Monday, April 21, 2014

NEWS: DYNAMITE PRESENTS JUSTICE INC.

BEFORE THERE WAS A JUSTICE LEAGUE... BEFORE THERE WAS A JUSTICE SOCIETY...
THERE WAS . . . . . . .
JUSTICE, INC.!
JUSTICE, INC. #1! WRITTEN BY MICHAEL USLAN!
A DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION SET FOR AUGUST RELEASE!

April 19th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: An event 75 years in the making! Stretched across time, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger meet for the first time in Justice, Inc. #1! With the stakes this high, it will take three heroes to fight together as the Justice, Inc.! In time for Dynamite's 10th Anniversary celebration, Justice, Inc. #1 will be released in August 2014 and is written by Michael Uslan with interiors by Giovanni Timpano. The Original Avenger has been the star of his own Justice, Inc. series and previously drawn by some of the greatest artists in comics: Jack Kirby! Joe Kubert! Kyle Baker! And now joining those illustrious ranks of illustrators, come covers by Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Stephen Segovia, Ardian Syaf and Gabriel Hardman!

"Doc Savage inspired the creation of Superman. The Shadow directly inspired the creation of Batman. The Avenger sparked the creation of a multitude of... Well... Avengers! What an honor to write a story starring them all! It's always been beyond my comprehension how Street & Smith pulp magazines and comics never ever in 75 years teamed the three of them up! Can you imagine if up till now DC had never crossed/over Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman? Could you grasp Marvel never teaming up Captain America, Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch? I love history! And THIS, fellow fan-boys, IS history! I am so excited that this task has fallen to me. I love these characters and knew Walter Gibson, creative force behind The Shadow. I feel a personal obligation to him to do the very best job I can, and I'm grateful to Nick Barrucci and the Dynamite team for making this happen at last!" - Michal Uslan, writer of Justice, Inc.

"Michael is one of the most inspired and versatile writers in the industry with his experience in comics, film and prose," says Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Michael doesn't write many series due to his schedule, but when he does, he puts all of his energy and a passion that few can bring to a series, and it shows. This IS a historic cross-over, and we couldn't be more pleased that Michael is the person spearheading the series. And the best part is that Michael will use his PR machine to help promote the series every issue in stores for retailers to help them have higher sell through as more fans will know of the series. And nothing is more exciting than having a series reach as many readers as possible."

In Justice, Inc. #1, an airliner vanishes without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"

Justice, Inc. #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Justice, Inc. #1 with their local comic book retailers. Justice, Inc. #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

Michael Uslan is the originator and Executive Producer of the Batman/Dark Knight movie franchise. Most recently, Uslan wrote the critically-acclaimed story, "Silent Knight, Unholy Knight" in BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, as well as Dynamite Comics' "The Shadow/ Green Hornet: Dark Nights."

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

[UPDATE] JUNE 2014 SOLICITATIONS

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #1
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
In 1967, television history was made when two masked crime fighters met in a historic crossover. Now, superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman join forces with artist Ty Templeton (BATMAN ’66) to bring these two iconic characters and their famous partners together again. Set in the continuity of that earlier team-up, Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato must go up against a very different General (formerly Colonel) Gumm. What crime could be so deadly as to force these rivals to put aside their differences and join forces again? And what surprise does Gumm have up his sticky sleeve?
Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • Digital first


SAVAGE HULK #1
Written by ALAN DAVIS
Art by ALAN DAVIS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Variant by JOHN CASSADAY
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
SKETCH Variant by ALEX ROSS
AN ALL-NEW SERIES!!!
Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the HULK against… the X-MEN!?!?! Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier’s connection to Bruce Banner! Guest starring the Leader and the Abomination!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by RÁMON PÉREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
ALEX Ross Sketch variant also AVAILABLE
• J. Jonah’s Jameson’s crusade against Spider-Man kicks into overdrive! He warned us! He told us that kids might try to emulate Spider-Man! And he was RIGHT!
• Meet CLASH, New York’s newest menace. He may be Spidey’s biggest fan, but he’s about to become one of his worst enemies.
• Wanted by the cops, turned away by the Fantastic Four, his grades are slipping, and he still hasn’t figured out this whole crime-fighting-thing. Pete’s not a hero... not yet... but he’ll get there. Somehow.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


ASTRO CITY #13
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
24 hours. 24 pages. A robot. A bank robber named Gundog. The Hanged Man. Jack-In-The-Box. The eternal, mysterious Dancing Master. And a whole lot of romance. One of ASTRO CITY’s most unusual stories, of city-wide turmoil and changing lives, all in a single day.
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T




THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON 6 #4
Written by JAMES KUHORIC
Art by JUAN ANTONIO RAMIREZ
Cover by ALEX ROSS
We can rebuild him. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster. The Six Million Dollar
Man is back with an original comic book continuation of the classic television series! Oliver Spencer has lost control of Maskatron and it may cost him and everyone in the OSI their lives. And amid the chaos and fear of alien infection, Steve is reunited with Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman. But can even two bionic powered agents stem the tide rising against humanity?
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


DOC SAVAGE #7
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
When his adventures began in 1933, Doc Savage was aided by five loyal associates. By 2014, his
operation is truly global in reach, thanks to a smart phone of Doc's own design that allows anyone anywhere to ask for help or help others in return, and millions of people take part every day. But when everyone using the device is suddenly and without warning becomes immediately violent and aggressive, Doc might only have himself to blame...
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+


THE INTRINSIC #1
Written be SEAN O'REILLY & CHRIS "DOC" WYATT
Art by JAY BUSBEE
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Published by ARCANA STUDIO
The Intrinsic face enemies from both within and without as they simultaneously confront the Demon King's attack on CERN, and the Council of the Philosophers, who intend to dismantle the team. With the odds stacked against them, and the heroes being pulled apart from one another, Philosopher Rex is forced to turn for aid to someone he never expected. With amazing cover artwork by Alex Ross, follow our Arcanaverse Heroes in their new adventure.
In stores 6/25/2014 • $2.95

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OUT THIS WEEK: DOC SAVAGE #4

DOC SAVAGE #4
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
Cover by ALEX ROSS
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE: John Cassaday VIP cover
When an experimental drilling technique threatens to set the world's largest oil fields ablaze in 1977, Doc Savage is the only one who can prevent an environmental catastrophe and the worldwide economic crisis which would surely follow. But to succeed, he will first have to help a young woman regain her faith in the future.
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

OUT THIS WEEK: DAREDEVIL & THE SHADOW

DAREDEVIL #1
Written by MARK WAID
Art by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by ALEX ROSS & VARIOUS
Join Marvel’s fearless hero as he begins his most awe-inspiring adventure yet in the sunny city of San Francisco! Gifted with an imperceptible radar sense and a passion for justice, blind lawyer Matt Murdock—a.k.a. DAREDEVIL—protects the Golden City’s streets from all manner of evil. But big changes are in store for Matt Murdock as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due. Hold on tight, because here comes Daredevil…the Man Without Fear!
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen+





THE SHADOW #23
Chris Roberson (w)
Giovanni Timpano (a)
Alex Ross, Dean Motter (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE: Francesco Francavilla original art retailer incentive cover The search for the secret of the girasol is finally nearing its end, and the trail has led the Shadow from the jungles of Guatemala back home to the concrete canyons of New York City. But is he prepared for the answers that he will find?




UPDATE: MIRACLEMAN #5 COVER

I have updated the May 2014 solicitations post to include the cover for Miracleman #5 by Alex Ross (left). Enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE MAY 2014 SOLICITATIONS


Friday, March 14, 2014

COVER GALLERY 2013

In 2013 Alex Ross did 2 covers which connected comic books with movie properties.
The first one (left) is for a DC/Vertigo mini-series of Django Unchained, the Quentin Tarantino movie, that Reginald Hudlin adapted for this medium straight from the director's script. Alex's cover captures more of the mood of the movie than the likeness of actor Jaimie Foxx.
On the right is Alex's collaboration for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim. Although Mr. Ross kinda did his own take on the robots and monsters for this cover, the Mexican director didn't mind at all because it's Alex Ross!


Alex Ross continued working with Dynamite all through 2013. Retreading familiar ground with a fantastic, psychedelic, new (subscription variant) cover for The Green Hornet's first issue in Mark Waid's run of the character.
Alex also delved into TV properties in 2013 with Battlestar Galactica and Grimm (right) based on the hit TV show. Ross fit many of the outlandish characters from said show into the cover in one of his well-known compositions and combined the colors in a really movie-poster like fashion.


Continuing with his support for classic superheroes from a bygone era, Alex painted 2 covers (regular and subscription variant) for Ms. Fury one of the heroes that appeared in MASKS, another one of Alex Ross' projects at Dynamite. Alex Ross not only captures the sexiness of the character but also her powers when she's emerging from this black smoke, the rendering of this smoke is just so realistic is uncanny, again another triumph for the painter. This series is illustrated by Jack Herbert who worked with Alex in Kirby: Genesis.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

OUT THIS WEEK: SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN & ASTRO CITY

THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON SIX #1
Jim Kuhoric (w)
Juan Antonio Ramirez (a)
Alex Ross, Ken Haeser (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Alex Ross “Art Board” retailer incentive cover
Jim Kuhoric Rare“Silver Signature Series” Signed Edition retailer incentive cover
Jim Kuhoric Gold Signature Series” Signed Edition retailer incentive cover
Alex Ross Rare “Silver Signature Series” Signed Edition retailer incentive cover
Alex Ross “Gold Signature Series” Signed Edition retailer incentive cover
It’s the Six Millions Dollar Man’s 40th anniversary, and Dynamite is proud to bring you the direct continuation of the classic television series with Season 6! Better. Stronger. Faster. The original Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin was a man barely alive until the OSI turned him into the world’s first Bionic Man. Now he and Oscar Goldman are the most effective team in National Security. But a rogue faction in the OSI is making a power play for that position with a new type of infiltration agent – one that is completely obedient and robotic. Can a soulless machine that wears Steve Austin's very face make the Six Million Dollar Man obsolete? For the 1st Time EVER! Fan favorite toy-line character Maskatron makes his Six Million Dollar Man debut and becomes a part of the classic television series mythology with a violent and terrifying purpose. And as Steve's world is threatened from within, his very actions unknowingly release an alien menace upon an unsuspecting world. Classic action, powerful science fiction, and a cast of characters from one of television's most original series combine to make The Six Million Dollar Man: Season Six a must have for comic fans!




ASTRO CITY #10
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Winged Victory, Samaritan and the Confessor take down the villain targeting her – and then she has to face the fallout. Will Astro City’s most prominent super heroine survive? Don’t miss the grand finale of this four-part epic!
32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T