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SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009

WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA -- DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PANEL

Following is a rundown of announcements made at Dynamite Entertaiment's Fifth Anniversary panel on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia:

* Bill Willingham will be working on one and possibly two new series for Dynamite.

* Athena is a new series, written by Doug Murray, with art by Paul Renaud and Fabiano Neves with a bonus Obama storyline.

* The Howard Chaykin library continues with a Power and Glory trade paperback.

* Truth and Dare will make their first appearance in Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #3, and Captain Future appears in #2. Also look for a painted two page Man-Cat origin spread by Doug Klauba

* Project Superpowers: Meet the Bad Guys features such characters as Bloodlust and The Revolutionary.

* Project Superpowers resin products will begin shipping at the end of the year, beginning with the Black Terror bust.

* Alex Ross is continuing the Thulsa Doom first story arc covers at least through #4.

* Marc Guggenheim is writing a Classic Battlestar Galactica 1980 story that begins in September. Cezar Razek is the artist, and the cover is painted by Lucio Parrillo.

* The Lone Ranger strips by Russ Heath and Cary Bates will be featured in Dynamite's premiere strips collection, and the cover is planned to be drawn by Russ Heath with John Cassaday on inks. The book will be art directed and designed by Cassaday with Dynamite's Josh Johnson and Jason Ullmeyer.

* Dead Irons will be collected in hardcover before softcover. A new Dead Iron mini-series is planned for next year.

* Matt Wagner will be writing The Green Hornet: Year One. John Cassaday will be the regular cover artist, and Alex Ross is providing a cover for #1.

* Hardcovers for The Trial of Sherlock Holmes and The Complete Dracula are scheduled for October.

* Dynamite announced The Dawn 20th Anniversary Trading Card series.

* Dynamite is releasing its first New Battlestar Galactica Omnibus, featuring the entire first 13 issues written by Greg Pak, with a bonus story by Brandon Jerwa, in time for a new series in October.

* Borderline Volume 3 is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

* Matt Wagner's art for Zorro is being turned into a statue.



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