It’s 2012, which means the world’s coming to an end this year according to the Mayan calendar, and that TOTALLY sucks.
Fortunately though, Dynamite Entertainment is giving us the chance to read some great apocalypse-themed literature before the global holocaust sends us all to that big comic book shop in the sky, and you can start reading it this summer.
In June, Dynamite’s Prophecy #1 debuts as the first issue of the company’s largest self-contained crossover event. It will be a seven-issue series, and the storyline has Dynamite characters Vampirella, Red Sonja, Kulan Gath, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West the Reanimator, Alan Quartermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory and Pantha choosing sides in fights that decide the planet’s fate. It’s a good vs. evil showdown with all of our destinies in the balance.
This is something you don’t want to miss if you’re a fan of Dynamite’s superstars. Besides, don’t you want to know if the world’s really coming to an end or not? If anyone can save us, it’s these guys.
The epic adventure will be written by Ron Marz, a scribe whose resume includes runs on Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, and most recently, the New 52′s Voodoo and Top Cow’s Artifacts. Marz has the epic-adventure chops to write Prophecy, if his work on Artifacts is any indication. The Top Cow series features that company’s major characters trying to prevent bad guys from collecting 13 artifacts whose union will end the world. Walter Geovani will draw Prophecy, and Paul Renaud will illustrate the covers.
“With the Mayan prophecy in 2012, it felt like the perfect time to have our first major crossover. Ron was the first writer we thought of and approached, and were ECSTATIC when he said yes. The result is months of discussions for our biggest crossover ever!” Nick Barrucci, Dynamite’s president and publisher, said in a company press release. “Ron’s Artifacts series at Top Cow has been nothing short of amazing, and since this is our first major crossover, we wanted to do it right.”
Prophecy is self-contained, so you won’t need to hunt down extra books, crossing over into other series. Marz expressed excitement for the project in the same press release.
“I’ve written a fair number of crossover stories in my career, and one of the reasons I keep coming back to them is that they almost always end up being fun,” Marz said in a press release. “There’s something intrinsically comic-booky about a bunch of characters meeting for the first time. One of the attractions of Prophecy when it was offered to me was that we talked about embracing that aspect, the sensibility that a comic can still be fun, with big action moments, as well as big character moments.”
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