Dynamite released a collection last week of Project Superpowers: Hero Killers. Hero Killers was a five issue limited series that explored what happened when some frustrated sidekicks snap and become the murderers of the heroes they once served. When the first issue came out last year, I read it and wasn't terribly impressed. However, the premise and the creators are intriguing enough that when the TPB came out, I wanted to give it a second chance.
Instead of fake awards, and highlighting news for the past year, which seemed to consist almost entirely of people complaining online about one thing or another. Instead of trying to come up with lists of things that I enjoyed, which will most likely embarrass me to look at in a few years, I'm going to hit on a few things from the past year that I thought were worth looking back on with some fondness.
One of Dynamite’s releases this week is a comics character with a history going back decades. Barbarella presents the space-faring heroine popularized by Jane Fonda in 1968, based on the French science fiction comic from 1962. Knowing the history, I dove into the comic to see if Mike Carey’s new series drew more from the
Welcome to our second Needless Market Watch column folks! I hope you all had a great week and I sure hope you picked up that Elmer Fudd Batman crossover book. From what I saw, it sold out last week at all of my local shops and the online shops. It’s already pulling in $10-$20 bucks
I've been impressed by the new Vampirella series from Dynamite. It harkens back to classic Vampirella stories with it's setting more in the realm of science-fiction rather than horror, super-heroes, or bad girl comic book genres.
The Betty Boop series from Dynamite may have flown under your radar, but it has a creative team that screams for you to consider buying this collection. Roger Langridge has written great comics, some of which he's drawn, and is capable of writing not only comedy, but some stories that you can really get into. Gisèle Lagacé has an art style that lends itself to a variety of stories, as shown by her work on Jem and the Holograms and her own webcomic, Ménage à 3. SHe can take a fun story and inject it with all the humanity needed to keep you pulled in. I'm personally looking forward to re-reading this series in one sitting.
Dynamite has certainly made the effort lately in new projects, endeavoring to breathe new life into established characters.Their recent press release announcing a new Mighty Mouse series shows something that could be a problem for this company fighting valiantly for a larger share of the comics market left by Marvel and DC.
We get lots of press releases. The Kiss/Vampirella crossover announcement at first looks like just another press release for a crossover comic. In reading it, it gets highly entertaining with Gene Simmons referring to Vampirella creator Forrest J. Ackerman as "Forry"and writer Chris Selba describing all of the 1970s Kiss-inspired craziness in this comic. It even makes the paragraph-long description of eleven variant covers tolerable. Check out the press release below.
I was pleasantly, but cautiously surprised by Vampirella #0. Dynamite promises a new direction for the character. Vampirella #1 is the official beginning of this new direction. Does my pleasant surprise turn into an appreciation?
From the moment that Dynamite announced that they had acquired the Atari® license, I was thrilled about not only the reprinting of the 1980s DC series Atari Force, but the presentation of the fantastic box art for their video games. Last year's Art of Atari was a beautiful book that I regret not reviewing, due to to how lovely it was, but Dynamite, in an attempt to get all of my money, is releasing the art from the golden age of home video games in a format that allows for fans to display them properly, a poster book.
Dynamite has published Vampirella for many years now, and tried a few different takes on her character, most recently changing her iconic, extremely revealing costume to a more modest and practical one. From the look of the covers and the attached press release, the new series is going back to the character’s roots less in
At SDCC 2016, Dynamite announced a new Betty Boop series written by Roger Langridge and drawn by Gisèle Lagacé. Since we've already stated for the public record this week that Gisèle Lagacé is one of our favorite artists, we're thrilled to share some of the artwork that she shared through Facebook, and from Comics Alliance, who ran the preview pages. Colors on the last preview page are by Maria Victoria Robado.