Dynamite Entertainment wants you to know that Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek’s Kirby: Genesis #1 is set for a June 2011 release.
It’s going to be released with six (yes, 6) different covers. Three of the covers by Alex Ross, and the rest by Ryan Sook, Paul Renaud, and Dale Keown.
Their press release after the jump
KIRBY: GENESIS #1, THE SPECTULAR NEW SERIES FROM ROSS AND BUSIEK, ARRIVES IN JUNE 2011!
April 28, 2011, Runnemede, NJ – After May’s Kirby: Genesis #0 primer, the acclaimed Marvels Team, Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek, reunite for Kirby: Genesis #1 set for a June 2011 release! Kirby: Genesis #1 features six “dynamite” covers which include three astounding covers by Alex Ross, as well as covers from Ryan Sook, Paul Renaud, and Dale Keown! All the pieces are in place for this surefire-hit of 2011, featuring creations from the legendary artist Jack Kirby!
Kirby: Genesis #1 Superstars Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek bring Jack “King” Kirby’s creations to life in a way you’ll never forget! “Tired of the same old annual company crossover event,” says artist and co-plotter Alex Ross. “Try out Kirby: Genesis for an all-new, all-different universe!”
Kirby: Genesis explodes into action with June’s issue #1! A message to space has been heard and answered — but what has come to Earth isn’t what anyone would expect! As cosmic visitors begin to be revealed to the world, a deadly battle begins — and three ordinary people are caught up in it. Featuring: Captain Victory, Silver Star, the Glory Knights and more! This is the beginning! This is the GENESIS! “Getting to work with all these great Kirby concepts is an amazing thrill,” says writer Kurt Busiek. “Especially since some of them have never been seen in print before!”
“Alex is so excited about the project that he wants to work hand in hand with Jack to paint as many interior pages as possible, which thrilled us all to no end,” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “Having Kurt and Alex together again collaborating on one of Dynamite’s most important projects to date is nothing short of amazing.”
“Kurt and Alex have done an AMAZING job of taking these seemingly disparate characters and concepts and creating a cohesive, living, breathing universe,” says Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt. “Miss this at your peril.”
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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Project Superpowers, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.