Dynamite keepin ' it real as Pantha #1 sold out of at local comic shops, muthaf@#$%^!
Yeeeeeaaaaaaah boooooyyyyyyyy! Pantha, from Dynamite Entertainment, dropped on June 6, and suckaz waz linin' up around da block to... wait, what? Pantha isn't Dynamite's urban take on Marvel's Black Panther charac... well no, we just assumed... of course not, well we didn't mean... no, we're not rac... Ok, sorry.
Anyway, Pantha is apparently a Vampirella spinoff about an ancient Egyptian woman cursed to live forever and never wear modest clothing as punishment for a killing spree. The book is drawn by Pow Rodrix, who, based on his name, should have been in a hair metal band, and written by Brandon Jerwa, who commented (paraphrased) "What? This sold out? But it's Dynamite?"
Pantha #2 hits stores next month. Here's the press release:
PANTHA #1 SELLS-OUT AT DYNAMITE!
GOING TO A SECOND PRINTING!
June 18h, 2011, Runnemede, NJ - Dynamite proudly announces Pantha #1 is sold-out and is going back to a second printing. Written by Brandon Jerwa and drawn by Pow Rodrix, with covers by Mark Texiera and Sean Chen! First appearing in Vampirella #30, Pantha is an ally of Vampirella is an ancient Egyptian cursed to live forever by the gods because of a killing spree she had gone on in ancient times.
In Pantha #1, Pantha stalks the night, driving the forces of Chaos from the shadows and hunting them down like prey! Much more than a feral shapeshifter, Pantha is also an avatar for the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet - and she's going to learn that history can repeat in a violent, terrifying way! Featuring the return of several heroes and villains from the pages of PANTHA and VAMPIRELLA, "Dangerous Game" will be an important cornerstone for the future of Dynamite's epic Vampirella universe!
"When I found out that Pantha #1 sold it, it was a very pleasant surprise," says Pantha writer Brandon Jerwa. "We tried to give this book its own identity, separate from VAMPIRELLA but still in the same universe. Hopefully, we've achieved that."
"I am so proud of the sell-out of Pantha #1, as we endeavored to give her the same long term planning we have given Vampirella," says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "All of the hard work from Brandon, Pow! and our team has paid off, and our fans will continue to be thrilled as more issues come out!"
Be sure to pick up Pantha #1 at a comic book store near you and also remember to remind your retailer to order enough copies of Pantha #2 (MAY121046), Pantha #3 (JUN121053), and Pantha #4 (JUL120962)!
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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
Dynamite recently won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011!
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. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan's New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror