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Dynamite is proud to announce that acclaimed and best-selling comics writer Victor Gischler will be joining Dynamite! Having been the lead writer on the X-Men for the last 2 and a-half years, we’re proud to have Victor as part of our team.  And Victor is not taking over just any title, but one of Dynamite’s Premiere titles – The Shadow!

Fresh from his acclaimed run on X-Men, Victor is one of the hottest writers in comics, as he also writing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer ‘Spike’ spin-off mini-series!  Joining Victor on The Shadow #7 is artist Jack (Kirby: Genesis) Herbert with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, and Francesco Francavilla!!!  This is Darwyn Cooke’s first ever The Shadow cover!!! The foot is still heavy on the pedal after Garth Ennis’ acclaimed run on The Shadow concludes, so make sure to keep on picking up this must-read book as Victor joins The Shadow with issue #7 in October!

In The Shadow #7, The Shadow is known for the mystic power which allows him to cloud men’s minds and read their hearts.  But what happens when this power fails him?  After the Shadow fails to stop a routine mugging, he travels to the Far East with his pilot and sidekick WWI ace Miles Crofton.  In Nepal, he hopes to reconnect with his old masters and to consult with them about what could be amiss with his powers.  Instead, he finds opium smugglers.  As always, The Shadow faces danger … but he must also look within himself.

“The Shadow is a classic, iconic character that I’m thrilled to write,” says new The Shadow writer Victor Gischler!  “It’s really like you get two characters in one — The Shadow, an incredible crime fighter with the ability to cloud men’s minds, but also as a wealthy man about town named Lamont Cranston who is almost a James bond sort of character himself.  Action, romance, and intrigue in an amazing pulp package make The Shadow a must read.”

“Victor is a writer who we’ve wanted to work with for quite a bit, but weren’t able to due to his exclusivity to Marvel,” states Dynamite President Nick Barrucci.  “We’ve talked in the past, and are happy that we are able to work with him today.  We actually spoke with Garth before deciding who the next writer on The Shadow should be, and Garth was happy to hear that it was Victor, as he’s a fan of his novels and Punisher run.  We’re very fortunate at Dynamite to be working with Victor.”

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

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

Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Pychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.

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 Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, 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. 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%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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