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This week, Dynamite Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers sneak peeks of Buck Rogers #0, Jungle Girl Season 2 #4, Red Sonja #43, Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #1, New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero Vol. 2 TPB, New Battlestar Galactica Origins: Adama TPB, Army of Darkness vs. Xena Vol. 1: Why Not?, and The Darkness vs. Eva: Daughter of Dracula TPB.  It’s a big week for the company thanks to the release of the 25-cent Buck Rogers issue.

BUCK ROGERS #0
PRICE: $0.25
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: MAR09 4162
Writer: SCOTT BEATTY
Penciller/Inker: CARLOS RAFAEL
Covers: JOHN CASSADAY
Colorist: CARLOS LOPEZ

Genre: SUPER-HERO, SCIFI, ADVENTURE
Rating: TEEN+
Join us as we present comicdom’s first hero — Buck Rogers… the first man out of time… the first man to be taken out of his present environment and put into the future!

In the tradition of such best-selling introductory Dynamite launches as Red Sonja and Battlestar Galactica, Dynamite is launching the all-original #0 issue for just .25 cents! Under a John Cassaday cover (Cassaday serves as series cover artist), writer Scott (Batman) Beatty and artist Carlos Rafael present an original 12 page comic book adventure – “The Death of Buck Rogers”! This is where it all begins and Dynamite’s plans for Buck Rogers follow the that they’ve followed over the years beginning with Red Sonja, embracing the history of such classic characters, but giving them a modern edge for today’s audiences! All this, and for a quarter to introduce you to the new canon of Buck Rogers!

Look for the Alex Ross Sneak Peek cover, featuring a look at Ross’ cover to issue #1 of the Dynamite series!

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JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 2 #4 (OF 5)
Writer: DOUG MURRAY
Penciller/Inker: ADRIANO BATISTA
Covers: FRANK CHO (75%), ADRIANO BATISTA (25%)
Colorist: GIOVANI KOSKI

Genre: SUPERHERO, ADVENTURE
Rating: TEEN+
The second season of Jungle Girl hurtles towards its amazing conclusion from creators Frank Cho, Doug Murray and Adriano Batista! Featuring two amazing covers, one by the incomparable Cho and the other from interior artist Batista!

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RED SONJA #43
Writer: BRIAN REED
Penciller: WALTER GEOVANI
Covers: ADRIANO BATISTA (25%), JACKSON HERBERT (25%), FABIANo NEVES (50%)
Colorist: VINICIUS ANDRADE

Genre: SWORD AND SORCERY, ADVENTURE, SUPERHERO
Rating: TEEN+
Red Sonja and Dynamite begin their march towards issue #50! As the mystery of the Blood Dynasty unfolds, each and every issue will be hurtling towards the amazing events in store as Dynamite hits the landmark 50th issue!

As always, Red Sonja features the writing of Brian Reed and powerful art of Walter Geovani and cover artists Jackson Herbert, Adriano Batista and Fabiano Neves!

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE FINAL FIVE #1
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JAN09 4106
Writer: Seamus Fahey and David Reed
Penciller: Nigel Raynor
Covers: Mel Rubi (75%) and Nigel Raynor (25%)
Colorist: Ivan Nunes

Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: TEEN+
While the critically acclaimed series may be coming to an end, DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT enters 2009 with a series of new and exciting Battlestar Galactica comic book events!

Beginning with THE FINAL FIVE, a three issue event tying directly into the events of the final episodes of the series, Dynamite will continue to provide a home for great Galactica stories in 2009 and beyond!

The term “Final Five” collectively describes five of the twelve Cylon humanoid models whose identity, knowledge, or existence has been deliberately or accidentally lost to the seven other humanoid Cylon models. — Battlestar Wikipedia

THE FINAL FIVE #1 (of 4) is overseen By Seamus Kevin (ORIGINS) Fahey and David Reed with the complete authorization of Sci Fi and the producers and features the back story of the Cylons, man and their current struggle against one another! Joining the writers is Galactica veteran Nigel Raynor, who also provide one of the two incredible covers! And to top it all off, Red Sonja and SUPER Zombies artist Mel Rubi is also providing an incredible cover!

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NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO Vol. 2 TPB
Writer: BRANDON JERWA
Penciller: JACKSON HERBERT, CHARLES CARVALHO & CHRIS BOLSON
Covers: JACKSON HERBERT (direct market), PHOTO (mass market)
Colorist: ADRIANO LUCAS

Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Rating: TEEN+
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero from Dynamite Entertainment concludes with this final volume – collecting issues 7 through 12 — documenting the characters and stories from the acclaimed Sci Fi series!

Writer Brandon (NBSG: Zarek) Jerwa is joined by series artist Jackson Herbert for this all new series which tells the untold tale of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica!

Set approximately two years before the SCI FI mini-series which relaunched Battlestar Galactica to such acclaim, the 6 issues collected here follow Commander Adama and crew as they take on their first mission on board the Galactica. Everything in that time frame is explored, including the menace and return of the Cylons as events hurtle towards the Apocalypse! Also includes a complete cover gallery featuring art by Herbert and a series of Galactica photo covers from the original issues of the series!

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NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ORIGINS: ADAMA TPB
Writer: ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Penciller: JONATHAN LAU
Covers: PHOTO
Colorist: INLIGHT STUDIO

Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Rating: TEEN+
Battlestar Galactica: Origins continues from Dynamite Entertainment with this all-new volume documenting the characters and stories from the acclaimed Sci Fi series!

Veteran Galactica writer Robert Napton joins the crew for the first Origin tale featuring the commander of the Galactica, William Adama! Journey back to the first Cylon War as Napton and Dynamite explore the myth and mystery of Adama! Also joining the crew for the tale is Origins artist Jonathan Lau, whose art is featured here in this trade paperback collection of the incredible 4-issue series!

Also includes a complete cover gallery by Lau along with a series of Galactica photo covers from the original issues of the series!

“Napton does a solid job of weaving the already established threads from the show continuity with his own twists and turns, and Lau’s manga-inspired art really punches up the sci-fi elements of this military drama.”
— WizardUniverse.com

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ARMY OF DARKNESS VS. XENA VOL. 1: WHY NOT?
Writer: JOHN LAYMAN & BRANDON JERWA
Penciller: MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
Covers: FABIANO NEVES
Colorist: JAY DAVID RAMOS FOR ZONA I

Genre: FANTASY
Rating: TEEN+
The cross-over no one expected is here! In a tale too big for the movie or television screen, Dynamite presents the ultimate “Why Not?” as Ash and his Army of Darkness meet Xena, the Warrior Princess in the this 4-issue mini series event!

Written by John Layman and illustrated by Miguel Montenegro, our series finds Ashley J. Williams transported to the world of Xena and Gabrielle — and most importantly Autolycus, who of course, bears more than a passing resemblance to our main man Ash. Throw in the Necronomicon and an evil little Ash taking charge of a group of fairies (the winged kind) and you’ve got yourselves one rollicking adventure!

This collection also includes a complete cover gallery, featuring the art of Fabiano Neves and UDON Studios!

“The artist [Miguel Montenegro]… delivers a clean, fluid style packed with plenty of expression and acting for his characters, which is perfect for this supernatural slapstick adventure, as Ash travels to Xena’s dimension in search of one of his mini-me’s who has a copy of the Necronomicon and wants to take over the fairy kingdom!”
— WizardUniverse

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THE DARKNESS VS. EVA: DAUGHTER OF DRACULA TPB
Writer: LEAH MOORE & JOHN REPPION
Penciller: EDGAR SALAZAR
Covers: PAUL RENAUD
Colorist: ROMULO FAJARDO JR.

Genre: HORROR, ACTION
Rating: TEEN+
Jackie Estacado is the current wielder of The Darkness – an ageless power dating back beyond human history – as well as a member of the Franchetti Family mob. Though he lives life on the wrong side of the law and can kill without remorse, Estacado has a strict set of morals and a fierce loyalty to those that earn it.

Born of the ultimate darkness, yet raised to fear and respect the light, Eva – the Daughter of Dracula – now finds herself trapped centuries from her own time. Destroying all of those with evil intent that cross her path, Eva marches towards the final battle with her father – Dracula, Lord of the Undead.

Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow Productions follow-up their first crossover – Witchblade: Shades of Gray (now available in trade paperback) – with a titanic team-up of epic and arcane proportions. Writers Lean Moore and John Reppion (Witchblade: Shades of Gray) are joined by artist Edgar (Project Superpowers) Salazar for this cross-over comic book event that spans the shadowy corners of the underworld!

As his control over the Darkness teeters on collapse, Eva tracks the rogue Darklings fleeing Estacado’s control and confronts Jackie himself – but not before the two of them come to the attention of Count Von Orlok, who has his sights set on both the elimination of Eva, and control of the Darkness!

Featuring the complete four issue series, along with a cover art gallery by Paul Renaud, Brett Booth and Edgar Salazar!

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via Dynamite Entertainment

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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