SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for November 30, 2011

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Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.  Take the jump for an early look at The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross, Warlord of Mars: fall of Barsoom #4, Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf #3, Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1, Queen Sonja #25, and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones #3.

THE DYNAMITE ART OF ALEX ROSS HARD COVER
328 pages FC  • $39.99
Written by, art and cover by ALEX ROSS
Alex Ross’s ultra-realistic, painted renditions of iconic superheroes have made him a superstar in and outside of the comic book market. Now, in the vein of such acclaimed Alex Ross books as Mythologies and Rough Justice, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross. Showcasing all of Alex Ross’s Dynamite cover art, along with sketches, designs, layouts, pencils, and interior work (including a wealth of never before published art), and featuring a running commentary by Alex Ross himself, this massive, 328 page collection is a package not to be missed!

“Having Alex do the covers is what really lent both projects boatloads of credibility.  They could’ve been tough sells in the market place: comics based on unproduced screenplays?  It was an untried notion.  Add to that the fact that I had a bad reputation for lateness, and that book could’ve died.  But when those first few gorgeous Ross images hit the internet, folks started giving us the benefit of the doubt.  And those covers were sweeping and cinematic.  Alex made the book look big and important in the pre-release art, long before any of us had really gotten to work. His involvement set the bar high for the rest of the creative team.” – Green Hornet and Bionic Man collaborator Kevin Smith

“Alex Ross’s artwork hit the comics industry like an atom bomb, ushering in a new era of heroic realism, and the shockwaves are still echoing. I’ve been working with Alex for over 20 years now, and new work from him is always a thrill.” – Marvels and Kirby: Genesis collaborator Kurt Busiek

“Working with Alex means working with a storyteller who cares. Not “an artist” or “a painter”–while Alex is certainly an exemplar of both, those terms too narrowly define his talent. Alex’s real gift lies beyond the artwork he creates; it’s in his ability to craft it in groundbreaking ways that make visual the modern myths that he and his collaborators spin. When it comes to that, Alex is as meticulous and as layered as his painted pieces would suggest, and the medium is the better for it.” – Kingdom Come collaborator MARK WAID

“Over the last two decades, I’ve had the good fortune to be Alex Ross’s collaborator and friend. Like everyone else, I’m routinely impressed by the esthetic quality of Alex’s art, but I’m also impressed by its emotional quality. Alex wants to make you believe that a man can fly, but he also wants you to believe that the man who can fly wants to be even better than he is – and wants to use those talents to make the world a better place as well.” – Uncle Sam collaborator Steve Darnall

WARLORD OF MARS: FALL OF BARSOOM #4
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON  
Art by ROBERTO CASTRO
Covers by JOE JUSKO (main), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1-in-10)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
100,000 YEARS BEFORE THE TIME OF JOHN CARTER!  A tribe of Red Martians attacks the Atmosphere Plant just as it’s about to go operational.  Meanwhile, the savage Warhoon march on the last stronghold of the Orovar — the city of Horz–determined to wipe the White Martians from the face Mars.  This is the penultimate chapter in the Fall of Barsoom!

PATRICIA BRIGGS’ ALPHA AND OMEGA:CRY WOLF #3
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS & DAVID LAWRENCE  
Art by TODD HERMAN
Cover by JENNY FRISON
Charles and Anna face a grim choice as the killer werewolf strikes again.  Stop the rogue, or silence an unlucky witness before he exposes them all!  Can the wounded alpha wolf and his inexperienced mate solve the crime before they are forced to spill innocent blood?

FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #1
32 pages FC  • Full issue introductory price $1.00  •  Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Plot and Art Direction by ALEX ROSS
Art by DANIEL INDRO
Covers by ALEX ROSS (75%), PAUL RENAUD (25%), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (1-in-10),  WAGNER REIS (1-in-25)
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Retro Original Art” Retailer Incentive cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
“Sketch Art” Retailer Incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
The year is 1934, a time of two-fisted swashbuckling, of fearsome threats and wild adventure—and of ever-growing threats on the horizon.

Three valiant humans — Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov — are plucked from the Earth, traveling to the distant planet Mongo. Their exploits are legendary, battling the machinations and terror schemes of the dreaded emperor Ming, the All-Seeing Ruler of Mongo. But they did not fight alone…

Written by Eric Trautmann (Vampirella, Red Sonja), from a story and designs by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Marvels, Project Superpowers), and illustrated by Daniel Lindro (Sherlock Holmes: Year One).

QUEEN SONJA #25
32 pages FC  • $4.99  •  Teen +
Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN  
Art by FRITZ CASAS
Covers by LUCIO PARRILLO (50%), CHASEN GRIESHOP (50%)
An over-sized anniversary issue! The final battle for the throne, the fate of an empire hangs in the balance! All loyalties tested and schemes lain bare in the final showdown between Queen Sonja and Emperor Antonious!

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S A GAME OF THRONES #3
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Adapted by DANIEL ABRAHAM
Art by TOMMY PATTERSON
Cover by MIKE S. MILLER
“Virgin Art” Retailer Incentive cover by MIKE S. MILLER
“Black & White” Retailer Incentive cover by MIKE S. MILLER
One of the greatest epic fantasies of all time rises to dazzling heights in the third issue of this masterly graphic novel adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones.  King Robert has come to Winterfell, accompanied by his Lannister queen, Cersei; her son, Prince Joffrey; and her brothers, Jamie and the dwarf Tyrion, called the Imp. In their train come intrigue, treachery, and attempted murder that will shake House Stark to its very foundations. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, the marriage between Daenerys Targaryen and the Dothraki horselord Khal Drogo wins her brother Viserys a dangerous new ally in his quest to reclaim the Iron Throne.

Featuring 29 pages of art and story!

via Dynamite Entertainment