Barbarella Returns to Comics After 35 Years in New Series From Dynamite!

Barbarella Returns to Comics After 35 Years in New Series From Dynamite!

Just in time for the iconoclastic character’s 55th anniversary, Barbarella is retuning to comics. Dynamite Entertainment is bringing the classic heroine back to comics for her first series in 35 years, written by Mike Carey (“Lucifer,” “Hellblazer,” “X-Men”) with art by Kenan Yarar (“Hilal”). Created in 1962 by Jean Claude Forest, Barbarella was designed to represent a playful look at a modern woman at the cusp of the sexual revolution. Suffused with a sense of mischief, humor…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #6 – Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

ADVANCE REVIEW: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #6 – Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #6 displays the same charm, heart and earnest sense of fun that enlivened this miniseries from the beginning. There’s nothing easier than coasting on nostalgia, but writer Andy Mangels and artist Judit Tondora have only used the warm feeling generated by the respective source materials as their starting point. The main reason the issue, and the series as a whole, has worked so well is how well-structured and…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Turok #1 – Engaging Characters, Familiar Action

ADVANCE REVIEW: Turok #1 – Engaging Characters, Familiar Action

When Dynamite Entertainment launched its “Sovereign” line of titles recently, featuring characters licensed from the old Gold Key comics, they opted for a bold and risky strategy. “The Sovereigns” title would debut first, and it and subsequent titles would feature back-up stories that would introduce readers to the assorted characters soon to be heading up their own titles. It was bold move, and Turok #1 shows both the benefit and the drawbacks of that strategy….

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Dynamite & Halfbrick to Release Series Based on “Fruit Ninja” Mobile Game

Dynamite & Halfbrick to Release Series Based on “Fruit Ninja” Mobile Game

Dynamite Entertainment, in partnership with game development company Halfbrick, announced today plans to release a new series based on the hugely popular and successful mobile game Fruit Ninja. The series will be written by Eisner and Harvey nominee Nate Cosby (“Cow Boy,” “Buddy Cops,” “Jim Henson’s The Storyteller”)  with art by Scott Brown (“Nightfall”) and Ruairi Coleman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures”). Per the press release from Dynamite, the series will revolve around the Fruit…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Magnus #1: Magnus, Robot….Healer?

ADVANCE REVIEW: Magnus #1: Magnus, Robot….Healer?

Way back in 1963, Gold Key Comics debuted a new science-fiction/super-hero series called Magnus, Robot Fighter. Created by Russ Manning, Magnus has always had his fans, being a character that leaned more heavily towards pulpy sci-fi concepts than straight-ahead super hero action. Magnus #1, the latest iteration of the property by Kyle Higgins and Jorge Fornes, follows in that tradition with a debut issue that establishes an intriguing and rich classic science fiction concept and…

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Dynamite Reveals “James Bond: Moneypenny” Creative Team

Dynamite Reveals “James Bond: Moneypenny” Creative Team

Dynamite Entertainment has revealed the creative team for the first ever comic title dedicated to 007’s faithful support staff, Miss Moneypenny. The publisher revealed yesterday that the James Bond: Moneypenny One-Shot will be written by acclaimed writer Jody Houser, the first time a woman has written the Bond universe in the comics medium. The one-shot sees Moneypenny assigned to a routine protection assignment that soon becomes more than she initially bargained for as she uncovers…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Service One-Shot – A Timely But Basic Thriller

ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Service One-Shot – A Timely But Basic Thriller

I like to check in with Dynamite‘s James Bond line of titles, because so far they’ve been very good at attracting top notch talent to their collection of books following the adventures of Ian Fleming’s 007 and his allies. Some of the stories have impressed me, others less so, but overall the line of books have demonstrated an effective and coherent approach to telling Bond stories in the modern age that don’t copy the Eon…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: The Sovereigns #1 – Jump On To A Universe Reimagined

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Sovereigns #1 – Jump On To A Universe Reimagined

It’s easy to forget that there have almost always been super heroic alternatives to the universes of DC and Marvel, whether that was the Golden Age Captain Marvel, the Charlton Heroes or Archie Comics’ stabs at the genre. One of the most fondly remembered, if perpetually struggling, examples were Gold Key Comics’ roster of suers-hero and adventure titles. Now, those properties are licensed to Dynamite Entertainment, and the publisher is currently making a big push…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Hammerhead TPB – Sleek, Cool and Ruthless

ADVANCE REVIEW: James Bond: Hammerhead TPB – Sleek, Cool and Ruthless

A character as iconic as Ian Fleming’s Agent 007, James Bond, absolutely is worthy of being adapted to the comics book medium. There have been stabs over the years, some more successful as others, but Dynamite’s approach once they acquired the license to the property has produced some pretty intriguing successes, and none more so than James Bond: Hammerhead. This trade collects the six issue miniseries by writer Andy Diggle and artist Luca Casalanguida, and…

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REVIEW: Batman/The Shadow #1: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men?

REVIEW: Batman/The Shadow #1: Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of Men?

Batman/The Shadow #1 may not be the first time that the Dark Knight has met his more direct literary antecedent, but it may be the flashiest and most high-profile team-up of the two legendary characters. It boasts a script by two of DC’s top writers in Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando, with evocative art by Riley Rossmo. The opening issue certainly proves that the creative team knows what has made these two properties so resonant with…

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