Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving this week. Take the jump for a look at Kirby: Genesis, Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight, Hack/Slash/EVA Monster’s Ball, Kator Origins, and more.
KIRBY: GENESIS #0
32 pages FC • $1.00 • Teen +
Plot by KURT BUSIEK & ALEX ROSS
Script by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JACK HERBERT & ALEX ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Issue #1 Cover Sneak Peek Art” Retailer incentive cover by SEAN CHEN
“Issue #1 Cover Sneak Peek Art” Retailer incentive cover by RYAN SOOK
“Issue #1 Cover Sneak Peek Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
The Kirby Event of the new millennium begins here, brought to you by the best-selling and award-winning creators of MARVELS! The Pioneer 10 space probe carried a message to the stars. Now an answer’s on the way — but not one we expected! When it arrives, the lives of three ordinary people — and the entire world — will be changed forever. Featuring Captain Victory, Silver Star and more of Jack Kirby’s greatest concepts, including characters never before seen in comics form! Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY) and Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME team up for their first full collaboration since 1994, withfinished art (from Alex’s layouts) by Jack Herbert (BLACK TERROR). Don’t miss this tantalizing prelude to KIRBY: GENESIS — a bold, explosive adventure debuting a universe of wild Kirby creations!
This is the beginning.
This is THE Genesis!
This 32-page book will feature an original story as well as tons of bonus materials!
CHARLAINE HARRIS’ GRAVE SIGHT PART 1 (of 3)
64 pages FC • $7.99 • Teen +
Written by CHARLAINE HARRIS & WILLIAM HARMS
Art by DENIS MEDRI
Covers by BENOIT SPRINGER (50%), DENIS MEDRI (50%)
Acclaimed and NYT Bestselling author Charlaine Harris, the writer of the Sookie Stackhouse series, has joined the Dynamite family with the
first book of her hit Harper Connelly series, Grave Sight. Charlaine’s Sookie Stackhouse novels became the basis for one of today’s most successful television shows, the hit HBO series True Blood! Dynamite is extremely proud to present Charlaine Harris’ first comic adaptation For the past five years, readers have been thrilled by the Harper Connelly series. Featuring Harper Connelly, a woman who has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living-but she’s used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she’s become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it’s always urgent-even if the dead can wait forever.
At the age of 15, Harper Connelly was struck by lightning, an event that gave her the ability to find the dead and see how they died. Since then, Harper’s scratched out a living selling her services to anyone with a checkbook. It’s not the best life, but it beats the alternative, at least until Harper and her brother Tolliver roll into Sarne, Arkansas and find themselves embroiled in a murder mystery!
HACK/SLASH/EVA MONSTER’S BALL #1 (of 4)
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by BRANDON JERWA
Art by CEZAR RAZEK
Cover by TIM SEELEY
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by TIM SEELEY
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by TIM SEELEY
Eva: a time-lost warrior who believes that God wants her to rid our world of the foul things that lurk in the shadows. Cassie Hack: a 21st century anti-heroine who has devoted her life to the elimination of “slashers” who kill without mercy or reason. These lethal ladies and their monstrous majordomos Michael and Vlad may seem like two sides of the same coin, but they’re as different as night and day. When a mysterious figure brings them together, the whole world’s going to be reminded that Hell hath no fury like two women on a mission in a city full of monsters!
KATO ORIGINS #9: THE HELLFIRE CLUB
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +
Written by JAI NITZ •
Art by COLTON WORLEY
Covers by COLTON WORLEY (main) & FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1-in-10)
Everyone is a suspect when a prominent businessman is murdered in a private house. Kato, in disguise as a Siamese prince, tries to uncover the culprit. But what happens when suspects are hiding secrets worse than murder? Also, things get hairy when Kato discovers that ladies like royalty!
LA BANKS’ VAMPIRE HUNTRESS: DAWN AND DARKNESS TRADE PAPERBACK
112 pages FC • $16.99 • Teen + • (C:0-1-2)
Written by L.A. BANKS & JESS RUFFNER
Art by BRETT BOOTH, GREG TITUS, N. STEVEN HARRIS
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Follow the Neterus and the Neteru Guardian Team as they take the fight against evil beyond the Armageddon! The team is still searching for the wounded Anti-Christ while trying to avoid the wrath of Lucifer. Complicating matters, several members of the team are pregnant with the next generation of Warriors of Light, and the darkness wants them and their unborn wiped off the face of the planet. To make matters worse, a new predator is hunting humans — something not wholly vampire or werewolf or like any demon they’ve ever encountered… and this time the predator is out for more than just blood!
Issues 1-4 of the original series written by L.A. BANKS that takes place after the epilogue of the 12th and final Vampire Huntress novel.
All of the series covers by BRETT BOOTH
An introduction by JONATHAN MABERRY
An afterword by L.A. BANKS
“The Making of Vampire Huntress” featuring sketches and commentary
PRAISE FOR DAWN AND DARKNESS:
“I would imagine that any fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer would quickly become a fan of Vampire Huntress and vice versa.” -majorspoilers.com
“The Vampire Huntress Legends: Dawn and Darkness … should not be missed by (L.A. Banks’) fans or anyone who enjoys great paranormal fantasy!” -heavyink.com
L.A. Banks is a New York Times best-selling author and recipient of the 2009 Romantic Times Booklover’s Career Choice Award for Paranormal Fiction as well as the 2008 Essence Storyteller of the Year award. Ms. Banks has written over 42 novels and contributed to 23 novellas, in multiple genres under various pseudonyms.