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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
THE FIRST ATARI® COMIC BOOK SERIES IN OVER 30 YEARS!
Swordquest Launches in May with a Special 25-Cent #0 Issue
February 20, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment continues its partnership with Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, to create a new comics line based on beloved Atari titles. In the early 1980's, as video games lit up living rooms across the country and licensed comic books saw prominence in the industry, Atari released their own based on their popular line of titles. Now, Dynamite Entertainment, the modern leader in licensed comics, brings fans Swordquest comic we've been waiting for since 1983!
Peter Case was a boy on a quest... the quest to win the prizes from Atari's Swordquest challenge! He was counting down the days to the release of the final game, AirWorld, only to be shattered when the news surfaced that it would never be released. Now Peter is an adult... and things aren't going well. The bad news is he has to move back in with his mother. The good news is she still has all of his old Atari stuff. With nothing else to look forward to, his obsession with Swordquest is reignited, in a more daring -- and fantastic -- way!
Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims (X-Men '92, Down Set Fight) and art by Scott Kowalchuk (Batman '66, Down Set Fight), Swordquest makes its triumphant return to the printed page at a special introductory price of just 25 cents!
"Most anyone who remembers Atari's heyday, remembers Swordquest. It was one of the crown jewels of their line of games, complete with its own real world prizes," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "When we announced our intention to publish a new line of Atari comics back in 2014, Swordquest was one of the titles everyone inquired about most. What Chris and Chad have come up with will delight every kid who dreamed of winning that gold goblet! Also, we wanted to have fun with this series, so we're releasing the #0 issue at the same price as an arcade game cost to play back in the '80's: only 25 cents. Sure, Swordquest was a console game, but if it was an arcade game, it would have been two bits for the 8 bits. Not only do we get to have fun with this cool pricing, but this also allows fans to try out the series at the lowest cost possible, and retailers can stock the shelves to get readers with minimal risk."
Swordquest #0 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' March 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Swordquest will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
Grandes autores de Wonder Woman: George Pérez – La Mujer Maravilla
Hace siglos que las amazonas viven en paz en Isla Paraíso, un refugio que les proporcionaron sus patronas del Olimpo. No obstante, la inminente amenaza de Ares, el dios de la guerra, hace que la princesa Diana, ingenua y confiada, salga al hostil Mundo del Hombre que pronto la conocerá como… ¡Wonder Woman!
En 1987, el dibujante George Pérez (Crisis en tierras infinitas) reinventó a la heroína más famosa del mundo del cómic en la que fuera una etapa legendaria en la que lo acompañaron los guionistas Greg Potter (Jemm, Son of Saturn) y Len Wein (La Cosa del Pantano). Este primer volumen recopila los números del 1 al 14 de la serie original, donde Wonder Woman también conoce a Cheetah, su archienemiga, y afronta el desafío del mismísimo Zeus.
EDICIÓN ORIGINAL: Wonder Woman núms. 1 a 14 USA || FECHA PUBLICACIÓN: Marzo de 2017 || GUIÓN: George Pérez, Len Wein || DIBUJO: Art Adams, Brian Bolland, Chris Marrinan, Curt Swan, John Bolton, José Luis García-López, Ross Andru || FORMATO: Cartoné, 368 págs. A color. || ISBN: 978-84-16998-57-9
Colección Novelas Gráficas núm. 26: Nuevos Titanes: El contrato de Judas
Nuevos Titanes: El contrato de Judas
Publicado originalmente en The New Teen Titans núms. 39-40 USA, Tales of the Teen Titans núms. 41-44 USA y The New Teen Titans Annual núm. 3 USA, de febrero a julio de 1984. Siete héroes adolescentes: Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Raven, Cíborg, Starfire y Changeling. Todos ellos eran los jóvenes defensores de la Tierra: juntos eran invencibles e imparables. En su mejor momento, aceptaron a una chica entre sus filas como octavo miembro, pero esa decisión sería su perdición...
The Brave and the Bold núm. 54 USA
Publicado originalmente en julio de 1964. Cuando Mr. Twister secuestra a unos jóvenes de Halton Corners, Robin, Kid Flash y Aquaman serán los únicos capaces de traerlos de vuelta y de proteger la ciudad de los poderes elementales de dicho villano.
EDICIÓN ORIGINAL: The New Teen Titans núms. 39-40 USA, Tales of the Teen Titans núms. 41-44 USA, The New Teen Titans Annual núm. 3 USA, The Brave and the Bold núm. 54 USA || FECHA PUBLICACIÓN: Marzo de 2017 || GUIÓN: Bob Haney, Marv Wolfman || DIBUJO: Bruno Premiani, Dick Giordano, George Pérez || FORMATO: Cartoné. 208 págs. A color || ISBN: 978-84-16796-12-0
The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute Book 2: By Thy Side is coming out in September (second week). The book will feature contributions from George Perez, among many other artists. Order cut off date is July 10, 2017.
Additional details at mikewieringotellostribute.com, thanks to Ilke.
Includes free shipping in the USA
The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute
In the summer of 2007, beloved comics artist, Mike Wieringo, passed away suddenly, leaving behind a legion of fans and too many stories untold. Now, ten years later, more than 200 of the industry’s top artists come together to pay tribute to their fallen friend.
Based on the comics series ‘Ringo co-created with scribe Todd Dezago, Tellos Tribute Book 2 continues our saga as our rat-tag gang of Heroes marshall together the forces of the Resistance to do battle with the arcane and evil forces of the dread SUR-AZAL.
Darkness falls heavily on the magical realms…and Tellos will never be the same.
Ships second week in September.
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment just released the details for the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Blu-ray. The release date is officially April 18th, 2017. As earlier noted, one of the special features will spotlight Marv Wolfman and George Perez in "Titanic Minds: Wolfman and Perez", which explores their creative partnership.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Blu-ray details
By Max Evry ON February 16, 2017
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring one of the most momentous Teen Titans plotlines in comics history to animated life with the all-new, feature-length film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on April 18, 2017. Check out new box photos and animation stills in the gallery below!
· Featurette – Titanic Minds: Wolfman and Perez: This revealing documentary explores a creative partnership that has lasted decades as Marv Wolfman and George Pérez come together to discuss their careers and one of the most famous runs in Teen Titan history, The Judas Contract.
Just a note that the Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus appears in the Avengers: Infinity War behind the scenes feature. It looks like they are closely looking at the source material (with all those sticky notes!).
Watch the video on youtube.com
If you're planning on picking up the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract on Bluray/DVD, please note that there are generally three different versions:
All Bluray discs will come with a DVD copy and free digital copy.
Below is a photo of my Steelbook WB Animation collection:
There is this rumor on 4chan that George Perez will be returning to Marvel to work on Guardians of the Galaxy in late 2017/2018. This is laughable; there's no way George is returning to Marvel.
With today's convention environment and the freedom that the smaller independent publishers offers, why would someone with George's status ever return to the big two (DC or Marvel)? Plus this "radical" format is nothing new, DC tried it with Justice League Quarterly and it didn't sell and/or forgettable.
Guardians will be retooled as a quarterly 48 page book. George Perez will be writing and drawing the main strip in the book. The rest of the book will have a rotating creative team doing solo stories with the rest of the team, of which Scottie Young will be doing a Groot/Rocket Raccoon ongoing serial. The justification for this radical shift in format, is that Marvel fears the Guardians have become overexposed and by scaling back to a quarterly book, they think they can boost sales.
IGN compiled five ways the Judas Contract has changed DC Comics.
They may have given it too much credit, but here's the closing excerpt:
Without The Judas Contract, it's debatable whether DC would have gone forward with other controversial storylines like The Death of Superman. Terra's betrayal and subsequent death paved the way for similarly shocking developments like Batman's back being broken or Hal Jordan going insane and destroying the Green Lantern Corps. You can even see the DNA of The Judas Contract in more recent stories like Identity Crisis (which also happened to feature sordid sexual revelations about a Teen Titans villain and Deathstroke laying waste to an entire team of superheroes).