Dynamite has exclusively sent us the solicitaitons and covers for their books shipping in June of 2017, but they’ve grouped them together into some interesting categories for us to share over the next few days. We’re kicking it off with second issues… these are all the series that debuted their first issues in May and now we get a look at what happens next. It’s a diverse group from the popular video game Animal Jams, the RPG game Pathfinder, the bestselling novel series Red Rising, the Gold Key characters in The Sovereigns to a new take on the pulp classic heroes of Project Superpowers. There seems to be something for everyone in the group below.
ANIMAL JAM #2
Cover A: Fernando Ruiz Cover B: Tony Fleecs Cover C: Coloring Book Cover Writer: Fernando Ruiz, Eric Esquivel Art: Fernando Ruiz
The all-ages action continues in Animal Jam #2, the second issue of Dynamite Entertainment’s WILDEST new sensation– based on the MASSIVELY popular video game by National Geographic and WildWorks (with over 70 million players worldwide)!
PATHFINDER: RUNESCARS #2
Cover A: Jonathan Lau Cover B: Pasquale Qualano Cover C: Geraldo Borges Writer: James L. Sutter Art: Ediano Silva
The Pathfinder heroes take on the dreaded Hellknights! Having identified the serial killer stalking Korvosa’s streets, Seoni and her friends must undertake their most foolhardy quest yet—sneaking into a Hellknight fortress! Once inside, they’ll need to battle devils and infernal traps in order to search a wizard’s workshop for clues. But infiltrating the stronghold of a knightly order powerful enough to enslave devils will prove anything but simple… Battle and brimstone overflow in this sinister adventure from Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter (Pathfinder Hollow Mountain, The Redemption Engine), with art from Ediano Silva (Grimm Fairy Tales, Hellchild: The Unholy). Contains pull-out poster map and official Pathfinder RPG bonus encounter!
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: HERO KILLERS #2
Cover A: Pete Woods Cover B: Ryan Browne Writer: Ryan Browne Art: Pete Woods
Oh man oh man oh man! Okay! Everybody cool out! We just need a second here and we will figure this out. Or not. I don’t know. Tim and the gang messed up pretty big and I’m not sure how they are going to handle it. And not just them. How are the superheroes gonna deal with this? Captain Battle doesn’t seem too easy going…not with a name like CAPTAIN BATTLE! Let’s just think about this logically. Maybe Sparky, Captain Battle Jr., and Tim can turn this monumental screw-up to their advantage. I mean, they have a lot of inside information and maybe a town without crime isn’t so great after all…
PIERCE BROWN’S RED RISING: SON OF ARES #2
Cover A: Toby Cypress Cover B: Eli Powell Writer: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin Art: Eli Powell
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising continues with Sons of Ares! While the Sons of Ares are on the run as their mission takes a deadly turn, Fitchner Au Barca’s time at The Institute is revisited. He learned many lessons there, but the most important of all was one of loyalty. The Peerless Scarred stand above all and look down on the rest. Their dismissal of one of their own proves to be a fateful error.
THE SOVEREIGNS #2
Cover A: Stephen Segovia Cover B: Johnny Desjardins Cover C: Álvaro Sarraseca Cover D: Jorge Fornés Writer: Ray Fawkes, Chuck Wendig Art: Johnny Desjardins, Álvaro Sarraseca
The growing mystery in the Lost Valley threatens to envelop the Earth and destroy any future mankind has. While Samson, last man on Earth, stalks the threat, little does he know the threat stalks HIM! And some five-hundred years earlier, Doctor Spektor faces his destiny while Magnus investigates a puzzle that will ultimately change everything! BONUS TUROK STORY: Continuing the all-new saga of the all-new Turok from SOVEREIGNS #0: What’s Turok’s link to the outside world, and will that tie aid his quest or bring it down—along with his head?
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