Someone was feeling incredibly ambitious today! Dynamite dropped four press releases today for the urban fantasy nerd in me, but only two of them really rocked my world. First on the docket, a brand new, all original Mercy Thompson graphic novel from the brilliant UF mastermind Patricia Briggs! Second on the docket is two, YES, TWO, new graphic novels from the Harry Dresden world by Jim Butcher! Although it’s not the first time either series has gone graphic, it’s always fun to learn there’s more on the way. Also in the mix with these bits of news is Brandon Sanderson and Dean Koontz. Sanderson’s will be a brand new project called White Sand. For Koontz, their announcement was actually a deal expansion. To add to your Koontz collection, you will soon have the graphic novels for Frankenstein, Christopher Snow, and Nevermore. More details when you keep reading! I am so frikkin excited right now! – Jena
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MERCY THOMPSON NEWS!!!!
DYNAMITE ANNOUNCES NEW, ORIGINAL MERCY THOMPSON GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT
MERCY THOMPSON RETURNS TO COMICS IN AN ALL NEW ADVENTURE BY NEW YORK TIMES’ BESTSELLING AUTHOR PATRICIA BRIGGS!
May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce its latest project with New York Times Bestselling author Patricia Briggs. This brand new, original story based on her popular Mercy Thompson character and series of novels is in the works and coming your way soon!
This all new story is called “Hopcross Jilly”. In Hopcross Jilly, Mercy Thompson, shapeshifting coyote and member of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack, stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, and is soon hip deep in the mystery of a legendary fae–a mystery that could be the death of her!
Hopcross Jilly is an original story written by Patricia Briggs. Writer Rik Hoskins is on board to script the comics, and Tom Garcia is delivering the stunning artwork to this new series. The first issue of the 6-issue series is shipping monthly from Dynamite beginning in October, and will be available both digitally and in print. The graphic novel collection will be published in 2015.
“Rik Hoskin, Tom Garcia and I have put together a creepy little tale for readers enjoyment,” said author Patricia Briggs. “Tom’s art is just the right feel for this story and Rik shares my fondness for horror and humor. It was a project that is better than any of us could have done alone. I am delighted with the results.”
Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci added: “Patricia is a fantastic writer who has woven an incredible tapestry within the world of Mercy Thompson. The brand new story she laid out is fantastic and we’re fortunate that she’s involved every step of the way. She hand-picked Rik (Hoskins) and Tom (Garcia) to help craft this incredible tale. We’re honored that Patricia is working with us to bring this new chapter in Mercy’s life to her fans around the world.”
HARRY DRESDEN NEWS!!!
JIM BUTCHER SIGNS DEAL WITH DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2 NEW ORIGINAL DRESDEN FILES GRAPHIC NOVELS TO HIT STORES IN NEXT TWO YEARS
May 29th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce its expanded agreement with New York Times Bestselling Jim Butcher to create two additional all-new original graphic novels based on The Dresden Files.
Dynamite published the best-selling Original Graphic Novel “Ghoul Goblin”, an all-new, original story that takes place in the official continuity of the Dresden Files novels, subsequent to the events in the 2nd novel “Fool Moon”, to critical and commercial acclaim in 2013. The Ghoul Goblin gn was a top seller over the 2013 Holidays, and continues to move copies at a brisk pace online and in brick and mortar stores like Barnes and Noble.
Currently in the works is “War Cry” another original story taking place four months after the events depicted in Dead Beat, the 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. The first issue of War Cry ships next month, and the graphic novel will be published later this year.
Two more original Dresden Files graphic novels will be coming in 2015 and 2016. The details around the creative teams and stories in each graphic novel will be announced at a later date.
“We’re happy to see Jim Butcher and Dynamite developing more graphic novels together. Ghoul Goblin turned out terrific and it sounds like War Cry is shaping up to be a winner! We’re excited to see what great stories these new projects will bring to Jim’s fans,” said Jennifer Jackson Vice President of Donald Maass Literary Agency and Butcher’s literary agent.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our new agreement with Jim expanding our current agreement to release a trilogy of Original Graphic Novels,” said Nick Barrucci CEO/Publisher of Dynamite. “The response to Ghoul Goblin was incredible, and we expect the two upcoming graphic novels to build on our success. Jim is a brilliant writer who knows both comics and prose, and has helped us by working hand in hand with Mark (Powers) to ensure that these are the best Graphic Novels available in both the comics fans and his prose fan base. We look forward to continuing the series of Original Graphic Novels.”
And be on the lookout for Skin Game, the latest Dresden Files novel, published by Roc Books and released to stores everywhere May 27th!
SOURCE: Press Releases from Dyanmite