The GeeksverseRon Marz Fulfills The Prophecy

Ron Marz Fulfills The Prophecy
Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by

In 2012, the Mayan doomsday prophecy is coming to pass, and the end of the world makes for strange allies.

Vampirella, Red Sonja, Kulan Gath, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West The Reanimator, Alan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory, Pantha and many more choose sides and clash in battles that will decide the fate of the Earth and all of mankind. Will the forces of good be able to stop the end of days? Or will an army of darkness rise? Find out in Prophecy #1, coming this June from Dynamite Entertainment!

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Written by Ron Marz and drawn by Walter Geovani, with covers by Paul Renaud, Prophecy is a self contained event series. Prophecy, running for seven issues, is easily Dynamite’s biggest company cross-over of ALL TIME! Make sure to pick up the first issue of Prophecy in June!

“I’ve written a fair number of crossover stories over my career, and one of the reasons I keep coming back to them is that they almost always end up being fun,” says writer Ron Marz. “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 characters moments. I’m really looking forward to getting to play with this bunch of characters.”

“We’re going old school a bit here, putting together a titanic team up of colossal proportions against the back drop of the end of the world,” says Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt. “Classic comic book storytelling right here. Be there.”

“We have discussed a major cross-over at Dynamite for some time, but wanted to wait till we had the best project possible with the right creative team. With the Mayan Prophecy in 2012, it felt like the perfect time to have our first major cross-over. 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 cross-over ever!,” says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “Ron’s Artifacts series at Top Cow has been nothing short of amazing, and since this is our first major cross-over, we wanted to do it right. We are keeping Prophecy focused and tight, so this seven issue series is set up so that this is the only series fans will need to read!”

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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 Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones 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, Jae Lee, 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. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. 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.

Dynamite won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011!

4 Responses
    • Interesting. It is  their version of Infestation. Ron Marz writes a nice dark character so this should be good.

    • I didn’t even think of Infestation, but yeah, this seems to heavily borrow the infestation idea.

      • I suppose saying this is like Infestation is unfair. That is like saying Infestation is essentially Crisis on Infinite Earths or some such cross-over event. Not all events are analogous. I suppose it is the dark character aspect that made me think of Lovecraft and IDW.  Perhaps my earlier statement over simplified, but nevertheless, Marz rocks the shadows!

        • I think comparing it to Infestation is valid.  I wouldn’t compare Infestation to the other major cross-over events, beyond just being an event, because of the way it was done, which seems the way Prophecy is going to be done.  Infestation is a cross-over but it’s not a cross-over.  It has a central theme (zombie invasion in 1 and Lovecraftian Old Gods in 2) and shows how the different properties deal with that threat, but doesn’t have the properties interacting.

          Now if Prophecy has the properties interacting, then the comparasion isn’t valid.  But if it shows Vampirella dealing with threat, then has Sonja dealing with it, etc…

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