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Preview: Burning Rubber

BURNING RUBBER ONE-SHOT

Writer(s): Hannu Kesola
Artist Name(s): Randy Valiente, Lala Narita, Jerome Gagnon
Cover Artist(s): Randy Valiente
25 pgs./ M / FC $2.99
Digital-First

Being a getaway driver is supposed to be easy. But when you unknowingly steal drug money from the Russian mob — money guarded by an outlaw biker — troubles can’t be far away.

This hard-boiled one-shot tells its high-octane crime story from the perspectives of the getaway driver and the outlaw.

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: Reanimator TP

Reanimator TP

writer: Keith Davidsen
artist: Randy Valiente
cover: Francesco Francavilla
FC • 136 pages • $17.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-4 + 36 PAGES OF COVERS AND BONUS MATERIAL!

Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo – begin to align against the Reanimator. Dynamite Entertainment proudly resurrects H.P Lovecraft’s notorious mad scientist in a fear-fraught tale of Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition!

Bonus features:
A thorough “History of The Reanimator” prose introduction by writer Keith Davidsen.
An insightful and meticulously researched appendix of Lovecraftian references and creator commentary,
Never-before-seen design illustrations from artist Randy Valiente, and
A complete cover gallery featuring the work of Francesco Francavilla, Jae Lee, Andrew Mangum, and more.

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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: Reanimator #4

Reanimator #4

Keith Davidsen (w)
Randy Valiente (a)
Francesco Francavilla, Andrew Mangum (c)
SHIPS WITH 2 COVERS IN EQUAL RATIOS
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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It’s a bloodbath, as only Reanimator can deliver! Herbert West and Susan Greene have survived the terrible truth of their shared past: the stalking, the murder, the experiment gone mad. But will they live through the mayhem when two cartels go to war over the Reanimator’s drug lab? It’s the Elder God-empowered Eldritch Krewe versus the Gris-Gris Boyz, a gang steeped in Louisianan Voodoo, with our two mad scientists stuck in the middle. Zombies, tentacles, black magic, hybrid creatures… the epic horror miniseries reaches its explosive conclusion!

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Preview: Reanimator #3

Reanimator #3

Keith Davidsen (w)
Randy Valiente (a)
Francesco Francavilla, Andrew Mangum (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

When Susan Greene joined Dr. Herbert West as his new assistant, she’d craved the forbidden thrills of his unorthodox experiments – the awakening of zombies, stitching together new lifeforms, refining narcotics from undead brain fluid, and more. But once she uncovered the Reanimator’s terrifying secret, she’s been overcome with suspicion and doubt. Now, she’ll finally get the answers she seeks… but will she survive the shocking revelation? Meanwhile, two drug cartels prepare for war, with the mad doctor’s entire operation as the prize. Can even the evil genius of Herbert West counter the sinister intent of those who serve Elder Gods and Voodoo witchcraft?

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Preview: Reanimator #2

Reanimator #2

Keith Davidsen (w)
Randy Valiente (a)
Francesco Francavilla, Andrew Mangum (c)
SHIPS WITH 2 COVERS IN EQUAL RATIOS
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Andrew Mangum B/W Art retailer incentive cover

Mad Science vs. Black Magic! Dr. Herbert West descends into the dark, gator-infested Louisiana bayou to harvest a special chemical that preserves dead tissue… but the macabre Haitian hitman Samedi and his brainwashed Voodoo Girls aren’t far behind. When two zombie masters come face-to-face, an undead rampage is inevitable! Meanwhile, Susan Greene uncovers The Reanimator’s shocking secret… and the Eldritch Krewe, servants to the Elder God Cthulhu, make their move!

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Preview: Reanimator #1

Reanimator #1

Keith Davidsen (w)
Randy Valiente (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Seeley, Andrew Mangum (c)
SHIPS WITH 4 COVERS IN EQUAL RATIOS
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Tim Seeley B/W Art retailer incentive cover
Andrew Mangum B/W Art retailer incentive cover
Jae Lee B/W Art retailer incentive cover

Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo – begin to align against the Reanimator!

Dynamite Entertainment proudly resurrects The Reanimator, H.P Lovecraft’s notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue mini-series! Take what you love best about the television shows “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead”, throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015!

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Reanimator Resurrects at Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment resurrects one of horror’s most infamous villains in Reanimator, a four-issue miniseries written by Keith Davidsen and illustrated by Randy Valiente. Featuring the notorious Dr. Herbert West — the mad scientist created by weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft — Reanimator debuts its first issue in April and features variant covers by comic artists well-known for their horror work: Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Seeley, and Andrew Mangum.

In Reanimator, Dr. Herbert West heads to New Orleans to continue his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo – begin to align against the Reanimator. Reanimator blends mad science, Lovecraftian tentacle terror, backwater Louisianan superstition, and fan-favorite elements of such television shows as Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West – Reanimator first debuted in the pages of amateur journal Home Brew in 1921, a six-part serialized story that introduced the mad scientist and his enthralled, unnamed assistant. As Lovecraft’s posthumous renown grew, Reanimator became one of the most recognizable of his characters (second only to Cthulhu, the octopus-like Elder God), and appearances in stage plays, anime, and a series of movie adaptations solidified Herbert West as a bonafide horror icon. Dynamite Entertainment introduced West to comic books in 2005 with the Reanimator #0 one-shot, and continued his adventures as a supporting character to Ash Williams in Army of Darkness, the company-wide crossover event Prophecy, and last year’s Army of Darkness/Reanimator special.

Reanimator #1 will be released in April.

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