I’m back after an aggravating computer hiatus!
So Chaos! is back, thanks to Dynamite – they started with Evil Ernie last year, announced a Chastity title that will hit in July, and premiered a Chaos! title that features Evil Ernie, Chastity, and Purgatori – three of the original Chaos! universe linchpins. It seems like the Chaos! book is serving as a foundation title to bring forth more Chaos! characters; they’ve announced today that Purgatori is getting her own title, too! Check out the details from Dymamite:
Spinning out of Dynamite’s best-selling Chaos! Universe,Purgatori flies like a bat out of hell – a vampire bat that is – into the pages of her own ongoing series! Join scribe Aaron Gillespie and artist Javier Garcia Miranda for Purgatori’s fiery return to her own monthly title! Featuring covers by a vast array of comic book greats; Nei Ruffino, Joyce Chin, José Luís, Tony Fleecs and Tim Seeley! Purgatori #1 explodes onto comic shop shelves and digital devices this September!
In Purgatori #1, trapped in hell, the bitch-queen learns that the Devil doesn’t play games. Can she outwit Lucifer or will he make her regret the day she crossed him? The titillating tale begins right here!
“As a teenage metal head, I was instantly drawn to the first Chaos line,” says writer Aaron Gillespie. “They were dangerous and alluring and I was sure that my mom would take them away if she ever found them. Just too many blood splatters and scantily clad ladies for her taste. But that just made me want them even more! Of all the characters, Purgatori was my hands-down favorite. So getting a chance to work on this new version has been a real dream come true. I’m having a blast updating the character and promise to keep the same balls to the wall, take no prisoners storytelling that made Chaos what it was. And if you’re new to this crazy universe, I can promise it won’t take you long to get hooked on the vampire goddess!”
“As we continue to grow the Chaos! Universe, we wanted to work with a writer who not only knew the Chaos! Characters as they had been, but also help us to evolve them and take them to the next level. Aaron not only has a great understanding of the characters, but when he reviewed our bible for the universe, and where the Chaos! mini-series was going, he presented us with a pitch that showed that he “got it”, and we couldn’t be happier” States Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Purgatori #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Purgatori #1 with their local comic book retailers. Purgatori #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.