Sollicitations dynamite entertainment - janvier 2015


KING: FLASH GORDON #1
Written by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, art by Lee Ferguson, covers by Darwyn Cooke. "
“He’s nothing but a man!”" Welcome to the king, full of uncanny planets and enormous explosions and furious holograms and impossible bravery and galactic heists and savage guerillas and mysterious flobotanim and massive hangovers and grinning impossibility! get pumped for astounding fun!
32 pages, $3.99.


KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #1
Written by Roger Langridge, art by Jeremy Treece, covers by Darwyn Cooke
“It’s time to put on a show!” Welcome to the King, full of impossible trickery and demonic destruction and heartbreaking villainy and witch doctoring and global catastrophe and smirking sleight-of-hand and dapper determination!
32 pages, $3.99.


KING: PRINCE VALIANT #1
Written by Nate Cosby, art by Ron Salas, covers by Darwyn Cooke.
“I’ll dare any adventure!” Welcome to the King, full of brawling knights and arthurian adversaries and mystical meddling and courageous chivalry and serpentine sorcery and withering valor and time-shifting adventurers and catastrophic confidence!
32 pages, $3.99.


KING: THE PHANTOM #1
Written by Brian Clevinger, art by Brent Schoonover, covers by Darwyn Cooke.
“What is The Phantom?” Welcome to the King, full of Two-fisted scrapping and rugged courage and unstoppable purpose and daring infiltration and breakneck combat and indestructible legacy and ghosts – who – walk! Prepare yourself for bulletproof brawling!
32 pages, $3.99.


KING: JUNGLE JIM #1
Written by Paul Tobin, art by Sandy Jarrell, covers by Darwyn Cooke.
“He is the forest!” Welcome to the King, full of rustic wars and beastial bluster and unforgiving terrain and impossible origins and enigmatic abilities and creepy domiciles and really really really weird monkeys!
32 pages, $3.99.


THE TWILIGHT ZONE: SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE #1
Written by Mark Rahner, art by Edu Menna, covers by Gulu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla, Jay Shaw, Jonathan Lau.
A successful but deeply troubled writer returns to his home town for a book signing, to find that he’s stepped back in time to encounter his abused and maladjusted younger self. Can he save the boy from the misery coming his way? Should he, when it’s the trials he endured that made him the man he became?
32 pages, $3.99.


RED SONJA: VULTURE’S CIRCLE #1
Written by Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman, art by Fritz Casas, covers by Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani, Lucio Parillo.
From shadow-haunted Stygia emerges an evil undreamt of by even the most depraved minds: the demi-god called Sutekh. Born of an unspeakable blood ritual, he is the half-human progeny of the ancient serpent-god Set, sent forth to enslave Mankind in the name of his father and return the world to a primordial swamp. The new-born Sutekh leads a fearful army and uses powerful sorcery and a menagerie of demonic war-beasts to break the will of his mortal enemies as he marches forth to conquer the kingdoms of the Hyborian Age, defeating foe after foe – until he crosses the path of an older, battle-scarred Red Sonja, who has exchanged the life of a mercenary for running a school for sword-maidens. Can Red Sonja and her prize students, Lyla and Xoana, defeat the evil Sutekh and his private army of ghouls and devils with the help of the renegade Stygian priest, Sefkh, or are the Hyborian Kingdoms doomed to fall before the pitiless “Son of Set”?
32 pages, $3.99.

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VAMPIRELLA #100
Written by Nancy A. Collins, Tim Seeley, Eric Trautmann, Mark Rahner, Brandon Jerwa, art by Francesco Mann, Dave Acosta, Eman Casallos, Javier Miranda-Garcia, covers by Joe Jusko, Joyce Chin, Cedric Poulat, Tony Fleecs.
Get ready to party – Vampi style! With one hundred issues stacked high since Dynamite’s launch of Vampirella in 2010, it’s time for a giant-sized spectacular. To commemorate the occasion, Dynamite welcomes the best Vampirella writers – past, present, and even future – to contribute short stories, guaranteed to send chills up your spine and quicken your pulse. Featuring Nancy A. Collins (who launched the current ongoing series with her bold new take), Eric Trautmann (who kicked off the Dynamite era), Brandon Jerwa (who expanded the mythology in over 20 issues), Mark Rahner (who spoofed pop horror culture with several one-shot specials), and Tim Seeley (the architect of Chaos who debuts his first-ever Vampi work here)!
48 pages, $7.99.


MAGE WARS: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST
Written by Will McDermott, covers by Craig Spearing.
A dark secret lurking beneath the surface of Etheria erupts near the Straywood Forest, engulfing the lives of two wood elves and threatening the tenuous peace between the elves and the dwarves of the Anvil Throne. While on patrol, an elven Beastmaster named Lithann rushes to the aid of a fellow elf being attacked by strange beasts she’s never seen before…but she is too late. When the creatures disappear underground with her friend, Lithann descends into the darkness with her loyal fox, Wiley, to save him. There she meets an outcast dwarf named Digur, who may hold the key to her survival, and a mysterious Sortilege elf named Inesta, who has secrets of his own.
142 pages, $12.99.


CHAOS: SMILEY THE PSYCHOTIC BUTTON ONE-SHOT
Written by Mike Raicht, art by Juanan Antonio, covers by Mirka Andolfo.
How horrible could the origin of Evil Ernie’s best friend, Smiley the Psychotic Button, possibly be? Well… it involves Lucifer, mass murder, massive citizen complacency, the struggle to control hell, and the tastiest hamburgers your hard-earned 99 cents can buy, so horrible might not be descriptive enough. Plus, in a very special back up story, heaven unleashes its own trinket to battle the Smiley! The Holy Bedazzler is born!
340pages, $4.99.


EVIL ERNIE #4
Written by Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley, art by Rafael Lanhellas, covers by Tim Seeley, Ardian Syaf, Rafael Lanhellas.
With Carrion Jane defeated, Ernie and Smiley, along with their reluctant sidekick Mary, hit the road to find and stop Mistress Hel’s other lovers. However, the hunters become the hunted as two of her lovers already have Ernie in their sights. Will the trio be able to survive Mr. Sloth and Wicked Walter?
32 pages, $3.99.


LADY DEMON #2
Written by Aaron Gillespie, art by Mirka Andolfo, covers by Joyce Chin, Cedric Poulat, Mike Mayhew.
Too many questions and not enough answers. That’s the situation Violet Sparks finds herself in. Everyone she ever cared for is dead and to make matters worse she’s inhabited by a vicious demon that desperately wants to take control. That may not be such an unwelcome proposition hen the bullets start flying and the death toll mounts.
32 pages, $3.99.


PURGATORI #5
Written by Aaron Gillespie, art by Javier Garcia Miranda, covers by Nei Ruffino, Joyce Chin, Tony Fleecs.
Back in hell, Purgatori must find Lucifer and force him to return her powers. But she’s going to have to take a number because there are other denizens of hell with designs on killing the Lord of Lies. If the vampire goddess can overcome these obstacles, how will she ever get Lucifer to return her powers?
32 pages, $3.99.


THE DEVILERS #7
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Matt Triano, covers by Jock.
Final issue! The end is nigh, another of the Devilers must fall if the armies of hell are to be stopped. The climactic finale to the critically acclaimed cult hit thriller!
32 pages, $2.99.


EX-CON #5
Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Keith Burns, covers by Tim Bradstreet
Last issue! Crime boss Barnaby Creed once gave him a piece of advice: “Only a crazy man makes the same mistake twice.” And Cody Pomeray is taking that advice to heart – namely, by making a whole new set of mistakes! Racing from downtown L.A. to a gravesite in Mexico, Cody knows it’s the final showdown. But will he be able to figure out who’s betrayed him in time to keep him out of the slammer? The shocking conclusion of this grifter noir saga!
32 pages, $2.99.


TERMINAL HERO #6
Written by Peter Milligan, art by Piotr Kowalski, covers by Jae Lee
Last issue! Rory Fletcher has come face to face with the dangerous Mia and Minesh and now he must overcome the strange worlds that their awful drug-addicted powers create. In this final issue of Terminal Hero an old enemy reappears, forcing Rory to face once again the hideous reality of the Tumour Kid. Can Rory survive Mia and Minesh and escape the terrible Tumour monster? Can he escape the death sentence that began this entire journey? And after this final, bruising, shocking issue, will he be in any fit state to return to his adoptive family, waiting for him in California?
32 pages, $2.99.


MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER #11
Written by Fred Van Lente, art by Roberto Castro, covers by Jonathan Lau, Cory Smith.
THE BASILISK: It can’t be stopped. It can no longer be contained. It thinks it’s God. And it wants to murder everyone. With Magnus out of commission, who can step up and defeat the undefeatable? (Spoiler: No one)
32 pages, $3.99.


SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM #10
Written by Frank J. Barbiere, art by Jonathan Lau, covers by Marc Laming, Jonathan Lau. Ah, great. Just when Erica’s getting the hang of the Solar powers, she’s gotta deal with magic. Doctor Spektor is in town, to cause chaos and confusion, pretty much just because he can. Find out what happens when indefinite cosmic power meets untamable mystic might!
32 pages, $3.99.


TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER #11
Written by Greg Pak, Paul Tobin, art by Mirko Colak, covers by Bart Sears, Jae Lee.
Turok tames the pterodactyls! He and his allies have taken to Sherwood Forest after Turok discovers the nefarious scheming of the British upper crust. Will Turok find friends in the forest…or foes?
32 pages, $3.99.


ALICE COOPER #5
Written by Joe Harris, art by Eman Casallos, covers by David Mack
As friends, fans, demons and derelicts gather for his big “comeback” show, Alice Cooper prepares his final vengeance against Clan Black. The first rocking, shocking story arc concludes… and there will be casualties.
32 pages, $3.99.


ARMY OF DARKNESS #2
Written by Cullen Bunn, art by Larry Watts, covers by Gabriel Hardman, Tim Seeley, Jay Shaw.
Ashley Williams – space explorer! The Chosen One has been shanghaied to the depths of space, and now he faces the forces of darkness on board a high-tech deathtrap… er… we mean space station. With the otherworldy power of the Necronomicon coursing through the station’s computer systems, the Deadite evil is stronger… and stranger… than ever before!
32 pages, $3.99.


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE DEATH OF APOLLO #2
Written by Dan Abnett, art by Dietrich Smith, covers by Mike Mayhew, Dietrich Smith, Livio Ramondelli, Ardian Syaf.
The Colonial Fleet has finally found an unexpected promise of salvation, after ten years of desperate survival. Yet is it all it seems to be? The Cylons have been quiet for a long time, but they never sleep and they never give up. Apollo and his fellow warriors embark on a dangerous mission to unlock the truth… and the consequences will change the lives of all aboard the Galactica forever. The shocking, continuity-shaking story continues!
32 pages, $3.99.


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VOLUME 2: THE ADAMA GAMBIT TP
Written by Dan Abnett, Robert Place Napton, art by Dietrich Smith, Cezar Razek, Aneke, Kewber Baal, cover by Livio Ramondelli.
For the Battlestar Galactica and its fleet, which is the greater threat: what lies ahead, or what snaps at their heels? Driven into an uncharted storm zone by the pursuing Cylons, the last survivors of the Twelve Colonies discover a vast, mysterious artifact. With half of the crew haunted by chilling dreams of lost Earth, Commander Adama and Captain Apollo find themselves at odds over their course of action – a conflict that leads the leader of humankind to question if the time has come to pass the torch. Will Adama entrust the sanctity of the fleet to the next generation… and if so, would they survive the coming massive Cylon attack without his tactical genius? And finally – the origin of the traitorous Baltar is finally revealed! What kind of man could betray his own species, and how did the Cylons foster his sinister ambition?
224 pages, $24.99.


CAPTAIN VICTORY AND THE GALACTIC RANGERS #6
Written by Joe Casey, art by Nick Dragotta, Michel Fiffe, Nathan Fox, Jim Mahfood, Benjamin Marra, Dan McDaid, Tradd Moore, Grant Morrison, cover by Nathan Fox.
Get ready for an all-cosmic, all-action “zap-out”! The search for Captain Victory comes to a climatic head in this star-studded sixth issue! You won’t believe just how far your mind can expand until you read this issue, utilizing an army of artists to deliver the galactic goods! Feel the adrenaline pulsing through you with high-octane artwork from Nick Dragotta, Michel Fiffe, Nathan Fox, Jim Mahfood, Benjamin Marra, Dan McDaid, Tradd Moore, and Grant Morrison!
32 pages, $3.99.


THE DAMNATION OF CHARLIE WORMWOOD #4
Written by Christina Blanch, Chris Carr (A/CA) Chee With Charlie seemingly completing his first deal, things seem to be going more smoothly in his personal life. However, tensions are high at the prison and Charlie learns the hard way what it’s like to have real enemies in the big house. And when his main protector is locked away, will he have learned enough to survive on his own?
32 pages, $3.99.


DAWN/VAMPIRELLA #4
Written, art and cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.
Dawn, self-proclaimed Goddess of birth and rebirth, conspires with her fellow captive Vampirella to find a way to escape their imprisonment at the hands of the nefarious demon Masodik. They trade tales of life and death, of being and nothingness, detailing an endless cycle of death and rebirth. The cosmic rose opens and closes, opens and closes. Dawn is prepared for her next rebirth… and
32 pages, $3.99.


DJANGO / ZORRO #3
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, Mark Mayhew.
Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance. Diego is welcomed into the Archduke’s inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo. The Archduke’s massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master’s tyrannical regime. This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino’s films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro! Story by Quentin Tarantino, script by Matt Wagner, etc.
32 pages, $3.99.

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DOODLE JUMP #5
Written by Meredith Gran, Mario Udzenija, art by Steve Uy, covers by Steve Uy, Rebeckie Benniington.
Continuing the brand new, all-ages accessible, original comic book series from Dynamite! Doodler has been captured by a menacing robot! Stuck in a strange world and abandoned by his friends, a great challenge awaits our hero.
32 pages, $3.99.

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JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #3
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino, Abhishek Malsuni.
Alien invaders have conquered John Carter’s adopted world of Barsoom. John Carter endeavors to reach the occupied city of Helium, where his beloved Dejah Thoris is held captive by the invaders. But Dejah Thoris is no princess-in-peril, as she hatches a plot to escape from her captors and lead her people in bloody rebellion! Classic planetary adventure in tradition of grand master Edgar Rice Burroughs!
32 pages, $3.99.

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JUSTICE, INC. #6
Written by Michael Uslan, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf.
Out of tragedy, a hero is born! Richard Henry Benson must make the hardest choices imaginable, as he tracks down his family’s murderers one by one. Who shall live and who must die? In a shaky alliance with The Shadow, who deems himself judge, jury and executioner, and Doc Savage, who wishes only to serve mankind, The Avenger must finally declare his own ideology and methodology. Will justice be served… or will the malevolent John Sunlight and The Voodoo Master prevail?
40 pages, $5.99.

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LEGENDERRY: A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE TP
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Sergio Fernandez Davila, covers by Joe Benitez Bill Willingham, the bestselling author of DC/Vertigo’s Fables, reimagines the most iconic characters of the Dynamite stable in a gorgeous and expansive Steampunk universe! A mysterious woman named Magna Spadarossa searches the many kingdoms of her world to find her missing sister, Sonja. From glamorous airships to clockwork cities to primordial jungles, Magna evades the pursuit of strange and dastardly villains, thanks to the help of many brave heroes. Featuring Red Sonja, Vampirella, Green Hornet, Kato, Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Silver Star, Captain Victory, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Zorro, as you’ve never seen them before!
184 pages, $24.99.

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LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #3
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, covers by Marc Laming.
The Lone Ranger sets out to bring justice and fireworks to the men that beat Tonto and left him for dead in the streets of Red River, but a surprising twist reveals the true greed and ambition of the men they’re chasing. Meanwhile the Lone Ranger’s feelings for Fiona Doyle might be putting him and Tonto at greater risk!
32 pages, $3.99.

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MERCY THOMPSON #4
Written by Patricia Briggs, Rik Hoskin, art and cover by Tom Garcia.
While Mercy discovers how the fae are connected to the unearthed dead bodies, her stepdaughter Jesse finds herself shunned by her classmates just as news breaks that her class rival Kayla has gone missing. Suddenly, Jesse’s the prime suspect in the disappearance. High School never felt crueler!
32 pages, $3.99.

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FRANK THORNE’S RED SONJA DELUXE ART EDITION HC–SIGNED BY FRANK THORNE & ROY THOMAS
Written by Roy Thomas, Bruce Jones, art and cover by Frank Thorne.
Two titans of the industry – artist Frank Thorne and writer Roy Thomas – come together again for this special dual-signed deluxe edition of Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition, featuring tip-in sheet autographs by the two men who pioneered the She-Devil with a Sword as a solo adventurer! Celebrate the seminal work of legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Thorne with this gorgeous hardcover collection, presenting for the first time the actual storyboard artwork from his complete 1976 run of swords-and-sorcery icon Red Sonja appearances in the Marvel Feature comic book series. Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size, Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition preserves every detail of the artist’s meticulous skill and hard work, while simultaneously presenting a complete storyline for the enjoyment of longtime She-Devil fans.
128 pages, $350.

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SHAFT #2
Written by David Walker, art by Bilquis Evely, covers by Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Francesco Francavilla, Sanford Greene.
Every great detective has their first case. For John Shaft, that first case seems simple enough. But tracking down a missing person for his girlfriend quickly turns into a matter of life and death. With the bodies piling up, Shaft realizes he’s in over his head. But can he stay alive long enough to figure out what is going on, or will his first case be the death of John Shaft?
32 pages, $3.99.

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THE SHADOW MASTER SERIES VOLUME 3 TP
Written by Andrew Helfer, art by Kyle Baker, Joe Orlando, cover by Howard Chaykin.
The Shadow is dead, a victim of a biological weapon… but his soul survives! Believing that their father’s ultimate fate rests in the hidden city of Shambala, the twins Chang and Hsu-Tei carry The Shadow’s body deep within the Tibetan mountains, only to find themselves hunted by Chinese authorities and the outlaw denizens of a town called Malice. Meanwhile, without their master’s guidance, the agents of The Shadow struggle to find their place in a violent, corrupt world. Intent on curing the disease of crime, the unhinged agent Twitch assumes a fearsome identity of his own as The Inoculator… but his brand of vigilante justice draws the attention of a deadly enemy. Will the network of agents survive an assault by The Avenger, a master of disguise as brutal and unrelenting as The Shadow himself? Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the complete, ground-breaking “Body & Soul” storyline by Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker, plus two additional stories of The Shadow’s past, revealing the secrets that bind his most loyal agents – Margo Lane, Harry Vincent, Burbank, and more – to his never-ending war!
254 pages, $24.99.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #4
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley.
The improbable has become the impossible! With magician Harry Houdini arrested after a blood bath that has left his wife at the edge of death, detective Sherlock Holmes must overcome his suspicions – and his demons – to free Houdini and overcome a powerful enemy that commands the unholy powers of the spirits.
32 pages, $3.99.

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VAMPIRELLA #8
Written by Nancy A. Collins, art by Patrick Berkenkotter, covers by Mike Mayhew, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema.
In the second installment of The Accursed story-arc, Vampirella helps The Kabal track down “The Good Doctor”–aka the fabled Dr. Faustus. Their hunt for the immortal alchemist takes them to India, where Faustus is working on perfecting his ëblack rabies’–a deadly virus that combines elements of a supernatural curse and a natural disease, turning the humans infected by it into homicidal maniacs! Can Vampirella find the mad doctor before he unleashes the mutant contagion on the population of one of the world’s most populous countries? But, more importantly, can she trust her new allies once they get their hands on Faustus’ research?
32 pages, $3.99.

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VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES #4
Written by Nancy A. Collins, Eric Trautmann, Stuart Moore, art by Jack Jadson, Mirka Andolfo, Chad Shepherd, covers by Jay Anacleto, Art Adams, David Roach.
In the penultimate issue of the all-star anthology series celebrating the 45th anniversary of Vampirella’s creation, every fang-boy’s favorite pin-up ghoul is (un)dressed for success in “The Vampire®s New Clothes” by Stuart Moore. Vampirella then goes on to find herself in a very sticky situation in “Hard By A Great Forest” by Eric Trautmann, while Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark) has her learning more about her mysterious blonde doppelganger.
32 pages, $3.99.