This weekend we'll be showing you some exclusive first looks at the solicitations and covers for books shipping in October 2016 from Dynamite Entertainment. First up we take a look at the pulp characters including The Shadow, The Spirit, The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet.
THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE Hardcover
Cover: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner
Page Count: 128 pages
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! Also includes Matt Wagner's 8 page story from The Shadow #100.
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE SPIRIT RETURNS Hardcover
Cover: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner, Matt Wagner (Introduction), Paul Levitz (Afterword)
Art: Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner, Eric Powell
Page Count: 328 pages
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's most iconic character, Dynamite Entertainment proudly assembled the creative dream team of Eisner Award-winning author Matt Wagner, artist Dan Schkade, and colorist Brennan Wagner to honor the legend with an all-new adventure! The headline screams on Central City newspapers: "Who Killed The Spirit?" Commissioner Dolan, his daughter Ellen, and former sidekicks Ebony White and Sammy Strunk attempt to discover why The Spirit has been missing and presumed dead for the past two years. Has the famous blue-masked hero finally fallen victim to one of the malicious felons or beautiful femme fatales from his lengthy rogues' gallery of enemies? A crimefighting epic that honors the vital and prestigious legacy of one of comicdom's most talented and influential creators, Will Eisner! Character designs, sketches, and more!
LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #4 (OF 6)
Cover: Jan Duursema
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
When the secret of the leader of The Cavendish Gang is revealed, it's up to Kato, now personally trained by the aged Tonto, to try to save The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, and possibly the world. But when death strikes the very heart of a family, can a family, itself, survive? Read "The Fight for Law and Order," the heart-breaking 4th issue of 6 in "THE LONE RANGER MEETS THE GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE!"
TWILIGHT ZONE/THE SHADOW Trade Paperback
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta, Francesco Francavilla
Page Count: 96+ pages
Picture if you will: in your own world, you're a fearsome crime fighter who stalks the night. But you wake up today in another world, where the fearsome crime fighter is just a character you play in a radio show that bears his name. You are no longer a man with a mission, just a 22 year old prodigy with an impressive voice, and a lot of questions… an honored guest who has been invited into… the Twilight Zone.