Friday, February 12, 2016

Dynamite Entertainment Teams With Humble Bundle for Biggest Names in Fiction


Dynamite Entertainment loves itself some Humble Bundles, but their latest is one that's definitely worth eschewing humility and crowing about. That's because this Humble Bundle is one of the most jam-packed collections of comics and prose ever. The "pay what you want" model offers readers the chance to unlock over 120 comics, comprising over 3,500 pages of content. This includes works from Charlaine Harris, Garth Ennis, Aaron Campbell, Patricia Briggs, Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scott Beatty, David Liss, Francesco Francavilla and Tom Clancy among others.

"Dynamite has been incredibly fortunate to work with some of the greatest names in fiction," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "This year marks the fifth anniversary of New York Times Bestseller Charlaine Harris' first-ever graphic novel adaptation of her series, Grave Sight, as well as the anniversary of Dean Koontz's incredibly suspenseful graphic novel adaptation of Fear Nothing. We wanted to mark the occasion by gathering together the work of numerous phenomenal writers into one great bundle, titles like Shaft: A Complicated Man (the 2015 Glyph Award winner by writer David Walker) and Legends of Red Sonja (a celebration of so many sensational authors, spearheaded by the talented Gail Simone). This will give fiction fans a low cost way to check out Dynamite's wide catalog of literary all-stars, and all in support of three great causes. This bundle is packed with something for fans of comics and prose, and also supports three great charitable organizations that we feel help those in need: the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Doctors Without Borders."

As an added value, Dynamite and Humble Bundle will make a mid-promotion announcement, adding additional titles to be unlocked for anyone who purchases above the average price at that time. All who purchase at this tier or higher will be granted access to these special additions, regardless of when they buy in. Upon purchase, you can choose where the money goes-between Dynamite and three charitable causes (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation) via the PayPal Giving Fund.

"It's always a lot of fun to work with our good friends over at Dynamite," says Kelley Allen, Director of Books at Humble Bundle. "This promotion is chock-filled with mega star authors, artists and creators to the hilt!"

Full press release below.
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND HUMBLE BUNDLE
PACK NEW BUNDLE WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN FICTION!


Newly Launched "Bestselling Authors Bundle" Features
New York Times Bestselling Authors including Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin
Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Charlaine Harris, and More!

Also, Writers Gail Simone (Legends of Red Sonja) and Dean Koontz (Fear Nothing)
Reflect on Their "Bestselling Authors Bundle" Titles in Support
of this New Dynamite Humble Bundle! 



February 10, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment again partners with Humble Bundle for one of the most jam-packed collections of comics and prose yet! This latest offering features some of the biggest authors in the publisher's catalog, giving readers approximately $250 in content for a fraction of the cover price for fans to pay what YOU want for each bundle, and introduce yourself to Dynamite's library of literary titles!

"It's always a lot of fun to work with our good friends over at Dynamite," says Kelley Allen, Director of Books at Humble Bundle. "This promotion is chock-filled with mega star authors, artists and creators to the hilt!"

"Dynamite has been incredibly fortunate to work with some of the greatest names in fiction," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "This year marks the fifth anniversary of New York Times Bestseller Charlaine Harris' first-ever graphic novel adaptation of her series, Grave Sight, as well as the anniversary of Dean Koontz's incredibly suspenseful graphic novel adaptation of Fear Nothing. We wanted to mark the occasion by gathering together the work of numerous phenomenal writers into one great bundle, titles like Shaft: A Complicated Man (the 2015 Glyph Award winner by writer David Walker) and Legends of Red Sonja (a celebration of so many sensational authors, spearheaded by the talented Gail Simone). This will give fiction fans a low cost way to check out Dynamite's wide catalog of literary all-stars, and all in support of three great causes. This bundle is packed with something for fans of comics and prose, and also supports three great charitable organizations that we feel help those in need: the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and Doctors Without Borders."

The "pay what you want" model offers readers the chance to unlock over 120 comics, comprising over 3,500 pages of content. This will give graphic lit fans access to:

Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 1 by Charlaine Harris 
The Shadow Vol 1: Fire of Creation by Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell 
Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thomson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
The Complete Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, and John Reppion
Sherlock Holmes: Year One by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Scott Beatty
The Spider Vol. 1: Terror of the Zombie Queen by David Liss and Francesco Francavilla
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Echoes by Tom Clancy

As the bundle progresses, there will be a running average.  For those who pay more than the average price will also unlock these additional titles:

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin by Jim Butcher
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time #1-6, 1.5 by Robert Jordan
Justice Inc. Vol. 1 by Michael Uslan 
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure by Bill Willingham and Joe Benitez
Shaft: A Complicated Man by David F. Walker
The Shadow Vol. 2 by Victor Gischler and Alex Ross
Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Vol. 2: Wearing o' the Green by Kevin Smith
Vampirella Master Series Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar
Twilight Zone Vol. 2: The Way In by J. Michael Straczynski

$15 or more will get you:

Game of Thrones #1-4 by George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham 
Django/Zorro Collection by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner
The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper
Legends of Red Sonja Collection by Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nancy A. Collins, Marjorie Liu, and Blair Butler
Vampirella Master Series Vol. 4: Visionaries by Alan Moore, Jeph Loeb, Kurt Busiek, and Christopher Priest

As an added value, Dynamite and Humble Bundle will make a mid-promotion announcement, adding additional titles to be unlocked for anyone who purchases above the average price at that time! All who purchase at this tier or higher will be granted access to these special additions, regardless of when they buy in!

Visit https://www.humblebundle.com/books/dynamite3_bookbundle today to start your collection of Dynamite comics, graphic novels, and prose! Upon purchase, you can choose where the money goes-between Dynamite and three charitable causes (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation) via the PayPal Giving Fund.




GAIL SIMONE REFLECTS ON LEGENDS OF RED SONJA
EXCLUSIVELY TO PROMOTE THE BESTSELLING AUTHORS BUNDLE 


"So, we wanted to do something very special for the 40th anniversary of Red Sonja's creation, and I had this idea, what if we did an anthology, like the classic sword and sorcery black and white magazines, but with the stories all connected by a theme? That seemed exciting, but because it was Sonja, I wanted also to do something that would have been nearly impossible 40 years ago...have all the writers be women. But would it work? Would there be enough great female writers who wanted to write about the She-Devil (and her infamous chain mail bikini)?

"I needn't have worried. I made a list of brilliant writers whose work I loved, and within a day, everyone answered back with an enthusiastic HELL, YES. We got some of my favorite prose writers, like Nancy Collins and Mercedes Lackey, as well as Meljean Brooke and Tamora Pierce in their first-ever comics work. We got comics superstars like Kelly Sue DeConnick and Marjorie Liu. We got Devin Grayson, ace Batman writer, back in the medium she loves after years away. We got people from games and television, it was just a killer line-up, every one a samurai. It was as much fun to create as it was to read. That line-up may never happen again, it was just once-in-a-lifetime.

"And it was all for the love of a redhead with a sword. Thanks, Dynamite, for allowing us to run through the village, creating havoc on the populace. It was indeed, the best of times!"

Gail Simone got her start in comics writing for Bongo Comics, home of The Simpsons. Following her time there, Simone entered the mainstream comics world with a run on Marvel Comics' Deadpool, and later, Agent X. Perhaps best known for known for runs on DC's Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman, and Batgirl, Simone made a much-publicized move to reimagine the classic Red Sonja character at Dynamite in 2013 with the launch of a series that spanned nineteen issues. The debut chapter was met with immediate critical acclaim and an impressive, immediate sell-out of its 35,000-unit first printing. On two occasions since, she has assembled teams of fiction's top female writers -- well-respected professionals from the prose, fantasy gaming, and comic book worlds -- for collaborative projects at Dynamite, the aforementioned Legends of Red Sonja and the epic Swords of Sorrow event in the summer of 2015.



DEAN KOONTZ REFLECTS ON FEAR NOTHING

EXCLUSIVELY TO PROMOTE THE BESTSELLING AUTHORS BUNDLE


"Dynamite's graphic novel adaptation of Fear Nothing knocks it out of the park. Sophisticated, engrossing, and fun. It pushed all my buttons -- the right ones!"

When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 450 million copies to date. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list (One Door Away From Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, Sole Survivor, The Husband, Odd Hours, Relentless, What the Night Knows, and 77 Shadow Street), making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. Sixteen of his books have risen to the number one position in paperback. His books have also been major bestsellers in countries as diverse as Japan and Sweden.




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 Man, A 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.

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About Humble Bundle:

Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes -- between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $70 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

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