SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for October 10, 2012

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One more day until New Comic Book Day, and Dynamite Entertainment has released a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week! Take the jump for an early look at Evil Ernie, Damsels, Voltron: Year One, Dark Shadows, Zorro Rides Again, Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: A Fool Moon, and more.

EVIL ERNIE #1
32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen+
Written by JESSE BLAZE SNIDER
Art by JASON CRAIG
Covers by TIM SEELEY WRAP-AROUND COVER (25%), ARDIAN
SYAF (25%), NICK BRADSHAW (25%), DAN BRERETON (25%)
Fans, ask your retailer for these variant incentive covers!
• TIM SEELEY black & white cover retailer incentive
• NICK BRADSHAW black & white cover retailer incentive
• JOE QUESADA “classic art” cover retailer incentive
ORIGIN OF EVIL PART 1!  Ernest Fairchild was a kind and gentle soul…until one day something in him snapped, leading him to one of the most notorious killing sprees in American history. With 665 kills to his name, “Evil Ernie” requires ONE more murder to complete the ritual he started and seal his deal with the Devil. Problem is: he’s just been EXECUTED! What led an ordinary boy to become a leather-clad angel of death? How does he wield such blasphemous power? And what is the secret behind his hideous smiley-face button? This October, you may hate the sin, but you’ll LOVE the SINNER! Jesse Blaze Snider (HULK: LET THE BATTLE BEGIN) and JASON CRAIG (FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH) dive into the heart of darkness with Dynamite’s bold, terrifying new relaunch of EVIL ERNIE!

DAMSELS #2
32 pages FC •  $3.99  •  Teen+
Written by LEAH MOORE, JOHN REPPION
Art by ANEKE
Cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Fans, ask your retailer for these variant incentive covers!
• LINSNER “virgin art” cover retailer incentive
• LINSNER “sketch art” cover retailer incentive
From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid and Snow White… In Caumont Castle, King Persine and Queen Rapunzel are still reeling from the discovery of a mysterious spy in their midst. The loyal subjects of Caumont must be made aware of the sinister magical threat before it’s too late! Meanwhile, having made her escape from Caumont via the River Esk, Rapa is still struggling to make sense of her situation. Can she really trust the amphibian girl who saved her life, or
Is she even more confused than Rapa herself?

VOLTRON: YEAR ONE #5
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by BRANDON THOMAS
Art by CRAIG CERMAK
Cover by ADMIRA WIJAYA
The traitor has been revealed, and #686 finally has the smoking gun necessary to bring him down once and for all. Only one problem though—central command has been infiltrated by zombie robots, and they’re promising to execute a “flesh sack” every ten minutes until their demands are met. And cut off from the rest of his team, Commander Sven has no choice but to form an alliance with the same man he’s sworn to expose at all costs. Finally face-to-face with his enemy, yet on the run from
ones even more dangerous, what Sven does next changes everything. “Fearless Leader” goes penultimate, and this is where the future becomes set in stone…

DARK SHADOWS #8
32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by MIKE RAICHT  
Art by GUIU VILANOVA
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Barnabas the hunted! What does he have to do with the mysterious deaths of multiple children in a nearby town? Could it be true that Barnabas is to blame? He doesn’t know for sure but he has vowed to get to the bottom of it. With Barnabas’ recent memory problems and need to fulfill his blood lust he fears the worst.

DARK SHADOWS/VAMPIRELLA #3
32 pages FC •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by MARC ANDREYKO  
Art by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by FABIANO NEVES
Vampirella takes Barnabas on a tour of the seedy sex clubs of New York as the search for the serial killer heats up! And sparks fly between Pantha and Quentin, the werewolf! But our vampire heroes are in over their heads as the true villain behind the murders shows them a preview of her (!!) ancient evil!

ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #12 (of 12)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by and cover by MATT WAGNER
Art by JOHN K. SNYDER III
This is it, the ending of Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner’s epic run on Zorro! As the forces of corruption seek to capture and kill Zorro, can even Zorro remain free to continue his brave crusade?  Find out in Zorro Rides Again #12!

JIM BUTCHER’S THE DRESDEN FILES: FOOL MOON #8
32 pages FC •  $3.99  •  Teen+  • re-solicit
Written by JIM BUTCHER, MARK POWERS
Art and cover by CHASE CONLEY
Shattered friendships. Fallen allies. Dark family secrets. Oh, and an increasingly large number of mutilated corpses strewn across Chicago. These are merely some of the
horrors Harry Dresden has endured in trying to stop an all-out war between several werewolf factions and the enigmatic gangster Johnny Marcone. Now, that war is coming to its tragic conclusion-and Harry will learn that his world, and the powers that threaten all he cares for, are far deadlier than he could possibly imagined…

VOLTRON VOL. 1: THE SIXTH PILOT TP
144+ pages FC • $19.99 • Teen + • Advance-solicit. In
stores September 2012  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by BRANDON THOMAS  
Art by ARIEL PADILLA
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The Secret Origin of King Zarkon! For years, the Voltron Force and their five robot lions have been the only things standing between Zarkon and total domination over the good planets of the solar system. The young Space Explorers have pushed his brutal regime to the edges of the galaxy, and their ultimate victory has never been closer than it is now. But Zarkon knows something—a secret about the creation of Voltron and the true identities of its first pilots, that will change everything they thought they once knew. A story spanning over a hundred years, The Sixth Pilot takes everything you know and love about Voltron and redefines it with widescreen action and shocking revelations at every turn. ACTIVATE INTERLOCKS!
COLLECTION FEATURES:
•   Issues 1-6 of the hit series by Brandon Thomas andAriel Padilla
•   All issue covers by Alex Ross, Sean Chen and more
•   Writer’s commentary for issues 1 and 2 by series writer Brandon Thomas

“This is one solid debut from both writer and artist… the book was a blast and I want more!”– Newsarama

“Phenomenal!!! That’s one word that I could use to describe this book. There’s also a lot of other adjectives, but let me just say-BUY THIS BOOK!!!! If you’re a sci-fi fan, it’s a great read, if you’ve never read a Voltron comic or seen a Voltron cartoon, it’s a good place to start and if you ARE a Voltron fan, you will enjoy it immensely!!! Highest possible recommendation!!” – Geeks of Doom

QUEEN SONJA VOL. 4: SON OF SET TP
128 pages FC •  $19.99  •  Teen+  • (C:0-1-2)
Written by ARVID NELSON  
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Cover by FABIANO NEVES
Red Sonja is secure at last as queen of the tiny nation of Sogaria. Rebel princes, greedy emperors, fiendish  intrigues – she’s bested them all. But a new danger is rising up from the depths of the Earth itself. Thulsa Doom, Sonja’s hated nemesis, has been rotting in the stygian darkness and nursing his enmity for the flame-haired queen since Sonja cast him down there many years ago. Set, Thulsa’s evil god, calls out to him, promising him vengeance if Doom will free his god from an ancient prison. You can be sure Thulsa is up to the task, and when Set is free, all hell breaks loose in Sogaria. But what about the mysterious plans Set is hiding from Thulsa Doom? And what about Red Sonja? She’s not giving up her kingdom without a fight! When fantasy’s greatest heroine and greatest villain clash, sparks and blood are guaranteed to fly. Magic, mystery, carnage and mayhem await all those who dare to read Queen Sonja Volume Four: Son of Set!

COLLECTION FEATURES:
•    Issues 16 through 20 of the hit series by Arvid Nelson (Warlord Of Mars) and Edgar Salazar (Project Superpowers)
•   All of the beautiful covers by artists Fabiano Neves (Marvel Zombies vs the Army of Darkness),  Carlos Rafael (Buck Rogers) and Patrick Berkenkotter (The Torch)!

via Dynamite Entertainment