DYNAMITE & PLAYBOY PRESENT EXCLUSIVE VAMPIRELLA STORY FOR HER 50TH ANNIVERSARY03/21/19 @ 8:45 am EST
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Dynamite announces an exclusive standalone Vampirella story published in Playboy's Spring 2019 Freedom of Speech issue available now.
The story is written by the legendary Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, Domino
) and drawn by the peerless Joyce Chin (Xena Warrior Princess, Wynonna Earp
). Colorist Addison Duke (Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, Curse Words
) and letterer Taylor Esposito (Batman, Aquaman, Elvira
) round out the team on this six-page tale. The cover of Playboy was shot by photographer Kelia Anne MacCluskey.
Vampi protects a couple of professional cosplayers from crazed cannibal peers. Cosplay, cannibalism and no kink-shaming! Fans of the Daughter of Drakulon will not want to miss this story.
This is actually a reunion for Simone and Chin, fitting for Vampirella's 50th anniversary banner year. The pair collaborated on the colossal crossover Witchblade/Magdalena/Vampirella
published by Top Cow Productions in 2004.
“Vampirella is the original monster girl of comics. It’s always a joy to tell stories with her, looking good and being bad," said writer Gail Simone. "There were two major enticements to do this story; one was to work with the wonderful Joyce again, who draws sexy evil like few can, and the other was to be part of that amazing legacy Playboy has had with comics and cartoons. The publisher was a known fan of the medium, wanted to BE a cartoonist at one time and provided a platform for the brilliant work of people like Harvey Kurtzman, Gahan Wilson and so many more. It’s fun to bring Vampirella into that mix!"
Artist Joyce Chin chimes in, "Vampi is a nostalgic 60’s hero for me, fun and campy. That great, classic Trina Robbins costume design, and the incredible art from people like José González, Frank Frazetta, Esteban Maroto, and so many more. There’s a lot to love there. That she was having her own adventures and kicking monster butts in an era when very few female characters were prominently doing so, meant a lot."
"Vampirella is one of the most iconic characters in comics who has had some of the greatest creators in the industry work on her, from Trina Robbins and Frank Frazetta, to Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis, Nancy Collins, James Robinson, Amanda Conner, Joe Jusko, Alex Ross, Joseph Michael Linsner, Louise Simonson, Archie Goodwin and so many more talented creators over her 50 year history," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "We couldn't be more excited that Playboy worked with us to create this 50th Anniversary story, and to bring in two of the strongest female voices in our industry today - Gail and Joyce."
The issue of Playboy is available on newsstands and digitally on Playboy.com
today. In addition, Vampirella
#0 launches on the first Saturday in May for Free Comic Book Day. Dynamite has been publishing Vampirella stories since 2010 and has reprinted classic material from previous eras. Along the way some of the biggest writers and artists in the industry have contributed, including J. Scott Campbell, Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, Terry Dodson, Joseph Michael Linsner, Paul Cornell, Jeremy Whitley, Dan Brereton, Nancy A. Collins, and more.
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EpixFIRST 'SWAMP THING' TRAILER04/24/19 @ 2:19 pm EST
has released a new trailer for the Batman prequel series Pennyworth
In a part of the footage, a young Alfred meets Thomas Wayne (future butler/confidante of and future father of Bruce Wayne, respectively).Pennyworth
debuts on July 28th.
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Deadline'ARROW': "CONFESSIONS" PHOTOS04/24/19 @ 7:55 am EST
is reporting that Nickelodeon has given a green light to an animated Star Trek
series from Emmy-winning writers Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago)
, CBS TV Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s studio-based Secret Hideout.
Penned by the Hageman brothers, the original CG-animated series is targeted at younger audiences. It follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.
The new animated series will join Star Trek: Discovery
and Star Trek: Short Treks
, a series of short stories tied to Discovery
, along with Picard
(working title) starring Patrick Stewart; animated series Lower Decks
from Mike McMahan (Rick & Morty’s
) targeted at mature audiences; and Section 31,
which is in development with Michelle Yeoh attached to star. All are for CBS All Access.
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The CWCULT CLASSIC: RETURN TO WHISPER GETS NEW PUBLISHING FORMAT & CALENDAR04/24/19 @ 7:30 am EST
has released a new preview for the next episode of The Flash
, "Gone Rogue," in which we see the return of Rogues Gallery members like Rag Doll, Weather Witch and Bug-Eyed Bandit!
The episode airs Tuesday, April 30th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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MONSTER MAYHEM BEGINS IN JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1!04/24/19 @ 7:27 am EST
Vault Comics has announced that Eliot Rahal
and Felipe Cunha's Cult Classic: Return to Whisper #1
will return to print in July, 2019, as the series gets an updated release schedule.
The second printing of Cult Classic #1 receives the Vault Vintage treatment honoring Johnny Craig and his iconic 1954 cover for EC Comics' Crime SuspenStories #22.
In August 2019, Vault Comics will republish Cult Classic: Return to Whisper issues #2 and #3 together as a double-sized special issue. September 2019 will see the release of another double-sized issue that wraps up the entire miniseries, just ahead of the launch of another, as yet unannounced new series set in the Cult Classic shared universe.
The Cult Classic series bring to life a dark, chilling, creator-owned shared universe set of stories. Return to Whisper draws you in to a terrifying tale... In 1997, a group of teenagers discover a treasure of immeasurable wealth. Fearing that their newfound fortune will be stolen from them, they make a pact: One day they’ll all come back as adults, divide their riches, and live happily ever after. Now...fifteen years later, they have returned. Not to uncover a fortune, but to bury a friend. From Eliot Rahal
(Hot Lunch Special, Quantum & Woody
) & Felipe Cunha
) comes the finale to the first full-length series in the much anticipated Cult Classic Universe!
Cult Classic: Return to Whisper Vault Vintage second printing will hit store shelves on July 31st, 2019. Preview pages can be found on the Cult Classic: Return To Whisper page
of the Vault Comics website. The official synopsis can be read below:The return of the return—this time, with no interruptions in your scheduled programming! In 1997, a group of teenagers discover a treasure of immeasurable wealth. Fearing that their newfound fortune will be stolen from them, they make a pact: One day they’ll all come back as adults, divide their riches, and live happily ever after. Now...fifteen years later, they have returned. Not to uncover a fortune, but to bury a friend.
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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VS. VAMPIRONICA #1SHEENA SWINGS INTO FANS' COLLECTIONS WITH J. SCOTT CAMPBELL STATUE04/24/19 @ 6:57 am EST
In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can’t be good for poor ol’ Jug and Vampironica, you can count on that much...
Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma, Bob Smith, Ryan Jampole, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Matt Herms
Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack, John McCrea, Dan Panosian
On Sale Date: 4/24
32-page, full color comic
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Dynamite announces for July 2019 a drop-dead gorgeous statue of Sheena the Jungle Queen, based on the equally impressive cover art by J. Scott Campbell.
Sculpted by Steve Kiwus, the piece stands 10.5 inches tall on a 7.5 inches sturdy base - coming out to 1/6 scale. Sheena is cast in high quality resin with hand painted details including her leopard print tunic and the vine-covered logs. Sheena's historical importance cannot be overstated. Created way back in 1937 by the legends Will Eisner and Jerry Iger, the Queen of the Jungle served as the flagship character of major Golden Age publisher Fiction House. In her stories and across their line, female characters were aplenty and often depicted as capable and heroic rather than damsels. All the while behind the scenes, several early women artists were illustrating these tales like Lily Renée, Ruth Atkinson and Fran Hopper. In addition to good girl art legend Matt Baker. Sheena broke boundaries by being the first female character to have their own self-titled comic book!
Today Dynamite continues Sheena's legacy with books written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman
) and Christina Trujillo alongside artists Moritat (Harley Quinn, The Hellblazer
) and Maria Laura Sanapo (Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica
) and alongside Tarzan in Lords of the Jungle
by Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes
) and Roberto Castro (Turok).
"Sheena holds such a special place in comics history, as the flagship hero of a great Golden Age publisher, all the boundaries she broke and as a continued inspiration to artists and fans," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "Dynamite has been lucky to continue that legend - especially with beautiful covers from artists like J. Scott Campbell. Fans are going to love having this breathtaking cover come into three dimensions and into their collections!"
The J. Scott Campbell Sheena Statue
will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers.