The press release follows:
Media Release — Dynamite debuts a set of variant covers this December for top titles by artist Jamie Biggs, in homage to Todd McFarlane’s famous Amazing Spider-Man #300. The first cover featuring Evil Ernie is on Final Order Cutoff this weekend, available for fans and retailers to order now, while the rest of the set will soon be live to order in advance.
The historic Amazing Spider-Man #300 from 1988 remains one of the most influential comics of all time. From its iconic cover pose and design, being homaged here, to its famous first appearance of Venom, to the long heralded return of the hero’s classic red and blue suit in the finale, each page is memorable also as a culmination of the still rising stardom of artist Todd McFarlane. Who would go on to even bigger success with the founding of Image Comics and creation of Spawn. The cover is one of the most popular for other artists and titles to homage, and Dynamite now adds to the fun with covers for the following issues:
Evil Ernie #1
Red Sonja #4
“I had been out of comics for quite a few years and while figure hunting at a Walmart, I saw various multiple issue comic collections poly bagged on the end of the action figure aisle. The five issue run of McFarlane’s ‘Torment’ really grabbed my attention with that iconic first cover,” said artist Jamie Biggs. “Needless to say, as I ripped open that bag and thumbed through each issue, I knew that these were not my older brothers’ comic books – those dynamic poses and all that detail blew my 14 to 15 year old mind! I fell back in love with comics that day thanks to Todd McFarlane’s work. Finally meeting Todd at MegaCon in Orlando, Florida in 1996 changed my life yet again. A lot of people say you should never meet your hero, but for me, that day was the greatest of my life… and would remain so at least until I married my wife (laughs).”
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 Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, 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.