DFE: Limited Edition Variants; Original Planetary Art

by Jeff

AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: DYNAMITE OFFERS SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION VARIANTS FOR SOLD OUT ISSUES

ORIGINAL JOHN CASSADAY PLANETARY ART

AVAILABLE THIS WEEK: DYNAMITE OFFERS SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION VARIANTS FOR SOLD OUT ISSUES

Battlestar Galactica, Red Sonja, Darkman vs. AOD and The Lone Ranger Get Special Treatment From Dynamite This week

December 19, 2006, Runnemede, NJ– DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT today released images and information featuring the special Limited Edition Re-order Variants that will be available for retailers to order this week. The initial printing of each of these titles has sold out from Dynamite at the distributor level (Diamond Comic Distributors), and limited edition variants are scheduled to fill standing orders. The limited edition cover are:

· NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #4 (NOV068047) featuring variant art by EBAS

· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ZAREK #1 (NOV068048) featuring variant art by Stjepan Sejic

· DARKMAN VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #2 (NOV068049) featuring variant art by George Perez

· HIGHLANDER: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE #2 (NOV068050) featuring variant art by CAMMO

· THE LONE RANGER #3 (NOV068051) featuring variant art by John Cassaday

· RED SONJA #17 (NOV068052) with a brand new variant cover by Jim Balent

Dynamite created these limited edition variants in anticipation of selling out. Diamond is making retailers aware of these limited edition variants in Diamond Daily and Previews Dateline Previews Plus, and response has been overwhelming. Dynamite has created the variant editions to allow retailers to comfortably stock more copies of Dynamite’s best selling titles! Dynamite anticipates selling out of the limited edition variants, as well, and suggests retailers adjust their orders or upcoming issues on all upcoming titles.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #4 (NOV068047) WRITTEN BY GREG PAK; ART BY NIGEL RAYNOR, LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER ART BY E-BASS

In this issue, all of your questions are answered about the fate of the Returners, and the status of the infected Galactica crew! Plus, see Commander Adama in action as you’ve never see him! All this plus the set-up for our next big story arc as the unseen adventures of the Galactica continue from Dynamite Entertainment.

For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105532.html

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ZAREK #1 (NOV068048) WRITTEN BY BRANDON JERWA, ART BY ADRIANO BATISTA w/ARIES MENDOSA; LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER ART BY: STJEPAN SEJIC

From Dynamite Entertainment comes a new Battlestar Galactica mini-series starring Tom Zarek, the loyalty-testing revolutionary played by original series actor Richard Hatch. Revealing content from Zarek’s own novel “The Revolution Within,” issue #1 tells the untold origin of Tom Zarek and the Sagittaron colony. Our four issue series shows Tom’s beginnings as he grows up in a loving home amidst a slave state and alongside a Cylon work force — all in the shadow of the First Cylon War. It’s through these humble – and tragic – beginnings that he becomes the man we see in Battlestar Galactica today and this is where you’ll learn all about him!

For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105710.html

DARKMAN VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #2 (NOV068049) WRITTEN BY ROGER STERN AND KURT BUSIEK, ART BY JAMES FRY; LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER ART BY GEORGE PEREZ

Dynamite presents the cross-over no one thought they would ever see – Ash and Darkman as we present Army of Darkness/Darkman #2! In issue #2, Ash and Darkman fight against the hordes of undead taking control of the city. The Only problem? The Deadqueen’s ready to taken them both on — and take them both down! Don’t miss out on this cross-over of the year and don’t forget to ask your local retailer about the special incentive covers!

For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105539.html

HIGHLANDER: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE #2 (NOV068050) WRITTEN BY MICHAEL AVON OEMING AND BRANDON JERWA; ART BY LEE MODER; LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER ART BY: CAMMO

Writers Michael Avon Oeming with Brandon Jerwa are again joined by the incomparable Lee Moder as they tell a tale pitting the Immortal Highlander — Connor MacLeod — against the dread Kurgan in post-war Berlin! Issue #2 reveals more about the plans the Kurgan made with the USSR in the past, while in the present day, Connor and his friends race to destroy the legacy the Kurgan created!

For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105717.html

THE LONE RANGER #3 (NOV068051) BROUGHT TO YOU BY BRETT MATTHEWS AND JOHN CASSADAY; WRITTEN BY BRETT MATTHEWS, ART BY SERGIO CARIELLO WITH COLORS BY DEAN WHITE; LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER ART BY JOHN CASSADAY.

The year one origin of the Lone Ranger continues from creators Brett Matthews, John Cassaday, Sergio Cariello and colorist Dean White. After the events of the first two issues, John Reid has struck out on his own to find the man responsible for the deaths of his fellow Rangers… and kill him. Will Tonto’s reappearance continue or end their uneasy alliance?

For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C105713.html

RED SONJA #17 (NOV068052) BY MICHAEL AVON OEMING, ART BY MEL RUBI WITH STEPHEN SADOWSKI; LIMITED EDITION VARIANT COVER ART BY JIM BALENT

The Penultimate issue of Red Sonja’s most ambitious story arc is here as we head toward the climatic finale of the RETURN OF KULAN GATH! Sonja and her band of friends, warriors and old gods, battle against the Borat Na-Fori and his evil hordes as Kulan Gath awaits the outcome, and the fate of the whole world hangs in the balance! Written by Michael Avon Oeming with art by Mel Rubi and Stephen Sadowski!


ORIGINAL JOHN CASSADAY PLANETARY ART

Original Art to Benefit Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization’s Kitty Cats.

Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization, Inc. announced today that artist John (ASTONISHING X-MEN/PLANETARY) Cassaday has donated an original piece of Planetary art to Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization, Inc. (S.W.R.O.). The piece will be auctioned through eBay in hopes of raising funds for the many kitties that are cared for by our volunteers. This incredible and truly one-of-a-kind pencil and inked portrait from Planetary #24 will be up for auction on Ebay starting December 18th and ending the 26th! (Tell a loved one to auction for that special Holiday Gift! 🙂

John Cassaday is known for his Eisner award-winning style and great work on such high profile books such as Astonishing X-Men, Planetary, The Lone Ranger covers and more! This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to add a rare piece of Cassaday’s art to your collection. Any original art will only increase in demand, and pieces by such luminaries as John Cassaday even more so! The piece measures 11” x 17”.

Saved Whiskers is a truly worthy cause. John Cassaday’s donation of the artwork is incredible, and we can use the funds to help save the many stray cats and kittens around the Delaware valley. This is a great opportunity for a lucky comic fan to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art and contribute to a dedicated and worthwhile cause like Saved Whiskers Rescue! Please e-mail me at SavedWhiskers@aol.com with any questions prior to bidding

Thanks for looking and Good Luck!

Click here: eBay: John Cassaday’s **ORIGINAL ART** Planetary #24 Page 14 (item 250063400018 end time Dec-25-06 19:43:14 PST)

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