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The Boys: Name of the Game is 1st novelization of series

check out the first novelization of the comic book series, The Boys: Name of the Game.

You’ve read the comic books and watched the hit 2019 Prime TV series. Now check out the first novelization of the comic book series, The Boys: Name of the Game.

While fans of The Boys look forward to the second season of the TV series debuting on Sept. 4, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce official novel adaptations of the original storylines.

The Boys: Name of the Game novelization by writer Dan Wickline takes a deep dive into a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky, and masked vigilantes prowl the night, and someone has to make sure the supes don’t get out of line.

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Mars Attacks Red Sonja and our money’s on her

Dynamite Entertainment presents Mars Attacks Red Sonja! and the world will never be the same. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

It’s the crossover we never knew we wanted! Dynamite Entertainment presents Mars Attacks Red Sonja and the world will never be the same.

I’m a Tim Burton fan but I have to admit I didn’t exactly love “Mars Attacks!” the first time I saw it. Still, the movie had its cheesy charm and trademark Burton absurdity. Over the years I’ve grown more fond of it. Add to that the fact that I love Red Sonja. So you can imagine how excited I am to read this upcoming miniseries from writer John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics) and artist Fran Strukan (The Shape of Elvira).

“This is a book I actively pushed Dynamite to do, and I bugged them and bugged them until they finally approved it because I wouldn’t go away. I’m a huge fan of both properties, and the idea of mixing violent barbarian sword & sorcery with ultra-violent over-the-top retro sci-fi is simply irresistible to me,” Layman said in a press statement.

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Red Sonja: Bless the beasts and the children

She is Sonja the Red, the Master of War. But is anyone really its master? Or, as Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #16 seems to tell us, is the truth that no one really wins in a war?

Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #16
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Bob Q
Cover: Jae Lee
FC | 32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

She is Sonja the Red, the Master of War. But is anyone really its master? Or, as Dynamite Entertainment‘s Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #16 seems to tell us, is the truth that no one really wins in a war?

Least of all ordinary people. Particularly the children.

Writer Mark Russell continues chronicling Year Two, when the She-Devil we all know and love was still the young Sonja the Red. And as I mentioned in my review, the mini-series Killing Red Sonja spins out from the events in this title. This issue even briefly shows what’s happening to Emperor Cyril and tells readers to follow his adventures in the mini-series.

Spoilers ahead.

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Vampirella: Why church people are not Christians

Did God also create vampires? This is just one of the many thought-provoking ideas discussed in Vampirella (Vol. 5) #10, which is one the best comic books I have read in a long time.

Vampirella (Vol. 5) #10
Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Ergün Gündüz
Cover: Lucio Parrillo
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Did God also create vampires? This is just one of the thought-provoking ideas discussed in  Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella (Vol. 5) #10, which is one of the best comic books I have read in a while.

Christopher Priest’s magical prose and non-linear storytelling, combined with the gorgeous yet disturbing art of Ergün Gündüz, elevates this tale about the tragic plane crash that changed Vampirella’s life.

This vampire has hit rock bottom. Like a dark goddess, she has wrought terrible vengeance on her enemies. And yet here is a man quietly conversing with her, trying to convince her — and maybe himself — that somehow she is still one of God’s creations.

Spoilers ahead.

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The Boys are back and what’s wrong with Wee Hughie?

Now that Amazon has announced that Season 2 of "The Boys" will arrive on Sept. 4, it's great that we can read Dynamite Entertainment‘s The Boys: Dear Becky while we count down the days.

The Boys: Dear Becky #2
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Russ Braun
Cover: Darick Robertson
FC | 32 pages | Superhero Satire | $3.99 | Mature

If the TV series on Prime Video shocked you, keep in mind that it actually toned down some aspects of the comic book version of The Boys. And now that Amazon has announced that Season 2 will arrive on Sept. 4, it’s great that we can read Dynamite Entertainment‘s The Boys: Dear Becky while we count down the days.

I loved the TV series, but I have to admit that this is my first time to read the actual comic book even though I’m a comic book geek. For those who haven’t read the comic books or watched the TV series, The Boys are a team of vigilantes. They were formed to police and even liquidate superhumans created by Vought-American.

The Boys: Dear Becky mini-series takes place 12 years after the events in The Boys #72: “You Found Me”. It features Hughie Campbell a.k.a. Wee Hughie. After thinking that the past has been buried, he receives a series of documents. These shed new light on his days in The Boys — specifically with information on Billy Butcher and his late wife, Becky. Spoilers ahead.

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Killing Red Sonja: Boy emperor takes on Sonja the Red

Killing Red Sonja #2 has wowed me with this lighthearted story about a boy emperor's quest to kill Sonja the Red. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Killing Red Sonja #2
Writers: Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman
Artist: Craig Rousseau
Cover: Christian Ward
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

I’m getting used to Red Sonja comic books being funny. After enjoying the humor in Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4, now Dynamite Entertainment‘s Killing Red Sonja #2 has wowed me with this lighthearted story about a boy emperor’s quest to kill Sonja the Red.

Of course, since this is a Red Sonja comic, lighthearted means witty dialogue and funny situations interspersed with maiming and killing. Mark Russell and Bryce Ingman have come up with a very enjoyable issue in this mini-series that spins out from the Red Sonja title written by Russell. With Craig Rousseau’s beautiful, fairy tale-like art perfectly complementing the writing.

It’s indirectly a tale about Sonja the Red — the young and untamed orphan who will one day be known as Red Sonja. But it’s really the story of the young Prince Cyril, now Emperor of Zamora, who is out to avenge his father Dragan the Magnificent, who was killed by Sonja the Red. Spoilers ahead.

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Jungle Girl makes lord of the jungle look like an amateur

Who needs the lord of the jungle when Jungle Girl is around? Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl Complete Omnibus
Writers: Frank Cho, Doug Murray
Artists: Frank Cho, Adriano Batista, Jack Jadson
Cover: Frank Cho
FC | 392 pages | $39.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen +

Who needs the lord of the jungle when Jungle Girl is around? Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl Complete Omnibus is an exhilarating adventure starring the beautiful, charismatic, and deadly Jana Sky-Born.

This omnibus from Dynamite Entertainment contains all three seasons of the Jungle Girl series, collected for the first time in one book. Writer and artist Cho doesn’t waste time, plunging us right into epic action from the start.

In fact, epic is an understatement. We’re talking Jana Sky-Born hunting Mosasaurus for food. I was hooked immediately, and it really sets the tone for this graphic novel. It’s larger than life, taking place on an unknown island that’s somehow a Lost World with cavemen, dinosaurs, and other creatures from different eras. Spoilers ahead.

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Comics previews: Dynamite releases on June 24, 2020

Comics previews: Dynamite releases on June 24, 2020.John Wick Trade Paperback. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Here are the comics previews of the titles that Dynamite Entertainment will ship on June 24, 2020.

John Wick Trade Paperback
Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Giovanni Valletta, Matt Gaudio
Cover: Giovanni Valletta
FC | 160 pages | $19.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

When a young John Wick embarks upon an epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And why is John Wick seeking vengeance?

Contains issues 1-5 of the John Wick series.

Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

“Greg Pak and Giovanni Valletta have come together to give fans of this popular action franchise a fascinating first look into the past of John Wick.” – Infinite Earths

“John searches for someone from his childhood past and as you guessed it, lots of blood, bullets, and bravado fills the pages till the end.” – Outright Geekery

“The visuals are stunning.” – Scifi pulse

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Red Sonja: Age of Chaos shows She-Devil, vampires rule

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4
Writer:  Erik Burnham 
Artist:  Jonathan Lau
Cover: Lucio Parrillo
FC  |  32 pages  |  Fantasy/Horror  |  $3.99  |   Teen+ 

What happens when you have Red Sonja and throw in a punk vampire, a winged vampire goddess, and a vampire-sorceress to the mix? With a dash of undead psychotic killer? You get Dynamite Entertainment‘s highly entertaining limited series, Red Sonja: Age of Chaos.

I’ve loved Red Sonja ever since I was a kid. But this is my first time to encounter Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, and Evil Ernie. They’re the Chaos! Comics characters that Dynamite Entertainment owns after purchasing the imprint.

Red Sonja meets these Chaos! characters for the first time ever in this limited series. What kind of havoc will they wreak in the Hyborean Age? And why must Red Sonja now have to resurrect her sworn enemy? Spoilers ahead.

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Vengeance of Vampirella releases the dogs of war

Vengeance of Vampirella #8. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Vengeance of Vampirella #8
Writer: Tom Sniegoski
Artist:  Michael Sta. Maria
Cover: Lucio Parillo
FC  |  32 pages  |  Horror  |  $3.99  |   Teen+ 

I have to confess: I don’t know Vampirella. Sure, I’ve heard of the character, and I know what she looks like. But that’s it. Even though I’m a comic book geek, I’ve never read a Vampirella comic. So I’m really glad that I’m finally getting to know her through Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vengeance of Vampirella #8.

Reading this as my first Vampirella comic book, however, is like jumping in at the deep end of the pool. This issue features a lot — and I mean a lot — of characters. So many things happen in Vengeance of Vampirella #8 that it was quite dizzying at first.

But it’s a fascinating world, particularly if you like horror like I do. I soon found myself just immersing myself in this unfamiliar environment. Enjoying how it was weaving together different elements from pop culture, literature, myth, and religion. I still don’t really know Vampirella, but I definitely want to find out more about her and her world. Spoilers ahead.