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Following the critical success of 2014’s Red Team, Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak return to the Manhattan’s mean streets with the elite NYPD narcotics unit in Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass!

One year after the catastrophic events that ended the first series, Red Team survivors Eddie Mellinger and Trudy Giroux are in the doldrums. Considered a political liability, the two are kept busy on small-time cases by their suspicious NYPD commanders… but a chance encounter in the ghetto gives them a chance to get back in the game. Trouble is, it means going far beyond the law… which is what almost got them killed last time around.

“Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass features the return of two of my favorite characters, Detectives Eddie Mellinger and Trudy Giroux of the NYPD,” says writer Garth Ennis. “The first Red Team saw them survive by the skin of their teeth; now they’re dropped right back in at the deep end, with their growing feelings for each other only complicating matters. Writing this series is a real treat for me, and getting to work with Craig Cermak again makes it even better.”

“This is Ennis at his finest, working the inside of a cop shop gone sideways,” says Dynamite Senior Editor Joseph Rybrandt. “Along with Craig Cermak, one of the finest artists working in comics today, the team delivers a drama that rivals anything on television.”

“Dynamite’s ongoing working relationship with Garth Ennis has been one of the most rewarding in our time as a publisher,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “He is truly a master of genre, and the first Red Team series was one of his best crime series to date.”

Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass reunites Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) with up-and-coming artist Craig Cermak for another nine-issue run of hardboiled crime comics at their finest! Look for the first issue in stores on July 20th!

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.

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