There are those who believe that stories here began back there, far across time with rooms of writers who may have provided the basis for licensed comic adaptations of popular television shows… who may have been the architects of fantastic sequential storytelling… Some believe there may yet be derivative works that even now fight to survive—somewhere beyond the comic book rack! Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the original version of the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest through Dynamite Entertainment’s “Battlestar Galactica” ongoing series. Read on for your Major Spoilers review of its inaugural issue.
Nazis in New York? And Marla Drake, a.k.a. Miss Fury, thought she was just out busting some common criminals. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she’s not a superhero, it looks like it’s going to fall to Miss Fury to stop these time-travelling National Socialists from rewriting the history of the world.
Vampirella’s slinging hash in a diner, vampires and humans are hanging out, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! The Lady in Red has to get to the bottom of rash of crimes related to the latest craze in nosferatu refreshment: NuBlood. Read on in this Major Spoilers Review.
Or – “Wherein The Hero Looks More And More Like A Villain…”
If you’ve been reading this title since the beginning, you’ll remember that it began soon after a dustup with the heroes of The Seven that somehow led to the death of the Lamplighter (a sorta-kinda Green Lantern type.) Bits of information have led to us hearing more about the events that led up to that fateful confrontation, but The Boys are about to take us back in time to show the truth about how Butcher came to command…
Having an interest in Chinese history, my attention was caught by this book, set in China during the 11 Century (there or thereabouts). See what I thought of it after the jump!
Good. Bad. He’s the guy with the gun. Army of Darkness picks up on the adventures of Ash Williams after the events of the cult classic movie by the same name. Ever since stumbling across the Necronomicon in a log cabin the woods, Ash has been trying to keep an undead army of evil, known as the Deadites, at bay. After losing his hand and getting sucked back and forth through time, Ash thought he was free to return to his life … but that would be short lived. Soon after the events of the movie, Ash discovered that he is a Chosen One and destined to protect the world from the Deadites and their attempts to take over the world and destroy all living things.
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a look at Dynamite Entertainment’s Zorro.
Written by Eisner Award-Winning writer/artist Matt Wagner! With art by Francesco Francavilla and covers by Matt Wagner and Mike Mayhew!
The Year One Origin of Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla is NOW collected in a MASSIVE TPB volume! Inspired by all of the best Zorro has been (as well as the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende), Matt Wagner has crafted an exciting tale of adventure, revenge and intrigue, all incredibly illustrated by Francavilla!
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It’s Friday, and our Red Sonja Art Appreciation Moment of the Day week has come to an end. To take us out, it’s a piece by Alvin Lee for the Red Sonja Goes East – One Shot from Dynamite Entertainment.Â The art is fitting for the story, as Red Sonja takes on a Manga-esque quality.
Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the Battlestar Galactica Complete Omnibus volume 1, that arrives in stores this week.
Prepare to walk the plank and take the plunge into a bottomless voyage of excitement as Dynamite Entertainment presents their most ambitious undertaking yet â€“ BLACKBEARD: THE LEGEND OF THE PYRATE KING!
Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #1 is set to sail this October under a stunning cover by John Cassaday with a story by Eduardo (writer of The Blair Witch Project) Sanchez and Gregg (Producer of The Blair Witch Project) Hale, who are joined by writers Robert Place Napton and Jamie Nash to present the ultimate adventure tale of a bygone age, when pyrates ruled the waters! Beginning with his childhood and carrying through to his bitter end, Blackbeardâ€™s legacy has never been explored as deeply and illustrated as beautifully (by Mario Guevara) than now!
Wizard World Philly is going on this weekend, and here’s a rundown of the announcements Dynamite Entertainment made at the show today.
Dynamite Entertainment confirmed a new agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures to develop a new original comic book series based on the ROBOCOP franchise.
The franchise launched in 1987 with the feature film ROBOCOP, directed by Paul Verhoeven.Â Two additional feature films and multiple television shows followed the cyborg law enforcer as he battled to clean up crime-ridden Detroit.
Known for their faithful yet decidedly modern interpretations of such exciting and venerable properties as Zorro, The Lone Ranger, MGM’s Man with No Name and the just released Buck Rogers, Dynamite will bring their full creative vision to bear on the Robocop franchise through an ongoing comic book series. This series will continue to explore more of the dangers of Detroit, its citizens, andÂ Officer Murphy’s continued dealings with the scum that stalks the streets — all the while missing his human side.Â Read it here first!
The company is currently reviewing creative options, including their writing and art team, but of the franchise, Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci said, “What makes ROBOCOP such an interesting canvas is that the series has always explored larger themes including gentrification, the media and human nature.Â All while delivering a riveting and visceral experience.”