Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dynamite Presents Uncanny: Season Two


Dynamite Entertainment is the home of Uncanny, a series that has won over all the critical acclaim it can muster. It pairs Andy Diggle with Aaron Campbell for a modern crime noir with unnatural human abilities. This April, the duo will reunite for Uncanny: Season Two and it will feature covers by Jock and Ben Oliver, as well as a special cover by interior artist Campbell reserved for subscription customers.

Diggle says, "In the new season of Uncanny, artist Aaron Campbell and I rip away Dominic Weaver's veneer of self-assured cool to reveal the flawed, frightened and conflicted kid hiding beneath it. Weaver has a lot of growing up to do and little time to do it, if he wants to stay alive."

Uncanny: Season Two continues the story of Weaver, a man gifted with the supernatural ability to steal knowledge and skills from other people. On the run from authorities and criminals alike, he finds himself used as bait in a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Now it's time for Weaver to turn the tables on the shadowy organization known as Cadre, as he begins his quest to find the source of his own powers.

Nick Barrucci, Publisher and CEO of Dynamite Entertainment, says, "Uncanny is one of my personal favorite Dynamite projects, a brilliant concept perfectly executed by two immensely talented creators. Andy Diggle is an extraordinary writer, with a long list of acclaimed comics under his belt, including The Losers, Daredevil, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, and Batman Confidential. As Aaron Campbell stated, this was a very personal story for him, and we wanted him to take his time as it is more important to him than ever before. Aaron debuted his comic career here at Dynamite, having contributed to Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Green Hornet, and more, and his skill has grown expontentially over the years. I'm going to be shoulder-to-shoulder with the Uncanny fan base in my anticipation of seeing Season Two in print."

Uncanny: Season Two #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' February 2015 Previews catalog and slated for release in April. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Uncanny: Season Two #1 with their local comic book retailers. Uncanny: Season Two 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.
ANDY DIGGLE AND AARON CAMPBELL RETURN FOR THE
ALL-NEW UNCANNY: SEASON TWO COMIC BOOK SERIES,
IN STORES APRIL 2015


January 12, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Uncanny, the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite comic book series by Andy Diggle (Action Comics) and Aaron Campbell (The Shadow), will return in the highly anticipated Uncanny: Season Two, slated for release in April. A modern crime noir with unnatural human abilities, Uncanny: Season Two will feature a fantastic covers selection by Diggle's creative partners on The Losers, Jock and Ben Oliver, as well as a special cover by interior artist Campbell reserved for subscription customers.

Uncanny: Season Two continues the story of Weaver, a man gifted with the supernatural ability to steal knowledge and skills from other people. On the run from authorities and criminals alike, he finds himself used as bait in a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Now it's time for Weaver to turn the tables on the shadowy organization known as Cadre, as he begins his quest to find the source of his own powers.

Andy Diggle says, "In the new season of Uncanny, artist Aaron Campbell and I rip away Dominic Weaver's veneer of self-assured cool to reveal the flawed, frightened and conflicted kid hiding beneath it. Weaver has a lot of growing up to do and little time to do it, if he wants to stay alive."

Reflecting on the new Uncanny series, artist Aaron Campbell shares an intensely personal story. He says, "Is it going to be an exciting and riveting story? Absolutely. Was Andy Diggle a joy to work with? Certainly. Am I eager to see Uncanny back on shelves? Most definitely. But none of that would really do justice to how deeply I was affected by during the creation of what I consider to be some of the best and yet most difficult work of my career. Early last year, just as I was beginning work on Season Two, my family was stricken by tragedy. My father, Richard, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He survived for only five months. My dad was a superhero to me long before I discovered comics, a model of manhood I have always hoped I could live up to. Then I saw the script for Season Two of Uncanny. And there, in the first few pages, was four year-old Weaver, a terrified little boy, losing his wounded father. He's in footy pajamas with a teddy bear, clinging desperately to his dad after digging a bullet out of his shoulder. Then his dad goes and doesn't come back and the foundation of Weaver's life crumbles like clay. From then on, he has to figure it all out on his own. When I shot reference for those pages I used myself as the model for Marcus, Weaver's father. The tears you will see him shedding on those pages were actual tears that I shed while posing.  I could remember being that scared little boy in footy pajamas held tightly in the powerful arms of my father. This moment was just like that. So now, the work is going out into the world and it must stand on its own. I am glad to have drawn something so very difficult that I am so very proud of."

Nick Barrucci, Publisher and CEO of Dynamite Entertainment, says, "Uncanny is one of my personal favorite Dynamite projects, a brilliant concept perfectly executed by two immensely talented creators. Andy Diggle is an extraordinary writer, with a long list of acclaimed comics under his belt, including The Losers, Daredevil, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, and Batman Confidential. As Aaron Campbell stated, this was a very personal story for him, and we wanted him to take his time as it is more important to him than ever before. Aaron debuted his comic career here at Dynamite, having contributed to Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Green Hornet, and more, and his skill has grown expontentially over the years. I'm going to be shoulder-to-shoulder with the Uncanny fan base in my anticipation of seeing Season Two in print."

Uncanny: Season Two #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' February 2015 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April.  Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Uncanny: Season Two #1 with their local comic book retailers. Uncanny: Season Two 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 SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic ManA 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 VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, 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 Keith Davidsen.






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