I’m not normally one of those “judge a book by its cover” people, but the storyline, plus a cover from Jae Lee? Sign me up.
Dynamite is proud to present the second book in a series of creator-driven comics, featuring all new characters from the industry’s best and brightest! TERMINAL HERO is written by the acclaimed author Peter Milligan, working with us for the first time, and accompanied by the incredible art of Piotr Kowalski! Single issues in this line will be priced at $2.99 MSRP, allowing fans the opportunity to affordably the whole new series! To help retailers stock up with confidence, each launch issue will be completely returnable! To sweeten the deal for fans and retailers alike, TERMINAL HERO #1 will feature covers by the legendary Jae Lee! Be sure to look for TERMINAL HERO, coming this August to retailers and digital platforms!
In Terminal Hero #1, Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he’s dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just saveRory’s life, but its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really wants to live.
“Terminal Hero is the book I had to write, right now,” says Terminal Hero writer Peter Milligan. “It’s simply unlike anything I’ve ever written–or read. This book laughs in the face of fear. The journey is dark, the road is littered with horrors, but it’s one hell of a ride.”
“Peter Milligan is one of the greatest comic writers of all time, and he’s bringing his unique vision, in this hard-edged look at the nature of life, death and ultimate power.” – Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor
“We’re extremely excited about our Creators Unleashed line,” states Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “This line of books are all new worlds and characters that are creator driven, and with a line-up featuring Peter Milligan, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Rick Remender, Duane Swierczynski, James Robinson, Rick Remender, and more to be announced, we couldn’t have a better roster of creators. With Peter Milligan launching one of the first series with ‘Terminal Hero’, fans and retailers can see that we’re targeting the Vertigo and Image audience with our line up. This is an exciting initiative for us working with new creative voices, and cannot wait for fans to read and enjoy.”
Terminal Hero #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Terminal Hero #1 with their local comic book retailers. Terminal Hero #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.
All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners. Press release written by Josh Green.