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Dynamite expands its slate of adaptations with one that sounds interesting.

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TO PUBLISH WHITE SAND,
A SERIES OF ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS BY BRANDON SANDERSON

Introducing a Brand New Saga of Magic and Adventure
by #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author

MARCH 17th, MOUNT LAUREL, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the publication of a new trilogy of graphic novels from New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson! White Sand triumphantly brings to life Sanderson’s unpublished novel, a crucial missing part of Sanderson’s sprawling Cosmere universe.

Welcome to Taldain, a planet like no other. Taldain has no rotation; instead it is forever locked in place, one half in brilliant sunlight, the other in eternal night. The most powerful figures on Dayside are the Sand Masters, harnessing arcane powers to magically manipulate sand for construction, transportation, and spectacular displays of attack and defense. The weakest of their number is Kenton, whose paltry abilities pale in comparison to his peers and to his father, the powerful Lord Mastrell Praxton.

However, a conspiracy is afoot on Dayside that threatens the stability of the whole planet. When the Sand Masters are ambushed and slaughtered, Kenton believes himself to be the sole survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton finds himself in an unlikely partnership with a mysterious Darksider called Khriss – who hides secrets of her own.

White Sand has been adapted by Rik Hoskin, scripter of Amazon’s best-selling Mercy Thompson graphic novel, with art by Julius Gopez and colors by Ross Campbell. With the creative team working so closely with Sanderson, White Sand promises to be a spectacular new saga for lovers of fantasy and adventure, as its powerful imagery and storyline are built on Sanderson’s celebrated approach to magical systems.

“Dynamite has been excellent to work with. Rik Hoskin, the person hired to do the adaptation, is a fantastic writer - and he really managed to preserve the core of my story, using my own dialogue and descriptions, while cutting out all the chaff,” says author Brandon Sanderson. “The artist Julius Gopez, the colorist Ross Campbell, the letterer Marshall Dillon, and the editor Rich Young have all done a fabulously great job.”

“I’ve admired Brandon Sanderson’s brilliant writing ever since I first read his work on the Wheel of Time series, after he assumed the reins from Robert Jordan,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO/Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Thanks to our chats with his agent Joshua Bilmes, we sealed a deal to work with Brandon directly, and White Sand is the first project born from that exciting venture! We’re very excited to be working hand-in-hand with him, and can’t wait for fans to read this mind-blowing original graphic novel.”

White Sand Vol. 1 is on sale at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere this June, and features 160 pages of spellbinding story and breathtaking art, from a true master of the genre! Look for this deluxe hardcover format for $24.99.

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RED SONJA GETS WRITER GAIL SIMONE EXTENSION!

Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce that Gail Simone is continuing her critically acclaimed best-selling run!

“I have always said that the thing that makes Red Sonja MOST dangerous is not her skill with a sword, or her speed,” states acclaimed writer Gail Simone. “It’s her cunning. Red Sonja is cunning. And she gets what she wants. When I first agreed to write Red Sonja, I wanted to do one great Sonja story and drop the mic (assuming of course that the story didn’t suck and people instead started throwing things at me). So I wanted to do six issues. Then I started writing her, and she just got very controlling about it, frankly. I went from doing six issues to agreeing to twelve. I went from doing one Sonja book to two, adding the wonderful LEGENDS OF RED SONJA with some of my favorite female writers. Then I went from two Sonja books to three, in agreeing to do CONAN VS. RED SONJA. I kinda got greedy. So Dynamite have generously kept me on for an extended tour of more issues of mayhem, blood, sex, and red hair, because Sonja is Sonja, and Sonja is hard to turn down. Because Sonja is CUNNING.”

“We couldn’t have found a better partner for the She-Devil with a Sword than Gail.” states Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  “It was last year at Emerald City Con that we announced Gail on the series, and it’s only fitting that we announce her extending her run at this year’s Emerald City Con!  When she showed up at the panel, with a sword in hand, we knew that her passion would bring out some of the best stories we would ever have, and she proved us right.  We’re really grateful that Gail is extending her run on the series.”

Check out the incredible reviews Dynamite has received for Gail Simone’s Red Sonja!

“Gail Simone’s script has a ton going on but gives the characters strong speeches and a plot that’s got a touch of Shakespeare in it.” - Newsarama

“In an interesting twist of events, it isn’t brawn and a sword that save the day. There are different kinds of strength, and Simone emphasizes that more subtle forms of defiance are every bit as powerful as the more obvious.” - IGN Comics

“The character of Red Sonja herself is Gail Simone in comic book form. Strong, clever, funny and defiantly in charge of her own destiny. And those covers by Jenny Frison, beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Raise your glasses to Red Sonja, all hail Red Sonja.” - Geeked Out Nation

“Gail Simone has crafted a stellar first arc that deliver on all fronts.” - Comic Book Therapy