[Editor's Note: For more on "Battlestar Galactica," check out our interview with writer Greg Pak]
Official Press Release
May 12, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment today announced that they have set their initial print run for the launch of their all-new, ongoing Battlestar Galactica comic at over 175,000 copies in initial orders.
In addition to strong sales in the Direct Comics Market, copies of Galactica #0 will be used in promotional efforts at the upcoming Licensing show and at conventions across the country. A special promotion for the issue is also being planned with TV Guide, and more details on that arrangement are due in the coming days.
"We're obviously very happy with the reception #0 has had in all aspects of the marketplace," explained Dynamite spokesperson J. Allen. "And the outreach and promotional opportunities we're working on with Universal, SCIFI and others are sure to help drive customers into their local comics shop - for not only the specially priced #0 issue, but the ongoing series as well."
Retailers across the country also expressed their thoughts about the strong numbers and prospects for the Battlestar Galactica series:
"Dynamite Entertainment is blowing up the comic marketplace, again with their new comic, Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar Galactica is going to be huge, The hottest sci-fi show on the air, with a built in, rabid audience, numbering in the millions, there's no way we could over order on this title. Orders for this book are already blowing away our Red Sonja numbers. I guess they prefer blondes! And only 25 cents!! What a no-brainer! Anyone who doesn't order this book is missing the point."
-- Bob Hoskins/Stormwatch Comics
"Dynamite has now brought out the Big Guns. Battlestar Galactica is the best show on TV.... and here comes the comic based on the show. Watch out for this instant top 10 book....it will sell out quickly. This is the frakking best book they have ever done!"
-- Mike Malve/Atomic Comics
"I am not surprised at all to hear of the massive sales of Battlestar Galactica #0. BSG is the hottest property in sci-fi TV right now and you damn well know the folks at Dynamite are going to treat it right!"
-- Patrick Brower/Graham Crackers Comics
Battlestar Galactica #0 is scheduled to ship to comic book stores in May. The first issue of the ongoing series is due in July.
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of '04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite's new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company's first major launch of '06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has launched the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; is preparing to launch the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, Classic Battlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander as well as numerous Red Sonja mini-series and one-shots, including Red Sonja Vs. Thulsa Doom with Luke Lieberman and Peter David and a Red Sonja Vs. Claw cross-over with DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint, Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned - Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews - as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy, Doug Moench's Six from Sirius, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's Borderline and other titles, Jim Starlin Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com.