Dynamite Entertainment has acquired the Chaos! Comics’ library and all assets associated such as Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator, and Lady Demon, with the exception of Lady Death. Chaos! Comics was the leading independent comics publisher of the 1990’s, achieving over thirty million dollars in sales in eight languages.
Chaos! featured such prominent writers such as Alan (Watchmen) Moore, Peter (Incredible Hulk) David, Brian (Lady Death) Pullido, and Christopher (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Golden, and artists such as Jae (Dark Tower) Lee, Greg (X-Force/Spawn) Capullo, Mike (Dark Avengers/Secret Avengers) Deodato, Art (Ultimate X) Adams, Boris (Conan the Barbarian) Vallejo, Steven (Lady Death) Hughes, Adam (Wonder Woman) Hughes, Joseph (Dawn) Michael Linsner, and more. The Chaos! library was known for its wild, never-before-seen characters, also functioning as one of the main instigators of the “Bad girl” craze in comics.
“After announcing our acquisition of Vampirella, and now the Chaos! characters, Dynamite Entertainment is in possession of some of the most iconic horror characters in comic book history, with Evil Ernie possibly being the most iconic,” says Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci. “Dynamite Entertainment has grown significantly these past several months with our acquisition of Dabel Bros., our publishing relationship with Liquid and Grant Morrison, and with several other more surprises coming up, we are aiming to be the most diverse publisher in comics!”