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Dynamite Entertainment has provided BF with info/images on all of their titles to ship worldwide (if pre-ordered by March) in May 2011.

KIRBY: GENESIS #0 
32 pages FC  •  $1.00  •  Teen +
Plot by KURT BUSIEK & ALEX ROSS
Script by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JACK HERBERT & ALEX ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
“Issue #1 Cover Sneak Peek Art” Retailer incentive cover by SEAN CHEN
“Issue #1 Cover Sneak Peek Art” Retailer incentive cover by RYAN SOOK
“Issue #1 Cover Sneak Peek Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS
The Kirby Event of the new millennium begins here, brought to you by the best-selling and award-winning creators of MARVELS! The Pioneer 10 space probe carried a message to the stars. Now an answer's on the way -- but not one we expected! When it arrives, the lives of three ordinary people -- and the entire world -- will be changed forever. Featuring Captain Victory, Silver Star and more of Jack Kirby's greatest concepts, including characters never before seen in comics form! Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY) and Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME) team up for their first full collaboration since 1994, withfinished art (from Alex's layouts) by Jack Herbert (BLACK TERROR). Don't miss this tantalizing prelude to KIRBY: GENESIS -- a bold, explosive adventure debuting a universe of wild Kirby creations! 

This is the beginning.

This is THE Genesis!

This 32-page book will feature an original story as well as tons of bonus materials!


VAMPIRELLA AND THE SCARLET LEGION #1 (of 5)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by JOSÉ MALAGA
Covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (50%), SEAN CHEN (25%), BILLY TUCCI (25%)
“Blood Red” Retailer incentive cover by SEAN CHEN
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by BILLY TUCCI
“Vampirella & Friend” Retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
The Crimson Chronicles - that foul bible of blood - foretells the coming of Chaos, the Destroyer and his servants on earth.  Since her earliest days, Vampirella has stood between that  vicious cult and their Mad God's plans. 

But when an ancient prophecy of doom is uncovered and a new push to resurrect the foulest demons from the pit is revealed, it's clear Vampirella won't be able to take them on alone.  Enter THE SCARLET LEGION, assembled to keep the dark things at bay and protect this world from the evils which lie beyond.  The only question is, will they see Vampirella as friend... or foe?

     


VAMPIRELLA #7 

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMAN
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (25%), WALTER GEOVANI (25%),
PAUL RENAUD (25%), FABIANO NEVES (25%)
“Blood Red” Retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
“Original Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALE GARZA
“Spot Color” Retailer incentive cover by FABIANO NEVES

Her name is Sofia, a young woman pulled into the maelstrom of violence and supernatural terror that surrounds Vampirella. She's stood at Vampirella's side during the terrifying battle Against the Lord of Worms, fought the blood-hungry legions of Dracula, and survived the clutches of the vile Le Fanu. But who is Sofia, and what secrets lurk in her past?

Written by Eric Trautmann (Action Comics, The Shield) and illustrated by Walter Geovani (Red Sonja), this issue marks the transition to a new -- and bloodier -- chapter for Vampirella!

     


VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HARDCOVER

380+ pages  •  $49.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
NOTE: ADVANCE-SOLICIT. IN STORES JULY 2011
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, LEN WEIN, DOUG MOENCH & MORE 
Art by JOSE GONZALEZ, AURALEON, AND ESTABON MAROTO & MORE
Cover by ENRIQUE TORRES

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!

Vintage horror at its best, re-mastered and collected in a fourth volume of the iconic Vampirella Magazine! Complete with a sexy heroine and things that go bump in the night, as told by some of the most legendary creators in the industry.

Collecting Vampirella Magazine #22-28, these classic issues feature the talents of Steve Englehart, Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Moroto, Len Wein, Doug Moench, and many others.

“With their Vampirella Archives, Dynamite has raised the bar for quality reprints of classic material.  Crisp linework, rich gray tones, vivid crosshatching and zipatone--if only every company's reprint volumes could match these standards of excellence!”  – Cliff Biggers, Dr. No’s


HACK/SLASH/EVA MONSTER’S BALL #1 (of 4)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by BRANDON JERWA
Art by CEZAR RAZEK
Cover by TIM SEELEY
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by TIM SEELEY
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by TIM SEELEY
Eva: a time-lost warrior who believes that God wants her to rid our world of the foul things that lurk in the shadows.

Cassie Hack: a 21st century anti-heroine who has devoted her life to the elimination of "slashers" who kill without mercy or reason.

These lethal ladies and their monstrous majordomos Michael and Vlad may seem like two sides of the same coin, but they're as different as night and day. When a mysterious figure brings them together, the whole world's going to be reminded that Hell hath no fury like two women on a mission in a city full of monsters!

ALSO AVAILABLE:
HACK/SLASH/EVA: MONSTER’S BALL #1 TIM SEELEY “BLOOD RED” HIGH-END EDITION


GARTH ENNIS’ JENNIFER BLOOD #4
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature Readers
Written by GARTH ENNIS 
Art by ADRIANO BATISTA
Covers by TIM BRADSTREET (main), JONATHAN LAU (1-in-10),
ALÉ GARZA (1-in-20), JOHNNY DESJARDINS (1-in-20)
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Garth Ennis’ newest creation continues with Jennifer Blood #4.  Jennifer Blood is a suburban wife and mom by day, and a ruthless vigilante by night!  This issue… enter the Three Ninjettes!

  


THE BOYS #54

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature Readers

Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by JOHN McCREA
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

In the aftermath of VAC's first superhero combat trial, Greg Mallory finds himself cast adrift- until the opportunity for vengeance suddenly presents itself. A clandestine organization arises with the coming of the cold war, and Mallory finds himself playing spymaster... with no inkling of the moral compromise he'll eventually be forced to make. Sixty years of the Boys' secret history continues, in part three of Barbary Coast.


DANGER GIRL AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #2 (of 6)

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDY HARTNELL 
Art by CHRIS BOLSON

Covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (33%), PAUL RENAUD (33%), NICK BRADSHAW (33%)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD
“Crimson” Retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

The crisis in South Africa escalates as Abbey and the Danger Girls try to track down the mysterious “Chosen One” depicted in the Book of the Dead.  But with Ash suddenly fighting his own personal demons back at home, will he ever find a way to join the girls in their quest?  Find out as the year’s most outrageous crossover event continues!


TOTAL RECALL #1 (of 4)

32 pages FC  •  $1.99  •  Teen +
Written by VINCE MOORE 
Art by CEZAR RAZEK
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON (main), CEZAR RAZEK (1-in-5)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Inspired by the hit 1990 science fiction movie, Total Recall. Read the story of what happens next! Having killed Cohaagen and given Mars an atmosphere, Douglas Quaid (the man who was Hauser) simply wants to live happily ever after with the woman of his dreams, Melina. How can Quaid have his happily ever after with Mars in chaos, new enemies coming to the red planet, and a mysterious stranger walking about?  Check out issue Total Recall #1 to find out!


CHARLAINE HARRIS’ GRAVE SIGHT PART 1 (of 3) 
64 pages FC  •  $7.99  •  Teen +
Written by CHARLAINE HARRIS & BILL HARMS
Art by DENIS MEDRI
Covers by BENOIT SPRINGER (50%), DENIS MEDRI (50%)
Acclaimed and NYT Bestselling author Charlaine Harris, the writer of the Sookie Stackhouse series, has joined the Dynamite family with the first book of her hit Harper
Connelly series, Grave Sight. Charlaine's Sookie Stackhouse novels became the basis for one of today's most successful television shows, the hit HBO series True Blood! Dynamite is extremely proud to present Charlaine Harris' first comic adaptation!

For the past five years, readers have been thrilled by the Harper Connelly series. Featuring Harper Connelly, a woman who has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she's providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living-but she's used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she's become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it's always urgent-even if the dead can wait forever.

PART 1:
At the age of 15, Harper Connelly was struck by lightning, an event that gave her the ability to find the dead and see how they died. Since then, Harper's scratched out a living selling her services to anyone with a checkbook. It's not the best life, but it beats the alternative, at least until Harper and her brother Tolliver roll into Sarne, Arkansas and find themselves embroiled in a murder mystery!


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJA THORIS #3

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON 
Art by CARLOS RAFAEL
Covers by ARTHUR ADAMS (25%), JOE JUSKO (25%), PAUL RENAUD (25%), ALÉ GARZA (25%)
“Virgin Art­” Retailer incentive cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by PAUL RENAUD   

A horde of savage green Martians has surrounded the Warlord of Yorn in Dejah Thoris's city of Lesser Helium. No red Martian will come to the aid of a backstabbing tyrant like Yorn, but Yorn has a big surprise in store, one he paid a very high price for. While the siege rages on, Dejah Thoris fights to free her one-time enemy, the Jed of Greater Helium. Valian, Yorn's son, has thrown in his lot with Dejah. It's only a matter of time before his father finds out...

  


WARLORD OF MARS #8
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by LUI ANTONIO
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (50%),
STEPHEN SADOWSKI (1-in-15)
“Martian Red” Retailer incentive cover by STEPHEN SADOWSKI
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO
Dejah Thoris has proclaimed her love for John Carter, but the despicable Warlord of Zodanga has forced her to promise she will marry the Zondangan prince. A Martian woman may not back out of such a pledge, and she may not marry her husband-to-be's killer. John Carter will need an army to change things now. If he can help Tars Tarkas seize control of the Tharks, he might have just that -- but ­Zodanga's not going down without a fight!

  


THE LONE RANGER & ZORRO: THE DEATH OF ZORRO #3

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS 
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
“Negative Effect Art” Retailer incentive cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

The legend known as Zorro has been murdered. The monstrous assault on a Native American mission continues as The Lone Ranger and Tonto search for a way to avenge Zorro and free the Chumash Indians. Outgunned and outmanned, The Ranger and Tonto suddenly find themselves under attack from a new threat: a rival Indian tribe. Meanwhile, the secret society of crime-fighters known as La Justicia make their way to California to help. Will they arrive in time?


THE LAST PHANTOM #10

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by SCOTT BEATTY 
Art by EDUARDO FERIGATO
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (1-in-10), FABIANO NEVES (1-in-15)
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS

Finally, back in Bengali, Kit Walker returns to The Phantom's secret sanctum… THE SKULL CAVE! Haunted by the specters of the past, Kit reflects on The Phantom's legacy as the origin of The Ghost Who Walks is retold! And after learning new details of where he came from, Kit discovers secrets in the Skull Cave's darkest recesses that shed new light on The Phantom's uncertain future!

  


GREEN HORNET #16

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS 
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Cover by PHIL HESTER (33%) JONATHAN LAU (33%),
JOHNNY DESADRINS (33%)


“Black, White & Green” Retailer incentive cover by PHIL HESTER
The mysterious and deadly Redhand makes his move againt the Kato family.
With Mulan ailing, and Hayashi guarding her, it falls to Green Hornet to stand alone againt the deadliest foe he has ever faced. An enemy with training and knowledge surpassing even his, an enemy who can't be found... until he strikes. Don't miss the introduction of the greatest villain in the Green Hornet universe!


THE GREEN HORNET: AFTERMATH #2

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by JAI NITZ 
Art and cover by NIGEL RAYNOR
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by NIGEL RAYNOR
“Negative Effect” Retailer incentive cover by NIGEL RAYNOR

Green Hornet and Kato dodge the cops and the feds while a new masked duo makes a violent splash on the streets.  Can Green Hornet and Kato clear their names when everyone thinks they are criminals?  Oh, and did we tell you about the million-dollar price on their heads from the Triad drug lords?


THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES! #10 (of 10)

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by BRETT MATTHEWS 
Art and cover by ARIEL PADILLA
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by ARIEL PADILLA

A new Green Hornet and Kato take to the streets of a near-future Chicago... to find out that being a crime-fighter isn't as easy as it looks. Must they become criminals themselves in order to deal with Gregor Kaast, the man that has destroyed both their lives?

The Climactic Conclusion!


KATO #14

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS 
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by ALÉ GARZA
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover byALÉ GARZA

When the new Kato is attacked by mysterious samurai warriors from her homeland of Japan, her father has to step in to face some demons from his own past. The original Kato knows who the samurai are and what they want. The only way for Kato, Sr. to protect his daughter is for him to return to Japan and meet the man behind the warrior's attack face to face. All-out samurai action for both Katos, on two continents!


THE GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE RE-MASTERED  HARD COVER

280 pages FC  •  $49.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Based on the stories by FRAN STRIKER
Art by BERT WHITMAN ASSOCIATES
Cover by JOSEF RUBINSTEIN

Feel the sting of the Green Hornet! To accompany their line of new and thrilling Green Hornet comic book adventures, Dynamite Entertainment is collecting for the first time ever, the classic adventures of the original Green Hornet! Each issue of this series of classic Hornet material featured stories inspired by the works of Green Hornet creator Fran Striker and were completely re-mastered for today's discerning reader and collector. Dynamite also commissioned Joe Rubenstein to create brand-new covers, inspired by the Golden Age comics of yesteryear — each featured here in a complete cover gallery.
 

RED SONJA #60

48 pages FC  •  $4.99  •  Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN 
Art by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by FABIANO NEVES (50%), WALTER GEOVANI (50%)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by WALTER GEOVANI
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by FABIANO NEVES

Khorshemish -- the seat of power of the mighty nation of Koth -- mourns the passing of its aged King, and Red Sonja wants nothing more than to put the kingdom behind her. Embroiled in palace intrigues, assassination and ancient magicks, it's almost too much for a pay-soldier to take.

But now, a new ruler ascends to the throne, and his rise to power could spell war for all the Hyborian kingdoms. And in the chaos, old enemies are bent on settling bloody scores with the She-Devil With A Sword…

Extra sized anniversary issue featuring 28 pages of original story as well as reprints of Red Sonja’s early adventures!


RED SONJA SHE-DEVIL WITH A SWORD OMNIBUS VOL. 2 TRADE PAPERBACK
408 pages FC  •  $29.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING, BRIAN REED 
Art by HOMS, MEL RUBI, FABIANO NEVES & MORE
Cover by SEAN CHEN
Kulan Gath controls the land. Red Sonja and her companions have been sent to the other side of the globe. Now the She-Devil must battle her way across Hyboria, encountering strange animal-men, vicious undead pirates, mysterious sea creatures and more to end the dark sorcerer’s reign of terror. New allies are revealed, old allies are lost, and villains abound as Sonja comes face-to-face for the final time with Kulan Gath in a battle that can only end with the DEATH of Red Sonja!

Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Reed, and illustrated by Homs, Fabiano Neves, Mel Rubi and more, this 400+ page omnibus features issues 19-34 of the ground-breaking series, as well as a complete cover gallery by some of the biggest and best in the industry: Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Arthur Adams, David Mack, Ariel Olivetti, Paul Renaud, Ken Kelly, Frank Brunner and more!



QUEEN SONJA #20
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ARVID NELSON 
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Covers by FABIANO NEVES (50%), PATRICK BERKENKOTTER (50%)
Queen Sonja rides hard for her capital. She'll take it back from Thulsa Doom or die trying. Thulsa only needs to delay her long enough to perform the ritual that will free his evil god, Set, from his ancient prison. But Set is hiding a terrible secret from Thulsa, a secret that could mean the doom of all Hyboria. Comos-shattering revelations, bloody duels and a dark reckoning between Sonja and the darkest forces of the interstellar gulfs await in the final installment of the "Son of Set" story arc!


RED SONJA: REVENGE OF THE GODS #4 (of 5)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN 
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE
Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
“Virgin Art” Retailer incentive cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
Loki has unlocked the gates of hell, and Ragnorok ravages the land.  Thor and Sonja struggle to hold back the tide of evil, but this doom is larger then both them.  Can they stop Loki before the tree of life is felled and the world is remade in the devil's image?


THE ADVENTURES OF RED SONJA VOL. 4 TRADE PAPERBACK
168+ pages FC  •  $19.99  •  Teen +  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by ROY THOMAS & MORE 
Art by FRANK THORNE & MORE
Cover by FRANK THORNE
The fourth volume in the best-selling collection featuring the classic Marvel Comics adventures of Red Sonja, She Devil With a Sword!  Presenting the definitive and newly remastered interior color art!   Volume four features stories from Savage Sword of Conan and for the first time in color, the final issue of Red Sonja's initial Marvel series. These tales are where it all begins, and help set the stage for the current Red Sonja series from Dynamite!  Featuring a Frank Thorne cover!


DEAN KOONTZ’S NEVERMORE #3 (of 6)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by DEAN KOONTZ & KEITH CHAMPAGNE 
Art by LENO CARVALHO
Covers by DARICK ROBERTSON (50%), LENO CARVALHO (25%),
TYLER WALPOLE (25%)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
The beasts called The Hydra have made a powerful enemy in Bobby Godric. Now, Team Nevermore embarks on a bold plan to learn the secrets of their evil foes...by attempting to capture and study one. But has the team unwittingly played into the Hydra's hands and exposed the location of their Earth to their alien foes?


SHERLOCK HOLMES: YEAR ONE #5 (of 6)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by SCOTT BEATTY 
Art by DANIEL INDRO
Covers by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (50%), AARON CAMPBELL (50%), DANIEL INDRO (1-in-10)
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by DANIEL INDRO
As the mystery of the "Twelve Caesars" deepens, Holmes is reunited with a woman from his past with heartbreaking news for the young sleuth. While Watson follows a hunch, the good doctor closes in on the identity of the serial killer terrorizing London when an intended victim is spared an ignoble end! Unfortunately, the mad murderer will not be satisfied until a dozen deaths are done, even if it means slaying someone close to the intrepid detectives!

  


ROBERT JORDAN’S THE WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD #13
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ROBERT JORDAN & CHUCK DIXON
Art & cover by MARCIO FIORITO
It's a full day in Baerlon for Rand al'Thor.  First, one of Mat's tricks with some
dangerous men almost get Rand into a fight he can't walk away from.  Following some sage advice from Gleeman Thom Merrilin and a trip back to the Inn, the boys discover someone from Emond's Field has found them, and is demanding their return from Lan and Moiraine.  Join us for the latest chapter in the adaptation of Robert Jordan's WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD!


BORDERLINE VOL. 4 TRADE PAPERBACK
192+ pages  •  $19.99  •  Mature  •  (C:0-1-2)
By CARLOS TRILLO & EDUARDO RISSO 
Cover by EDUARDO RISSO
Pulp noir in the tradition of Sin City and 100 Bullets from creator/artist Eduardo Risso! Known for his moody powerful artwork Eduardo Risso has commanded a legion of fans from his work on 100 Bullets (with writer Brian Azzarello who also provides and exclusive intro to this collection) and Batman among others! This powerful piece of graphic fiction has never before been available in the United States in English. Now Borderline -- described by Harvey and Eisner Award winning creator Risso as a sci-fi post-apocalyptic story that openly shows the miseries and kindness of Humankind -- is available in English for the first time from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT. Volume 4 complete the incredible story, and is filled with Risso's gorgeous artwork and Trillo's fantastic ideas - This is a must-have for every fan of comics and art!


THE WARRIORS: JAILBREAK #4 (of 4)
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ERIK HENRIKSON 
Art and cover by HERB APON
We know it’s cliché to hype a final issue by shouting “This is it!” and “Nothing will be the same!”—but dammit, this is it, and really, nothing will be the same! As The Warriors: Jailbreak comes to its exhilarating conclusion, Ajax finally faces his brutal nemesis, while Swan leads his increasingly desperate Warriors into a full-scale gang war. Allegiances will be hewn and broken. Blood will be spilled. And when Jailbreak ends, the Warriors will be changed forever. Seriously!

We mean it!

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