Monday, October 20, 2014

The Boys Are Back


The Boys is a comic that has managed to span 90-issues during its run. Dynamite Entertainment has spanned much more than that in its run as a publisher, but there's no reason to believe the two can't coexist and release something commemorating both milestones. And The Art of the Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson is just that. This 208-page collection will showcase series co-creator Robertson's finished cover artwork from the ongoing series, plus three spin-off miniseries, Herogasm, Highland Laddie and Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. In addition to never-before-seen bonus contents like pencil sketches, a brand new cover image and artist commentary, The Art of The Boys includes a cover gallery featuring alternate covers by Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, David Lloyd and John Cassaday, as well as an afterword by film producer Adam McKay. Scheduled for release in December, this high-end art book will make the perfect holiday gift for fans of this highly regarded comic series.

"Dynamite has put together a great collection featuring all the cover art from The Boys, presenting alternate version, early drafts, sketches, and more into a cool hardcover collection," says Robertson. "I'm proud of this book as I really enjoyed my collaboration with (Garth) Ennis while creating these covers, and am pleased to show The Boys fans a peek behind the curtain as to what went into creating these covers. I think this will be a very unique collection and a must-have for any fan of The Boys series."

In addition to The Art of The Boys hardcover edition, Dynamite will make two collectible editions also available, each featuring a personal touch from Robertson. A Signed Edition, limited to only 250 copies, will feature Robertson's autograph in the front of the book. Also, a Remarked Edition will feature a character illustration and signature from Robertson; this especially rare edition is limited to only 100 copies in existence.

The Boys, a monumentally successful comic book series co-created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, introduced a world where superheroes may stand as pinnacles of justice... but when they abuse their power and authority, who brings justice to the superheroes? The answer: The Boys do. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female comprise the tough-as-nails crew that keep the "supes" in line - protecting mankind from some truly deranged superheroes.

"We simply couldn't let our ten year anniversary end without tipping our hats to the series that, even after all this time, is still beloved by so many fans," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "The Boys was a runaway hit that served as a cornerstone of our company throughout its run. Darick Robertson's cover artwork, with its powerful imagery and uncompromising attitude, made it the can't-miss item on comic shop racks everywhere. It's high time we celebrate his vast body of work on this seminal Mature Readers title!"

The Art of The Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson is currently solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' October Previews catalog and slated for release in December. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Art of The Boys with their local comic book retailers. The Art of The Boys will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse and Dark Horse Digital.

Full press release below.
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN AN ALL-NEW OVERSIZED ART BOOK,
THE ART OF THE BOYS: THE COMPLETE COVERS BY DARICK ROBERTSON,
SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

October 17, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to commemorate the eye-catching and thought-provoking covers of The Boys, the bestselling comic book series that spanned over 90 issues, in an all-new oversized hardcover, The Art of The Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson. This 208-page collection will showcase series co-creator Robertson's finished cover artwork from the ongoing series, plus three spin-off miniseries, Herogasm, Highland Laddie, and Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. In addition to never-before-seen bonus contents like the superstar creator's pencil sketches, a brand new cover image, and artist commentary, The Art of The Boys includes a cover gallery featuring alternate covers by Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, David Lloyd, and John Cassaday, as well as an afterword by film producer Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights). Scheduled for release in December, this high-end art book will make the perfect holiday gift for fans of this highly regarded comic series.

"Dynamite has put together a great collection featuring all the cover art from The Boys, presenting alternate version, early drafts, sketches, and more into a cool hardcover collection," says Robertson. "I'm proud of this book as I really enjoyed my collaboration with (Garth) Ennis while creating these covers, and am pleased to show The Boys fans a peek behind the curtain as to what went into creating these covers. I think this will be a very unique collection and a must-have for any fan of The Boys series."

In addition to The Art of The Boys hardcover edition, Dynamite will make two collectible editions also available, each featuring a personal touch from the superstar artist. A Signed Edition, limited to only 250 copies, will feature Darick Robertson's autograph in the front of the book. Also, a Remarked Edition will feature a character illustration and signature from Robertson; this especially rare edition is limited to only 100 copies in existence.

The Boys, a monumentally successful comic book series co-created by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher) and Darick Robertson (Wolverine, Transmetropolitan), introduced a world where superheroes may stand as pinnacles of justice... but when they abuse their power and authority, who brings justice to the superheroes? The answer: The Boys do. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female comprise the tough-as-nails crew that keep the "supes" in line - protecting mankind from some truly deranged superheroes.

"We simply couldn't let our ten year anniversary end without tipping our hats to the series that, even after all this time, is still beloved by so many fans," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "The Boys was a runaway hit that served as a cornerstone of our company throughout its run. Darick Robertson's cover artwork, with its powerful imagery and uncompromising attitude, made it the can't-miss item on comic shop racks everywhere. It's high time we celebrate his vast body of work on this seminal Mature Readers title!"

Darick Robertson is an American artist best known for his work as a comic book illustrator. Highly prolific, Robertson has illustrated hundreds of comics in his twenty-plus years in the industry. His body of work ranges from science fiction characters of his own creation to headlining on renowned classic characters from Marvel and DC Comics (Wolverine, Punisher, New Warriors, etc.). Robertson is best known as the co-creator and illustrator of the satirical comics Transmetropolitan and The Boys.

The Art of The Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson is currently solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' October Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Art of The Boys with their local comic book retailers. The Art of The Boys will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.




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About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed Sonja,Warlord of MarsBionic ManA Game of ThronesBob's Burgers, 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 VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley 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.


All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners.  Press release written by Kevin Pearl and Keith Davidsen.

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