|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Mt. Laurel, New Jersey|
|Key people||Nick Barrucci
(CEO / Publisher)
(President / COO)
Brandon Dante Primavera
(IT Director / Operations)
(Director Business Development)
(Senior Graphic Designer)
Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book company that primarily publishes licensed franchises of adaptations of other media. These include adaptations of film properties such as Army of Darkness, Terminator and RoboCop, literary properties such as Zorro, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland and Red Sonja and superhero books such as Project Superpowers.
Dynamite Entertainment is a comic book publisher founded by Nick Barrucci in 2005, first producing two Army of Darkness limited series published through Devil's Due Publishing until self-publishing their titles later that year. The first two years saw them adding only a handful of titles like Red Sonja and Xena. After devoting itself to publishing only Army of Darkness, Dynamite came back one year later with Red Sonja, debuting with a 25-cent issue #0. It sold 240,000 copies and #1, the first to sell at a full cover price of $2.99, sold 100,000 in initial orders which cemented Dynamite's position as a force in the American comic book industry. Now Dynamite publishes a current slate of 14–20 comic books and 2–10 collections per month.
Dynamite is currently being sued by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs for the illegal use of the character Tarzan.
Dynamite Entertainment focuses primarily on comic book adaptations of existing properties, with most of their original properties being new interpretations of the classic monsters Dracula, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolfman. Currently they hold the rights to publish titles based on films (Army of Darkness, Darkman, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, RoboCop, and Highlander), television series (Xena: Warrior Princess) and literature (Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, and Zorro). They also have a license based on Terminator 2: Judgment Day and writer Simon Furman produced Terminator 2: Infinity and the sequel Terminator: Revolution. Other properties include Buck Rogers, and Sherlock Holmes.
Two additional crossovers have been released through other companies, one through Image Comics in 2005 pitting their monsters against Top Cow published characters Witchblade, the Darkness, Magdalena and Tomb Raider entitled Monster War; and a 2006 crossover between DC Comics' Claw the Unconquered and Red Sonja via WildStorm Productions.
Among their licensed properties are Red Sonja, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica and Lone Ranger.
In 2010 Dynamite began publishing comic books based on The Green Hornet beginning with a miniseries written by Kevin Smith, and followed by Green Hornet: Year One, which was written by Matt Wagner, and another written by Brett Matthews.The Green Hornet.
In May 2010 Dynamite Entertainment acquired the Chaos! Comics' library and all associated assets (with the exception of Lady Death). These include the publishing labels Black Label Graphics, Infinity Comics and the properties Evil Ernie, Smiley The Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator, Lady Demon and many more.
In October, 2013, it was announced that Dynamite would relaunch several titles originally published by Gold Key Comics, and that Turok, Magnus: Robot Fighter, The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor, and Solar: Man of the Atom would be the first titles of the new line.
Comic books published by Dynamite in the format of ongoing or limited series include:
- Manning, Shaun. "Dynamite Celebrates Five Years". Comic Book Resources. April 16, 2009
- Dynamite: Five Years and Counting, Publishers Weekly, November 16, 2009
- Phegley, Kiel. "Furman on Making Dynamite's Terminator Revolutionary". Comic Book Resources. October 20, 2008
- "Dynamite Debuts Buck Rogers for a Quarter". Newsarama. February 23, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Back to the Future: Barrucci and Beatty on Buck Rogers". Newsarama. February 23, 2009
- "Dynamite's Nick Barrucci Talks Sherlock Holmes". Newsarama. March 9, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Dynamite Lands 'Green Hornet' Comic Book License". Newsarama. March 31, 2009
- Phegley, Kiel. "CCC09: Dynamite Entertainment". Comic Book Resources. August 10, 2009
- "Dynamite Acquires Chaos Comics". Comic Book Resources. May 19, 2010
- "NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Gold Key Revived at Dynamite by Pak, Van Lente & More!" Comic Book Resources. October 11, 2013
- "Dynamite Lands Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters License". Newsarama. March 30, 2007
- Renaud, Jeffrey. "Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Return". Comic Book Resources. October 11, 2007
- "The Return of Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters". March 30, 2007
- Bad Boy details at Dynamite Entertainment
- Phegley, Kiel. "WW Philly: Ennis Tells Dynamite Stories of 'Battlefields'". Comic Book Resources. June 1, 2008
- Callan, Jonathan. "WW Philly: Garth Ennis Q&A". Newsarama. June 2, 2008
- Brady, Matt. "Drawing the Future: Carlos Rafael on Buck Rogers". Newsarama. March 9, 2009
- Brownfield, Troy. "Moore & Reppion on Adapting Alice in Wonderland". Newsarama. May 29, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Moore & Reppion on 'The Complete Dracula'". Newsarama. January 30, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Colton Worley - Defining Dracula for Dynamite". Newsarama. February 3, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Moore & Reppion to Discuss The Complete Dracula in Dublin". Newsarama. February 24, 2009
- "Soap Vampire Barnabas Collins Returns in DARK SHADOWS Comic". Newsarama. August 22, 2011.
- "FULL ISSUE: Dan Dare #1 by Ennis & Erskine". Newsarama. December 22, 2008
- Brady, Matt. "Story of a Bad, Bad Family: James Kuhoric on 'Dead Irons'". Newsarama. October 9, 2008
- Phegley, Kiel. "Jae Lee Darkens 'Dead Irons'" Comic Book Resources. November 24, 2008
- Phegley, Kiel. "Alexander Draws Sights on 'Dead Irons'". Comic Book Resources. December 1, 2008
- "WW: Chicago - Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Coming in November". Newsarama. 12 August 2007
- Renaud, Jeffrey. "MANO-A-MANO-A-MANO: 'Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash'". Comic Book Resources. August 21, 2007
- Bernardin, Marc. EW Exclusive: "Kevin Smith takes on Batman and the Green Hornet". Entertainment Weekly. May 13, 2009
- "Grimm Comic Series". Dynamite Entertainment. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
- Brady, Matt. "Christos Gage on Dynamite's 'The Man With No Name'". Newsarama. August 15, 2008
- "Wellington Dias Outdraws 'The Man with No Name'". Comic Book Resources. February 28, 2008
- "Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad And The Uglier #1". Newsarama. March 25, 2008
- "Ross! Krueger! Dynamite! 'SUPERPOWERS!'". Comic Book Resources. July 18, 2007
- Phegley, Kiel. "Phil Hester Talks 'Masquerade'". Comic Book Resources. January 13, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Phil Hester on Masquerade & First Look at the Trailer". Newsarama. March 9, 2009
- ISBN 1-933305-56-8
- Brady, Matt (June 10, 2009). "RoboCop Returns to Comics with Dynamite". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
- Brady, Matt. "Guggenheim & Gonzales on Bringing 'Super Zombies' to Life". Newsarama. November 5, 2008
- Phegley, Kiel. "Guggenheim Talks 'Super-Zombies'". Comic Book Resources. January 15, 2009
- Brady, Matt. "Launching a World of Super Zombies at Dynamite". Newsarama. January 16, 2009
- Brady, Matt (May 26, 2009). "And Doom is His Name: Arvid Nelson on 'Thulsa Doom'". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
- Phegley, Kiel (May 29, 2009). ""Doom" Comes To Dynamite". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
- "Dynamite Opens the Stargate". Newsarama. July 20, 2009
- "Dynamite Entertainment Acquires Vampirella". Comic Book Resources. March 17, 2010.
- Brownfield, Troy (May 7, 2010). "L.A. Banks' VAMPIRE HUNTRESS Stalks Dynamite in July". Newsarama. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
- Sunu, Steve (May 25, 2010). "L.A. Banks' "Vampire Huntress" Continues in Comics". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
- "Dynamite Launches "Warlord of Mars"". Comic Book Resources. July 19, 2010.
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- Manning, Shaun"Dynamite Celebrates Five Years". Comic Book Resources. April 16, 2009