Dynamite has two new #1’s hitting shelves tomorrow. The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #1 by Matt Wagner and Control #1 by Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank and Andrea Mutti. We have exclusive extended preview of both below along with huge previews of the Dawn / Vampirella trade by Joseph Michael Linsner and the 14th Vampirella Archive.
The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #1
writer: Matt Wagner artist: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (colors) cover: Matt Wagner
Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically-
acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil “what evil lurks in the hearts of men.” In a storyline that is sure to rock The Shadow’s relentless crusade against crime, Dynamite is proud to bring readers The Death of Margo Lane — a five-issue series written and drawn by Wagner and colored by his talented son, Brennan Wagner. For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow’s faithful “friend and companion”, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow’s dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover’s loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? This series presents a powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!
writer: Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank artist: Andrea Mutti covers: Ben Oliver (a), Guiseppe Camuncoli (b))
Detective-Sergeant Kate Burnham isn’t making any friends in the Washington DC Police Department. That makes her the perfect scapegoat when a routine homicide investigation threatens to blow open a criminal conspiracy that reaches to the upper echelons of the DC power elite. Kate makes it go away, or they make her go away. Cop or criminal, power is all about control, applied top-down from the penthouse elite to the hustlers on the street. But what happens when the street pushes back…?
Dawn / Vampirella HC
writer/artist/cover: Joseph Michael LInsner
Joseph Michael Linsner, the celebrated creator of Dawn, writes and illustrates the first-ever crossover event for his beloved goddess, teaming her — and pitting her against — horror icon Vampirella! When the silver-tongued demon Masodik kidnaps these beautiful, powerful women, he demands that the two engage in a catfight to prove which is best suited as his new paramour. The ladies suggest to combat in a more sophisticated and feminine way: by engaging in a storytelling contest. Together, Dawn and Vampirella take us on a journey to the bloody shores of Drakulon, post-apocalyptic New York, and worlds beyond imagination. Ultimately, they know that they must join forces to overcome him… but what common ground can be found between goddess and vampire? Features an all-new introduction and never-before-seen bonus material by Joseph Michael Linsner, plus an afterword by Kristina Deak-Linsner.
Vampirella Archives 14
writers: Anton Caravana, Nicola Cuti, Kevin Duane, Archie Goodwin, Scott Hampton, Bruce Jones, Val Lakey, Esteban Maroto, Rich Margopoulos, Timothy Moriarty, Noly Panaligan, Carl Wessler
artists: Auraleon, Luis Bermejo, Laura Buscemi, Enrich, Alfonso Font, Jose Gonzalez, Scott Hampton, Ken Kelly, John Lakey, Val Lakey, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo, Jose Ortiz, Leopold Sanchez, Sanjulian, Felix Santos
FC • 336 pages • $49.99 • Mature
COLLECTS WARREN MAGAZINE #97-103
Behold the tome of spine-chilling terror and mind-blowing fantasy to haunt your dreams at night… the fourteenth volume of Vampirella Archives! Explore the hidden vaults of the Warren Publishing library with horror hostess extraordinaire Vampirella, thrilling to some of her finest (and most fear-fraught) adventures from yesteryear, plus an intoxicating selection of the era’s best horror and science fiction stories. As you face Haitian Voodoo and star beasts, zombie hordes and the Blood Red Queen, you’ll witness the storytelling magic of such luminaries as Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Auraleon, Jose Ortiz, Rich Margopoulos, and many more.
This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #97-103, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the “Feary Tales” feature on urban legends, the monthly “Scarlet Letters” column, “Vampi’s Vault” of creator biographies and literary reviews, and more.