Garth Ennis' "Red Team" Spearheads Dynamite's New Crime Line

Mon, October 8th, 2012 at 10:10am PDT

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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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