BLOOD QUEEN: A DARK FANTASY COMIC READY FOR CIRCULATION – A COMIC SHOP NEWS STORY BY CLIFF BIGGERS

Fantasy is big in novels, at the box office, and on the small screen, but surprisingly, there’s all too little traditional fantasy on the comic shop racks. Dynamite Entertainment is about to remedy that with their new ongoing series Blood Queen, a dark fantasy saga with horror overtones. “We’ve got the horror element, the fantasy element, and we have medieval drama and all that entails. That means knights, witches, monsters, warring kingdoms, star-crossed lovers, betrayal, and loads of secrets. Or, as I like to call it, a great time,” Blood Queen writer Troy Brownfield (best known for his work on Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales) said. For the past several months, Dynamite has focused a great deal of attention on licensed properties (the Gold Key Universe relaunch, Six Million Dollar Man Season Six, Legenderry). What inspired Dynamite to put a major push behind this original fantasy series? “We’ve always struck a balance between licensed and original content, and this is just a further extension of that balance/mix,” Dynamite Senior Editor Joseph Rybandt explained. “As for why explore the fantasy genre—we’ve certainly proven ourselves in the past with fantasy, and we wanted to put more effort into creating something new for the genre. And with Blood Queen, we found the perfect synthesis of concept, genre and creative to really make something that is going to stand out.” Don’t look for straight history or medieval drama—Brownfield stresses that this is a fantasy world that is similar to, but not the same as, the world that we know. “I think it’s fair to say that it’s really more of a medieval setting in most respects, but that isn’t to say that it won’t be borrowing some trappings from other eras,” …Read More Here