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Preacher Premiers Following Fear The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale


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AMC’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES “PREACHER” TO DEBUT SUNDAY, MAY 22ND AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT FOLLOWING THE MID-SEASON FINALE OF “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD”

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ll Encore Twice Over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 29th Beginning at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT New Episodes Resume Sunday, June 5th at Series’ Regular Time, 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

 

AMC announced today from the SXSW Festival that the highly-anticipated new series “Preacher” will premiere Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT following the mid-season finale of “Fear the Walking Dead.” An encore presentation of the pilot episode will air the following Sunday, May 29th with back-to-back airings beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT providing new viewers multiple opportunities to catch up during the holiday weekend. New episodes will resume on Sunday, June 5th at the series regular time of 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. “Preacher,” which is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular ‘90’s comic book franchise of the same name, is a Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production. The ten-episode season was developed for television by executive producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors) and executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).

“Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

“We’re thrilled to finally be sharing this epic story with characters unlike any other on television,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have brought Garth’s writing and Steve’s artistry to life in the most gratifying way possible. Fans of the comic book and fans of just great television have a lot to look forward to as they’ll travel on an unforgettable journey and watch in unison as the craziness unfolds.”

“Seth, Evan and I couldn’t be more excited to be the beneficiaries of AMC’s historic bit of programming miscalculation,” said showrunner, executive producer and writer, Sam Catlin. “Lord have mercy on all our souls!” The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.

Credits: Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer: Sam Catlin
Executive Producers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures
Executive Producers: Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film
Executive Producers: Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter and Ken F. Levin
Co-Executive Producers: Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Mark McNair, Michael Slovis and Sara Goodman

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Preacher TV Series Officially Announced By AMC

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AMC has officially announced the Preacher TV series, which is an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s DC Comics Vertigo comic book.

Deadline has it that Preacher will be written and executive produced by This Is the End writers/directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) serving as executive producer/showrunner and Original Films’ Neal Moritz and Vivian Cannon also executive producing.

It’s also stated there are no plans for Seth Rogen to have a character role in Preacher at the moment.

“This is a great piece of material for AMC, and we’re thrilled to begin working with the creative team behind it to make another iconic AMC series,” said EVP of AMC Joel Stillerman.

Rogen and Goldberg added: “We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdido!”

Both Ennis and Dillion are said to be involved in the creative process for the new series as well.

“Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see Preacher being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a 2-hour movie,” Garth Ennis said. “Obviously it’s taken a while, but Ken Levin along with Neal Moritz and his team refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be. I’m particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin understand Preacher fully — meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation.”

Preacher is described as:

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse. 

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Garth Ennis Back On Punisher In 2014

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Garth Ennis is back on the Punisher with the series likely to debut next year.

The writer announced the news on a recent podcast stating the new Punisher mini-series is in early development.

“I will be starting work on another ‘Punisher‘ miniseries quite soon, that’ll probably come out sometime next year,” Ennis said, reports CBR. “That’s at the very early stages.”

Ennis wrote numerous Punisher series including the 2008 Punisher War Zone which debuted with the movie of the same name starring Ray Stevenson.

It’s said that when questioned, Marvel responded with “Stay tuned.”

Ennis is currently writing Red Team for Dynamite Entertainment with the fifth issue due out soon.

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Review: Fury MAX #9

Nick Fury and Frank Castle (The Punisher) have to fight their way out of a prison cell in Laos before the whole compound is bombed to ashes. Fury gets a chance to face down the man who disgraced him, and a chance to destroy a document that could change the direction of the Vietnam War.

Garth Ennis was born to write war stories. You can tell on each page that he has a deep admiration for history and the characters that he’s writing. Fury and Castle (which is a great name for a TV show by the way) make a deadly pair that understands the necessary hell that comes with warfare. There’s a particularly chilling sniping sequence with Castle that sums up his whole attitude on combat.

Goran Parlov has a very unique style. The closest thing that it could be compared to is a fusion between Darwyn Cooke’s cartooning and Francesco Francavilla’s tone. The panels are laid out dramatically and the pacing is spot on. The end of the issue leaves the reader wanting more of Fury and his scruffy, eye-patched face through Parlov’s lens.

This is one of those comic book series that not enough people talk about. I thought about featuring it in an “Alternative Comics Beat” column, but since it includes The Punisher I decided against it. We rarely get to see characters like these in setting like the Vietnam War. Fury has never been more in his element, and it only benefits this title that Ennis is using to explore his motivations. If you’re a Nick Fury fan, or a fan of war comics, this is a book you don’t want to miss.

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Your Alternative Comics Beat For February 8th, 2013: Red Team

We’ve All Been There . . . Right?

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The problem with planning something highly illegal is when nothing goes wrong. Disagree? Then maybe you should see things from Garth Ennis’ point of view. This week’s Alternative Comics Beat spotlights his new series from Dynamite Comics that takes a look at a truly perfect crime by a group of characters you wouldn’t expect. When it comes to first issues of a new comic book series, especially when it’s not superhero related, breaking expectations is a must in order to keep a new audience’s attention. Ennis sets up a whole new paradigm for the murder caper with a series that takes a look at the much darker side of law enforcement.

Red Team

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The Red Team is a group of homicide detectives that have had enough of a suspect who has gotten away with murder, and then some. The plan is to kill off the crime lord without a single trace of evidence or a loose end that could tie back to them or the police force. They know the risks, they know it’s illegal, but sometimes the law has to step on the other side in order to work.

The whole setup of the series is like a great crime drama, where we see the aftermath of the plan in the present and learn more about the details of the past as the story unfolds. I feel like I might have ruined the big surprise of the first issue with spilling that everything goes flawlessly, but this is really just the opening scene of a much larger story. If I told you that in Night of the Living Dead that zombies attack and chase people into a farm house, it wouldn’t really give away the whole story, would it?

Craig Cermak does the artwork for this issue, and while I’m not completely familiar with his body of work I approve of it here. The artwork is subtle, the panels are well placed, and even though there was a lot of text, the artwork framed it perfectly. Cermak is able to capture that criminal atmosphere, which is really important in a series that lays out the plot right away. We know essentially what’s going to happen, but Cermak provides a canvas to keep walking until we reach that end.

Why It’s A Great Alternative

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Even though police are prominent in many comic book series, there isn’t usually a series that just features crime without a supernatural element. This first issue sucked me in purely on the situation and the story alone, without any masks, magic, or superhuman mayhem.

The whole thing plays out like a well-paced TV series (at least this first installment), and if it had been a series on DVD or Blu-Ray I would have bought the whole first season right then and there. Ennis has always been able to bring any character he writes to life and make the situations for them truly unique. These homicide detectives have been pushed to their breaking point, and now we as readers get to see them give in to their darker sides. If you’re looking for an alternative with some real power behind it, this is a series to add to your pull list.

Ken Porter also writes comic books with his latest being “Ink Ribbon” from Visionary Comics.

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Andy Diggle Signs With Dynamite; Writes New Crime Series

Press Release

 

DYNAMITE SIGNS ANDY DIGGLE!

DYNAMITE TO LAUNCH SECOND CRIME TITLE WITH ANDY DIGGLE AT HELM!

 

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October 9th, 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Hot off his Marvel exclusive contract, Andy Diggle is set to write his next series at Dynamite!  Andy Diggle’s upcoming project will be part of Dynamite’s new crime line of comics, the first of which – Red Team – was announced yesterday with writer Garth Ennis.  There will be more announcements on the project coming soon!

“It’s not every day that a publisher offers you the chance to create a whole new world from scratch, and I’m having fun cooking up something dark, funny, violent and twisted for Dynamite,” says writer Andy Diggle. “Hard-hitting genre fiction with a twist, for readers who don’t like having their intelligence insulted. The kind of comic I want to read myself. So there’s really just one question – are you in or are you out?”

“Andy Diggle is one of the most incredible writers in comics today.  As a fan, I find each series that he writes more engaging than the previous one.  I enjoyed his Hellblazer run, but when I read his Green Arrow: Year One and The Losers, I wanted to read more of Andy’s work and sought out his earlier comics series to read.  And I’m glad I did. Having now read much of his body of work, I have a deep respect for his skill as a writer.  After several years of exclusivity with DC and Marvel, I’m excited to finally be able to announce that Andy is working for Dynamite on a series and genre that he loves.” – states Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.

Andy Diggle’s most recent well-known works include his run on Daredevil, Thunderbolts, and of course, The Losers, which critical acclaim and attention with artist, Jock, for transforming this dormant DC title and making it exciting and relevant for today’s audience.

Andy Diggle bio:

Andy Diggle took over editing 2000 A.D. and Judge Dredd Megazine in the year 2000 and, as editor, was credited (most frequently by David Bishop, who originally employed him) as having spearheaded a return to the “old school” values of 2000 A.D.. While at 2000 A.D. he wrote a number of stories, including the Judge Dredd spin-off Lenny Zero with Jock, with whom he would continue to collaborate after his move to American comic books.  Diggle spent a total of five years under exclusive contract to DC Comics, for whom he wrote Lady Constantine, Batman Confidential, Green Arrow: Year One (again with Jock), Adam Strange: Planet Heist and Hellblazer. This was followed by Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper, which was shortly thereafter optioned by Warner Bros, for Virgin Comics. Diggle also wrote the webcomic prequel to the Bionic Commando game, after having been hired by Capcom to script a playable test level during game development. In 2008, Andy Diggle was announced as the new writer of Thunderbolts, his first work at Marvel Comics since his Punisher one-shot. The changes in the Thunderbolts were part of the Secret Invasion-aftermath storyline, Dark Reign, and Diggle also wrote a limited series which ties into it, Dark Reign: Hawkeye. Diggle signed an exclusive deal with Marvel early in 2009 and would go on to take over the writing of Daredevil after Ed Brubaker’s departure in issue #500, wrote Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil and the main limited series in the Daredevil storyline Shadowland.  Andy Diggle most recent success was Marvel’s acclaimed Six Guns series!

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, 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, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.

In addition to their  critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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.
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About Dynamite Entertainment:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, 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, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.

In addition to their  critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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.

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Garth Ennis To Write New Series of Crime Books For Dynamite Entertainment

Press Release

 

GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM AT DYNAMITE!

DYNAMITE LAUNCHES NEW CRIME LINE WITH THIS PREMIERE SERIES!

 

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October 8th, 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Dynamite is proud to announce that Garth Ennis will write a new series – Red Team.  Joining Garth is Dynamite up-and-coming artist Craig Cermak.  Red Team is the first in a series of books of a new crime books from Dynamite Entertainment.

Red Team is the story of a Major Crimes task force unit in the NYPD, four of New York’s finest- and smartest- who decide to murder a suspect. Very soon, the worst possible thing that could possibly happen… happens. And that’s just episode one. Seven issues of hardcore crime drama in the tradition of The Wire and The Shield.

“Earlier this year, the four members of the NYPD’s elite strike unit Red Team decided to murder a suspect,” says writer Garth Ennis.

“And the worst possible thing that could happen…

happened!”

“It’s such a huge honor to work with someone as high caliber as Garth Ennis on a brand new series,” adds artist Craig Cermak. “Dark and moody are what I think some of my strong points are artistically, and that is what this series has. Interesting characters, a great premise, and hard situations. Being able to step into this world is such a treat to draw and I’m pushing to really deliver the quality it deserves.”

“Garth has built his fan base and reputation on holding nothing back,” adds Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt.  “Red Team continues that tradition, and tells an open and accessible story for old fans and new.”

“We’ve been working on putting together a line of crime books for quite a bit of time, but needed to ensure we had the right caliber of creators.  We’ve had conversations with multiple creators over time, and as luck would have it, in the last few months, quite a few were coming to fruition.  The timing to announce and launch Garth Ennis’ Red Team seems ideal with the end of The Boys nearing.  And this is a huge project for Craig (Cermak), one in which he’s earned.  This is the first of multiple titles in our crime line-up that are being announced this week.  The excitement will build with tomorrow’s announcement featuring a high-profile writer whose exclusive contract has recently ended and will be working with Dynamite for the first time.” – states Dynamite President Nick Barrucci.

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, 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, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.

In addition to their  critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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.

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Review: The Shadow #1

Arguably one of the greatest pulp characters in popular culture, The Shadow makes his return to comics with Dynamite Entertainment’s new issue of The Shadow #1. In this first part of the “Fire of Creation” arc, we get a glimpse of The Shadow’s nightlife, social life, and relationship with Margo Lane, his current love interest. There’s action, crime, suspense, and plenty of intrigue in this new take by writer Garth Ennis.

Ennis writes this issue in a style that both celebrates and modernizes the pulp genre. All of the pulp crime story elements are present in the book, but it never tries to mock or bring attention to them. If anything it celebrates the genre and utilizes it on the comic book page as an exciting way to tell a story. After only one issue I completely understand the character of Lamont Cranston and the unique abilities he holds as The Shadow. There’s a confidence in Cranston’s speech and posture that says he’s comfortable in the role he’s taken, but knows that it’s also a huge burden to bear.

Aaron Campbell’s art lends itself well to the story, time period (1940’s), and genre. There’s a nice mix of modern and classic comic book style that makes it feel like a dime store novel come to life. The panel layouts are well paced, and not once did I find myself wandering or wishing the story would hurry up. There’s a considerable amount of talking in this issue and it still comes off as compelling. That’s a huge accomplishment for any artist and it should be celebrated in this example of sequential storytelling.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the old pulp heroes. If this book is any indication of what Dynamite is going to be bringing to the table in terms of The Spider, then I’m completely on board for both titles. Ennis and Campbell are a great team and this book is worth its weight amongst the new releases this week. Fans of The Shadow rejoice, this book is a solid 4.5/5.

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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for February 1st, 2012

The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

(A weekly quick pick of the five books that should reside on the top of your pull list. In no particular order!)

 

I do the research, you reap the rewards! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these titles to your list of goodies. Forget that apple a day nonsense, this “DOC’s” prescription to good health begins with these top five books of the week!

 

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1.  Swamp Thing #6:  Scott Snyder continues to prove he is the new face of horror, and this book will embed itself in your nightmares for weeks to come! Just a tip, leave the lights on for this one! Check out my review for all the gory details here!

2.  The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #5: Luther is finally forced to make a decision on whether he will become the man the Librarian wants him to be or not. But things aren’t so black and white when they’re covered in red! Check out Kenneth’s review here! 

3.  Dark Horse Presents #8:  Mike Mignola headlines this one with a compelling story of Kate Corrigan and her revelation about Hellboy! Plus a creepy Beasts of Burden story by Jill Thompson and the continuation of Neal Adams’ Blood! 80 pages of great stuff!

4.  The Boys #63:  Garth Ennis’ over the top series may be gradually coming to it’s conclusion, but the story continues to heat up! Both teams take some big losses when the Seven and the Boys begin their cataclysmic collision course! The end begins here!

5.  Fatale #2: Ed Brubaker weaves a crime noir tale like no other! Now factor in devil worshippers and demons, and you have another amazing book from an amazing trio! Don’t believe me? Read my full review here!

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Dynamite Announces ‘The Shadow’ Ongoing By Garth Ennis

Press Release

 

THE SHADOW #1 ONGOING SERIES BY GARTH ENNIS!
 
IN STORES APRIL 2012!!!
 
 
 

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January 16th, 2012, Runnemede, NJ – Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  The Shadow knows!  The Shadow returns to comic stores written by the man born to write him – Garth Ennis. The artist joining Garth will be Aaron Campbell. Featuring covers by fan favorite artists Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Jae Lee and John Cassaday. The Shadow #1 his stores in April 2012!
 
In the first issue of the ONGOING SERIES, it’s 1938 and The Shadow returns in a tale of blazing action and deadly intrigue, as a night of carnage on the New York waterfront plunges the mysterious vigilante into a conspiracy involving the fate of the world itself. As storm clouds gather across the globe, American Military Intelligence meets with a certain Lamont Cranston, determined to beat a host of spies and assassins to the greatest prize of all… but what that might be, only the Shadow knows.  Be sure to get The Shadow #1 in April 2012!
 
“The Shadow is probably the last established character I like that I haven’t gotten around to writing yet, certainly on this side of the Atlantic,” says writer Garth Ennis. “It makes a kind of bloody, bullet-riddled sense: I always had a feeling our paths would cross sooner or later.”
 
“The Shadow is an awesome character in an awesome time,” adds artist Aaron Campbell.  “I mean what’s not to like?  You have the old school mystique of eastern mysticism wrapped up with a badass gunslinger!”
 
“Garth is a writer who was born to write The Shadow,” states Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  “Not since Howard Chaykin’s acclaimed mini-series have I been this excited for a Shadow series.  Garth will take The Shadow to a new level, and Aaron will compliment his scripts well.  I cannot wait for fans to see Garth’s take on the character!”
 
Garth Ennis is a Northern Irish comics writer, best known for his immensely successful revival of Marvel Comics’ Punisher franchise and the DC/Vertigo series Preacher, co-created with artist Steve Dillon.
 
His work is characterized by extreme violence, black humor, profanity, an interest in male friendship, an antagonistic relationship with organized religion, and irreverence towards superheroes. Frequent artistic collaborators include Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Carlos Ezquerra and John McCrea.  Garth Ennis’ current work includes Dynamite’s hit series The Boys.
 
The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in pulp magazines, then on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the exploits of the title character, a crime-fighting vigilante in the pulps, which carried over to the airwaves as a “wealthy, young man about town” with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has also been featured in comic books, comic strips and at least five motion pictures.
 
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About Dynamite Entertainment: 
 
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more! 
 
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
 
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Review: Butcher Baker, Candlestickmaker #5

Directly from the pages of The Boys, comes a tale of the history of their fearless leader — Billy Butcher! Garth Ennis has finally given his fans an inside look at the horrific events that made Billy Butcher a stone cold, calculated killer of supers. From his abusive father, to the utterly heart breaking death …

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