House II: The Second Story
House II: The Second Story is a 1987 American comedy horror film. While it is a sequel to the 1986 film House, House II does not involve the storyline and characters from the first film, is a new supernatural comedy, with a tone lighter than the original film's. House II: The Second Story was released on August 28, 1987, grossing $10 million worldwide against a $3 million budget and received negative reviews from critics. Young urban professionals Jesse and his girlfriend Kate move into an old mansion, in Jesse's family for generations, they are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie, who brought along his diva girlfriend Lana, in the hopes of being discovered by Kate, who works for a record company. Jesse has returned to the old family mansion. While going through old things in the basement, Jesse finds a picture of his great-great grandfather in front of an Aztec temple holding a crystal skull with jewels in the eyes. In the background is a man Jesse learns is Slim Reeser, a former partner of his great-great grandfather turned bitter enemy after a disagreement over who would get to keep the skull.
Reasoning that the skull must be buried with him and Charlie decide to dig up Jesse's great-great-grandfather in the hopes of procuring the skull. They unearth the casket only to be attacked by the corpse, who shows himself to be friendly when Jesse reveals his identity as the senior Jesse's great-great grandson. Jesse and Charlie take the cowboy zombie, nicknamed "Gramps", back to the house, where he is horrified to learn that the skull has not rejuvenated his body as he had hoped. Gramps and Charlie go out drinking and driving, the boys listen for hours to Gramps' stories of the old west and his outlaw life. Gramps explains that the house was built using stones from the Aztec temple, that its rooms act as a hidden doorway across space and time, with the skull acting as a key, he charges Charlie and Jesse with defending the skull against the forces of evil, who are drawn to possess the skull. During an impromptu Halloween party thrown by Charlie, Gramps makes an appearance, Kate leaves Jesse after he is seen with an old girlfriend by her smarmy boss, Jesse and Charlie pick up two new pets in the Jurassic era, a baby pterodactyl and a caterpillar-dog, after a barbarian/cave-man arrives at the party and steals the skull.
Bill, an electrician and "part-time adventurer", arrives to inspect the house's old wiring. While a buffoon, he pulls a short-sword from his tool case and leads the boys through "one of those time-portal things...you see these all the time in these old houses." In the mystic past, the three rescue a Mexican virgin, about to be sacrificed, who seems to like Jesse but throws things at Charlie. A zombified Slim Reeser makes his appearance. Still after the skull, Slim shoots Gramps, who gives Jesse his guns and reveals that it was Slim who shot and killed Jesse's parents when he was a baby. Jesse jumps through a window into the Old West, succeeds in killing Slim by blasting off his head with a rifle. Gramps, mortally wounded, begins to pass away. Gramps tells hims he is so happy to have met his great-great-grandson. Gramps gives a final warning about the power of the skull, encouraging Jesse to get what he wants from the enchanted object and get rid of it; as Gramps passes, Jesse embraces him in a hug.
The film ends with the revelation that Jesse used the skull to travel back into the Old West, where he, Charlie and the rest of their friends drive off in a wagon, leaving the crystal skull behind, marking Gramps' new grave. Arye Gross as Jesse Jonathan Stark as Charlie Royal Dano as Gramps Bill Maher as John John Ratzenberger as Bill Lar Park Lincoln as Kate Amy Yasbeck as Lana Dwier Brown as Clarence Gregory Walcott as Sheriff Jayne Modean as Rochelle Lenora May as JudithKane Hodder was the stunt coordinator on the film. House II: The Second Story received negative reviews from critics, it has a 10% "rotten" rating on movie review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on ten reviews. In October 1987, Marvel Comics released a comic book adaptation of House II, it was written by Ralph Macchio, with artwork by Alan Kupperberg on pencils and Kupperberg, Hilary Barta, Danny Bulanadi, Jose Marzan Jr. and Pat Redding on inks. Its cover price was $2. La Casa series, an Italian rebranding of several otherwise unrelated horror films, including House II List of ghost films House II: The Second Story on IMDb House II: The Second Story at Box Office Mojo
Comics is a medium used to express ideas through images combined with text or other visual information. Comics takes the form of juxtaposed sequences of panels of images. Textual devices such as speech balloons and onomatopoeia indicate dialogue, sound effects, or other information; the size and arrangement of panels contribute to narrative pacing. Cartooning and similar forms of illustration are the most common image-making means in comics. Common forms include comic strips and gag cartoons, comic books. Since the late 20th century, bound volumes such as graphic novels, comic albums, tankōbon have become common, while online webcomics have proliferated in the 21st century with the advent of the internet; the history of comics has followed different paths in different cultures. Scholars have posited a pre-history as far back as the Lascaux cave paintings in France. By the mid-20th century, comics flourished in the United States, western Europe, Japan; the history of European comics is traced to Rodolphe Töpffer's cartoon strips of the 1830s, but the medium became popular in the 1930s following the success of strips and books such as The Adventures of Tintin.
American comics emerged as a mass medium in the early 20th century with the advent of newspaper comic strips. Histories of Japanese comics and cartooning propose origins as early as the 12th century. Modern comic strips emerged in Japan in the early 20th century, the output of comics magazines and books expanded in the post-World War II era with the popularity of cartoonists such as Osamu Tezuka. Comics has had a lowbrow reputation for much of its history, but towards the end of the 20th century began to find greater acceptance with the public and academics; the term comics is used as a singular noun when it refers to the medium, but becomes plural when referring to particular instances, such as individual strips or comic books. Though the term derives from the humorous work that predominated in early American newspaper comic strips, it has become standard for non-humorous works too. In English, it is common to refer to the comics of different cultures by the terms used in their original languages, such as manga for Japanese comics, or bandes dessinées for French-language comics.
There is no consensus amongst historians on a definition of comics. The increasing cross-pollination of concepts from different comics cultures and eras has only made definition more difficult. Examples of early comics The European and Japanese comics traditions have followed different paths. Europeans have seen their tradition as beginning with the Swiss Rodolphe Töpffer from as early as 1827 and Americans have seen the origin of theirs in Richard F. Outcault's 1890s newspaper strip The Yellow Kid, though many Americans have come to recognize Töpffer's precedence. Japan had a long prehistory of satirical comics leading up to the World War II era; the ukiyo-e artist Hokusai popularized the Japanese term for comics and cartooning, manga, in the early 19th century. In 1930s, Mr. Chester, an early founder of "the Golden Age of Comics", which make the comics flourished after World War II. In the post-war era modern Japanese comics began to flourish when Osamu Tezuka produced a prolific body of work.
Towards the close of the 20th century, these three traditions converged in a trend towards book-length comics: the comic album in Europe, the tankōbon in Japan, the graphic novel in the English-speaking countries. Outside of these genealogies, comics theorists and historians have seen precedents for comics in the Lascaux cave paintings in France, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Trajan's Column in Rome, the 11th-century Norman Bayeux Tapestry, the 1370 bois Protat woodcut, the 15th-century Ars moriendi and block books, Michelangelo's The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, William Hogarth's 18th-century sequential engravings, amongst others. Illustrated humour periodicals were popular in 19th-century Britain, the earliest of, the short-lived The Glasgow Looking Glass in 1825; the most popular was Punch. On occasion the cartoons in these magazines appeared in sequences. American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck and Life; the success of illustrated humour supplements in the New York World and the New York American Outcault's The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips.
Early Sunday strips were full-page and in colour. Between 1896 and 1901 cartoonists experimented with sequentiality and speech balloons. Shorter, black-and-white daily strips began to appear early in the 20th century, became established in newspapers after the success in 1907 of Bud Fisher's Mutt and Jeff. In Britain, the Amalgamated Press established a popular style of a sequence of images with text beneath them, including Illustrated Chips and Comic Cuts. Humour strips predominated at first, in the 1920s and 1930s strips with continuing stories in genres such as adventure and drama became popular. Thin periodicals called
Evil Dead (2013 film)
Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by Fede Alvarez in his directorial debut, written by Rodo Sayagues and Álvarez and produced by Robert Tapert, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell. The film was shot in New Zealand outside of Auckland, lasting about a month; the fourth installment in the Evil Dead franchise, it serves as a continuation of the original 1981 film. The film had its world premiere at the South by Southwest festival on March 8, 2013 and was released in the United States on April 5, 2013, it grossed $97 million worldwide. Evil Dead was announced on July 15, 2013, to be adapted into a live experience as the first maze announced for Universal Studios Hollywood's and the second maze for Universal Orlando Resort's annual Halloween Horror Nights 2013 event. David and his girlfriend Natalie arrive at a cabin in the woods, where the pair meet up with his younger sister Mia and his friends Eric and Olivia; the group plans to stay in the cabin. The group discover the cellar, littered with rotting animal corpses, a shotgun, a book called the Naturom Demonto.
Eric, despite written warnings, reads aloud awakens a malevolent force. Mia begins seeing a bloody girl in the woods, begs the group to leave because she is scared, they refuse, believing that she is experiencing the effects of withdrawal. Mia drives away from the cabin; as Mia drives her way out, she sees a demon girl on the road, startling her, causing her to pull over and crash into a swamp. Emerging from the mud water, the demon chases Mia through the woods. Mia becomes entangled by possessed vines; as Mia struggles to detangle, she sees an Abomination version of herself. A thorny vine comes out of its mouth and rapes Mia, crawling its way up Mia's leg into her vagina infecting her with the possession. David and Olivia take her back to the cabin. David finds his murdered dog along with a bloodied hammer, goes to confront Mia, in the shower. In the bathroom, he sees her scalding herself in a heated shower. David tries to drive her to a hospital. Meanwhile, Eric becomes more convinced that the book is the cause of all that.
That night, the possessed Mia comes into the living room with a shotgun and shoots David in the arm as a strong wind blows through the cabin, Mia warns the others that they are all going to die tonight, after which she passes out. David instructs Olivia to get the gun away from Mia, but before she can, Mia wakes up and overpowers her projectile vomits blood all over her face. Olivia manages to shove Mia off, sending her tumbling down into the cellar where she is locked in by Eric. Olivia goes to the bathroom to wash the blood off her face and get a sedative for Mia, but is terrified when she sees her own disfigured reflection in the mirror. Olivia tries to rush back to the others, but becomes frozen and possessed before she could get out of the room. Hearing a door slam, Eric goes to the room and finds her cutting into her cheek with a mirror shard behind the shower curtain. Olivia attacks and stabs Eric in the chest, who grabs a broken piece of the sink and bludgeons her to death. In the shed, David nurses Eric's wounds, Eric confides that he believes that when he read the book, it released "something evil".
Meanwhile, Mia lures Natalie into the cellar. Natalie tries to attack Mia with a box cutter, but Mia takes it from her and uses the blade to split her own tongue in half, before planting a bloodied kiss on Natalie's mouth. David opens the trapdoor, allowing Natalie to escape. After the demon tells him that Mia no longer exists, he locks the cellar door. Eric explains to David that, according to the Naturom Demonto, the Taker of Souls must claim five souls in order to unleash the Abomination. In the kitchen, while cleaning the bite wound, Natalie becomes convinced that her arm is infected and amputates it with an electric knife. David does his best to patch up her wounded arm, while Eric continues to explain that Mia must be "purified" either by live burial, bodily dismemberment, or burning; as they debate, the possessed Natalie attacks the pair with a nail gun, but David manages to shoot off her remaining arm with the shotgun, Natalie turns back to normal, but collapses into David's arms and bleeds to death.
Eric convinces David to kill Mia. David incinerates Olivia’s corpse, dismembers Natalie’s body, plans to burn down the cabin with Mia in it. However, as Mia starts singing a song from their childhood, he has a change of mind and decides to bury her instead, he digs a grave enters the cellar to subdue Mia, who attempts to drown him. Eric intervenes and clubs Mia with a hammer, but not before being fatally stabbed and succumbing to his wounds. David proceeds to sedate and bury Mia and defibrillating her afterwards, which causes the demon to be exorcized and heals her; the siblings reconcile. As David enters the cabin to retrieve the car keys, a possessed Eric's corpse stabs him in the neck with barb wire cutters. Mia, who escaped her buried hole but is now back to normal from being healed, comes in and sees David with the wound in his neck; as Mia tries to help David, David tells Mia to go without him. When Mia is distracted and traumatized by seeing the possessed corpse of Eric, David is able to lock Mia outside to safety himself and shoot a gasoline can inside, destroying Eric's body and sacrificing himself.
As Mia tearfully watches the cabin burn down with an empty amulet in her hand a drop of blood falls on it and blood begins to rain from the sky. Since five souls have been claimed, the Abomination ar
Evil Dead II
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American comedy horror film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to the horror film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert Tapert, stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams. Filming took place in Michigan and North Carolina in 1986, the film was released in the United States on March 13, 1987, it was a minor box office success. It garnered positive reviews in which critics praised Campbell's performance. Like the original, Evil Dead II has accumulated a cult following; the film was followed by a third installment, Army of Darkness, a television series, Ash vs Evil Dead. The movie opens with a brief recap of the first movie. Ash Williams and his girlfriend, take a romantic vacation to a abandoned cabin in the woods. While in the cabin, Ash plays a tape of archaeologist Raymond Knowby, the cabin's previous inhabitant, reciting passages from the Book of the Dead, Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, which he has discovered during an archaeological dig.
The recorded incantation unleashes an evil force that kills and possesses Linda, turning her into a "deadite". Ash is forced to decapitate his girlfriend with a shovel and bury her near the cabin. At dawn, the evil force throws Ash through the woods. Ash becomes possessed by the demon, but when day breaks the force is gone, Ash returns to normal. Ash finds that the bridge leading to the cabin has been destroyed; the spirit chases Ash back to the cabin. Ash brings Linda's severed head to the shed. Ash gains the upper hand and slashes the relentless deadite Linda to death, killing her a second and final time. Ash's possessed right hand tries to kill him, Ash is forced to sever his hand with his chainsaw. Ash attempts to shoot the severed hand hiding in the wall of the cabin; the hand mocks him and gets away. Meanwhile, Knowby's daughter and her research partner, Ed Getley, return from the dig with the missing pages of the Necronomicon in tow, only to find the destroyed bridge, they enlist the help of locals Jake and Bobby Joe to guide them along an alternate trail to the cabin.
The four of them find an embattled Ash, slowly being driven insane by the demon, such as hallucinating that the room comes to life with objects in the room laughing hysterically at him. The four new arrivals meet Ash at the cabin and listen to a recording of Knowby detailing how his wife Henrietta was possessed by the Kandarian Demon, forcing him to kill her, they find Mrs. Knowby, now a deadite, in the cabin's root cellar, it attacks and possesses Ed. Bobby Joe is attacked by the demon trees and dragged to her death. Annie translates two of the pages before Jake turns on them and throws the pages into the cellar, holding them at gunpoint to force them to go look for Bobby Joe. Ash turns on his remaining companions, incapacitating Jake. Annie retreats to the cabin and accidentally stabs Jake and drags him to the cellar door, where he is killed by Henrietta in a gory bloodbath. Deadite Ash tries to kill Annie, but returns to his normal self when he sees his girlfriend Linda's necklace. With Annie's help, Ash modifies the chainsaw and attaches it to his stump, where his right hand had been.
Ash finds the missing pages of the Necronomicon and kills Henrietta, who has turned into a long-necked monster. After Ash kills Henrietta, the woods begin to unleash destruction on the house. Annie reveals; the spirit of the woods attacks the house. As she reads it, she is interrupted as she turns around, revealing that Ash's possessed hand has stabbed her in the back with the Kandarian dagger, she falls to the floor. When all hope is lost, Annie completes the incantation; the incantation opens up a whirling temporal vortex/portal which not only draws in the demon, but nearby trees, Ash's Oldsmobile Delta 88, Ash himself. Annie dies. Ash and his Oldsmobile land in the year 1300 AD, he is confronted by a group of knights who mistake him for a deadite, but they are distracted when a real one shows up. Ash blasts the harpy-like deadite with his shotgun and is hailed as a hero who has come to save the realm, at which point he breaks down and screams in anguish. Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a man who travels to the cabin in the woods to spend the weekend with his girlfriend Linda.
As the story follows, he must defeat the evil powers around him. After enough attacks, he decides to take the evil head-on equipped with a shotgun and a chainsaw and sets out to face the enemy. Sarah Berry as Annie Knowby, Professor Knowby's daughter who travels to the cabin looking forward to share her discoveries of the Book of the Dead with her father, she thinks Ash murdered her parents at first, but when the Kandarian Demon unleashes against them, she realizes the truth and finds out her only way to survive is to help Ash defeat the spirit. Dan Hicks as Jake, a white-trash guy who freaks out before the demon; when things turn bad, he thinks. He is accidentally stabbed in the chest by Annie. Badly wounded but still alive, Annie tries dragging him to safety in the living r
Ashley Joanna Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Evil Dead franchise. Created by Sam Raimi, he is portrayed by Bruce Campbell and is the only character to appear in each entry of the series, including an after-credits scene appearance for the remake-continuation film. Throughout the series, Ash has to face off against his loved ones inside an abandoned cabin as they are possessed by "The Kandarian Demon", an evil and powerful entity. In 2008, Ash was selected by Empire magazine as the 24th greatest movie character of all time, in 2013, was voted by Empire as the greatest horror movie character ever. In addition to appearances in the films, Ash has been featured in various comic book series and video games. Ash and his girlfriend Linda, sister Cheryl, friends Scott and Shelly stay at a log cabin in the woods, where they find the "Naturon Demonto", the "Book of the Dead", along with a tape recorder; the tape is a recording made by the cabin's owner Professor Knowby, translating a passage of the book.
By playing the tape, the group unknowingly awaken the Kandarian Demon. They are killed one by one, until only Ash remains, he destroys the Necronomicon by throwing it in the fireplace, in doing so causes the possessed bodies of Scott and Cheryl to decay and "die". However, the film ends with Ash being attacked or overtaken by the Kandarian Demon. In an alternate recap of the previous film, we see Linda go to the same cabin. Ash plays the tape, he releases the Evil Linda gets possessed. Ash buries her; the Evil Dead chases Ash through the cabin and attacks Ash. From this point, the film continues the story from. Carried a good distance by the demon, Ash falls in a puddle of water. Ash regains consciousness moments before sunset. Deciding to get out of there as fast as he can, he climbs into his car and drives to where the bridge was, only to find it destroyed by the Evil Dead; as the sun sets, said force starts climbing up the cliff, Ash hops into his car, driving away as fast as he can and as a result, crashing right into a tree stump that sends him flying through the windshield.
With the Kandarian Demon close behind him, he runs into the cabin, trying to hide, ducks into the trapdoor leading to the fruit cellar, waiting until the evil force leaves. After it does, Ash comes out, only to find himself stuck at the cabin with the Evil Dead for yet another night. Shortly after, the Kandarian Demon toys with his mind and his reflection in the mirror comes to life. After this, Ash's right hand is possessed, resulting in him having to cut it off at the wrist with his chainsaw; the cabin owner's daughter, Annie Knowby and three others arrive to discover what became of Professor Knowby. They arrive at the cabin and believe that Ash killed Knowby which results in them locking him in the fruit cellar. However, after finding Knowby's research they soon realize that an evil force is behind the events that transpired. Ash works with them to survive the demon's attempts to kill them; however soon the others are killed off, leaving only Annie. Ash, having no other option, begins fighting the deadites pro-actively.
He gets his famous chainsaw in place of his right hand, with the "boomstick" to match. Annie reads passages from the missing pages of the Necronomicon which she had retrieved for her father, the first passage to force the Kandarian Demon to manifest physically, the second to open a space-time vortex to banish the now-corporeal demonic spirit. However, Annie is stabbed by Ash's possessed disembodied hand; the film ends with Ash being sucked into the vortex after the entity, sent traveling back in time to 1300 AD Europe, where the locals claim, according to their prophecies, that he is "the hero that falls from the sky" who will save them from the deadites. After being accidentally transported to medieval Europe, Ash must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. Ash must defeat his alter-ego known as "Bad Ash", leading the Army of Darkness to re-steal the Necronomicon. Ash constructs a mechanical prosthetic hand out of a gauntlet from a suit of armor, using it throughout the film in place of the chainsaw when it is not needed.
The film is split into two endings: The first and intentional ending resulted in Ash defeating the Army of Darkness and being given the potion to sleep until his time. However, distracted by a sudden movement in the rocks, Ash drinks too much and awakens in post-apocalyptic London; the film cuts straight to black and his insane laughter is heard. The second ending, one more familiar with US and Australian audiences, consists of Ash riding off into the distance and returning to the present. Here, he boasts of his victory to his co-workers at the S-Mart where he and Linda had worked at, but is interrupted by the possession of a female customer. After killing it, Ash is hailed a hero and he kisses a newfound love interest. In 2015, an older Ash appears as the main character in Ash vs Evil Dead, a horror comedy series for Starz; the show continues Ash's story long after the film trilogy. Three days before the series' premiere, Starz renewed it for a
The Horror Show
The Horror Show known as House III: The Horror Show, is a 1989 slasher film starring Lance Henriksen and Brion James, produced by Sean S. Cunningham and directed by James Isaac. Detective Lucas McCarthy catches the serial killer named "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches his execution. McCarthy is shocked to see the electric chair physically burn Max before he dies promising revenge. Max has made a deal with the devil to frame Lucas for his murders from beyond the grave. Max scares the McCarthy family and the parapsychologist they hire; the parapsychologist tells Lucas that the only hope of stopping Max for good is to destroy his spirit. As the family move in, Donna searches the basement to find their missing cat Gazmo, she discovers their furnace turns on and flings the door open Max's spirit is inside the house and focused on the basement. Lucas starts having hallucinations. Bonnie goes to the cellar to secretly meet her boyfriend Vinnie, killed by a physical manifestation of Max with a cleaver; the next night, Bonnie tells Scott to come with her to look for Vinnie, while Lucas goes to the basement and angrily calls for Max to stay away from his family.
Bonnie finds Vinnie's body for which Lucas is suspected of the murder. Max kills Scott with the meat cleaver, transforms into Bonnie and decapitates the parapsychologist before holding Donna hostage. Lucas goes into the cellar to fight Max. Lucas sends Max to the electric machine where his arm gets stuck and Donna use the chair to shock Max causing him to appear back in physical form in the house where Lucas shoots him dead; the next day the McCarthy’s are moving out with Scott still alive. Bonnie goes into the basement and runs outside to find Gazmo in a box the family takes a photo as the screen freezes and fades to black. Lance Henriksen as Detective Lucas McCarthy Brion James as Max Jenke Rita Taggart as Donna McCarthy Dedee Pfeiffer as Bonnie McCarthy Aron Eisenberg as Scott McCarthy Thom Bray as Peter Campbell Matt Clark as Dr. Tower David Oliver as Vinnie Terry Alexander as Casey Director David Blyth was replaced by James Isaac a week into shooting. Allyn Warner is credited as writer for the film as Alan Smithee.
The Horror Show was intended as an entry into the House series of films, but was marketed as unrelated, as the producers felt it was too intense compared to the more comedic earlier installments and House II: The Second Story. The Horror Show was released in the United States on April 28, 1989, it has been released as House III in Europe. Critical reception for The Horror Show was overwhelmingly negative, the film holds a rating of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 8 reviews. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film one out of four stars; the New York Times wrote, "The Horror Show builds up a good head of suspense squanders it in mechanical, poorly staged splatter." AllMovie's reviewer stated, "this film consists of long periods of tedium punctuated by outbursts of graphic gore and surreal effects," while John Kenneth Muir opined that it was "one of those horror movies where the missed potential just cannot escape notice," and that it was too similar to Wes Craven's Shocker, released that same year. La Casa series - An Italian rebranding of several otherwise unrelated horror films, including The Horror Show.
The Horror Show on IMDb The Horror Show at Box Office Mojo
Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book publishing imprint of Dynamic Forces that publishes adaptations of franchises from other media. These include licensed adaptations of film properties such as Army of Darkness and RoboCop, licensed or public domain literary properties such as Zorro, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Red Sonja and John Carter of Mars, it publishes superhero books such as Project Superpowers. Creators who have produced Dynamite's books include Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Matt Wagner, Garth Ennis, Howard Chaykin and Frank Miller. Dynamite Entertainment was founded by Nick Barrucci in 2005, first producing two Army of Darkness limited series published through Devil's Due Publishing until self-publishing their titles that year. In the first two years, they added only a handful of titles like Red Xena. After devoting itself to publishing only Army of Darkness, a year Dynamite published Red Sonja, starting with a 25-cent issue #0, it sold 240,000 copies. #1, the first to sell at the full cover price of $2.99, sold 100,000 in initial orders which cemented Dynamite's position as a force in the American comic book industry.
Dynamite publishes 14 -- 2 -- 10 collections per month. Dynamite Entertainment focuses on comic book adaptations of existing properties, with most of its original properties being new interpretations of the classic monsters Dracula, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolfman; the company holds or has held the rights to publish titles based on films, television series and literature. It has a license based on Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Infinity and the sequel Terminator: Revolution produced by the writer Simon Furman. Other properties include Buck Rogers, Sherlock Holmes. Two additional crossovers have been released through other companies. One, titled Monster War released through Image Comics in 2005, pitted its monsters against Top Cow published characters Witchblade, the Darkness and Tomb Raider; the other was a 2006 crossover between DC Comics' Claw the Unconquered and Red Sonja via WildStorm Productions. In 2007, Dynamite took over the publication of Garth Ennis' The Boys after it was dropped by WildStorm.
Among its licensed properties are Red Sonja, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica and Lone Ranger. In 2010, Dynamite began publishing comic books based on The Green Hornet beginning with a miniseries written by Kevin Smith and followed by Green Hornet: Year One, written by Matt Wagner, another written by Brett Matthews.. It is due to publish new stories featuring Lee Falk's The Phantom. In May 2010, Dynamite Entertainment acquired the Chaos! Comics' library and all associated assets; these include the publishing labels Black Label Graphics, Infinity Comics and the properties Evil Ernie, Smiley The Psychotic Button, Purgatori, Omen, Bad Kitty, Lady Demon and many more. In October 2013, it was announced that Dynamite would relaunch several titles published by Gold Key Comics and that Magnus: Robot Fighter, The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor, Solar: Man of the Atom and Turok would be the first titles of the new line. In July 2016, prior to Comic-Con International, The New York Times ran a story about Dynamite Entertainment.
In it, best-selling author Andy Mangels was revealed to be writing a prestigious new intercompany crossover mini-series for the company, in conjunction with DC Comics: Wonder Woman'77 Meets The Bionic Woman, bringing together the Lynda Carter television character with Lindsay Wagner's fellow 1970s television super-heroine. The series was set to start in Fall 2016. Comic books published by Dynamite in the format of ongoing or limited series include: Some of the titles published by Dynamite are based on franchises where the early stories are now in the public domain. In cases where Dynamite did not have a licensing agreement with the related trademark holders, Dynamite did not use trademarked terms in the comic book titles. Dynamite and ERB, Inc. reached an agreement by which the latter agreed to let Dynamite publish material based on Burroughs' work. Warlord of Mars – based on John Carter of MarsWarlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom Warriors of Mars Dejah Thoris and the White Apes of Mars Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars Dejah of Mars Lord of the Jungle – based on Tarzan Lords of Mars – a "Warlord of Mars" / "Lord of the Jungle" crossover Dynamite Entertainment at the Grand Comics Database Official website Dynamite Entertainment at the Comic Book DB Manning, Shaun"Dynamite Celebrates Five Years".
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