The first New Comic Book Day of March 2023 is jam-packed!!! Here are this week’s releases for Dynamite Entertainment which includes the debut issue of Barbarella: The Center Cannot Hold #1, the fourth issue of Unbreakable Red Sonja, and the Facsimile printing of Darkwing Duck.
Barbarella: The Center Cannot Hold #1 – Beyond the edge of known space lies…the Unnamable. Myth? Gods? Malevolent force? No one knows. No one but the one force in the universe that can stand against the Unnamable: the Architects, hidden guides of our galaxy for untold eons. Enter Barbarella, on a desperate quest to find and convince the Architects that a war with the Unnamable will spell the death of Every. Living. Thing. Get ready for tension, excitement, espionage, and the secret of how to defeat an empire. Fun, romance, and cosmic adventure beyond the furthest reaches of the galaxy!
Purgatori Must Die #3 – Purgatori’s in paradise! For real, it’s the Garden of Eden with all of God’s favorite creations. Vampirella, Lilith, and all her dearest frenemies might be on the outside clawing to get in and kill her, but they’ll never pull that off, right? And there happen to be some surprising monsters already in the Garden, but they’ll leave her alone, right? Or will they? Here’s a hint: Purgatori is in actual real trouble now. Actual this-could-be-how-she-dies trouble.
Unbreakable Red Sonja #4 – Who is Tendra the Forbidden? How deep are the wells of her ambition? Delve into the twisted origin of Red Sonja’s newest villain and see how her quest for knowledge and vengeance shatters traditions as a new order of power and control takes hold in the Hyborian Age. As we head toward 2023, the 50th anniversary of the She-Devil With a Sword, Dynamite’s sweeping story of sword & sorcery high adventure continues from writer Jim Zub (Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons, Avengers)!
SUPERCADE: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE VIDEOGAME AGE 1985 – 2001 TRADE PAPERBACK – A COLORFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOK ABOUT VIDEOGAMES CONTINUING THE HISTORY OF ARCADE GAMES WITH GATEFOLDS, SPECIAL INSERTS, AND METALLIC INKS!
The long-awaited sequel to Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984, the first book to illustrate the videogame phenomenon… In the years since the original Supercade was first published, the next generation of gamers have come of age. Raised in the aftermath of the crash – the grand arcade palaces of the early 80s replaced by battered Neo Geo cabinets in laundromats and the few remaining game parlors begging for play – they are the children of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the home console that saved the US game industry after Atari effectively destroyed it.
Over the past two decades, they have expressed an intense love for the games of their youth including Super Mario, Space Harrier, and Street Fighter. This volume chronicles the next era of gaming history, beginning with the NES and including the release of the Sega Master System, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Amiga, Game Boy, Atari Jaguar, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Xbox, and more, as well as the companies, creators, and technologies that drove us into the digital future.
Earnestly written and designed by author and game historian Van Burnham, the second book is even more comprehensive than the first – featuring over 500 full-color pages – plus interviews with legendary game developers like Eugene Jarvis, John Romero, and Tim Schafer, as well as premium print upgrades including metallic inks, gatefold inserts, and so much more. Supercade was conceived to pay tribute to the technology, games, and visionaries who created one of the most influential mediums in the history of entertainment – one that profoundly shaped the modern technological landscape, and inspired generations of gamers.
Contributors include Nathan Altice, Max Blackley, Ian Bogost, Chris Charla, Brian Crecente, Gabe Durham, Benj Edwards, Scott Fontana, Paul Ford, Darren Gladstone, Raiford Guins, Blake J Harris, Robin Hunicke, Roland Ingram, Alex Kane, Chris Kohler, Tim Lapetino, Kelsey Lewin, Henry Lowood, Chris Melissinos, Mike Mika, Jess Morrissette, Chris Moyse, Laine Nooney, Jeremy Parish, Chris Priestman, Chris Schilling, Brandon Sheffield, Dean Takahashi, Tony Temple, Tom Vanderbilt, Brittany Vincent, John Wills, and Erik Wolpaw.
Darkwing Duck #1 (Second Printing) Facsimile Edition – Reprinting the first comics appearance of Darkwing Duck! He is the terror that flaps in the night – and he’s working overtime to keep the city of St. Canard safe! But if there’s one thing Darkwing Duck wants, it’s to face off against a really big villain. Enter Taurus Bulba, an oversized criminal who’s planning to steal the mysterious weapon called the Ramrod from a heavily armed train. Darkwing has one chance to foil Bulba’s plans – and whether his new pal, Launchpad McQuack, will be a help or a hindrance is anyone’s guess.
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