Thursday, May 19, 2016

Art of the Shadow Gets Collected in Hardcover Art Book


"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" is one of the most famous taglines in comics. And it's all the more reason for Dynamite to celebrate the character of The Shadow with The Dynamite Art of The Shadow hardcover that features over 320 gorgeously illustrated pages from some of the biggest names in the industry on August 31. The work will include art from artists such as Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Bradstreet, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Samnee, Jason Shawn Alexander and many more.

"With a line-up of interior Shadow stories by top, cutting-edge graphic storytellers, Dynamite was able to hit home run after home run with its choice of cover artists, ranging from the top painters to top traditional comic book artists to top cartoonists," adds Uslan. "The Shadow is mysterious. His artists are brilliant. And the Shadow art is... Dynamite!"

Michael Uslan, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Loved Batman and Archie Marries, provides the foreword to the compendium. From his foreword, he writes, "If you go with the radio version, he was invisible and had the power to cloud men's minds. If you prefer the pulp version, he mastered the art of stealth in the shadows. Either way, what a challenge to artists to attempt to bring this character to life in a visual medium like comic books! But without a Shadow of a doubt, the deed was done and the coup was pulled off by generation after generation of artists from the 1930's to today, building a legend of contemporary mythology in the process and making The Shadow one of the most widely-known characters in pop culture history."

"It has been an honor for Dynamite to add to the publishing legacy of one of the most iconic characters of all time," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "We have been very fortunate to work with some of the best artists and writers working in comics today to tell all-new tales of this legendary pulp hero. We wanted to give fans a chance to own all of our Dynamite covers to date in a premium format, and couldn't more excited at the result."

Full press release below.
THE DYNAMITE ART OF THE SHADOW HARDCOVER ART BOOK
CELEBRATES THE TIMELESSNESS OF A PULP FICTION ICON

The Complete Cover Collection Hits Stores in August

May 12, 2017, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Dynamite knows! Since 2012, The Shadow has been an integral part of Dynamite Entertainment's publishing line, a relentless force of justice haunting the shelves of comic shops each and every month.

Over the years, dozens of highly skilled artists have drawn and painted the crime-fighter, as well as his signature cloak, slouched hat, and twin .45 semi-automatic pistols. The Dynamite Art of The Shadow celebrates the timelessness of a pulp fiction icon, as captured by the comic industry's most acclaimed talents: Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla, Tim Bradstreet, Wilfredo Torres, Chris Samnee, Jason Shawn Alexander, and many more.

Michael Uslan, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Loved Batman and Archie Marries, provides the foreword to the compendium. From his foreword, he writes, "If you go with the radio version, he was invisible and had the power to cloud men's minds. If you prefer the pulp version, he mastered the art of stealth in the shadows. Either way, what a challenge to artists to attempt to bring this character to life in a visual medium like comic books! But without a Shadow of a doubt, the deed was done and the coup was pulled off by generation after generation of artists from the 1930's to today, building a legend of contemporary mythology in the process and making The Shadow one of the most widely-known characters in pop culture history.

"With a line-up of interior Shadow stories by top, cutting-edge graphic storytellers, Dynamite was able to hit home run after home run with its choice of cover artists, ranging from the top painters to top traditional comic book artists to top cartoonists," adds Uslan. "The Shadow is mysterious. His artists are brilliant. And the Shadow art is... Dynamite!"

"It has been an honor for Dynamite to add to the publishing legacy of one of the most iconic characters of all time," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "We have been very fortunate to work with some of the best artists and writers working in comics today to tell all-new tales of this legendary pulp hero. We wanted to give fans a chance to own all of our Dynamite covers to date in a premium format, and couldn't more excited at the result."

The Dynamite Art of The Shadow hardcover features over 320 gorgeously illustrated pages from some of the biggest names in the industry, and will be available wherever fine comics are sold on August 31st! Check out the June cover-dated issue of Diamond Previews catalog for more information!



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.

Dynamite Official Website: http://www.dynamite.com/

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