DIE!NAMITE LIVES to feature new heroes and villains

by Charles LePage

Fred Van Lente and friends will deliver zombie action this June in DIE!NAMITE LIVES.

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The press release follows:

Media Release — The next chapter in Dynamite’s apocalyptic, sky-high stakes crossover saga rises from the grave this summer – including one groovy guest!

Zombie maestro writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules) reassembles his own crossover dream creative team of artist Vincenzo Carratù, colorist Kike J. Diaz, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The squad is ready to bring even more on-page buckets of blood and surprises.

Van Lente shared, “The first series had a kind of Night of the Living Dead feel, with small groups of characters in isolated locations, trying to prevent the zombie outbreak. Here, we open the world up a lot more with a World War Z kind of epic scope, as that outbreak begins to sweep the globe and consume it. Battles between armies of living versus armies of the dead, armies of different dead fighting each other. Assuming the artistic team doesn’t murder me beforehand, I am excited to see what the fans think!”

Without spoiling things too much, the original DIE!namite series had some jaw-dropping moments that will forever shape this world already contending with a never-ending zombie horde. Picking right up where things left off, Vampirella, Miss Fury, and the survivors of Project Superpowers must turn to the exciting new character addition to this series – Ashley Freaking Williams! But does the legendary Deadite hunter have any interest in lifting a finger to help? And what became of Red Sonja..?

A horror tale of this magnitude necessitates the top names in the cover artist crew, requiring the special skills to depict rotting flesh right alongside Dynamite’s top characters. “The Zombie King” himself, Arthur Suydam, of course returns. As does superstars Lucio Parrillo and Joseph Michael Linsner. Following acclaimed horror work on Elvira and the Kickstarter smash hit Dragon, Dave Acosta rounds out the outfit.

The series is perfect to jump right into, but for those fans who want to catch up with the critically acclaimed predecessor or enjoy a reread, Dynamite is also releasing the trade paperback the same month!

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DIE!NAMITE LIVES #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2021 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June 2021. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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