SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for August 24, 2011

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Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week (August 24, 2011). Take the jump for a look at The Bionic Man #1, Hack Slash/Eva: Monster’s Ball #3, Queen Sonja #19, Warehouse 13 #1, and more.

THE BIONIC MAN #1
40 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by KEVIN SMITH w/ PHIL HESTER  •  Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), PAUL RENAUD (1-in-10), STEPHEN SEGOVIA (1-in-15)­­, JONATHAN LAU (1-in-20)
“Sketch Art” Retailer Incentive  cover by ALEX ROSS
“Bionic Blue” Retailer Incentive  cover by PAUL RENAUD
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive  cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer Incentive  cover by ALEX ROSS
Steve Austin is back and acclaimed film maker Kevin Smith unleashes his high octane vision in this new series from Dynamite.  Featuring 28 pages of story/art in an action-packed first issue!  Kevin Smith is joined by Phil Hester, artist Jonathan Lau, and cover artist/character designer Alex Ross (the team who
brought you The MAIN Green Hornet series), Smith unleashes Bionic Man into the 21st century as only he can. Based on the Universal Television series “The Six Million Dollar Man.”

HACK SLASH / EVA: MONSTER’S BALL #3 (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
Dr. Praetorious has joined forces with Mary Shelley Lovecraft, and they’re looking to make some changes around here. (Note: by “around here” we mean “across our entire reality” – which is NOT A GOOD THING!) Meanwhile, our heroes are doing their best to stay alive on the mean streets of Detroit…which happen to be crawling with freaks, weirdos and monster hit-squads!

QUEEN SONJA #19
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ARVID NELSON  
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Covers by FABIANO NEVES (50%) & CARLOS RAFAEL (50%)
Things are reaching a breaking point for Sonja and her one-time ally, the Cimmerian mercenary Ryakin. Meanwhile, Thulsa Doom continues working to free his dark god, Set, from his imprisonment. Set is hiding something from Thulsa, but not to worry – Thulsa is hiding something from Set, too! A desperate battle in the wilderness and an unexpected reversal of fortunes – and loyalties – awaits in the blood-and-guts packed penultimate issue of Son of Set.

WAREHOUSE 13 #1
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by BEN RAAB & DERIC A. HUGHES  
Art by BEN MORSE
Covesr by BEN MORSE (50%), PHOTO (50%)
Enter a world of endless wonder as Syfy’s smash-hit dramedy makes its comic book debut!  When a series of sudden, unexplained sinkholes appear beneath the streets of Rio de Janeiro, the Warehouse team heads down to Brazil in the middle of Carnival to uncover the cause. What they discover is that someone is using an ancient artifact to move massive chunks of earth and mine huge, underground gold deposits.  With the ground becoming increasingly unstable, our heroes find themselves in a race to retrieve the artifact before the entire city collapses!  Written by the writers of WAREHOUSE 13, this thrilling 5-issue action-adventure/mystery series promises to snag, bag and tag fans of the show and new readers alike!

VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES VOL. 5: KURT BUSIEK TRADE PAPERBACK
328 pages FC  • $24.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by KURT BUSIEK w/ TOM SNIEGOSKI
Art by DAVE COCKRUN, LOUIS LaCHANCE, LOUIS SMALL & more
Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA
For the first time ever! Collected in this massive trade!

Vampirella enters the modern era courtesy of Kurt Busiek. From the 1991 classic limited series Morning In America comes Vampirella’s resurgence as she prepares to battle a new threat from the Cult Of Chaos in the form of Nathan Shroud and the Unseelie Congress by Kurt Busiek and Louis LaChance. Volume 5 also collects three short stories from the Vampirella Summer Nights Special from 1992 which chronicle some of the key players from Morning In America including Adam and Pendragon, written once again by Kurt Busiek with art by top talents like Dave Cockrum, James Fry and Richard Howell. These classic stories were originally in black and white but have been re-mastered and colored here for the very first time!

Also included is Vampirella: Dracula War collecting issues 1-4 of Vampirella’s 1993 series, written by Kurt Busiek and Tom Sniegoski with art by Jim Balent and Louis Small Jr.!

“Vampirella was so hot I used to buy every comic I could get my hands on. The fact she didn’t exist didn’t bother me because we have these quintessential female images in our mind…”
– James Cameron, Director of Avatar, Titanic, Aliens and Terminator

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