Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dynamite Previews 2/5/2014‏

The Art of Ramona Fradon
152 pages FC  •  $29.99  •  Teen +
Cover and art by RAMONA FRADON
Interviewed by HOWARD CHAYKIN

   Ramona Fradon was one of the most prolific and high profile female cartoonists at a time when the comic book field was dominated by men. Her illustrative style influenced a generation of Aquaman readers, only to gain a larger following when she co-created Metamorpho, one of the most unique characters of comic’s Silver Age. She demonstrated an apt ability to work in multiple genres with a flair for the comedic as seen in Plastic Man and later on Super Friends. She then made her mark by replacing Brenda Starr’s creator Dale Messick on the long running newspaper strip.

   The Art of Ramona Fradon is an in-depth, fascinating retrospective in the legendary illustrator’s own words, shared in conversation with Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!) and accompanied by the finest examples of her work from such classic comics as Adventure Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Brenda Starr, House of Mystery, Metamorpho, Plastic Man, The Super Friends, World’s Finest Comics, and more!

The Art of Vampirella: The Warren Years
224 pages FC  •  $39.99  •  Mature
Roy Thomas, José Villarrubia (W)  
Frank Frazetta & Various (A)
Jose Gonzalez & Enrich (C)

   In 1969, the iconic image of Vampirella first appeared on America's newsstands, forever imprinting her hypnotic beauty in the minds of millions of young adult males! Dynamite celebrates the mesmerizing and macabre magazine covers of yesteryear in The Art of Vampirella: The Warren Years, a treasure trove of fully painted artwork. For the first time in history, devoted fans can enjoy each and every Vampirella Magazine cover in a way that only the artists could -- unfettered by design elements such as logos or cover type! Featuring the spectacular art of Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Enrich, and Ken Kelly, The Warren Years spans over one hundred issues and two decades, rekindling our adoration with the horror hostess and haunting a generation anew!
   “Vampirella was in its prime throughout my adolescence. The alchemy of sex, horror, and seductive wickedness, brought vividly to life by such incredible talents as Frazetta, Sanjulian, and Enrich among many others, had a profound impact on me and my art and continues to inspire many a vision to this day.” – Brom
   "Vampirella was so hot I used to buy every comic I could get my hands on. The fact she didn’texist didn’t bother me because we have these quintessential female images in our mind..." – James Cameron

216 pages FC • $29.99 • Mature
Steve Skeates, Budd Lewis, Bill DuBay (w)
Jose Gonzalez, Auraleon, Jeff Jones, Ramon Torrents, Gonzalo Mayo (a)
Bob Larkin (c)

Born in ancient Egypt, the high priestess Sekhmet was cursed by the sun god Ra to walk the Earth forever as the feline heroine, Pantha! Dynamite proudly presents her very best tales from Vampirella Magazine, reprinting her every appearance from the classic horror anthology where it all began. From her first appearances in solo adventures, through her inclusion into the regular cast of the ongoing Vampirella storyline, The Best of Pantha captures all the magic, mystery, and malevolence of the immortal were-panther's early publishing history. Featuring tales by legendary horror writers Steve Skeates, Budd Lewis, Rich Margopoulos, and David Allikas, and brought to life by the incomparable artistic talents of Auraleon, Leo Duranona, José Ortiz, Alfredo Alcala, and Atoz!

Chris Roberson (w) 
Jonathan Lau (a) 
Jae Lee, Jonathan Lau (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Jae Lee black & white art retailer incentive cover

Infiltrating the secret island headquarters of the enemy, Operative 1001 and his allies manage to free the prisoners, and it seems that the day has been won. But when he learns the true identity of Dr. Thorpe, he discovers that the threat is much larger in scope than he had ever imagined, and that the danger is far from over.

Leah Moore, John Reppion (w) 
Aneke (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 

As her sister witch-queens squabble, the loathsome Carabosse’s quest for beauty sets her on the trail of the fairest damsel in the land. Meanwhile, deep beneath the ocean, the ancient and heartless Sea-Witch’s conceit renders her blind to the threat she has welcomed into her midst. And in the lush green foothills nearby, Rapa and her noble band suffer the bitter taste of heroism.

Robert Place Napton (w)
Carlos Rafael (a)
Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature
Mel Rubi original art “risqué” retailer incentive cover

Following recent events, Dejah Thoris has sheltered a young orphan, but she may have gotten more than she bargained for when the resourceful child proves to have her own agenda and escapes. Meanwhile, an assassin with a score to settle has set his sights on the same young girl. Dejah must find her before the assassin does!

Mike Carroll (w) 
Kewber Baal (a) 
Colton Worley (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

FINAL ISSUE!!! Seriously wounded, betrayed, and captured, Jen faces her ultimate challenge... But an unexpected ally brings renewed hope, and she discovers that – maybe – there could be one final chance for something she has long believed to be impossible: Redemption.

NOIR #4 (of 5)
Victor Gischler (w) 
Andrea Mutti (a) 
Ardian Syaf (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 

In the Labyrinth of the Templars, The Black Sparrow and Miss Fury follow the deranged villains Orlando and Minerva on a trail of a lost treasure. Along the way, they dodge traps and pitfalls and learn of the Templar connection to the Mohawk Tribe. Will the ladies be forced to join forces with the bad guys to attain their goal, or will one stab the other in the back at the first opportunity. Blazing guns, snapping bullwhips and the looming shroud of betrayal await you in the next issue of Noir.

Chris Roberson (w) 
Giovanni Timpano (a) 
Alex Ross, Chris Bolson (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Francesco Francavilla original art retailer incentive cover

The search for the Girasol’s secret has lead The Shadow from the dark streets of Manhattan to the snowy wastes of Siberia and the vaunted peaks of the Himalayas. Now his journey brings him to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. But is he one step closer to the mystery’s solution, or to his own grave?

David Liss (w) 
Ivan Rodriguez (a)
Colton Worley (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Brought low by his enemies, the Spider has lost the means to carry on his crusade against crime, but not the will. Now it is time to strike back. The Spider wipes the slate clean and takes his pulpy revenge on those who have targeted him, but he’s about to find out that their hooks go far deeper into his life than he ever imagined.

Greg Pak (w) 
Mirko Colak (a) 
Bart Sears (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
Jonathan Case Original Art Retailer Incentive Cover
Joe Bennett Original Art Retailer Incentive Cover
Greg Pak Rare Signed Edition Retailer Incentive Cover 
Jae Lee Pure Line Art Rare Signed Edition Retailer Incentive Cover 
Greg Pak Rare “Silver Signature Series” Signed Edition Bart Series Pure Line Art Retailer Incentive Cover 
Greg Pak Rare “Gold Signature Series” Signed Edition Bart Series Pure Line Art Retailer Incentive Cover
Ken Haeser Original Art "Kid Turok" “cute” retailer incentive cover
Ken Haeser HAND DRAWN "Kid Turok" Super Rare Retailer Incentive Cover

THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE BEGINS HERE! Classic Characters by some of Comics Hottest Creators! - Turok, Magnus, Dr. Spektor and Solar! Dynamite is proud to present an all-new, ongoing adventure series from superstar GREG PAK (Batman/Superman) and incredible artist MIRKO COLAK (Conan)! Shunned from his tribe, a young Native American named Turok fights to survive, making a lonely life for himself in the unforgiving forest. But his hard-won cunning and survival skills face the ultimate test when man-eating THUNDER LIZARDS attack his people! Why are dinosaurs here? How have they survived? And will Turok use his abilities to save a society that's taken everything away from him?

J. Michael Straczynski (w) 
Guiu Vilanova (a) 
Francesco Francavilla (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
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Wall Street magnate Trevor Richmond has succeeded in finding a way to avoid going to prison for embezzling millions from investors. He has a new life, a new name, a new face and a new past. No one can ever come looking for him. It's everything he could possibly have asked for. Until he discovers someone who lives in his house, his life, with his name, his lover, and worse still, his own face. A total stranger has stolen everything he is, was, and hoped to be...and he's not about to let that theft go unanswered, no matter what it may cost him.

Brandon Jerwa (w) 
Heubert Kahn Michael (a)
Fabiano Neves, Lucio Parrillo (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 40 pages • $4.99 • Teen+ 

Final issue!!! Lock the doors and close the curtains, loyal readers. The time has come for The Last Vampirella Story. Who's telling it? Who's listening to it? And who saw it coming before anyone else? What will become of our beloved Vampirella, and her vast array of friends, foes, and family members? It's the end of the world as we know it...for now.

Mark Waid (w) 
Ronilson Freire (a) 
Paolo Rivera (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The Hornet's "criminal empire" has expanded--and now he's on the radar of J. Edgar Hoover! The Green Hornet is Public Enemy Number One! Targeted by the law and organized crime, not even Britt Reid's fortune can buy Hornet and Kato out of this fix!

Jai Nitz (w) 
José Malaga (a) 
Greg Smallwood (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Nick and Sgt. Wu are wrapped up in a murder during Chinese New Year. The crime involves international politics and international Wesen. Can Nick solve the crime and keep his status as a Grimm hidden from Wu? Read the comic based on the hit NBC show.

Matt Wagner (w/c)
John K Snyder III (a)
FC • 152 pages • $19.99 Teen+

"Justice, justice for all!" With this rallying cry, the daring adventurer Zorro fights to unseat the brutal Spanish regime that holds authority over Alta California. Striking by night astride his magnificent stallion, Diego de la Vega keeps his identity secret, acting alone to protect those he loves. But he is no longer the only masked figure stalking the corrupt, as the mysterious Lady Zorro takes up a sword of her own. Driven by revenge for her murdered family, she strikes down her enemies indiscriminately, offering them no mercy. Although Zorro serves as her inspiration, he cannot condone her actions. Are they destined to face one another as enemies? Or will the distraction of their moral conflict make them easy prey for the bloody killer, El Galgo? Collecting issues 7 through 12 of the hit series.
“This is a charged, energetic look at a classic character, and I’m very happy that Wagner will be allowed to complete his epic.” – CX Pulp 
“Zorro Rides Again is the kind of comic book that shows why comic books get to keep the word book in their name.” – Geeks of Doom
“Very well written, great pencils and nice character additions to the Zorro family.” – The Geekality

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