DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT April 2017 Solicitations

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THE SOVEREIGNS #0
Price: $1.00
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Stephen Segovia
Writer: Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Aubrey Sitterson, Chuck Wendig
Art: Johnny Desjardins
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Page Count: 48 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/5
The beginning of an epic tale that will change everything you know about some of comicdom’s greatest and longest-tenured heroes! Solar, Magnus, Dr. Spektor & Turok! Apart, they’ve saved countless lives a hundred times over. Together, they form a team that has protected the world in the past, present and future. Now, they will be reunited one last time to face a threat that will forever change their legacy and bring them face to face with their final destiny!
Plus! Three backup features introducing the all-new, all-different, never before seen heroes, Magnus, Turok and Dr. Spektor. Wait—what?!
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Z NATION #1
Price: $3.99
Rating:Mature
Cover A: Denis Medri
Cover B:Lucio Parrillo
Cover C:Photo Cover
Writer: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
Art: Edu Menna
Genre: Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/12
A prequel set in the world of Syfy's #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas.
But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they'll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation's signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Black Summer is the start of a new six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z NATION by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.
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Z NATION #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX
Price: $10.00
Rating:Mature
Cover G: N/A
Writer: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
Art: Edu Menna
Genre: Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/12
The Blank Authentix Edition – available as a variant to Z Nation #1 – allows you to have your favorite artist create their own version of a zombie infested wasteland.
A prequel set in the world of Syfy's #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas.
But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they'll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation's signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Black Summer is the start of a new six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z NATION by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.


Z NATION #1 RETAILER SHARED EXCLUSIVE VARIANT EDITION
Price: $3.99
Rating:Mature
Cover: Edu Menna
Writer: Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente
Art: Edu Menna
Genre: Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/12
Retailers, would you like your store name on a Z Nation cover to promote to your customers and fans? If so, here's your chance!  Retailers who order 500 copies or more of Z Nation #1 specifically under the special “shared retailer exclusive” item code will receive the cover edition by Edu Menna, plus the store logo on the cover! Any retailer who orders the shared exclusive cover will qualify to order Z Nation incentives.
RETAILER NOTE: Eligible retailers must place a minimum order of 500 units.  Contact pat.oconnell@dynamite.comto coordinate cover specifics (logo, store name, etc.).

 

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #1
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Cary Nord
Cover B: Rags Morales
Cover C: Roberto Castro
Writer: Bill Willingham
Art: Cezar Razek
Genre: Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/19
In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.
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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX
Price: $10.00
Rating: Teen +
Cover I Blank Authentix: N/A
Writer: Bill Willingham
Art: Cezar Razek
Genre: Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/19
The Blank Authentix Edition – available as a variant to The Greatest Adventure #1 – makes it possible for you to get an original sketch of your favorite ERB character by your favorite artist! In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.

 

CHARMED #2
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Joe Corroney
Cover B: Maria Sanapo
Cover C: Photo Cover
Writer: Erica Schultz
Art: Maria Sanapo
Genre: Fantasy, Media Tie-In
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/12
Djall is the hottest new art curator in San Francisco. When Phoebe gets a premonition of an attack at a gallery, the Charmed Ones learn that Djall is more than he seems.
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DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #2 (of 4)
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Brent Schoonover
Cover B: Anthony Marques
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta
Genre: Adventure
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/26
What if volcanoes were weapons of war? What if Amelia Earhart was alive, but captive? Where is Pat Savage off to? Hey, what’s that submarine doing there? Doc Savage has questions. David Avallone and Dave Acosta provide the answers. Planes, submarines, battle cruisers, mad scientists, madcap heiresses and the Man of Bronze collide in the Pacific, in the thrilling second chapter of DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE.
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EVIL ERNIE: GODEATER Trade Paperback
ISBN-13:978-1-5241-0290-6
Price:$19.99
Rating: Mature
Cover:Lucio Parrillo
Writer:Justin Jordan, Keith Davidsen
Art:Colton Worley, Cezar Razek
Format:Softcover
Page Count:152 pages
ON SALE DATE:4/5
Something bad is coming, something that could kill Heaven, Hell, and Earth itself: The Godeater. And the only thing standing its way is... Evil Ernie? Justin Jordan, the Harvey Award-winning writer of such horror hits as The Strange Talent of Luther Strode and Shadowman, joins artist sensation Colton Worley to deliver an event so epic in scope, it promises to shake the very foundations of the Chaos! Comics universe!
As an added bonus, Evil Ernie: Godeater includes "Last Ditch Bitch", a short story by Keith Davidsen and Cezar Razek. The lead singer of a Scandinavian Death Metal band becomes an unwitting pawn in Ragnarok, as guest stars Mistress Hel and Chastity go to war!

 

JAMES BOND #2
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Dominic Reardon
Cover B: Jason Masters
Cover C: Giovanni Valletta
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Art: Rapha Lobosco
Genre: Action/Adventure, Media Tie-In
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/5
Black Box Part Two – The Deadly Game
As part of Operation Black Box, James Bond infiltrates the Tokyo underworld and makes a deadly gamble at a Yakuza-controlled casino. All this time 007 is being tailed by a beautiful, mysterious assassin whose mission might be dangerously complicated with his own.
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JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #4 (of 6)
Price:$3.99
Rating:Teen +
Cover A:Mike Perkins
Writer:James Robinson
Art:Aaron Campbell
Genre:Action/Adventure, Media Tie-In
Page Count:32 pages
ON SALE DATE:4/19
In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack in Tokyo by an Aum Shinrikyo-like cult, Felix Leiter finds himself unwittingly drawn into the investigation. And under the oversight of Tiger Tanaka—the Japanese James Bond—and with a squad of Tanaka’s elite operatives, Leiter himself helps to bring down the cult’s leader!
But now it’s up to Leiter and Tanaka to work desperately against the clock: they must discover the secret of the cultist’s deadly bio-weapon – especially if they’re going to try and avert another terrorist attack!
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JOHN CARTER: THE END #3
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Garry Brown
Cover B: Juan Doe
Writer: Brian Wood, Alex Cox
Art: Hayden Sherman
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/12
A BROTHERHOOD OF WAR? John and Tars Tarkas work to consolidate power in the hinterlands against the tyrannical force determined to rule Mars…or destroy it in the process. RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: (“CVR C 10-COPY BROWN B&W INCV”)
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KISS #7
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A:Tom Mandrake
Cover B: Charles Wilson III
Cover C: Photo Cover
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Kewber Baal
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/26
The residents of Blackwell face the music as they navigate a new and uncertain world. With the Elders no longer in power, a new generation takes charge. But they quickly discover that the universe is a big place as they attempt to find their way back to Earth.
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KISS: THE DEMON #4 (of 4)
Price: $3.99
Rating:Teen +
Cover A: Kyle Strahm
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Michael Adams8-bit cover
Cover D: Photo Cover
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Eman Casallos
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Page Count: 32 pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/19
Sam Blackwell battles his own demon while taking over the world. Milo and Kimi try to figure out how to save it. The suspenseful conclusion to the ongoing KISS series prequel.
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KISS: THE ELDER VOL. 1: A WORLD WITHOUT SUN Trade Paperback
ISBN-13:978-1-5241-0298-2
Price:$19.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover:Nick Bradshaw
Writer:Amy Chu
Art:Kewber Baal
Format:Softcover
Page Count:144+ pages
ON SALE DATE:4/12
KISS returns to comics in a futuristic, dark sci-fi adventure written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and illustrated by Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness: Furious Road). In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission - to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past...

 

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE Trade Paperback
ISBN-13:978-1-5241-0294-4
Price:$19.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover:John Cassaday
Writer:Michael Uslan
Art:Giovanni Timpano
Format:Softcover
Page Count:136 pages
ON SALE DATE:4/12
A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told, uncovering The Lone Ranger's familial link to the emergence of The Green Hornet! What is the blood connection that unites two masked heroes, separated by generations? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice?

 

NANCY DREW & THE HARDY BOYS: THE BIG LIE #2
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Faye Dalton
Cover B: Dave Bullock
Writer: Anthony Del Col
Art: Werther Dell'Edera
Genre: Mystery
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/12
Nancy Drew has a killer plan. In order to clear their names from accusations of their father's murder, she and the Hardy Boys will have to infiltrate a family of petty thieves -- by beating at their own (card) games!
The classic characters dive deeper into the seedy underbelly of a tourist-town -- and they begin to find out if they're really able to go bad in order to do good.
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RED SONJA #4
Price:$3.99
Rating:Teen +
Cover A:Mike McKone
Cover B:Jonboy Meyers
Cover C:Cosplay Cover
Cover D Funko Variant:Jason Meents
Cover E Subscription:Mel Rubi
Writer:Amy Chu
Art:Carlos Gomez
Genre:Fantasy
Page Count:32 pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/19
Deep in the heart of New York City, it’s a showdown between Sonja and the megalomaniac Kulan Gath and his rabid followers. When Max’s secret past is revealed, Sonja must decide between pursuing her revenge and the fate of her new friend.
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GARTH ENNIS’ RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP, CENTER MASS #9 (of 9)
Price:$4.99
Rating:Mature
Cover A:Dan Panosian
Writer:Garth Ennis
Art:Craig Cermak
Genre:Crime, Police Drama
Page Count:40 pages
ON SALE DATE:4/26
Out of options and up against the wall, Eddie and Trudy come up with a drastic plan to finish Eric Nightingale once and for all. But Red Team's track record is not good when it comes to the ultimate sanction—and the Nightingale family proves to still have teeth. Our heroes discover the terrible true cost of stepping outside the law, in the final episode of Double Tap, Center Mass.

 

VAMPIRELLA #2
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Philip Tan
Cover B:Emma Vieceli
Cover C: Cosplay Cover
Cover D Subscription: Jimmy Broxton
Writer: Paul Cornell
Art: Jimmy Broxton
Genre: Horror
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/5
Welcome to Los Angeles in the year three thousand and something!  You thought La-La Land was weird in the present, wait until you see how things are done in the future!  Vampirella finds herself on the wrong side of the law, but the law now is definitely a little strange…and a lot deadly! This issue’s fight scene is totally demented!  And as an added bonus, you’ll get to see the gates of Heaven. Rejoice!
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WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE-MAKERS #4 (of 5)
Price:$3.99
Rating:Teen +
Cover:Francesco Francavilla
Writer:Francesco Francavilla
Art:Francesco Francavilla
Genre:Crime, Action/Adventure
Page Count:32 pages
ON SALE DATE: 4/26
A diabolical plan has been set in motion and now all of Central City and its denizens are in grave danger. While trying to stop this madness, THE SPIRIT finds himself at the door of what could be literally HELL!
From the mind of Francesco Francavilla comes the penultimate chapter of a tale of pulp and horror.
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WONDER WOMAN ’77 MEETS BIONIC WOMAN #5 (of 6)
Price:$3.99
Rating:Teen +
Cover A:Cat Staggs
Cover B:Phil Jimenez
Writer:Andy Mangels
Art:Judit Tondora
Genre:Superhero, Science Fiction
Page Count:32 pages
ON SALE DATE:4/26
Bullets & Bracelets & Bionics! If it’s always darkest before the dawn, Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman — along with some familiar faces — had better pray that the dawn comes soon. Because from where the story continues, things look awfully dire. The evil cabal of villains have sprung their trap, and have staged a monumental assault, and one major character is already badly hurt. Our heroines will soon find that nothing is unbreakable!
The best-selling team-up fans demanded is written by best-selling author ANDY MANGELS (Star Trek & Star Wars) and illustrated by JUDIT TONDORA (Grimm Fairy Tales).
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