Saturday, June 18, 2016

Dynamite Entertainment

Style Classification: Licensed Properties; Creator Owned Content

Notable Works: (currently) Vampirella, Bob's Burgers, Evil Ernie, Grumpy Cat


Dynamite was founded in 2004 and currenlt holds the rights to over 3000 characters, including the rosters of Charlton Comics, Warren, Harris Comics, and Chaos--all except Lady Death, whom creator Brian Pulido still seems to control.

At times they seemed interchangeable with IDW in that they produce high quality licensed content, but here the licenses are a little more unique. They developed the Grumpy Cat comic from an Internet meme. They've updated Vampirella, Red Sonja, and Deja Thoris to (slightly) less exploitative forms.

They've just brought back Evil Ernie and have an interesting update of Battlestar Galactica in the works. Less movies and pop-culture---save Bob's Burgers---and more kinda weird stuff.

They also work with talent like Alex Ross, Kevin Smith, and Matt Wagner on developing their ideas.

This is currently the home for the erstwhile old-school-Valiant character Dr. Solar, but seeing as how that had been a Warren (and Gold Key) property, that makes sense.

For all of you Army of Darkness needs, check no further than Dynamite.

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