Dynamite announces its trio of exciting, news breaking virtual panels for this year’s virtual San Diego Comic Con. Fans can tune in across three days in July for deep dives on the latest series announcements, teases for future plans, and commentary on their favorite comics from some of today’s top creators.
Though circumstances are different this year, with fans having to engage with a “virtual” convention experience, Dynamite is showing up in full force to this seminal annual event in comics, with heavy-hitting reveals and more. This marks exactly a year after Dynamite kicked off celebrations for Vampirella’s 50th anniversary with the debut of the new series written by Christopher Priest and a star-studded panel. It was an anniversary extravaganza, with Dynamite as a publisher also celebrating 15 years in business. And last but certainly not least, Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt sat down with legendary artist Darick Robertson to discuss a massive career in comics and the then around the corner release of the streaming adaptation of his co-creation The Boys.
This year anniversaries officially come to a close, but the party never stops. Across three stacked panels featuring a diverse lineup of talent, Dynamite fans will get the scoops and enjoy discussion of their favorite titles.
On Thursday July 23 at 11 AM PST, all things Bond, James Bond 007 in comic books will be discussed by a deep roster of writers. Current writer Danny Lore (Ironheart) is joined by preceding 007 chronicler Greg Pak (Star Wars, Incredible Hulk) and Reflections of Death contributor Mark Russell (Red Sonja, Swamp Thing). Editors Nate Cosby and Matt Idelson chime in as well. And the real surprise guest is… Steve Orlando of Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman fame. Who may or may not be discussing a new series with more details coming soon, such as in this panel. The bursting panel go back and forth, sharing their interpretations of Bond as a character and their own works, past, present and future.
The huge anniversary comes to a close, even with Dynamite celebrating a full 365 days, with the Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale panel on Friday at 4 PM PST. The writers of Vampirella and Vengeance of Vampirella return and are joined by two of the fanbase’s favorite cover artists, and one unruly editor. That would be the one and only Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke), the ever-amazing Tom Sniegoski (Bone, Punisher), renaissance man Lucio Parrillo, whipsmart Meghan Hetrick, and lastly the adjectiveless Matt Idelson. This cast discuss the lasting appeal of the Daughter of Drakulon, how they approach her across their different trades, their current storylines, and tease the future. Here’s to another 50!
Then on Saturday at 10 AM PST, all bets are off as Dynamite’s Two Huge Crossovers are revealed! Keeping hush with more details to come, this much can be slipped out. Two completely separate huge storylines are coming this fall and winter, setting the tone for the ambitious future of Dynamite. Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Bog Bodies) is bringing his attuned writing to the cheeky titled DIE!namite. Declan is joined by his artist collaborator Justin Mason, who close followers of Dynamite already know is about to really break out. Then legendary writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman) unveils the biggest Dynamite project since Swords of Sorrow. Jonathan Lau, just one of the artists attached, joins the discussion. While Eisner-winning editor Nate Cosby rounds out the table. Almost every Dynamite character will appear across these bombshell series.
James Bond – 007 in Comics!
Thursday July 23 – 11 AM PST
Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale
Friday July 24 – 4 PM PST
Dynamite’s Two Huge Crossovers Revealed!
Saturday July 25 – 10 AM PST
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.