Wednesday, July 20, 2016

An Original Story Set Within The Dresden Files' Official Continuity,
Exclusive to the Graphic Novel Format

July 20, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files saga continues in Wild Card, an original and in-continuity graphic novel by Jim Butcher, co-writer Mark Powers, and artist Carlos Gomez, featuring a story set after the bestselling novel White Night and graphic novel Down Town! Previously available only as single issues of a comic book series, the Wild Card storyline is now collected for the first time in Regular and Limited Signed Edition hardcover formats (priced at $24.99 and $39.99, respectively), with cover artwork by Stjepan Sejic (Switch).

From the back cover description of this upcoming hardcover collection: "A bizarre double murder draws the interest of Chicago's only wizard-for-hire. But as Harry Dresden begins his investigation, the clues lead to troubling conclusions about the possible perpetrator, and set him on a path that will place him in the middle of a conflict between the city's three most powerful factions -- a conflict that could engulf all of Chicago!"

"Wild Card is basically Harry Dresden vs. the Joker, more or less, although in this case, he's called Puck. ‘Cause Puck is an awful person, he really is, in The Dresden Files. He doesn't run around being cool; he's terrible... and fun," says Jim Butcher.

"Our ongoing partnership with author Jim Butcher on his Dresden Files series continues to be well received by his fiction audience and comics fans alike," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "When we got the script for Wild Card, its twists and turns were every bit as unpredictable as someone whose hand includes its namesake playing card. You can tell that Wild Card is some of the most fun he has had writing stories for comics so far!"

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card hardcover will be distributed to booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Indigo, via Dynamite's partnership with Diamond Book Distributors. For comic book specialty stores, Wild Card will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2016 Previews catalog, corresponding to release in October. Fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers or bookstores. The Dresden Files: Wild Card will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, 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 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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