March 9th, 2007, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment will become the new publisher of the ongoing comic book series THE BOYS by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson, beginning with issue 7 of the series, it was announced today by Dynamite Entertainment’s President & Publisher Nick Barrucci. Ennis and Robertson, the co-creators of the series, will continue as the series’ creative team. Issue # 7of THE BOYS will go on sale from Dynamite in June of 2007. Dynamite will also publish the first trade paperback collection of THE BOYS, collecting issues 1-6, in June.
“I’d like to thank Paul Levitz and everyone at DC Comics and Jim Lee and everyone at Wildstorm Productions for helping make this a smooth transition,” said Nick Barrucci. “I’m pleased to welcome the Boys to Dynamite Entertainment and look forward to working with Garth and Darick for years to come.”
“I’d like to thank all concerned at both DC and Dynamite for making this such a smooth and civilized transition,” said Garth Ennis. “My priority now is to get back to work on The Boys.”
“I’m quite excited about the opportunities that our series the Boys will gain by moving to Dynamite! I am also looking forward to many more years with DC Comics, working on a variety of excellent projects with the great people I know there,” said Darick Robertson. “I believe that this has been an unlikely ‘win-win’ situation for all involved, and glad we can all move on, still smiling. I’m thankful to Paul Levitz and the DC staff for making this a smooth transition.”
In addition to illustrating THE BOYS, Darick Robertson will continue his relationship with DC Comics, where he remains under exclusive contract. Robertson will be providing art for upcoming comic books for DC, WildStorm and Vertigo.
In addition to writing THE BOYS, Garth Ennis is writing the current story arc of WildStorm’s MIDNIGHTER.
Diamond Comic Distributors will continue to distribute THE BOYS issues 1-5, originally published by WildStorm/DC Comics, while supplies last. (Issue 6 of the series is sold out at the publisher.)
WildStorm/DC Comics also announced today that orders for the previously solicited issues 7, 8 and 9, as well as orders for the first trade paperback collection of the series, have been cancelled.