SNEAK PEEK: Dynamite Entertainment for December 19, 2012

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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 Pantha #5, The Bionic Woman #6, Green Hornet #32, Dark Shadows #11, Vampirella #25, The Spider #7, Evil Ernie #3, and Masks #2.

MASKS #2  (of 8)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Dennis Calero
Covers by Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%), Ardian Syaf (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%)
Fans, ask your retailer for these variant incentive covers!
• Ross “virgin art” cover retailer incentive
• Syaf black & white art cover retailer incentive
• Sean Phillips “Retro Spider” cover retailer incentive
Powerful criminals and crooked politicians have taken over New York, and instituted a fascist police state. With the law bent to their own purposes, the so- called “Justice Party” and their army of Black Legion troopers imprison, extort, and execute any citizens who stand in their way. Only vigilantes like the Shadow, Green Hornet, and the Spider have any hope of standing against them, but instead of operating outside the law as they have always done, these masked heroes must now oppose the law in their fight for justice. But they will not be fighting alone, as more men and women don masks and emerge from the shadows to stand alongside them.

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EVIL ERNIE #3
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art by Jason Craig
Covers by Ardian Syaf (25%), Dan Brereton (25%), Kyle Hotz (25%), Stephen Segovia (25%)
Fans, ask your retailer for these variant incentive covers!
• Hotz “chaotic green art” cover retailer incentive
• Brereton “virgin art” art cover retailer incentive
• Syaf black & white art cover retailer incentive
ORIGIN OF EVIL PART 3!  It’s Ernie versus Widmark Prison’s gen pop in a battle to the death, but Ernie’s powers are running low – how will he survive?! Plus, Ernie comes face to face with his wicked foster father, Buford for the first time since his transformation! Will it be the last? Also, Uriel, the angel in charge of people’s destinies comes down from Heaven to tell Ernie what’s what and Smiley doesn’t like it one bit!

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THE SPIDER #7
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by David Liss
Art by Ivan Rodriguez
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Fans, ask your retailer for the variant incentive cover!
• Francavilla “virgin art” cover retailer incentive
NEW STORY ARC! Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick lies dead.  His wife grieves, and a twisted killer stalks the city.  The Spider has inadvertently set into motion the chain of events that leads to his friend’s death, and now he’s out for bloody vengeance – Spider style!  But will Richard Wentworth be able to resist the grieving window when she’s the woman he loves?  It’s a game-changing issue of the neo-pulp sensation.

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VAMPIRELLA #25
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Heubert Kahn Michael
Covers by Paul Renaud (33%), Lucio Parrillo (33%), Fabiano Neves (33%)
Fans, ask your retailer for the variant incentive cover!
• RISQUÉ ART cover retailer incentive
HELL ON EARTH concludes here, bringing the second year of Dynamite’s Vampirella series to a close! The two most powerful vampires on Earth are clashing in a fury of blood and fire, and the balance of Chaos and Order is at stake!

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DARK SHADOWS #11
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by MIKE RAICHT
Art by GUIU VILANOVA
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
As if things couldn’t get any worse, satanic forces are closing in on Collinswood. This time, however, they are not hunting for Barnabas Collins. Who are they coming for and what do they want with the Collins’ bloodline? Only Barnabas’ darkest abilities and urges may give him the strength to save his family. But have those gifts left him as well? Is Barnabas truly not evil enough to prevail?

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GREEN HORNET #32
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Plot by ANDE PARKS
Written by JAI NITZ
Art by JETHRO MORALES
Covers by PHIL HESTER (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%)
The Green Hornet is trying to re-make his image in Century City. The wealthy, brilliant and ruthless arms dealer, Gravilov isn’t making it easy. Intent on using Century City as a base from which to ship death around the globe, Gravilov must first eliminate the Green Hornet and Kato. Gravilov’s high-tech thugs have attacked The Hornet’s Nest, leaving blood and chaos in their wake. Now, the Green Hornet will strike back. But, to defeat Gravilov, will the Hornet have to sink to his level?

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THE BIONIC WOMAN #6
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Art by LENO CARVALHO
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
There’s blood on the streets when Jaime Sommers makes her last stand against the Mission, but whose blood has been spilled, and what will it mean to the Bionic Woman’s future? And… even if Jaime can survive the Mission, even if her friends live through the day, even if OSI doesn’t draw her back into the net, there’s a new army just waiting for the Bionic Woman, an army of sophisticated robots disguised as women! An army called… the Fembots!

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PANTHA #5
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by BRANDON JERWA
Art by POW RODRIX
Cover by MARK TEXEIRA
A DYNAMITE CROSSOVER EVENT! Pantha goes to war against the forces of Dracula and the Parliament Of Demons in this done-in-one crossover with the “HELL ON EARTH” storyline in VAMPIRELLA! Perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

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