit until it comes out (I think) but if nothing else, this’ll get you piqued to see what’s in store for the big screen.

Story: Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger Art: Ben Lobel

Story: 7.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Green Hornet #29

A new criminal mastermind to deal with, a city flooded with high-tech weapons, a new public perception to manage, and a love life that veers wildly from nonexistent to complicated as hell: Britt Reid is a man with his hands full. Part two of the ARMS RACE arc finds Green Hornet and Kato battling an all-out assault from an imported villain seeking to wipe out all competition and make Century City his own.

What was once one of my favorite series has just dropped in quality with new writer Jai Nitz. The first issue of his first arc, I though might be just the first issue jitters. This second issue follows three different stories, an interesting concept that’s actually pulled off pretty well. My issue is the depiction of the characters, mainly the Green Hornet and Kato.

It’s hard to go into it without giving spoilers, but there’s some actions here while doing a stakeout that I think are just uncharacteristic and takes the tension between the two that’s been building and gets rid of it quickly.

Overall, not the best we’ve seen the series.

Story:  Jai Nitz Art: Jethro Morales

Story: 6.5 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Pass

Jennifer Blood #18

All Jen Fellows wants to do is bury Jennifer Blood once and for all – and she’s not the only one. Our third arc ramps up to a shocking climax as Detective Pruitt makes her move, Jen makes another difficult decision and several wrongs don’t make a right. You won’t believe where we go from here…

Uh, holy shit.

I’ve been wondering where this series would go after Jennifer’s main mission of killing her uncles was over. It’s taken a few issues, but again, holy shit. This series ramps up the blood shed and goes in a direction I wasn’t expecting at all.

The last issue had a shocking moment and this issue is riddled with them. I used to say this series was the female equivalent of the Punisher, but it’s now so different, so much more. We’re now looking at a character completely losing it and control over her situation unraveling and it’s a fascinating and entertaining ride.

Story:  Al Ewing Art by Eman Casallos

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2

In “The Grand Illusion,” Peter Cannon heads to Japan on business, reflecting on how his act of rage unleashed a dragon upon the world and led this very private hero to become a very public celebrity. When he arrives in Tokyo, his more immediate concerns include fighting off a mysterious band of assailants—and coming face-to-fact with the mysterious, murderous Master Tiger!

This is an old school character done right. I read the first issue and thought the series was interesting, especially with that final panel of the story. This issue picks up on that, really focusing on Peter Canon and his choice. That’s the really cool concept of this series, it seems to know that and focuses on that.

So many series have teased about heroes pulling one over on the world to bring it together, but this series really explores that and sees what happens. There’s a great old school feel about it all and the art is amazing. I can’t wait to see where this series goes and it’s focus on a protagonist conflicted about his actions.

Story:  Steve Darnall and Alex Ross Art: Jonathan Lau

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Prophecy #4

The end is nigh! The end of the world, that is, now that sorcerer Kulan Gath has summoned powerful Mayan avatars of destruction to reduce the planet to ashes. Earth’s only hope is a motley band of warriors, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and more, who must stand against Gath’s minions. It’s a contest of champions, with the very survival of our world depending on the outcome.

Writer Ron Marz is the man it seems everyone is going to for their major events and he does them so well, so it’s not a shock at all. This series brings together so many characters together and while I know “of” most of them, I can’t say I read any of their series.

This story is a lot of battles, full of action, it’s “that” issue of the story and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. Bringing all of these characters together, Marz really pulls it off well, playing off their similarities and differences well. The art by Geovani is solid, not amazing, but there’s some great pages in there.

If you’re a fan of big events or these characters, this is a definite must get.

Story:  Ron Marz  Art: Walter Geovani

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy

Witchblade Demon Reborn #3

The Demon has been given a leave from hell. He’s been using his limited time on earth to create a bloody trap for Sara Pezzini. Now, as the Demon’s time runs out, the trap is sprung. Victims of the Witchblade’s justice, long since vanquished to hell, return, intent on destroying Sara and dragging her soul back to the pits with them. Sara and the Witchblade must fight for themselves, and for a purely innocent soul: Sara’s young daughter, Hope.

I didn’t read the series that came before this, but I know Witchblade. This series is interesting and much darker than what I’m used to and this issue really focuses on the many people Sara/Witchblade have killed over the years.

The story is a bit choppy, but not bad at all and overall a little trippy. Jose Luis’ art is what stands out compared to the storytelling. Overall, this is really for the hardcore Witchblade fans, but I still ask myself after each issue “why.”

Story:  Ande Parks Art: Jose Luis

Story: 7 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

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Dynamite Previews – 10/17/12

AFTER EARTH ONE SHOT

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN, ROBERT GREENBERGER
Art by BEN LOBEL
Cover by DENNIS CALERO

The official prequel comic to the upcoming film, After Earth, starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Hundreds of years after humans fled Earth to escape its toxic atmosphere, the remaining survivors colonize a remote planet and begin to rebuild civilization — but the society they create suffers from deep divisions, with scientific innovators and spiritual leaders often at bitter odds. Even worse, humanity has come under assault by a mysterious alien species, and mankind must band together to protect their new homeworld. Written by Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger with artwork by Beni Lobel (G.I. Joe: Cobra, G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes).

PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT #2

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by STEVE DARNALL & ALEX ROSS
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (25%), JAE LEE (25%), ARDIAN SYAF (25%), STEPHEN SEGOVIA (25%)
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In “The Grand Illusion,” Peter Cannon heads to Japan on business, reflecting on how his act of rage unleashed a dragon upon the world and led this very private hero to become a very public celebrity. When he arrives in Tokyo, his more immediate concerns include fighting off a mysterious band of assailants—and coming face-to-fact with the mysterious, murderous Master Tiger!

THUN’DA #3

40 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by JAE LEE

Danger is everywhere but Roger Drum finds some unexpected allies when he meets the beautiful Pha, and her people–an intelligent race that offers him a safe haven in exchange for his help against the Cliff People. Also reprints an original Thun’da story by Frank Frazetta!

PROPHECY #4

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by RON MARZ
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The end is nigh! The end of the world, that is, now that sorcerer Kulan Gath has summoned powerful Mayan avatars of destruction to reduce the planet to ashes. Earth’s only hope is a motley band of warriors, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and more, who must stand against Gath’s minions. It’s a contest of champions, with the very survival of our world depending on the outcome. Writer Ron Marz and artist Walter Geovani continue Dynamite’s crossover to end all crossovers!

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #17

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON • Art by DEBORA CARITA
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (50%), FABIANO NEVES (50%)
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Still separated from her people and home following her possession by the Boora Witch, Dejah stumbles upon alien scouts who are part of an advanced invasion force! She is abducted and taken into space, where alone she must find a way to stop the menace that threatens her beloved home world.

GREEN HORNET #29

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by JAI NITZ
Art by JETHRO MORALES
Covers by PHIL HESTER (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%)

A new criminal mastermind to deal with, a city flooded with high-tech weapons, a new public perception to manage, and a love life that veers wildly from nonexistent to complicated as hell: Britt Reid is a man with his hands full. Part two of the ARMS RACE arc finds Green Hornet and Kato battling an all-out assault from an imported villain seeking to wipe out all competition and make Century City his own.

JENNIFER BLOOD #18

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by EMAN CASALLOS
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
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All Jen Fellows wants to do is bury Jennifer Blood once and for all – and she’s not the only one. Our third arc ramps up to a shocking climax as Detective Pruitt makes her move, Jen makes another difficult decision and several wrongs don’t make a right. You won’t believe where we go from here…

WITCHBLADE: DEMON REBORN #3 (of 4)

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by JOSE LUIS
Covers by DENNIS CALERO (main), JAE LEE (1:10)
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The Demon has been given a leave from hell. He’s been using his limited time on earth to create a bloody trap for Sara Pezzini. Now, as the Demon’s time runs out, the trap is sprung. Victims of the Witchblade’s justice, long since vanquished to hell, return, intent on destroying Sara and dragging her soul back to the pits with them. Sara and the Witchblade must fight for themselves, and for a purely innocent soul: Sara’s young daughter, Hope.

THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #3

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
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Tonto stands between a stranded trainload of innocents and a Kiowa war party bent on massacre. The Masked Man leads a cavalry unit through a blizzard to bring peaceto the Nations with the help of the legendary Spirit Horse. Scout is alone in a hostile land! Blazing western suspense from action masters Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls.

THE SHADOW: BLOOD & JUDGMENT TRADE PAPERBACK

128 pages FC • $19.99 • Mature • (C:0-1-2)
Story, art and cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Written and illustrated by legendary and award-winning comic book creator Howard Chaykin, The Shadow: Blood & Judgment is collected for the first time since 1991! Chaykin’s dynamic, visceral style added a new dimension to The Shadow of the 1980’s! The laugh had vanished…the mocking, sinister laugh that signaled doom for the petty souls whose wrongdoing stained the world. It was gone, lost in the night that echoed it. Now, one by one, his friends and operatives are being ruthlessly murdered. Someone is trying to draw him out. Thirty-five years later, it is time for him to return. The laugh is here again. The Shadow is back. God help the guilty.

“This is my all-time favorite Howard Chaykin comic book. This is him at the tip tip top of his game. And, yeah I’ll say it, the best Shadow story ever published.”
– BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

“Not since Walter Gibson has anyone been better suited to The Shadow than Howard Chaykin.”
– MARK WAID

“A comically insolent and graphically innovative re-invention of the grand- father of the superhero.”
– WARREN ELLIS

Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 8/29/12

PROPHECY #3

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by RON MARZ
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The battlelines are drawn. With each passing hour, the sorcerer Kulan Gath uses the Mayan 2012 doomsday prophecy to push the world closer to destruction. But his sworn enemy Red Sonja followed him through time itself, and has now gathered a team of allies to oppose Gath and his army of the dead. Joined by Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and many more, Sonja has sworn to stop Gath, even if the cost is her own soul. Dynamite’s biggest crossover ever rolls on, masterminded by writer Ron Marz, with artist Walter Geovani doing the best work of his career!

WITCHBLADE: DEMON REBORN #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by JOSE LUIS
Covers by DENNIS CALERO (main), JAE LEE (1:10)
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The Demon has been to hell. Now he’s back, ready to take revenge on the person who sent him there: Sara Pezzini. As the Demon continues to taunt and test Sara with a horrific series of murders, Sara’s fragile grip on her home life starts to slip. Meanwhile, the Witchblade screams for justice against another sadistic criminal who has been set free. Sara must struggle to control her own desire for vengeance. When ghosts from the Witchblade’s bloody past invade Sara’s home, she may finally lose control altogether. The road to hell beckons, with the Demon as Sara’s personal guide.

THE BIONIC WOMAN #3

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Art by LENO CARVALHO
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The Bionic Woman is smashing down mansion doors and kicking holes in yachts, dodging bullets in the tropics and turning super-spy in the Mediterranean, all in a frenzied quest to uncover the real secrets behind the Mission, and shut them down once and for all. But she’s not the only one on a hunt, and she’s about to find out that you should never kick a hole in a yacht you’re on and that not all bullets can be dodged.

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #14

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Art by CARLOS RAFAEL
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (50%), FABIANO NEVES (50%)
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The Boora Witch has possessed Dejah and brought her people to the edge of destruction.  Her family makes the impossible decision to assassinate their daughter rather than have Dejah live as a puppet.  Kantos Kan, determined to save his princess, becomes embattled in the marshes in a desperate attempt to destroy the Witch’s body and break the psychic link.

THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
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The Ranger and Tonto face long odds on the lawless badlands of the Texas panhandle. The Masked Rider of the plains outnumbered by dangerous Comancheros on his way to stop a Kiowa uprising. At the same time, Tonto finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation aboard a train stranded in a raging blizzard. Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls re-unite to bring you more blistering frontier action hotter than a prairie fire!

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #7

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by SERGIO FERNANDEZ DAVILA
Covers by LUCIO PARRILLO (50%), PAUL RENAUD (50%)
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Tarzan has lost Jane Porter, his true love, to his rival John Clayton. All he wants is to slink back to his jungle home in Africa. Before he can do that, however, he’ll have to deal with the menace of Robert Canler, a notorious gangster whom Tarzan ran afoul of. Tarzan didn’t kill Canler when he had the chance, a fact which he’ll come to regret. And he’ll have to face Canler on his own turf – not in the African jungle, but on the mean streets of Baltimore, where none of Tarzan’s jungle instincts will help him. Or will they?

GREEN HORNET #27

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Covers by PHIL HESTER (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%)

The Outcast arc reaches its thunderous conclusion! Green Hornet has been set up for murder. He’s seen his entire city turned against him. He’s seen the foundations of everything he and his father have built in Century City damaged. Now, it’s time to strike back. With the aid of a new hero, Green Hornet and Kato fight back to save their city, and their own legacies. Will Britt Reid reclaim his role as Century City’s mysterious avenger, or will he be permanently labeled an outcast?

RED SONJA #68

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by MARCIO ABREU
Covers by WALTER GEOVANI (50%), FABIANO NEVES (50%)

Khitai, the kingdom of jade. A land of rigid honor codes, and fanatical warriors loyal to their god-emperor. Where better for Red Sonja to ply her trade than a nation of master swordsmen?

KIRBY: GENESIS VOL. 1 TP

272 pages FC •  $29.99  • Teen +   •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by KURT BUSIEK, ALEX ROSS
Art by JACK HERBERT, ALEX ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS

The Kirby Event of the new millennium by the bestselling and award-winning creators of Marvels! Superstars Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross bring Jack “King” Kirby’s creations to life in a way you’ll never forget! The Pioneer 10 space probe carried a message to the stars. Now an answer’s on the way — but not one we expected! As cosmic visitors begin to be revealed to the world, a deadly battle begins — and three ordinary people are caught up in the middle of it. This is the beginning. This is the Genesis! Featuring Captain Victory, Silver Star, and more of Jack Kirby’s greatest concepts, including characters never-before-seen in comics form!

COLLECTION FEATURES:
• Issues 0 through 8 of the hit series by Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City), Alex Ross (Marvels, Earth X), and Jack Herbert
• All of the covers by artists Alex Ross, Ryan Sook (BPRD), Paul Renaud (Prophecy), Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk), and Jack Herbert
• Over 25 pages of sketches, designs, thumbnails, and more!

THE LONE RANGER VOL. 5: HARD COUNTRY TP

160 pages FC  • $19.99  •  Teen +
Advance-solicit. In stores August 2012
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by ALEX ROSS

The Wild West is a harsh landscape. The terrain is unforgiving, the men hardened and desperate and the law hard to come by. Now, those who find themselves oppressed or victimized have new allies. Two brave men who have dedicated themselves to helping those in need… to justice. “Hard Country” tells the story of the early days of The Lone Ranger and Tonto on the open trail. As the two heroes roam the West, they encounter a murderous gang, a legendary gunfighter at the end of his bloody career, a megalomaniacal Sheriff and the suffering each leaves in their path. The Lone Ranger and Tonto have hit the trails of the Wild West. Now, the West hits back. In a story that draws on the actual history of the period, two good men will do all they can to make a difference… in a hard country.

COLLECTION FEATURES:
• Issues 1-6 of the second Lone Ranger series by Ande Parks and Esteve Polls
• All issue covers by Alex Ross and Francesco Francavilla
• Writer’s commentary for issue #1 by Ande Parks
• Ande Parks’ script for a deleted scene to issue #2

Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 7/18/12

PROPHECY #2

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by RON MARZ
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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2012: the Mayan Prophecy isn’t coming, it’s here.  As the world falls into darkness, an army unites.  There’s never been a gathering of heroes like this before … but we’ve never faced the end of the world before! A collection of Dynamite’s greatest characters, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Pantha, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West the Reanimator, Allan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory and many more, must band together in a desperate attempt to prevent the villainous sorcerer Kulan Gath from turning the world into ash. But when your allies include the lord of all vampires, everyone will be at one another’s throats — literally! An earth-shattering storyline from crossover-king writer Ron Marz, and fan-favorite artist Walter Geovani, with an incredible cover by Paul Renaud!

THE SPIDER #3

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by DAVID LISS
Art by COLTON WORLEY
Covers by JOHN CASSADAY (main), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1:10), RON LESSER (1:20)
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Lines have been drawn and sides have been chosen, and now the battle begins in earnest.  As Anput continues her assault against New York, turning innocent citizens into zombies, the Spider desperately searches for the means to stop her.  The truth, however, may lead to the Spider’s own past.  The stakes will rise beyond belief as the 21st century rebirth of the Spider deals out mayhem and destruction of the most pulptastic kind.

JENNIFER BLOOD ANNUAL #1

32 pages FC  • $4.99  •  Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by IGOR VITIORINO
Cover by SEAN CHEN

The year is 1987, and Jennifer Blood doesn’t exist yet. Neither does Jen Fellows. Instead, there’s only Jessica Blute, daughter of Sam Blute, six years old going on seven and very happy in her world… even though it’s about to come to an end.

VAMPIRELLA #19

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by JOSÉ MALAGA
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (25%), LUCIO PARRILLO (25%), ALÉ GARZA (25%),
FABIANO NEVES (25%)
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Old enemies resurface, Dracula is on the prowl, and Vampirella struggles with the machinations of both her foes and her supposed allies, Cestus Dei. And in the face of intrigue and violence, a terrifying scheme, hatched beneath the city of Seattle is on the verge of casting all that lives into a sea of blood.

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #13

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Art by CARLOS RAFAEL
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (33%), FABIANO NEVES (33%),
PATRICK BERKENKOTTER (33%)
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by FABIANO NEVES

Kantos Kan’s gambit pays off and he learns the truth about Dejah Thoris’ possession.  Believing him too dangerous, the possessed Dejah tries to eliminate him, but he escapes to the Marshes in hopes of discovering a way to save his princess.

RED SONJA #67

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by MARCIO ABREU
Covers by WALTER GEOVANI (50%), JACK HERBERT (50%)

A sword for hire. A client with ready cash. A world full of adventure and possibility. What could possibly go wrong?  If Red Sonja’s history is any indication, plenty. A new chapter begins for the She-Devil with a Sword.

JENNIFER BLOOD VOL. 2: BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TP

152 pages FC • $19.99 • Mature • (C:0-1-2) • Advance solicit. In stores July 2012
Written by AL EWING
Art by KEWBER BAAL, EMAN CASALLOS
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Jen Fellows is a housewife with two kids, a devoted husband, a beautiful suburban home, two cars, a plasma TV, a Mk. 153 SMAW Launcher, an AK47, ten pounds of C4, a large number of grenades, several hundred rounds of hollow-point ammunition, a great big knife…Jen Fellows was also Jennifer Blood, a vengeance-fuelled vigilante taking brutal revenge on the five men who destroyed her parents. But now that she’s finished off the last of them, her mission is over at last. All’s well that ends well? In a word… no. It turns out you can’t murder the five heads of a crime family – plus various assorted bodyguards, associates, ninja schoolgirl assassins, etc. – without any consequences. There are leftover weapons to dispose of, nosy neighbours who might know a little too much, kids getting too curious about the hidden armory in the basement, detectives picking up all the clues you forgot you dropped… and a consortium of rich and powerful people, with private armies of highly trained mercenaries at their command, who want a little revenge of their own.

COLLECTION FEATURES:
• Issues 7-12 of the hit series by Al Ewing and Kewber Baal
• All issue covers by Tim Bradstreet, Alé Garza and more
• Cover sketches by Tim Bradstreet
• Writer’s commentary for Jennifer Blood #7 by Al Ewing

Prophecy #1 Sell-Out At Dynamite!

PROPHECY #1 SELL-OUT AT DYNAMITE!
SECOND (AND POSSIBLE THIRD) PRINTINGS ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO SATIATE DEMAND!

June 8, 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Dynamite’s biggest cross-over EVER – Prophecy #1 – hits this June, and we wanted to let everyone know in advance that the second printing that we made available may sell out early next week, and we are already evaluating going back for a THIRD PRINTING! Written by Ron Marz and drawn by Walter Geovani, with covers by Paul Renaud, Prophecy is a self contained event series. Prophecy, running for seven issues, is easily Dynamite’s biggest company cross-over of ALL TIME! Make sure to pick up the first issue of Prophecy in June!

Prophecy takes place during 2012, and the Mayan doomsday prophecy is coming to pass, and the end of the world makes for strange allies. Vampirella, Red Sonja, Kulan Gath, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West The Reanimator, Alan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory, Pantha and many more choose sides and clash in battles that will decide the fate of the Earth and all of mankind. Will the forces of good be able to stop the end of days? Or will an army of darkness rise?

“Obviously it’s great news that Prophecy #1 sold out,” says Prophecy writer Ron Marz.  “It’s satisfying to put together a series that embraces the fun of comics, and then have readers respond to that series. But the better news is that Dynamite is going back for a second printing. We want to have copies in front of as many people as possible!”

“It is with great pride that Prophecy is selling out so quickly,” adds Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  “For issue #1 to be sold out from Diamond within 24 hours of release is a testament to the hard work that Ron (Marz), Walter (Geovanni) and everyone at Dynamite put into the launch.  Readers have been asking for publishers to create self-contained events, and it is clear that Dynamite has made the right move by listening to our fan-base with our single focused ‘Prophecy’ series!”

In Prophecy #2, the Mayan Prophecy isn’t coming, it’s here. As the world falls into darkness, an army unites. There’s never been a gathering of heroes like this before … but we’ve never faced the end of the world before! A collection of Dynamite’s greatest characters, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Pantha, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West the Reanimator, Allan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory and many more, must band together in a desperate attempt to prevent villainous sorcerer Kulan Gath from turning the world into ash. But when your allies include the lord of all vampires, everyone will be at one another’s throats — literally!

In Prophecy #3, the battlelines are drawn. With each passing hour, the sorcerer Kulan Gath uses the Mayan 2012 doomsday prophecy to push the world closer to destruction. But his sworn enemy Red Sonja followed him through time itself, and has now gathered a team of allies to oppose Gath and his army of the dead. Joined by Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and many more, Sonja has sworn to stop Gath, even if the cost is her own soul.

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). Dynamite recently won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011! The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 6/6/12

PROPHECY #1 (of 7)

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by RON MARZ
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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Dynamite’s biggest company cross-over event of ALL TIME!

In 2012, the Mayan doomsday prophecy is coming to pass, and the end of the world makes for strange allies. Vampirella, Red Sonja, Kulan Gath, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West The Reanimator, Allan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory, Pantha and many more choose sides and clash in battles that will decide the fate of the Earth and all of mankind. Will the forces of good be able to stop the end of days? Or will an army of darkness rise?

A seven-issue, SELF-CONTAINED event!

Be there for the first crossover spanning the Dynamite line!

Dynamite’s most powerful and ambitious cross-over EVER!

THE BOYS #67

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

The ghosts of the Legend’s past rise to haunt him, and in a way so do MM’s- as he catches up with his daughter and finds out much, much more about her recent mistakes than he bargained for. Meanwhile Hughie investigates the recent tragedy and ends up in an unexpected showdown… with Monkey? The bodycount mounts in part two of The Bloody Doors Off.

PANTHA #1

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by BRANDON JERWA
Art by POW RODIX
Covers by SEAN CHEN (50%), MARK TEXEIRA (50%) MARK TEXEIRA (1:10)
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She stalks the night, driving the forces of Chaos from the shadows and hunting them down like prey! Much more than a feral shapeshifter, Pantha is also an avatar for the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet – and she’s going to learn that history can repeat in a violent, terrifying way! Featuring the  return of several heroes and villains from the pages of PANTHA and VAMPIRELLA, “Dangerous Game” will be an important cornerstone for the future of  Dynamite’s epic Vampirella universe!

THE SPIDER #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by DAVID LISS
Art by COLTON WORLEY
Covers by JOHN CASSADAY (main), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1:10), RON LESSER (1:20)
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The battle is on as the all-new Spider, re-launched into the 21st century, takes on the murderous and beautiful Anput!  A demonic gas turns ordinary citizens into mindless zombies, and the Spider must play a losing game against a ticking clock in a desperate attempt to save lives.  But will the Spider’s technology, allies and determination be enough against Anput’s ruthless quest for revenge?  The pulp tradition is back, with nonstop action, hard choices and devastating sacrifices.

VOLTRON: YEAR ONE #3

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by BRANDON THOMAS
Art by CRAIG CERMAK
Cover by ADMIRA WIJAYA
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Space Explorer Squadron #686 has failed, and every secret once locked in the head of trillionaire industrialist Roswell Rabins is now in the hands of terrorist organizations all over the galaxy. As the Alliance races to minimize the damage, Commander Sven is forced to watch all of his greatest fears come true, and if his squad fails another operation, he’ll be stripped of his command and his team disbanded. So with #686 on the trail of a homegrown terror cell planning something unimaginable, and victory only possible by the most impossible of circumstances, what hope do they have left? “Fearless Leader” rolls on, and the pressure continues to mount…

THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #6

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

The Hard Country arc comes to an end, as Lone Ranger is left to pick up the pieces of the town called Utopia. The Ranger faces a horrific truth at Marshal Dorsey’s ranch. Then, the villainous Marshal may be dead, but his gang still lives, and they want blood. As Tonto lies near death, Lone Ranger walks down Utopia’s main street alone, on his way to a final gunfight showdown.

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #10

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by JOHN K. SNYDER III
Cover by MATT WAGNER

The one and only Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner is in the home-stretch of his epic story of Zorro!  There’s a Zorro imposter in Los Angeles!  How is Zorro going to react?  Find out in issue #10 of Zorro Rides Again!

THE BOYS VOL. 11: OVER THE HILL WITH THE SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN TP

152 pages FC •  $19.99  • Mature  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN, JOHN McCREA
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

HERE WE ARE AFTER ALL THESE ****ING YEARS
In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone’s got to make sure the “supes” don’t get out of line. And someone will. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys: a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most lethal force on Earth- superpower. Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them- sometimes- need to be taken out of the picture.

That’s when you call in The Boys.

It’s been a long time coming, but Billy Butcher’s revenge on his wife’s killer is about to be realized- if he can only get his hands on the bastard. The Boys prepare for one last terrible battle, as the Homelander finally bites the bullet and sets an army of superheroes against the forces of the United States military. Battle rages at the White House, Frenchie and the Female are unleashed, and Hughie faces his own terrors… while MM, patient to the last, races against time to uncover the greatest and most dreadful secret of Vought-American’s superhero program. Butcher steps willingly into the jaws of death, alone and unafraid: but what he finds waiting for him is beyond even his darkest dreams.

This volume collects issues 60-65 of the hit series The Boys by Garth Ennis, Russ Braun, John McCrea, Keith Burns and Darick Robertson, and features all of the covers by Darick Robertson.


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