PopCultHQ’s First Look: July 2017 Solicitations from Dynamite

 

Greetings comic book fans!

Summer is fast approaching, and it promises to be an explosive one for Dynamite with a number of brand-new series hitting shelves! Beginning in July, these red-hot launches include the scorching pin-up queen Bettie Page in her very own series ! In addition, it’s GAME ON with the first issue of Atari’s Centipede, and 007 is back in action with Andy Diggle’s Kill Chain #1!

July will also see the return of some of our already smokin’ titles, including George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings #2 (just in time for the return of HBO’s Game of Thrones), Magnus #2 and Z Nation #4!

You can learn more about these dynamite titles in the May Previews for July on-sale books. Be certain to print your order form and tell your friendly, local comic shop to stock up on all of these great titles so you’ll be ready for a Dynamite summer of your own!

Here is the full list of Dynamite’s July Solicitations, ready for pre-order now!

BETTIE PAGE #1

Writer: David Avallone
Artist: Colton Worely

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Expected in-store date 7/19

She’s more modest than Ms. Blaise, but peels more than Ms. Emma. She out-vamps Vampirella, but she’s sweeter than Honey West. She put the mod in model, and the bangs in bang-bang. Now the world can know the truth: her classified adventures back in 1951 Hollywood have been declassified. Dynamite is proud to present The Secret Diary of Bettie Page, in handy comic book form.

* Written by David Avallone, with art by Colton Worely!

* Don’t miss the throwback “BLACK BAG ” variant cover!


THE GREEN HORNET ’66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Bob Q.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Expected in-store date 7/5

Another challenge for THE GREEN HORNET, his aide KATO, and their rolling arsenal, THE BLACK BEAUTY! On police records a wanted criminal, THE GREEN HORNET is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World’s Fair, to get the skinny on the “Newspaper of Tomorrow,” a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen! But isn’t that a dangerous power for the press to wield… and say, who’s that blue-suited skulker in the shadows?

* Two pulp legends meet face-to-face for the first time in publishing history!
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Written by Fred Van Lente (Deadpool, The Punisher), with art by Bob Q!

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER – FACES OF JUSTICE #1

Writers: Kyle Higgins, Joe Gentile
Artist: Alexandre Shibao
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Expected in-store date 7/5

No man is above the law! When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau’s best agents! Now the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader, and discover if there’s a sinister plot at play…or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime?

* Co-written by Kyle Higgins (Batman Eternal, C.O.W.L.).

CENTIPEDE #1

Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Eoin Marron
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Expected in-store date 7/12

When a terrifying creature from beyond the stars attacks his planet, Dale’s journey begins. But he is not out to save his world. It is already too late for that. As the lone survivor, the only thing he wants is revenge!

* From writer Max Bemis (Worst X-Man Ever, Foolkiller) and artist Eoin Marron (Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original).
* Based on the classic Atari game!
* Sci-fi, horror, and action collide for fans of Aliens, The Thing, and Predator!
* Be certain to pre-order the remastered 5″ x 7″ classic Atari mini-comic for all of your loyal collectors!


JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #1

Writer: Andy Diggle
Artist: Luca Casalanguida
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Expected in-store date 7/19

When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally – the CIA! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the return of writer Andy Diggle (James Bond: Hammerhead, The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond: Hammerhead) as they plot the return of James Bond’s oldest and deadliest foe: SMERSH!. 

* Written by Andy Diggle, with art by Luca Casalanguida. The team from the celebrated James Bond: Hammerhead is back in action!
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Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) and Juan Doe (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) join series artist Luca Casalanguida on cover duty!

ASH VS. ARMY OF DARKNESS #1

Writers: Chad Bowers, Chris Simms
Artist: Mauro Vargas
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, Teen+
Expected in-store date 7/5

“The name is Ash, but you can call me Mr. Williams!”

Ash found out the hard way that major corporations frown upon the dismemberment of Deadites on company property. Go figure! But a change in career won’t stop him from being The Chosen One!

* Ash is back with his trusty boomstick in hand, and chainsaw on the other!
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Writers Chad Bowers & Chris Sims (X-Men ’92) and artist Mauro Vargas put Ash Williams exactly where we need him…in the public school system!

FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS

Writers: Jeff Parker, Jesse Hamm
Artists: Jesse Hamm, Grace Allison
Full Color, 128 pages, $19.99, Teen+

Ming the Merciless wants to claim Earth as the crown jewel of his empire! His latest scheme? Teleporting a continent from his homeworld of Mongo into the Pacific Ocean, thereby unleashing its monstrous beasts into our seas and causing catastrophic tidal waves to devastate our naval defenses! It’s up to Flash Gordon, the fearless daredevil who has unraveled the tyrant’s previous schemes at every turn, to once again rally his friends in defense of the Earth. Join intrepid reporter Dale Arden, eccentric scientist Dr. Zarkov, Mandrake the Magician, two iterations of The Phantom, Jungle Jim, and the timelost hero Prince Valiant in the wildest adventure on this or any world!

* Collects issues #1 – 5.
* Featuring Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, and Jungle Jim!
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“A fast-paced throwback to the pulps of yesteryear.” – Newsarama

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*** info courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment

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