Become Immortal For 25 Cents With "Highlander"

Tue, May 16th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Arune Singh, Staff Writer

Official Press Release

May 16, 2006, Runnemede, NJ - Dynamite Entertainment today released images

and information concerning their debut of the all-new Highlander comic book

series following the characters from the first movie.

The series will feature an introductory priced #0 issue - similar to the

successful promotions used to launch Red Sonja #0 and Battlestar Galactica

#0 to dizzying heights - as well as the all-star creative team of writers

Brandon (Battlestar Galactica) Jerwa with Michael (Red Sonja) Oeming, along

with artist Lee (Red Sonja) Moder! And Dynamite is launching the series on

all cylinders, with a painted cover by painter extraordinaire Gabriele

Dell'Otto and 50/50 Highlander photo cover!

"Brandon and Michael have been working closely with the Highlander gurus to

create a story that takes the core concepts that have made this such a

powerful film, television and book franchise, and incorporate those concepts

into a kick-a$$ comic book," commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. "This

is very similar to the process we worked to make Red Sonja such a success.

Now, we've paired Oeming with Jerwa, and Brandon is enjoying his work with

the master."

As far as artist Lee Moder, Allen continued, "The Highlander Universe is

rich and dynamic with the stories of immortals, and especially Connor

MacLeod, and Lee Moder is a natural for both the "present day" action of the

script as well as the flashbacks featuring glimpses into Connor's past

lives. The comic rocks and we're happy to put out this first issue - which

leads right into #1 - out there for fans at just a quarter. Oh yeah, we've

got the Kurgan in here too! All in time for the 20th Anniversary! Sweet!"

The issue is available for PRE-ORDER now, and will ship to specialty stores

in July.

HIGHLANDER #0 (MAY063024): WRITTEN BY BRANDON JERWA AND MICHAEL (RED SONJA)

AVON OEMING WITH ART BY LEE MODER AND COVER ART BY GABRIELE DELL'OTTO (50%),

AND A HIGHLANDER PHOTO COVER (50%)

Featuring events that start off shortly after the first film, Connor

MacLeod, the Immortal Highlander, finds himself in the middle of a present

day reunion that takes him back to Berlin, right after the events of the

Second World War! During the "Coldest War" Connor comes up against the

Kurgan and the cadre of highly trained super-assassins who follow him.

Issue #0 leads directly into issue #1 of this all-new, ongoing series!

Featuring a painted cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto, plus a photo cover and

written by Brandon Jerwa w/Michael Avon Oeming with art by Lee Moder!

For art and more information, please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C104979.html

BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE SPECIAL GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

SKETCH COVER!

BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE HIGHLANDER #0 GABRIELE

DELL'OTTO RRP EDITION!

About Davis Merchandising Corp

Davis Merchandising Corp, the a multi-award winning global turnkey

organization, partnered with Davis-Panzer Productions, Inc., providing

merchandising, product development, manufacturing and direct marketing of

quality licensed entertainment properties sold direct-to-consumer through

catalog, Internet, television, print and inbound/outbound telemarketing.

They host eCommerce stores and create print catalogs for properties such as:

HIGHLANDERR (Film and TV series), THE LORD OF THE RINGS(tm), ALEXANDER(tm),

Xena: Warrior Princess(tm), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys(tm), and

ConanR. For additional information visit their website at

http://www.davisanderson.com.

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 is

preparing and launching the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators Joe

Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John

Cassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, Classic

Battlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander, have launched 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

 
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