It’s a pretty big week for Dynamite as they bring Barbarella back to comics for the first time in decades. We have an exclusive extended preview of the series by Mike Carey and Kenan Yarar along with looks at Agent 47: Rise of the Hitman, Red Sonja and collections of Animal Jam and The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane.
Animal Jam HC
writers: Fernando Ruiz, Eric Esquivel | artist: Fernando Ruiz | cover: Fernando Ruiz
National Geographic’s Animal Jam, the online playground for kids to adopt and play with wildlife, is one of today’s fastest-growing multiplayer games, with a millions of players worldwide! Now, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to welcome comic book fans of all ages to the fictional world of Jamaa, where zoological adventure awaits!
In the graphic novel debut of Animal Jam, Clover Greenleaf, a cheery and curious rabbit, arrives in the colorful new habitat of Jamaa. During a celebration of her arrival, Clover accidentally stumbles across Graham the Monkey’s scientific equipment… and opens a portal to a fearsome new realm! Can the Alphas, the animal guardians of Jamaa, save the beleaguered bunny? And what other awesome adventures will Clover’s creature friends embark on?
Agent 47: Rise Of The Hitman #2
writer: Christopher Sebela | artist: Ariel Medel | covers: Jonathan Lau (A) Gameplay Variant (B)
As they travel across the globe on another mission, Subject 47 and his brother 6 begin to assemble their plan of attack against the Institute that made them who they are. A war on both their surrogate family of fellow subjects and a potential future spent as living weapons under someone else’s control. While Diana Burnwood’s new life in London has begun to blossom and her secret vendetta finds a new sponsor in the form of a crime boss all too eager to teach her new protege a few tricks how to get her hands dirty.
writer: Mike Carey | artist: Kenan Yarar | covers: Kenneth Rocafort (A) Joe Jusko (B) Joseph Michael Linsner (C) Robert Hack (D) Annie Wu (E) Kenan Yarar (F) Valentine DeLandro (G) Veronica Fish (H) Roberto Castro (I-Sub)
Earth’s star-crossed daughter is back! When Barbarella wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of Parosiaarrest and imprison her. A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own…
Red Sonja #11
writer: Amy Chu | artist: Carlos Gomez | covers: V. Ken Marion (A) Jan Duursema (B) Marco Santucci (C) Cosplay Photo Variant (D) Maria Sanapo (E-Sub)
Their search comes to an end as Sonja, Holly and Spike discover the mysterious Hyborian expert Professor Wallace in the most unexpected of all places. The professor agrees to help rescue Max, but little does everyone know, the old man has a BIG secret. Could it be the end of the road for the She-Devil and her friends?
The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane TP
writer: Matt Wagner artist | cover: Matt Wagner (art), Brennan Wagner (colors)
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”, joined by talented colorist 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? A powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!