Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Initial Print Run of Highly-Anticipated Retrospective Art Book
Set at 75,000 Units

July 19, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The internet has not stopped buzzing about Dynamite Entertainment's essential gaming compendium: ART OF ATARI®! Today, the publisher announces that both the regular and deluxe editions of this hotly anticipated hardcover collection will be distributed internationally by Diamond Book Distributors.

"ART OF ATARI is a truly historic event. A book like this is an essential document in the history of video games, and belongs on the shelf of every gamer or pop culture fan," says Kuo-Yu Liang, VP of Sales & Marketing at Diamond Book Distributors. "The entire team here at Diamond is excited to have been given the task of ensuring that is exactly what happens."

"The team at Diamond Book Distributors have been a fantastic ongoing partner for Dynamite's bookstore distribution efforts," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "However, to see the incredible international success they have achieved with such titles as The Walking Dead and Dark Horse's The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia gives us confidence that they are the right partner to ensure that ART OF ATARI will be one of the greatest successes Dynamite has ever achieved, on every level and every continent. We're extremely confident, and have set our initial print run at a staggering 75,000 units (of the $39.99 edition), with additional copies of the $100 Deluxe Edition, in the hopes of having enough to fulfill demand through the holidays."

ART OF ATARI is available in two different editions and represents the most comprehensive retrospective to date, clocking in at over 350 pages, and collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials. Glean exclusive insight from key people involved in Atari's rich history, with behind-the-scenes details on how the most iconic games in early video game history were conceived of, illustrated, and developed.

Also, ART OF ATARI features an exclusive foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you're a fan, collector, or new to the world of ATARI, this book offers the most complete collection of artwork ever produced!

"I have worked alongside the team at Diamond Book Distributors to develop strong relationships with book buyers in all the major chains as well as independent retail," says Alan Payne, Dynamite's VP of Sales & Marketing. "We believe ART OF ATARI is poised to be one of the biggest success stories in Dynamite's publishing history, and I am excited to work both with Diamond as well as all of our partners in bookstores around the world to best position it at retail."

For updates, preview art, and more, visit, and look for ART OF ATARI when it arrives in a premium 9.625" x 11" hardcover format at finer retailers everywhere in October, with a retail price of $39.99, as well as in a special Deluxe Slipcase Edition, featuring a leather-bound cartridge design, Atari Vault Steam key, and exclusive print for $99.99! Preorder your copy today on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, or from your favorite local comic book retailer.

About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic 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 VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, 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.

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