Lots of comic book publishers have been rescheduling their releases as a result of the current pandemic and the industry shutdown. Not all of them, like Dynamite Entertainment , are putting everything out in one day. July 1st will see Dynamite release all five titles for the month, The Boys: Dear Becky #2, Vampirella #10, Vengeance of Vampirella #8, Red Sonja #16 and Killing Red Sonja #2.
It might help that DC Comics is skipping a week as they deal with the new distribution issues and Marvel will be on a skip week for new comic books. Could Dynamite steal a lead in the vacuum? The Boys especially did very well on release, could July 1st be a chance for them to jump even higher with a second issue?
Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci assays "Our number one focus at Dynamite since the beginning of the pandemic has been making sure that the return of our titles to stores and to fans is executed as perfectly as we can. Not only for the strength of us as a publisher, but more so to make sure that our retailer friends come back strong and fans get excited. We usually do not release two titles featuring the same characters in the same week, such as Vampirella and Red Sonja, but when we saw that July 1st was going to have limited best-selling releases, we wanted to ensure that retailers had our strongest selection of books to sell. We also believe that for retailers this could be the perfect opportunity to have promotions to sell back issues to your fans leading up to the holiday on July 4. We know retailers are going to have a tough week, and we want them to do as well as possible planning in advance. These titles are also available for immediate re-orders to help capitalize."
BOYS DEAR BECKY #2 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Darick Robertson
As Hughie's discoveries take him down a highly dangerous rabbit hole, what he learns about the good old days reveals a strangely conflicted Butcher- at the worst possible time, as the Boys investigate a particularly insidious super threat.In Shops: Jul 01, 2020
VAMPIRELLA #10 CVR A PARRILLO
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Ergun Gunduz (CA) Lucio Parrillo
FLIGHT PLAN, PART 2: In the aftermath of the tragic plane crash that changed Vampirella's life, Vampi's enemies revel in their triumph while she hits emotional rock bottom, having lost the life she'd built as "Ella Normandy." This leads to Vampi seeking help from two unexpected sources: a trauma specialist working with the airline, and, ultimately, the real enemy who's been out to destroy her. SRP: $3.99
VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #8 CVR A PARILLO
(W) Tom Sniegoski (A) Michael Sta. Maria (CA) Lucio Parillo
In order to resurrect the Danse Macabre, Vampirella must first discover what secret Mr. Sabastain was so desperate to keep hidden that he would summon and bind one of the legendary Hounds of Pandemonium to protect it.
Who or what is Abbadon? And could it end the reign of Nyx-or will it bring about the end of all life as we know it? SRP: $3.99
RED SONJA #16 CVR A LEE
(W) Mark Russell (A) Bob Q (CA) Jae Lee
Year Two continues, by MARK RUSSELL (DC's Year Of The Villain) and BOB Q (Captain America).
Sonja The Red, the Master of War, goes to the domicile of the Master Of Souls. There, she learns the horrible truth of the army she is meant to lead into battle… SRP: $3.99
KILLING RED SONJA #2 CVR A WARD
(W) Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman (A) Craig Rousseau (CA) Christian Ward
Spinning directly out of the epic RED SONJA title written by MARK RUSSELL!
Prince Cyril's plan to murder Sonja The Red is diverted, due to battles with giants. But from the battles comes a discovery, and a mysterious collection of allies begins to unite.
By MARK RUSSELL (Red Sonja, Year Of The Villain), BRYCE INGMAN (Edgar Allen Poe's Snifter Of Terror) and CRAIG ROUSSEAU (The Flash). In Shops: Jul 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99