Dynamite Entertainment’s line of creator-driven titles featuring today’s top talent continues to grow with Grumpy Cat and Smuggling Spirits writer Ben Fisher’s The Great Divide! Created with his Smuggling Spirits collaborator, artist Adam Markiewicz, The Great Divide paints a terrifying picture of life without human contact, for fear of a bloody demise!
In The Great Divide, humanity awakens in the near future to the horrifying reality that the faintest touch from another’s skin results in agonizing death. The survivors isolate themselves, many driven mad by fragments of memories absorbed from the dead. But when a pair of thieves stumbles upon the means to save their species, they learn not everyone is eager to see the old world order restored…
“The Great Divide is set in a desperate, dangerous world. But at the heart of the book are two people struggling with the same basic question we all have: how do we find real connection with each other?” says author Ben Fisher. “That blend of high concept action and deeply personal motivation is fertile ground for storytelling, and Dynamite is the perfect platform for this series.”
“After working with Ben on our lighthearted Grumpy Cat comic series, we wanted to offer him a chance to do something of his own creation,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “When he turned in the pitch for The Great Divide, it was exactly the kind of thrilling horror-fueled science fiction we love here at Dynamite. It’s destined to be one of our standout original series of the year!”
Each issue of The Great Divide will also contain unique bonus digital content. The first issue will include a download code for “Teowawki,” a song about a doomsday prepper on a first date, written and performed by Ben Fisher.
A faux “Public Service Announcement” promotional poster warning of the health risks caused by the “Divide” will be included in Diamond shipments as advanced advertising for the series and additionally released in digital format.
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.