From Dynamite, Sherlock Holmes Is Back On The Case

by Jeff

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that they will continue their growing exploration of literary icons this May by unraveling the ultimate mystery with the debut of a new comic book series featuring the ultimate detective — Sherlock Holmes!

Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, Sherlock Holmes #1 begins the “Trial of Sherlock Holmes”, a NEW story which presents the great detective with an all-too personal quandary and explores the nature of the man and his world with a mix of refined ambiance, carefully crafted mystery and chilling suspense! From gaslight to deerstalker cap, the Victorian mood of the series is designed with reverence and a modern edge and presented flawlessly by the artistic talents of Aaron Campbell — and it all happens under striking and iconic covers by Eisner Award Winning artist, John Cassaday, with colors by Eisner Award Winning colorist, Laura Martin.

Moore and Reppion are currently featured in the pages of Dynamite’s Dracula adaptation, while artist Aaron Campbell is the newest artistic sensation to make his home at Dynamite.

About the new Holmes series, Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci exclaimed, “That’s right, folks, the comic racks are going to have to make room for another great detective! The original detective! Already John [Reppion] and Leah [Moore] proved their ability to bring literary icons into comics, especially in and around the Victorian Age. So fans can rest assured that Holmes… and Watson… are in capable hands. What’s more, fans are going to love Aaron Campbell’s interior art, as he visually re-creates the world of Sherlock Holmes and the Victorian Age. And with John Cassaday providing covers… well, it’s as our detective says, ‘Elementary, my dear Watson,’!”

Look for the thrills and mystery to begin unraveling this May! Sherlock Holmes will be a full-color series.

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For art and more information, please visit: www.dynamiteentertainment.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. Dynamite’s ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!

Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and 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 and Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Tim Truman’s Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin’s 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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