Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce their appearance at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, hosting panels on Thursday, July 9th, and Friday, July 10th. The panel topics are Dynamite: The Next Ten Years and The Spirit 75th Anniversary, respectively, and will include special guest panelists Gail Simone, Matt Wagner, David Gonzales, Paul Levitz, Michael Uslan, and more. Also, Dynamite is proud to announce the SDCC release of three exclusive comic book variant editions: two pertaining to Will Eisner’s classic crimefighter The Spirit, and one dedicated to the wildly popular television series Bob’s Burgers. Additionally, an exclusive Bob’s Burgers promotional print will be available at the show during a special signing event featuring show creator Loren Bouchard.
The dates, times, locations, and focus of Dynamite’s two panels are summarized below:
Thursday, 7/9/15, 5:45pm – 6:45pm – Dynamite: The Next Ten Years – Join the Dynamite Entertainment team and their star-studded line-up of creative talent as they forecast their game-changing projects of 2016 and beyond, including James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob’s Burgers, Vampirella, and more. Special guests David Gonzales (creator of Homies) and Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) will take the stage for a surprise announcements, including awesome developments regarding Grumpy Cat! Attendees will also receive complimentary Homies figurines. Room 6DE.
Friday, 7/10/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Spirit 75th Anniversary Panel – Join Dynamite CEO & publisher Nick Barrucci, new series writer Matt Wagner (Grendel, The Shadow), former DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz, Michael Uslan (film producer and writer of The Boy Who Loved Batman), Dynamite marketing manager Keith Davidsen, and special guests to-be-announced to discuss the creative legacy of industry legend Will Eisner and his most iconic character, The Spirit. Room: 4
Comic book fans will be excited to know that special San Diego Comic-Con exclusive variants of two of Dynamite’s most highly anticipated comic books will be available at the show.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Comixology Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Jenny Frison exclusively created for San Diego Comic-Con, this variant edition (Cover L) can be found only at the Comixology booth (Booth #2547) on Saturday, July 11th.
Bob’s Burgers (Vol. 2) #1 SDCC Retailer Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Damon Wong, this variant edition (Cover K) was exclusively created for sale by retailers exhibiting at SDCC. Fans can visit the Diamond Comics booth (Booth #2401) to pick up a flier indicating which retailers on-site will be selling the special comic.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Award Ceremony Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Francesco Francavilla exclusively created as a giveaway for 2015 award ceremonies, this variant edition (Cover G) will be available for free to attendees of the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, held on the evening of Friday, July 10th, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Finally, Dynamite Entertainment and Diamond Comic Distributors are proud to welcome Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob’s Burgers, for a signing at the Diamond Booth (#2401) on Friday, July 10th, between 12:00pm and 12:45pm. An exclusive Bob’s Burgers print will be available at the booth for fans to enjoy the beloved cartoonist’s autograph.
Dynamite wishes all attending fans, retailers, and partners an enjoyable San Diego Comic-Con 2015, and hopes to see you all at the show!
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, Red Sonja, 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, 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.