The futuristic adventures of Buck Rogers from Dynamite Entertainment are spanning the comics Galaxy toward fans well in time for Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd), with the all-original #0 issue available to fans for just .25 cents! Writer Scott (Batman) Beatty and artist Carlos Rafael, along with cover art by John Cassaday (and a special “sneak peek”: Alex Ross incentive cover!), present an original 12 page comic book adventure – “The Death of Buck Rogers”! But the journey doesn’t stop thereâ€¦ Buck Rogers #1 is set for release in June with 50/50 cover artists Alex Ross and John Cassaday! Demand is high for Dynamite’s Buck Rogers, with initial sales of the #0 issue clocking in at close to 75,000 copies for the Direct Market, and Dynamite planning an aggressive 20% overprint to meet retailer demand for re-orders.Â Â Issue #0 will ship from Dynamite to be in stores by April 22nd, and retailers can decide to sell the books right away (give away the books right away for those that choose to), or save them for Free Comic Book Day.
“We’re extremely happy with the sales of Buck Rogers #0, and even happier that we were ready to go to press in order to make it into stores in time for this year’s FCBD the second Diamond’sÂ initial retailer orders came in.Â With most publishers shipping their FCBD books far ahead to allow for any shipping errors to be adjusted, we wanted to allow for the same as soon as possible.Â This also allows for retailers to re-order copies if they would like more copies for Free Comic Book Day.Â We would like to thank retailers for their support of one of the most iconic characters coming back to comics with such a wonderful creative team, and have a special surprise for them as well.Â We believe having so many copies of #0 available for advance re-orders and re-orders should allow for retailers plenty of time toÂ read, promote and enjoy the comic themselves, and have a better feel for orders on #1 based on the quality of the comic and fan feedback!Â And to thank our retailer partners, we’re placing a special rare variant to #0 in an upcoming issue of Diamond Dateline as a thank you gift.” stated Nick Barrucci
Join Dynamite Entertainment as they present pop culture’s first hero — Buck Rogers! The first man out of timeâ€¦ the first man to be taken from his present and thrown into the futureâ€¦ the inspiration for countless heroes, and it all begins in May with #0 and then June with #1, of the ongoing series!
Buck Rogers #1 will again feature the creative team of writer Scott Beatty, artist Carlos Rafael and 50/50 cover artists Alex Ross and John Cassaday (Cassaday serves as the regular cover artist for the series)! In the tradition of modern stories for iconic legendary heroes, Buck Rogers is the next BIG hit series from Dynamite! Join Dynamite for an all-new presentation of this classic sci-fi hero as the future truly begins now!
Retailers, check order form for ordering incentives.
BUCK ROGERS #1
Scott Beatty (W) Carlos Rafael (A)
Covers: John Cassaday, Alex Ross
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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties.Â Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of ’04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic — and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers.Â Dynamite’s new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company’s first major launch of ’06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue. Dynamite’s ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned – Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews – as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy and Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, TimTruman’s Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com