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Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book company that primarily publishes licensed franchises of adaptations of other media. These include adaptations of film properties such as Army of Darkness, Terminator and RoboCop, literary properties such as Zorro, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland and Red Sonja and superhero books such as Project Superpowers.

Creators who have produced Dynamite's books include Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Matt Wagner, Garth Ennis, Howard Chaykin, and Frank Miller.

HistoryEdit

Dynamite Entertainment is a comic book publisher founded by Nick Barrucci in 2005, first producing two Army of Darkness limited series published through Devil's Due Publishing until self-publishing their titles later that year. The first two years saw them adding only a handful of titles like Red Sonja and Xena. After devoting itself to publishing only Army of Darkness, Dynamite came back one year later with Red Sonja, debuting with a 25-cent issue #0. It sold 240,000 copies and #1, the first to sell at a full cover price of $2.99, sold 100,000 in initial orders which cemented Dynamite's position as a force in the American comic book industry.[1] Now Dynamite publishes a current slate of 14-20 comic books and 2-10 collections per month.[2]

Dynamite PublishingEdit

Dynamite Entertainment focuses primarily on comic book adaptations of existing properties, with most of their original properties being new interpretations of the classic monsters Dracula, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf Man. Currently they hold the rights to publish titles based on films (Army of Darkness, Darkman, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, RoboCop, and Highlander), television series (Xena: Warrior Princess) and literature (Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, and Zorro). They also have a license based on Terminator 2: Judgment Day and writer Simon Furman produced Terminator 2: Infinity and the sequel Terminator: Revolution.[3] Other properties include Buck Rogers,[4][5] and Sherlock Holmes.[6]

Two additional crossovers have been released through other companies, one through Image Comics in 2005 pitting their monsters against Top Cow published characters Witchblade, the Darkness, Magdalena and Tomb Raider entitled Monster War; and a 2006 crossover between DC Comics' Claw the Unconquered and Red Sonja via WildStorm Productions.

In 2007 Dynamite took over the publication of Garth Ennis' The Boys after it was dropped by WildStorm.

Among their licensed properties are Red Sonja, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica and Lone Ranger.

In 2010 Dynamite began publishing comics books based on The Green Hornet beginning with a miniseries written by Kevin Smith, and followed by Green Hornet: Year One, which was written by Matt Wagner, and another written by Brett Matthews.The Green Hornet.[7]

They are also set to publish new stories featuring Lee Falk's The Phantom.[8]

In May 2010 Dynamite Entertainment acquired the Chaos! Comics' library and all associated assets (with the exception of Lady Death). These include the publishing labels Black Label Graphics, Infinity Comics and the properties Evil Ernie, Smiley The Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator, Lady Demon and many more (with the exception of Lady Death).[9]

TitlesEdit

Comic-books published by Dynamite (under the format of ongoing or limited series) are:

NotesEdit

  1. Manning, Shaun. "Dynamite Celebrates Five Years". Comic Book Resources. April 16, 2009
  2. Dynamite: Five Years and Counting, Publishers Weekly, November 16, 2009
  3. Phegley, Kiel. "Furman on Making Dynamite's Terminator Revolutionary". Comic Book Resources. October 20, 2008
  4. "Dynamite Debuts Buck Rogers for a Quarter". Newsarama. February 23, 2009
  5. Brady, Matt. "Back to the Future: Barrucci and Beatty on Buck Rogers". Newsarama. February 23, 2009
  6. "Dynamite's Nick Barrucci Talks Sherlock Holmes". Newsarama. March 9, 2009
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brady, Matt. "Dynamite Lands 'Green Hornet' Comic Book License". Newsarama. March 31, 2009
  8. Phegley, Kiel. "CCC09: Dynamite Entertainment". Comic Book Resources. August 10, 2009
  9. "Dynamite Acquires Chaos Comics". Comic Book Resources. May 19, 2010
  10. "Dynamite Lands Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters License". Newsarama. March 30, 2007
  11. Renaud, Jeffrey. "Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Return". Comic Book Resources. October 11, 2007
  12. "The Return of Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters". March 30, 2007
  13. Bad Boy details at Dynamite Entertainment
  14. Phegley, Kiel. "WW Philly: Ennis Tells Dynamite Stories of 'Battlefields'". Comic Book Resources. June 1, 2008
  15. Callan, Jonathan. "WW Philly: Garth Ennis Q&A". Newsarama. June 2, 2008
  16. Brady, Matt. "Drawing the Future: Carlos Rafael on Buck Rogers". Newsarama. March 9, 2009
  17. Brownfield, Troy. "Moore & Reppion on Adapting Alice in Wonderland". Newsarama. May 29, 2009
  18. Brady, Matt. "Moore & Reppion on 'The Complete Dracula'". Newsarama. January 30, 2009
  19. Brady, Matt. "Colton Worley - Defining Dracula for Dynamite". Newsarama. February 3, 2009
  20. Brady, Matt. "Moore & Reppion to Discuss The Complete Dracula in Dublin". Newsarama. February 24, 2009
  21. "FULL ISSUE: Dan Dare #1 by Ennis & Erskine". Newsarama. December 22, 2008
  22. Brady, Matt. "Story of a Bad, Bad Family: James Kuhoric on 'Dead Irons'". Newsarama. October 9, 2008
  23. Phegley, Kiel. "Jae Lee Darkens 'Dead Irons'" Comic Book Resources. November 24, 2008
  24. Phegley, Kiel. "Alexander Draws Sights on 'Dead Irons'". Comic Book Resources. December 1, 2008
  25. "WW: Chicago - Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Coming in November". Newsarama. 12 August 2007
  26. Renaud, Jeffrey. "MANO-A-MANO-A-MANO: 'Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash'". Comic Book Resources. August 21, 2007
  27. Bernardin, Marc. EW Exclusive: "Kevin Smith takes on Batman and the Green Hornet". Entertainment Weekly. May 13, 2009
  28. Brady, Matt. "Christos Gage on Dynamite's 'The Man With No Name'". Newsarama. August 15, 2008
  29. "Wellington Dias Outdraws 'The Man with No Name'". Comic Book Resources. February 28, 2008
  30. "Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad And The Uglier #1". Newsarama. March 25, 2008
  31. "Ross! Krueger! Dynamite! 'SUPERPOWERS!'". Comic Book Resources. July 18, 2007
  32. Phegley, Kiel. "Phil Hester Talks 'Masquerade'". Comic Book Resources. January 13, 2009
  33. Brady, Matt. "Phil Hester on Masquerade & First Look at the Trailer". Newsarama. March 9, 2009
  34. Brady, Matt (June 10, 2009). "RoboCop Returns to Comics with Dynamite". Newsarama. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/060910-Robocop.html. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  35. Brady, Matt. "Guggenheim & Gonzales on Bringing 'Super Zombies' to Life". Newsarama. November 5, 2008
  36. Phegley, Kiel. "Guggenheim Talks 'Super-Zombies'". Comic Book Resources. January 15, 2009
  37. Brady, Matt. "Launching a World of Super Zombies at Dynamite". Newsarama. January 16, 2009
  38. Brady, Matt (May 26, 2009). "And Doom is His Name: Arvid Nelson on 'Thulsa Doom'". Newsarama. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/050926-Nelson-Doom.html. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  39. Phegley, Kiel (May 29, 2009). ""Doom" Comes To Dynamite". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=21389. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  40. "Dynamite Opens the Stargate". Newsarama. July 20, 2009
  41. "Dynamite Entertainment Acquires Vampirella". Comic Book Resources. March 17, 2010. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25274. 
  42. Brownfield, Troy (May 7, 2010). "L.A. Banks' VAMPIRE HUNTRESS Stalks Dynamite in July". Newsarama. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/Vampire-Huntress-Dynamite-100507.html. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  43. Sunu, Steve (May 25, 2010). "L.A. Banks' "Vampire Huntress" Continues in Comics". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26370. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  44. "Dynamite Launches "Warlord of Mars"". Comic Book Resources. July 19, 2010. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27272. 

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