Fans of the novels of JIM BUTCHER were pleased to learn today that Dynamite Entertainment has signed a new and/or expanded deal with JIM BUTCHER to produce graphic novels based on the works of JIM BUTCHER. Dynamite announced deals with three other authors today as well, prompting The Outhouse to create a single article in which they could fill in the name of an author, such as JIM BUTCHER, and run it multiple times. The sarcastic comic book website would also like to note that, while all of the announcements are very important and exciting, it is clearly this one, about our favorite author, JIM BUTCHER, that has us most excited. Here's the press release:
JIM BUTCHER SIGNS DEAL WITH DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2 NEW ORIGINAL DRESDEN FILES GRAPHIC NOVELS TO HIT STORES IN NEXT TWO YEARS
May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce its expanded agreement with New York Times Bestselling Jim Butcher to create two additional all-new original graphic novels based on The Dresden Files.
Dynamite published the best-selling Original Graphic Novel "Ghoul Goblin", an all-new, original story that takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in the 2nd novel "Fool Moon", to critical and commercial acclaim in 2013. The Ghoul Goblin gn was a top seller over the 2013 Holidays, and continues to move copies at a brisk pace online and in brick and mortar stores like Barnes and Noble.
Currently in the works is "War Cry" another original story taking place four months after the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. The first issue of War Cry ships next month, and the graphic novel will be published later this year.
Two more original Dresden Files graphic novels will be coming in 2015 and 2016. The details around the creative teams and stories in each graphic novel will be announced at a later date.
"We're happy to see Jim Butcher and Dynamite developing more graphic novels together. Ghoul Goblin turned out terrific and it sounds like War Cry is shaping up to be a winner! We're excited to see what great stories these new projects will bring to Jim's fans," said Jennifer Jackson Vice President of Donald Maass Literary Agency and Butcher's literary agent.
"I couldn't be more pleased to announce our new agreement with Jim expanding our current agreement to release a trilogy of Original Graphic Novels," said Nick Barrucci CEO/Publisher of Dynamite. "The response to Ghoul Goblin was incredible, and we expect the two upcoming graphic novels to build on our success. Jim is a brilliant writer who knows both comics and prose, and has helped us by working hand in hand with Mark (Powers) to ensure that these are the best Graphic Novels available in both the comics fans and his prose fan base. We look forward to continuing the series of Original Graphic Novels."
And be on the lookout for Skin Game, the latest Dresden Files novel, published by Roc Books and released to stores everywhere May 27th!
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Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys,The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic 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 asVampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, 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 Jim Butcher
A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head, so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. www.jim-butcher.com