Press Release

Famous for writing one of the defining series of The Punisher with Mike Zeck, Steven Grant takes on Jennifer Blood with Jennifer Blood: Born Again! Dynamite is privileged to be working with Mr. Two Guns himself for the very first time on such a special project. Joining Steven on the comic will be interior artist Kewber Baal, with covers by Stephen Segovia! Make sure to get the book in print and digitally this coming August!

In Jennifer Blood: Born Again #1, the streets of Lalaland run red when Jennifer Blood returns to declare a new war on the mobs. Or does she? As a low level hood plots to leverage her in a bid to take over the Los Angeles underworld, her war attracts some very dangerous attention and unexpectedly sets a lethal international chain of events in motion. A deadly new direction from writer Steven Grant, the well-known writer of classic The Punisher stories as well as the creator and writer of Boom!’s 2 Guns!

“I don’t play with other people’s toys much anymore, but Jennifer Blood was too juicy a prospect to pass up. As one of Garth’s greatest creations, she was pure psychopulp, that’s what I love about her, and the psychopulp is what we’re going for as we bring her back from the precipice after she has lost everything, and give her a new focus, a new home and a new direction. She used to be crazy, with a thick veneer of sane hiding it. Now she’s chillingly sane, but it’s crazy-sane. She has been a lot of fun.” – Steven Grant

“Steven is well versed in the world of all things hard-boiled and he’s bringing all those skills to this new series of Jennifer Blood.” – Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor

“I’ve known Steven for 20 years, and since Dynamite began publishing 10 years ago I’ve wanted to work with Steve,” states Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “His incredible body of work ranges from The Hulk to the Avengers, and was the first writer to turn the Punisher in to one of Marvel’s leading characters, and of course now 2 Guns. It’s rewarding that a writer of Steven’s caliber is finally working with us, and on an extremely important character to Dynamite – Jennifer Blood.”

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Jennifer Blood: Born Again #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Jennifer Blood: Born Again #1 with their local comic book retailers. Jennifer Blood: Born Again #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite 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, A 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 Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, 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.

All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners. Press release written by Josh Green.

via Dynamite Entertainment


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