Writer: Brian Buccellato, Art: Ronan Cliquet, Colors: Viviane Souza, Letterer: Rob Steen, Cover: Jae Lee, Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Price: $3.99 Release Date: June 4, 2014 Coming up fast on its conclusion (and sadly this book’s final issue), this most excellent and noir chronicling of the adventures of the Black Bat hits its stride with #11. Full of answers to questions posed since issue #1 and nefarious reveals, writer Brian Buccellato begins to put a bow onto one of his most brilliant pieces of pulp writing. Our boy Tony now knows Cameron Tell, not Oliver Snade, is the true mastermind behind pulling the strings, and as he battles for redemption there is a possibility the hero may have to violate one of his most sacred vows. Will the vigilante turn to murder, even as the cops and press had feared? For such a character-driven yarn, #11 is also very action-packed. Artist Ronan Cliquet has already proven his mastery of cinematic tenseness with the fabled “truck issue” of Black Bat, and here too we see that same sense of urgency that carries this tale through to its final page. Anyone who is not utterly shocked by the conclusion of #11 has not been following this series, and if you missed it you really missed it. Simply excellent!
Review: Vampirella #1 (Collins) Writer: Nancy Collins, Pencils: Patrick Berkenkotter,Inks: Dennis Chrisotomo,Colors: Jorge Sutil,Letterer: Rob Steen,Cover: Terry Dodson,Publisher: Dynamite EntertainmentPrice: $3.99Release Date: June 4, 2014Vampirella gets a new start and a new #1 as this veteran character shows she can still star in one hell of a yarn.With horror writer Nancy Collins at the helm, this is a particularly strong issue for everyone’s favorite dark mistress. There has been a kidnapping and Vampirella has been called in by the Vatican itself to investigate. All she has to hear is that Ethan Shroud is someone connected and off we go!I was expecting a bit more of a horror vent in this one, but what Collins spins out instead is a bone-chilling detective novelette, complete with mysteries, victims and red herrings. And while we do get a bit of the mystic here, Vampirella’s strong suit as a dark detective really comes through.And a cliffhanger that makes NOT wanting to read issue #2 impossible!All in all, one of the strongest beginnings for Vampirella in her long, long history.
Questions for Joseph Michael Linsner @ Dawn/Vampirella #1 Congratulations are in order on the occasion of Dawn’s 25th anniversary, and those are congrats to you as creator. How does it feel to have created a character with such a legacy? Thanks. It fee…
Frank J. Barbiere and Fred Van Lente – A Dynamite Interview from Bleeding Cool We’ve seen our share of peer-to-peer interviews but today we have a real fun one. Out in shops today we have Magnus Robot Fighter #3 by Fred Van Lente and Solar: Man Of The Atom #2 by Frank Barbiere. Here we get to see them interview each other. Fred Van Lente: Frank, it seems like we live in a much more gendered society than when I grew up, and your opening scene tackles this — I remember playing with my Star Wars and Universal Monster action figures with my sister (Boba Fett and Creature from the Black Lagoon had boss team-ups), but I guess now gender roles are much more rigidly enforced? Or am I just old? What do you think? (If you think I’m old you don’t have to say anything.) Frank J. Barbiere: I think there’s been a growing awareness about gender in comics for a while, but it’s really become a focus in the last few years—as well in all media! I’m really tired of the term “strong female protagonist,” as while that seems like a good idea, it throws female characters into a box where they are expected to be a certain way. I think it’s really important to write people like humans, with motivations and desires, and use gender as texture, not a guideline as to how one should act concretely. FVL: I know you told me you got some on-line flak about making Solar EEUUUYYY GROOOSSSS a woman of the female persuasion. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen so far? C’mon, you can tell me. Let’s roll around in some Internet muck. FJB: …Read More Here
Ande Parks Interviews Tim Seeley about CHAOS at Comic Vine! It’s the return of the Chaos universe at Dynamite! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chaos and the 10th anniversary of Dynamite, the Chaos universe is coming to Dynamite Entertainment in the form of a six issue mini-series written by none-other than Tim Seeley. Writer Ande Parks interviewed Seeley about this series and how the book came to be. ANDE PARKS: Okay… I have to open with a confession. I have not read the Chaos characters before. That either makes me a perfect interviewer for this issue, or a lousy one. Forgive me if it’s the latter. That said, I thought your first issue did a great job re-introducing the characters and setting things in motion. It must have been quite a chore, getting everyone in play so efficiently. Can you talk about that process? How do you balance bringing new readers along vs. satisfying long-term fans? TIM SEELEY: Ha, well, you’re not the only modern comic creator who didn’t read the CHAOS! books back in the day. I think most people who work in the industry now were reading Vertigo comics when Chaos! debuted. I was one of those weirdos reading both. AP: Did you come to this book as a long-time fan of this set of characters? TS: I did. …Read More Here
Ande Parks Talks The Lone Ranger at Bleeding Cool! As The Lone Ranger series from Dynamite hits issue #24, it seemed like a good time for Byron Brewer to check in with series writer Ande Parks to see what he has in store for the Masked Man and his companion Tonto. BYRON BREWER: So Ande, was this your attempt to put into comic book form the 1994 runaway bus film Speed, except this is on a train? (lol) ANDE PARKS: I actually didn’t think of Speed, but it is a good analogy. The train’s speed is out of our heroes’ control. It creates, I hope, a tension throughout the entire issue. This issue came from me wanting to do something very high energy and action-packed. The confined spaces of a train seemed like a good setting. Plus, I will confess that the big action sequence at the end of the Lone Ranger movie stuck with me. It featured a train, so that was probably a factor. BB: It is taking me sometime to realize the Ranger left Silver behind on this one! AP:Read More Here
DYNAMITE’S PULP SALE AT COMIXOLOGY! http://tinyurl.com/nwjd65x Dynamite’s Pulp sale starts today and ends 11 PM EST on Sunday May 11th. Single issues are up to 67% Off! Collections are up to 53% Off! And Exclusive Bundle packs, which includes Codename:…
Recently, fan-favorite writer Gail Simone announced that she would be extending her run on Dynamite’s Red Sonja series. I got a chance to ask the writer about her love of the character and what made her want to stick around longer. BLEEDING COOL: You have recently extended your run on Red Sonja for Dynamite. How long is the extension planned for and will you continue working on the multiple series in that time or just focusing on the main Red Sonja book? GAIL SIMONE: Yeah, this is just one of those things where you fall in love and can’t let go. I agreed to do six issues of Red Sonja, then I was having so much fun, we bumped it to twelve, then I wanted to do Legends of Red Sonja with my favorite female writers, so that was five more, then I agreed to do Red Sonja Zero, and then Red Sonja/Conan, and finally six MORE issues so that pretty soon I’m just going to be writing Red Sonja until I am 1037 years old. I just love her. Sometimes you get a character that’s just such fun, you can’t give her up. The exact date of my last issue, I’m not sure, it’s still up in the air, and Dynamite has suggested a crossover so fun I don’t want anyone ELSE to get their grubby mitts on it. BC: You said you originally wanted to tell one Red Sonja story and then “drop the mic”. What made you change your mind? What is it about this character the pulled you back in? GS: Really, I like that she’s uncouth. I love characters all over the politeness spectrum, but …Read More Here
Tim Seeley Interviews Greg Pak About TUROK Writer Greg Pak discusses Turok and writing diverse characters. Writer Greg Pak has been redefining Turok for a whole new generation over at Dynamite. Tim Seeley interviewed Pak about his work on TUROK: DINOSA…
You can now see Vampirella #1 interiors on the Dynamite website! http://dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513021683001011
Wanna know why each of the Gold Key writers think their book is the best? Go check out this article from Newsarama! http://www.newsarama.com/20884-pak-waid-barbiere-van-lente-all-talk-gold-key-revival-why-their-book-is-best.html
Nathan Edmondson (The Punisher, Black Widow) talks about his upcoming Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Echoes series from Dynamite at Comic Book Resources! http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52232