SUNDAY BLOODY RISQUE SUNDAY10/28/12 @ 6:54 pm EST
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Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a blood laden batch of books! Today's DF Daily Special is a stellar collection of crimson red, blood soaked gems! Signed editions! Retailer Incentives! DF Exclusives! Blood Red variants! PLUS SIXTY BONUS RANDOM COMICS! All topped off with a BRAND NEW never before offered BLOODY RISQUE VAMPIRELLA #1, hand-drawn by Ken Haeser! This SIXTY NINE book set has a combined regular MSRP of over $350, but is available today, for just $99.69 in honor of Vampirella's first appearance in September 1969! Don't hesitate, only 10 of these sets are available today!http://www.dynamicforces.com/htmlfiles/infoforspecial.html
VALIANT JOINS MADEFIRE “PRINT BOOKS” ON IOS AND ANDROID FOR DAY-AND-DATE DIGITAL RELEASES, DIGITAL COLLECTIONS08/20/14 @ 8:20 pm EST
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WHAT COMES AFTER BIGGER BANG? NEW CREATOR-OWNED SERIES EXPLORES COSMOS08/20/14 @ 8:18 pm EST
Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce a new partnership with Madefire
– the cutting-edge digital comics platform – to bring Valiant’s complete library of award-winning comic book and collections to the newly launched “Print Books” storefront on Madefire’s iOS
apps.Celebrating traditional comics in the digital space, Madefire now features an honest and simple reading experience with a page-view interface and pinch-and-zoom navigation called Print Books. Alongside the benchmark reading experience in Motion Books, digital comics and graphic novels in their authentic form will now be available via Madefire’s In-App Purchases directly on your mobile, tablet and web devices.Featuring day-and-date releases of Valiant’s latest monthly titles – including X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai, Armor Hunters, The Delinquents, and more – the critically acclaimed comics publisher will soon make available its complete back catalog of best-selling comic books and graphic novels, beginning today with the launch of the Quantum and Woody Classic 99-Cent Sale – the first ever Madefire-exclusive sale on the iOS and Android platforms.
Featuring the complete run of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright‘s seminal series – including Quantum and Woody (1997) #0–21 and #32 – rediscover one of the most beloved series of the past two decades through Madefire’s exclusive 99-cent sale before Priest and Bright’s Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 (of 5) arrives in stores this October.“Valiant is enthused and excited to join Madefire’s expansion into day-and-date digital releases and back catalog releases,” said Gavin Cuneo, CFO & Head of Strategic Development for Valiant Entertainment. “Valiant has one of the most cherished libraries of content anywhere in the history of comics, and, with Madefire’s recent expansion into ‘Print Books,’ we look to at last making it available for Madefire’s passionate audience of fans and readers around the world.”“Valiant are producing some of the best looking books in the business right now, thanks to great talent and a stable of classic characters,” said Madefire Co-Founder and CCO Liam Sharp. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring not only their ground-breaking motion books to the Madefire app, but also their extensive back catalog of print material, featuring many fondly remembered gems.”Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 publishing relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most commercially and critically successful independent publishers in the industry today with an initial slate of titles that included X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord; Harbinger by New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans; and Archer & Armstrong by the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry.After multiple awards and nominations, including a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year, Valiant ventured even farther in 2013 with the debut of its first crossover event, Harbinger Wars, and the release of Unity #1 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite – the year’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher with sales in excess of 70,000 copies. This May, Valiant followed up with “Valiant First” – an all-new line of titles led by the smash-hit ongoing series, Rai, and its biggest crossover event to date, Armor Hunters. Most recently, on the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards, the publisher has announced The Valiant – a prestige format mini-series from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt with art by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera.For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook
, on Twitter
, on Tumblr
, and atValiantUniverse.com
.For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The recent CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com
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IDW & YOE BOOKS HAVE COMPILATION OF DITKO’S SHORT COMICS COMING THIS NOVEMBER08/20/14 @ 8:14 pm EST
In one explosive moment our universe was born—and with another it will be destroyed! This winter, writer D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole) and illustrator Vassilis Gogtzilas (Adventures of Augusta Wind) team up for THE BIGGER BANG, a four-issue mini-series exploring the depths of humanity through the warped lens of an ever-expanding multiverse. This action-packed space fantasy defies the laws of science and the comforts of belief!
“My artistic pal Vassillis approached me about doing a comic with some kind of outer space superhero, and that pretty quickly became THE BIGGER BANG,” says writer Kirkbride. “It’s a comic about forging one’s own destiny despite circumstances of birth or the past… starring a space god in orange tights, a three-eyed green warrior lady, and a Cthulhu in a flying space castle.”
Created by an inexplicable universe-killing event, the being called Cosmos traverses the stars, seeking to help those he can in order to atone for the sins of his birth. Often mistaken for a harbinger, Cosmos soars the intergalactic space ways alone… but will soon find himself up against an alien tyrant on his quest for acceptance.
Series editor Justin Eisinger, most commonly found overseeing IDW’s expansive line of books and graphic novels, described his experience as such: “THE BIGGER BANG is a story with heart and vision. The off-kilter pairing of Kirkbride’s quirky writing and Gogtzilas’ expressive, kinetic artwork work in perfect disharmony to bring this impossible story to improbable life. We sure hope you have as much fun reading BIGGER BANG as we’re having making it.”
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WITHOUT WARNING! (EARTHQUAKE SAFETY AND INFORMATION)08/20/14 @ 8:04 pm EST
IDW Publishing and Yoe Books continue their incisive look at Steve Ditko’s work with Ditko’s Shorts coming this November.
Craig Yoe exclaims, “To put it short: Steve Ditko is ‘Ditko hands’ down the greatest living artist from main stream comics! His mastery is especially apparent in these amazing short stories where he’s in, he’s out and your mind has just been totally altered!”
Ditko may be best known as the artist and co-creator of larger-than-life characters like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange but did you know that he could also work on a smaller (or short) scale and achieve very big results? Ditko’s Shorts is a fun and incredibly fascinating compilation of short comics one, two, and three pages in length, showcasing that only a brilliant master like Ditko could tell such dramatic and compelling tale in such compact form.
Taken from rare comic books from a who’s who of publishers, all the short comics collected for this volume have been meticulously restored and printed in a beautiful, large-format book. The genres show Ditko’s great range as he easily navigates horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, and even humorous stories. This is a snapshot of his career that is not to be missed!
Also not to be missed are the insightful introductions by punk rocker and comics historian Fester Faceplant and Eisner Award-winner Craig Yoe.
“More than just a hat-trick of Spider Man, Dr. Strange, and Mr. A, this collection is a perfect showcase of Ditko’s mastery of any genre he put his stamp on,” said Fester Faceplant.
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CRIME AND GLITZ GO HAND-IN-HAND IN BLUE ESTATE08/20/14 @ 7:58 pm EST
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics just released a new comic book titled, “Without Warning,” aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers. The comic book is the result of collaboration between the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), OEM, and Dark Horse Comics.
“Most public education publications are not interesting to kids,” said Althea Rizzo, Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator, for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. “This comic book allows us to reach a new audience not often targeted in preparedness materials.”
“Without Warning” is a story about a girl who lives on the Oregon Coast and is trying to reunite with her family after a major Cascadia Earthquake. It is a 12 page full color comic addressing what can happen in the aftermath of major earthquake and tsunami.
Oregon is located in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 hundred mile earthquake fault stretching from offshore Northern California to Southern British Columbia. Experts predict a large 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike Oregon at any time.
“We know the risk is there, making our job of spreading the message of preparedness that much more important,” said Rizzo. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Dark Horse Comics and release the comic book.”
“Without Warning” is available for free download on mobile devices here
. Printed copies are available through the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.
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13 WWE SUPERSTARS, HALL OF FAMERS, DIVAS TO ATTEND SIX WIZARD WORLD EVENTS THROUGH 201408/20/14 @ 7:37 pm EST
The entirety of BLUE ESTATE, the sharply satirical crime Image Comics series created by Viktor Kalvachev and Kosta Yanev, is now being collected into a deluxe oversized hardcover edition in September. As dueling crime families battle in the glitziest and grittiest parts of Los Angeles, Rachel Maddox tries to disentangle her life from her abusive action-hero husband in this Eisner Award-nominated tale of desperate starlets, suspiciously macho actors, bungling mobsters, and hapless private dicks.
Kalvachev’s work on BLUE ESTATE garnered nominations for Best Cover Artist and Best Coloring Eisner Awards in 2012. His stunning painted covers and vivid coloring unite the work of a dozen artists — including Nathan Fox, Tomm Coker, Dave Johnson, Paul Maybury, and Marley Zarcone — whose different styles bring different moods and effects to his and Kosta Yanev’s over-the-top story (scripted with incisive wit by Andrew Osborne).
BLUE ESTATE will be in comic book stores on September 10 and in bookstores on September 23. In addition to collecting all twelve issues of the Image Comics series, it’s packed with bonus material, including Kalvachev’s character and location designs, and an exclusive making-of feature about the 2014 HESAW/Focus Home Interactive Blue Estate video game, released for the PlayStation 4 in 2014, featuring art and character designs.
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Wizard World and WWE have announced that 13 Superstars, Hall of Famers, Champions and Divas will appear at six Wizard World Comic Con events in the coming months, beginning with five standouts at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.ANDERSON COOPER GETS CAUGHT IN THE WIDOW'S WEB08/20/14 @ 1:15 pm EST
At the Chicago show, WWE Superstar John Cena will appear on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Then on Friday, WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt and WWE Diva Paige will attend from 3:30-6:30 p.m. WWE Legend Bruno Sammartino (11 a.m.-2 p.m) and WWE Superstar Batista (2-5:15 p.m.) follow on Saturday.
Then at the inaugural Richmond Comic Con, WWE Legend Ricky Steamboat (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and WWE Superstar Batista (2-5:15 p.m.) visit the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 13.
At the Music City Center in Nashville, WWE Superstar Kane (12:30-3 p.m.) and WWE Divas the Bella Twins (3:30-6:30 p.m.) invade Nashville Comic Con on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Less than a week later, WWE Superstar Undertaker takes his first trip to Wizard World Austin Comic Con on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Austin Convention Center (4:30-8:30 p.m.).
The following month, WWE Superstars the Wyatt Family come together as a trio from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for Ohio Comic Con
Finally, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and WWE Divas the Bella Twins (2:15-5:15 p.m.) make their way to the last stop on the 2014 Wizard World calendar at the inaugural Reno Comic Con, Saturday, Nov. 22.
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BLOODY FIGHTS & MADRIPOOR NIGHTS – YOUR FIRST LOOK AT DEATH OF WOLVERINE #208/20/14 @ 12:56 pm EST
Do we have any choice in who protects us? Do we have any say in the savior who heeds our call? Natasha Romanov’s best intentions as an Avenger might prove all for naught as her past discretions fall under the scrutiny of a statured journalist.
Making his Marvel Universe debut, CNN’s Anderson Cooper traces the web of an allegedly reformed KGB operative and assassin, asking, “Is this the right Avenger for us?” That and more questions hit the wire in November’s BLACK WIDOW #12 by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto.
“Anderson and his show and his journalism will be the catalyst for a major event in Black Widow’s journey right now,” explains series writer Edmondson. “And as a result of the way in which he exposes her and some of her actions, we’re going to see some pretty significant things change in her world. We will more importantly see a fundamental change within her as she has to face a world that is now increasingly aware of her.
“It’s Anderson doing what he does best: looking for the truth and reporting on events. We imagine that in Black Widow’s world, as would be the case with many other Avengers, things she does can’t be ignored by the media and all it takes is somebody who knows how to ask the right questions to make her world very uncomfortable for her but in a way that is perhaps not unjust.”
Edmondson first came in contact with Cooper while living and working in Washington DC.
“I found that he was a comic book fan and reader and shared some of my work with him over a year ago,” he says. “Then as we were strategizing upcoming issues of BLACK WIDOW I had this idea for an opportunity to involve him directly in the book. He was thrilled with the idea and we were thrilled that he was thrilled and so we set about setting the issue up and going through the steps for approval. Fortunately, it was all nice and easy and everybody involved was excited about the idea.”
Currently the anchor for CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” Cooper spent many years broadcasting from around the globe, from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Rwanda, and Iraq to the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
“I approached Anderson because I’m a fan of his,” says Edmondson. “I’ve always thought that he’s been an excellent journalist and in my limited experience with him via mutual friends I’ve heard nothing but good things. I’ve always held him in high regard both in a personal and professional way.
“I think that when we were talking about somebody that would approach something shrewdly but fairly and approach such a hot button topic as an Avenger who’s been doing some questionable things, that he’s the kind of journalist that I would want taking the lead and the kind of news outlet. A personal fandom element on my side and also I think that his track record and the kind of stories that he’s gone after in the past [as well as] his very significant public persona made him the right choice and made his outlet the right opportunity to both bring a great deal of exposure to the book at the turn of a new arc and to have a lot of fun.”
While Cooper’s investigation and the scrutiny it brings to Natasha’s mission serves as antagonistic elements, it won’t be villainous. While the Red Skull and Anderson Cooper both prove obstacles for the Widow, the latter works with the best of intentions, acting on instincts and a passion for a lucid representation of facts that Edmondson himself admires.
“Very much like a lot of the reporting of military activity today—a lot of reporting of the really tumultuous geo-political situations in the Middle East and in other corners of the country—it’s very difficult to distinguish what we know from what we don’t know,” says Edmondson of Black Widow. “I think that’s where we rely on places like CNN and Fox News and people like Anderson Cooper to help us delineate things we know from what we don’t know. Even then, having exposed as much of the truth as we can, it’s very, very difficult to make determinations from the news on what you feel is just in regards to acts of justice, so-called acts of justice, around the world.
“Me personally, I think I’d be very skeptical about whether or not we should trust Black Widow, especially trusting [her] knowing that she has the support and backing or at least the blind eye of our government. That is to say, does trusting her mean that we have to trust all of the government? I think that’s a very interesting and tricky question.”
It might seem that his unique position as writer on BLACK WIDOW would afford him greater insight on Natasha’s moral compass, past and present, but Edmondson intentionally leaves some of those files sealed, even to himself.
“She’s one of the few characters that I haven’t woven an intricate back-story,” he explains. “I have a pretty good idea of where she comes from but I felt that as her writer, I am better left in the dark on some things because it gives her the opportunity to surprise me. I know some of this may sound fanciful but the reality is that when you have a character in storytelling that is well crafted enough—and she was before Phil and I ever came to the table—they go on to live beyond you. Rather than inventing them, you start following them. You just invent situations that they come up against. With Black Widow, there’s a continual act of discovery for us as the creators as to what she does now, what she does next, and also, and this is where she may differ from a lot of other characters that I might have the opportunity to work on, she continues to surprise us with revelations about her past. So I’m happy to know that there’s a deep dark well to continue to draw from, and that we may never reach the bottom.”
Anderson Cooper investigates in BLACK WIDOW #12 by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto this November.
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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES NEW DRM-FREE DIGITAL COMICS PROGRAM; NEW DIGITAL INITIATIVE BENEFITS COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND08/20/14 @ 12:39 pm EST
It’s the story that has the whole world talking, and today Marvel is proud to officially unveil your first look at DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2
– the second chapter of the blockbuster four-issue event beginning in September! Witness the end of the best there is at what he does, as he makes his valiant last stand against scores of deadly foes.
Superstar creators Charles Soule & Steve McNiven unite to take Wolverine back to the choked and claustrophobic streets of Madripoor, as the once indestructible killing machine paints the town red! And a deal gone wrong that sends an injured Wolverine into a battle he can’t hope to win! But who’s pulling the strings? Among the perilous streets of the world’s most dangerous city stalks a villain who seeks Wolverine’s head – and has some interesting plans on how to claim it!
Each issue of Death of Wolverine is oversized and features stunning Weapon Etched Holo Foil
cover treatment. Exclusively crafted for this series, each foil-wrapped issue of Death of Wolverine is poised to leap off comic shop shelves come September!
Time is running out for the Wolverine. The epic end of the world’s most famous X-Man is upon us, and no fan can afford to miss out on the spectacular DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2
when it hits comic shops and digital devices in September!
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (JUN140601) Written by CHARLES SOULE, Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN, Canada Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN (MAY148257), Variant Cover by LEINIL YU (APR148360) On-Sale – 09/10/2014
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DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SHAZAM AND BLACK ADAM08/19/14 @ 10:03 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the debut of its brand new digital comic program featuring DRM-free comics. Launching initially with comics available in PDF file format, the initiative makes a selection of its most popular and celebrated titles ready for download today directly by consumers. The sale of DRM-free digital comics coincides with the comic book and graphic novel publisher’s 10th anniversary celebration, and can be found at their company website’s dedicated digital sales page: http://dynamite.com/digital/
The program launches today with an available selection of over 80 individual comic books, which includes creator-owned, company-owned and licensed titles from Dynamite’s massive library. The debut selection represents a wide variety of titles, spanning numerous genres, featuring name brand creators including Kevin Smith, Bill Willingham, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Alex Ross, Gail Simone, Robert Jordan, Jim Butcher, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson, Frank Cho, Art and Franco, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and more, as well as highlighting some of the industry’s most beloved characters (Red Sonja
, and The Boys
, just to name a few).Cryptozoic Man
by Walt Flanagan and Bryan JohnsonBlood Queen
by Troy Brownfield and Fritz CasasThe Boys
by Garth Ennis and Darick RobinsonCaptain Action Cat
by Art Baltazar, Franco, and Chris SmitsCaptain Victory & the Galactic Rangers
by Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, and moreChaos!
by Tim Seeley and Mirka AndolfoChastity
by Marc Andreyko and Dave AcostaAmerican Flagg
by Howard ChaykinThe Devilers
by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt TrianoEvil Ernie: Origin of Evil
by Jesse Snider and Jason CraigGarth Ennis’ Red Team
by Garth Ennis and Craig CermakJennifer Blood: Born Again
by Steven Grant and Kewber BaalJim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry
by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos GomezJungle Girl
by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, and Adriano BatistaJustice, Inc.
by Michael Uslan and Giovanni TimpanoKevin Smith’s Green Hornet
by Kevin Smith and Jonathan LauLegenderry: A Steampunk Adventure
by Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez DavilaMiss Fury
by Rob Williams and Jack HerbertThe Mocking Dead
by Fred Van Lente and Max DunbarThe Ninjettes
by Al Ewing and Eman CasallosPathfinder: Dark Waters Rising
by Jim Zub and Andrew HuertaProject Superpowers
by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, and Carlos PaulRed Sonja
by Gail Simone and Walter GeovaniRed Sonja: Blue
by Peter Brett and Walter GeovaniRobert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, and Chase ConleyThe Shadow: Midnight in Moscow
by Howard ChaykinTerminal Hero
by Peter Milligan and Piotr KowalskiThe Trial of Sherlock Holmes
by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Aaron CampbellVampirella
by Nancy A. Collins and Patrick BerkenkotterVampirella Master Series
by Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and moreVampirella vs. Fluffy
by Mark Rahner and Cezar Razek
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Dynamite will offer ten of its comic books at 10 cents apiece, introducing new readers to Dynamite’s most accessible and successful titles at a great value. The introductory-priced comic books include:Blood Queen
#1Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet
#1The Mocking Dead
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time
#1The Trial of Sherlock Holmes
Dynamite will also offer ten (10) free wallpapers to consumers featuring The Boys
, Cryptozoic Man, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files
, Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper’s The Last Temptation
, Red Sonja
, and Vampirella
. These wallpapers can be downloaded from Dynamite’s digital DRM-free page for a limited time.
Following today’s launch, Dynamite plans to release its DRM-free comics on a weekly basis, every Wednesday, with new offerings announced via the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and website as they are made available for download. There will be a slow, focused roll-out over time that will grow the available titles to reflect the vast majority of Dynamite’s library.
Throughout its first month of operation, Dynamite will donate ten percent of all sales to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,
a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, says, “CBLDF is delighted to be named as the charitable partner for Dynamite Digital! As comics advance in so many new directions, the CBLDF remains vigilant in our efforts to protect the comics medium in each aspect. Dynamite’s contribution underscores our commitment to protect comics in the digital environment as vociferously as we do in the comic store and education spaces.”
“The market has been growing for DRM-free content. Each and every day, fans want to choose how to buy and enjoy their comics, and we’re taking our titles to the next level for digital sales,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Expanding into DRM-free content, made available directly to consumers from our website, is simply giving the consumers the option for what they want and how they want it, and continues to reach out to a non-traditional comic-reading audience, and then bring those readers in to the direct comics market to our retail partners. We’re optimistic that the availability of comics in a digital fashion will continue to draw new readers to the medium, helping to continue to complement the growth for physical sales through our retail comic store partners. Following the trend we’ve seen over the past few years in our industry of digital helping to grow the physical for retailers and the market overall, the world’s continuing love affair with books in print will benefit from a surge in Dynamite interest.”
Barrucci adds, “As part of our launch, we’re donating a portion of all sales to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Charles, Alex, and their team work tirelessly to protect our First Amendment rights. The Fund needs the help of the industry to continue to support free speech.
”“DRM” (Digital Rights Management) refers to the technology used by publishers, copyright holders, and other individuals to control the use of digital content and devices after sale. Dynamite’s goal is to offer their titles DRM-free, thereby growing the company and granting comic creators more opportunities to make great products. Dynamite is eager to take this next step with fans as it continues to expand on its own digital offerings.
Dynamite’s current digital offerings include same-day-as-print releases through Comixology, iVerse, Dark Horse, iBooks, and Amazon Kindle. Recently, Dynamite worked in conjunction with Humble Bundle, Inc. to offer a 10th Anniversary bundle for sale for a limited time, dedicating a portion of profits such worthwhile charity organizations as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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For art and more information, please visit: http://www.dynamite.com/
.About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys
, The Shadow
, Red Sonja
, Warlord of Mars
, Bionic Man
, A Game of Thrones
, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella
, Evil Ernie
, Smiley the Psychotic Button
, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, 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. 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%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. www.cbldf.org
All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners. Press release written by Kevin Pearl.
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Bleeding Cool reports that former WWE Champion "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson is saying he will play a role in an upcoming DC movie but he still has to choose whether he will be Shazam or his arch-nemesis Black Adam.
He also said that he is a fan of anti-heroes and Black Adam is one of his favorite DC characters.