SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for the week of April 20, 2011

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Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for a look at The Green Hornet, Mercy Thompson, The Last Phantom, Red Sonja, and more.

GREEN HORNET #15
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by PHIL HESTER
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), PHIL HESTER (1-IN-10) & JONATHAN LAU (1-IN-15)
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
Tragedy and terror combine to destroy the Green Hornet family once and for all. With Kato out of commission, Green Hornet tries his hand at solo crime fighting, but a rookie mistake has tragic consequences that may force Britt Reid Jr. to give up his role as Green Hornet forever. Meanwhile, Hayashi and Clutch Kato return from their mission against the Juuma clan in Japan, but find themselves tailed by the deadliest assassin alive, the mysterious Redhand.

THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES! #7
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by BRETT MATTHEWS
Art by ARIEL PADILLA
Cover by ARIEL PADILLA
“Black, White & Green” Retailer incentive cover by ÉRICA AWANO
Luke’s journey to becoming The Green Hornet continues. But to wear the mantle in the future, he must first understand its past. Hornets old and new meet for the first — and last — time…

GREEN HORNET: BLOOD TIES TRADE PAPERBACK
104 pages FC • $16.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art and cover by JOHNNY DESJARDINS
For five years, Green Hornet and Kato have been taking to the streets of Century City, wiping gangsters, drug lords, and killers off the streets. The job is almost done, but the city’s two last mob bosses aren’t going down without a fight.

Joe Fannelli and Tony Carbo go back a long time. They ran numbers, they made collections, they broke the occasional leg. Now, they run the last two thriving mobs in Century City. But Tony is dying. Carbo has set up his son to take over the family business. Unfortunately, Tony Carbo, Jr. is a murderous sociopath. Now, Joe Fannelli has to battle on every front: keeping his friend’s son from destroying everything he’s built, keeping upstart Yakuza boss Oni Juuma from taking it all away, and keeping Green Hornet from sending him to prison for the rest of his life.

The story behind the story, GREEN HORNET: BLOOD TIES recounts the events that lead up to the hit KEVIN SMITH’S GREEN HORNET series. You’ve seen Britt Reid, Jr. and the new Kato take on the mantles created by their fathers. Now, find out how the original Green Hornet and Kato took down the last of Century City’s crime bosses.

Collection features:
The complete 4-issue mini series by Ande Parks and Johnny Desjardins that acts as a prequel to Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet series!
All of the series covers by Johnny Desjardins

PATRICIA BRIGGS’ MERCY THOMPSON: MOON CALLED #5 (of 8)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS w/DAVID LAWRENCE
Art by AMELIA WOO
Cover by TYLER WALPOLE
Mercy Thompson is a walker, a last-of-her-kind being who transforms magically into a coyote. Living between the dark world of werewolves, vampires, and fae and the daylight world of humans, she walks her own solitary path, seeking only peace. But now everything she loves is under attack by a baffling conspiracy. Friends have been kidnapped, captured, and killed. Out-numbered, out-muscled and out of time, there is just one thing Mercy knows for certain. She is going to stop them.

THE LAST PHANTOM #6
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by SCOTT BEATTY • Art by EDUARDO FERIGATO
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), JOE PRADO (1-in-10) & FABIANO NEVES (1-in-15)
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Ghost Walk” reaches its dynamic conclusion! The Phantom takes the fight right to the villain who ordered the murders of his family and friends. For The Ghost Who Walks, that means a one-man assault on the concrete and glass skyscraper housing The Walkabout Foundation, Kit Walker’s philanthropic organization! Unfortunately, Kit won’t find any charity from the private army tasked with hunting him floor-to-floor and making him truly The LAST Phantom! A hero’s end could also mean the end of a heroic dynasty!

RED SONJA: BREAK THE SKIN ONE-SHOT
40 pages FC • $4.99 • Teen +
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Cover by PHIL WINSLADE w/ PAUL RENAUD
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by PHIL WINSLADE
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by PHIL WINSLADE
It looked like such a simple job: Zepur, a princess of the nomadic Talakma Horsemen, sought Sonja’s sword to defeat an unwelcome suitor and his army. When Sonja discovers she’s led her mercenary band into the middle of a bitter and vicious rivalry for leadership of Zepur’s clan, she’s got to figure out who’s lying to her the least, which promises she can keep, and how to fight the soul-eating avatar of an angry ape god. Also features a Classic Red Sonja bonus story!

VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HARDCOVER
376 pages FC • $49.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
By Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Neal Adams, Wally Wood,
Jeff Jones, Denny O’Neil, Steve Englehart, Dave Cockrum, Frank Brunner, Esteban Maroto and more!
Cover by SANJULIAN
The New York Times Best Selling Series Continues!
Vampirella debuted in 1969 and quickly made publishing history! The writers and artists
that contributed during the magazine’s original run includes the top talent of the comic book industry, Jose Gonzalez, Archie Goodwin, Neal Adams, Doug Moench, Berni Wrightson, Tom Sutton, Barry Windsor Smith, Estaban Maroto, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Rudy Nebres, Richard Corben, Pablo Marcos and many more! With past volumes appearing on The New York Times bestselling lists, Vampirella Archives volume three collects issues 15-21 of the magazine’s original run, reprinted in its original magazine-sized format. Also included are all of the original color covers, letter columns, and features from the original magazines.

“…the writers and artists who chronicled her stories are the best of the best.“ – The New York Times

BULLET TO THE HEAD TRADE PAPERBACK
168+ pages FC • $19.99 • Mature
Written by MATZ
Art & Cover by COLIN WILSON
Two cops. Two killers. A political scandal. One beautiful corpse. And a city gripped with fear. Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents Bullet to the Head – a classic crime tale of violence and revenge from writer Matz (Killer) and artist Colin Wilson (Ed Brubaker’s Point Blank)!

“Colin Wilson’s gritty, razor-sharp art is always a pleasure to behold. This long overdue English translation of Bullet to the Head should introduce his work to a whole new generation of readers – and comes as a welcome treat for us old ones.” – Garth Ennis, writer of Preacher, Punisher and The Boys

“Sharp and adult and bracing as a grain alcohol chaser. This is crime fiction for grown-ups.” – Charles Ardai, author and founder of Hard Case Crime

“Wilson is a fantastic artist…. He does a great job with different-looking people – everyone is realistic and lived-in, which is tough to do… his layouts are very nice, as he packs the pages with visual information. If you’ve never seen a Wilson comic, pick this up and check it out!” – comicbookresources.com

“Matz’s script really brings you in and moves you along… Wilson’s art is clean and sharp, yet gritty enough around the edges for that crime drama feel.
5 stars (out of 5) ” – Projectfanboy.com

This is by far my favorite non-Garth Ennis [Dynamite Entertainment] property…. You should pick up a copy at your LCS early.”– ifanboy.com

“Colin Wilson’s art compliments the story. His pencils are rough and unpolished, capturing the darkness of the plot. He also does a good job of making the crime itself seem…almost mundane. Many of his frames lack a focus point, giving the comic the feel of a Dirty Harry movie.”– theouthousers.com

STARGATE: DANIEL JACKSON TRADE PAPERBACK
112+ pages FC • $14.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by DOUG MURRAY
Art by JOHN WATSON
Cover by CHASEN GRIESHOP
Daniel Jackson has always been something more than an action hero. He’s Sherlock Holmes combined with Indiana Jones—someone who is all about the puzzle—and how to solve it. In this story, he is confronted by what appears to be an Ancient Treasure Map—one that might lead to untold riches—or useful knowledge. In order to preserve that knowledge, he asks permission to follow the map on his own—no Valla who might be tempted to steal everything she found. No Cameron Mitchell, who might (accidentally) start a war. And so, on his own, Daniel walks through the Stargate and finds himself on a world the Ancients used as a storehouse—and he is not alone on that world. Treasure seekers from many worlds have found their way there.

All have been trapped by the Ancient’s security system. Daniel Jackson has to find a way to defeat the security system, find the treasure—and stay alive while doing so. The fact that two beautiful women have their eyes on him makes it that much more difficult…\

Collection Features:
Issues one through four of the hit series by writer Doug Murray (The Nam) and artist John Watson.
All of the series covers by Chasen Grieshop
An inside look at Dynamite’s Stargate: Vala Mal Doran trade paperback.

GUY RITCHIE’S GAMEKEEPER OMNIBUS TRADE PAPERBACK
256 page TRADE PAPERBACK • $24.99 • Teen +
Advanced solicited for October Shipping.
Written by GUY RITCHIE, ANDY DIGGLE & JEFF PARKER
Art by MUKESH SINGH, RON RANDALL & RON CHAN
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
An original graphic novel created by filmmaker Guy Ritchie, (Lock Stock…, Snatch and Sherlock Holmes). Now in development as a feature film with Warner Bros. and Joel Silver, producer of The Matrix. Collecting issues #1-10 from the comic book series. Features and introduction from Guy Ritchie.

For ten years he has lived a lie, telling himself that he nurtures life, when once he merely took it. But only now does he finally embrace the truth…that he is closer to the wild than he is to his own humanity. He is nature’s remedy to man’s disease. The man known only as Brock lives a quiet existence as gamekeeper a secluded Scottish estate, until paramilitary mercenaries storm the estate and kill Jonah Morgan – the owner and Brock’s friend. Now, Brock faces his dark past and the events he had sworn he’d forget. Obliged to avenge Jonah’s death, Brock must leave his tranquil life and journey deep into an unfamiliar, urban underworld. But as he gets pulled in deeper, it’s difficult to tell who has more power, Brock, the man, or the animal within.

“The Moment I saw the pages, I had a cinematic vision for what I know will make a great film.”
-From the introduction by Guy Ritchie

“Diggle and Singh have made me a believer”
-Wizard

“Exquisitely conveyed, dramatically illustrated, this tale is a flawless victory.”
-Silver Bullet

“What’s most refreshing about this title is that it feels like its own creation, instead of a retread of well-worn genre.”
-Variety

“If there’s ever a perfect treatment for a new gritty action movie Game Keeper #1 is it and I want to see more of it as soon as possible!”
-Comic Addict

“It’s a book with a solid concept. A solid story. And rock solid artwork.”
-Aint it Cool

“Mukesh Singh’s work is superb. Without a doubt he is one of the best colorists I have ever seen in comics”
-IGN

via Dynamite Entertainment