SOLICITATIONS: Brandon Jerwa joins Vampirella

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Vampirella gains a new writer this July with Brandon Jerwa! In Brandon’s first issue, #21, needs something else here as after here the “after” should start the new sentence. After the startling events of last issue, Vampirella’s ready to put everything on the line in an attempt to save one soul and destroy another. Heroes and villains alike are playing toward their own endgame, and the cards are turning with a deadly quickness. We’re not kidding when we say that BIG changes are coming, and it all starts here with Part 1 of INQUISITION! Be sure to pick up Vampirella at this great jumping-on point with issue #21!

“I’ve been a fan of Eric Trautmann’s Vampirella since the first issue, and given our ongoing collaboration, this might be one of the easiest handoffs in the history of comics,” says writer Brandon Jerwa. “Will my Vampirella book be different? Absolutely. Will I be undoing what has come before? No way. Dynamite has a great franchise here, and I’m going to do my best to turn the amps up to eleven!”

“Eric’s told all the stories that he wanted to tell and it’s been a great ride. He helped us re-introduce Vampirella and we have been very happy with his stories and we’re sorry to see him go,” adds Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “But Brandon Jerwa has big plans for the series, and it’s incredible! I don’t want to give too much away but it’s a great new direction and fans will be happy.”

Brandon Jerwa’s comic book career began in 2003, when he submitted a script to Devil’s Due Publishing that was accepted, and was eventually published in G.I. Joe: Frontline #11-14. Soon afterwards, he became the main writer on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and also wrote several G.I. Joe miniseries. On May 18, 2006, Brandon was featured on episode #24 of the Game Show Network’s I’ve Got a Secret; his secret being that in honor of his work on the G.I. Joe comics, Hasbro used his face as the basis for the G.I. Joe action figure Dragonsky. In 2006 and 2007, Jerwa began writing for Dynamite Entertainment, working on the series Highlander, co-writing the first four issues with Michael Avon Oeming before moving on to a prolific run on Battlestar Galactica. Jerwa and Eric Trautmann collaborated on a project called Wide Awake, which appeared first as a short story in Popgun Vol. 2, then as a Free Comic Book Day special, and then later as a free webcomic. In 2009, the duo pitched an idea for a graphic novel to DC’s imprint Vertigo, which was accepted, and soon after Jerwa was contacted about working with DC directly. Jerwa’s first work for DC Comics was in September 2009 as the writer of the Inferno co-feature in The Shield, a monthly series that introduced re-imagined versions of the Red Circle Comics superhero characters into the DC Universe.

Brandon Jerwa currently writes Pantha in addition to Vampirella for Dynamite Entertainment!

About Dynamite Entertainment:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Dynamite won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011!

via Dynamite Entertainment