DFE: Top Cow Crossover / Cylon Battle Royal

by Jeff

The latest from Dynamic Forces:

  • TOP COW AND DYNAMITE CROSSOVERS START IN FEBRUARY
  • CYLON BATTLE ROYAL IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7

TOP COW AND DYNAMITE CROSSOVERS START IN FEBRUARY

Witchblade: Shades of Gray Begins First of Three Crossovers for Top Cow and Dynamite

November 10, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment today announces their first of three crossover events with Witchblade and The Darkness publisher Top Cow for 2007! This marks the first crossover between Top Cow and Dynamite Entertainment, and will begin with a Four Issue Mini-Series event titled WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY. The Mini-Series will star Top Cow’s Witchblade, as well as debut Dynamite’s Dorian Gray! WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY is scheduled for a February release.

WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY, not only marks the first ever Top Cow/Dynamite crossover, but the story will also serve as the introduction to Dynamite’s version of Oscar Wilde’s murderous and mysterious title character from his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, first published in 1890. The Mini-Series is being written by Leah Moore and John Reppion and will feature the artistic debut of Stephen Segovia as well as an all-star roster of cover artists, including Billy Tan, E-Bas and Stephen Segovia!

“Dynamite’s a shining new publisher who has captured quite a bit of the market. They are the biggest launching publisher from the last 10 years, and our working with them makes perfect sense. They’re creating three cross-overs, and releasing them over the next year, as we are working on our projects and the Marvel projects (had to mention that :-). What impressed me the most, is that they brought in Leah Moore and John Reppion off the bat. Very nice. We are only doing cross-overs with Marvel and Dynamite – as cross-overs need to make sense and be fun!”

About the crossover project and the debut of their Dorian Gray, Dynamite stated, “This is our first crossover with Top Cow and it’s going to be huge. We’re having lots of fun with a great story! Top Cow has become a staple in the comic book industry, and to be working with them is really exciting! We’re looking at Witchblade: Shades of Gray as a classic in the making. Witchblade is an immensely popular character with an incredible history, and we can’t think of a better way to introduce our rendition of the ageless Dorian Gray then through a legacy as ancient and mysterious as the Witchblade! As for Dorian Gray- for fans who slept through their literature class, he’s the man who “sold himself to the devil for a pretty face.” Gray is an enigmatic character, rather unpredictable and as likely to be the hero as much as the villain. Our rendition is going to make cool use of Gray’s immortality and tap into his more vicious side. Is he friend or foe? Well, let’s just say that the tale being told will touch base on his history with “witchblades”. Additionally, the mini-series has a superb creative team. The writing talents of both Leah Moore and John Reppion are perfect to craft this mystery through the ages, and fans are going to go wild over the artistic debut of Stephen Segovia! Topping it all off the series will feature a gallery of cover artists including Billy Tan, E-Bas and Stephen Segovia!

WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY #1 (OF 4): WRITTEN BY LEAH MOORE AND JOHN REPION, ART BY STEPHEN SEGOVIA; COVERS BY BILLY (X-Men) TAN with DEAN (THE LONE RANGER/New Avengers) WHITE (50%?), E-BASS (25%) AND STEPEHEN SEGOVIA (25%).

Shrouded in mystery, the Witchblade has known many friends and many foes in its long history, but it has never faced such a mystery as the troubled Dorian Gray! Now, the two meet in a special DYNAMITE/TOP COW CROSSOVER EVENT!

In the first issue, we follow Detective Sara Pezzini and her new rookie partner as they race to stop a murdering madman. Waiting and watching in the shadows is the enigmatic Gray who may or may not be the murderer they seek! With the action spanning the globe as well as exploring Gray’s coloured past, this is an event not to be missed!

Featuring a story that spans the ages from the deft hands of writers Leah Moore and John Reppion, WITCHBLADE: SHADES OF GRAY also features the debut of Stephen Segovia and an all-star roster of cover artists, including Billy Tan, e-Bass and Segovia!


CYLON BATTLE ROYAL IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7

Battlestar Galactica #7 Available in December

November 10, 2006, Runnemede, NJ– DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT today released images and information featuring the next issue of their hit sci-fi series NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA! Scheduled to ship in January, NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7 continues Greg Pak’s thrilling new story arc and features covers by series artist Nigel Raynor, Stjepan Sejic, and Jonathan Lau, as well as a new Battlestar Galactica photo cover!

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to bring you each and every month your only additional source for the all-new adventures of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica! Have you come onboard yet?

Dynamite stated, “With our Classic Battlestar title already on stands and receiving great reviews, the much anticipated first issue of the Zarek mini-series about to launch, and the recent announcements of the upcoming Cylon Apocalypse and Cylon War mini-series- Battlestar buffs have got to be reeling with excitement! Now, it’s Cylons galore in this latest issue of New Battlesatr Galactica! Greg Pak’s strategic second story arc moves everything into place for a battle of the Cylons with Adama and Returners caught in the middle! From the series debut, Greg has carefully orchestrated the events in New Battlestar Galactica to make it the perfect counterpart to the show. And Artist Nigel Raynor continues to present fans with art that is every bit as dramatic and captivating as visuals on their television every Friday night! Additionally, the issue will feature out of this world covers from Nigel Raynor, Stjepan Sejic, and Jonathan Lau, as well as another Battlestar photo cover!”

The issue is available for PRE-ORDER now through your local specialty retailer.

NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #7 (NOV06 3458) WRITTEN BY GREG PAK; ART BY NIGEL RAYNOR, COVERS BY NIGEL RAYNOR, STJEPAN SEJIC, JONATHAN LAU AND A BSG PHOTO COVER (SHIPPING IN EQUAL RATIO)

Each and every month, Dynamite Entertainment is your only source for the all-new adventures of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica! Read the stories that compliment the Peabody Award Winning TV Show! Have you come onboard yet?

In this issue: Facing an attack by New Cylons, Adama forms a Returner brigade to be led by Sharon and then ruthlessly engineers a battle between three different groups of Cylons — The OS Cylons, Sharon’s army, and a troop of New Cylon Centurions as terrible moral choices abound!

Featuring the continuing creative team of writer Greg Pak and artist Nigel Raynor along with another stunning series of covers including Nigel Raynor, Stjepan Sejic, Jonathan Lau and a photo cover!

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