Dynamite Entertainment Aquires Chaos! Comics

Dynamite has been a big mover and shaker in recent months with aquistions of Vampirella, the launch of the Green Hornet line, and the continued telling of the stories of Red Sonja. But as off 19 May 2010 their library of characters and properties has expanded once again. I got an email today from Dynamite Entertainment about the comics coming out this week, at the top of the email was a link to a Newsarama article <--------- Below is the article courtesy of Newsarama.
 
  
 May 19, 2010, Runnemede, NJ - Dynamite Entertainment has acquired the Chaos! Comics' library and all associated assets which include the publishing labels Black Label Graphics, Infinity Comics and the properties Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator, Lady Demon and many more (with the exception of Lady Death).  Chaos! Comics was the leading independent comics publisher of the 1990's, achieving over thirty million dollars in sales in eight languages.

Chaos! featured such prominent writers such as Peter (Incredible Hulk) David, Brian (Lady Death) Pulido, Alan (Watchmen) Moore, and Christopher (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Golden, and artists such as Jae (Dark Tower) Lee, Greg (X-Force/Spawn) Capullo, Mike (Dark Avengers/Secret Avengers) Deodato, Art (Ultimate X) Adams, Boris (Conan the Barbarian) Vallejo, Steven (Lady Death) Hughes, Adam (Wonder Woman) Hughes,  Joseph (Dawn) Michael Linsner, Berni Wrightson and many more.
 
The Chaos! library was known for its dark yet seductive characters that pushed the boundaries of horror comics.

"After announcing our acquisition of Vampirella, and now the Chaos! properties, Dynamite Entertainment is in possession of some of the most iconic horror characters in comic book history, with Evil Ernie and Chastity arguably being the most iconic" says Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci.  "Dynamite Entertainment has grown significantly these past several months with our acquisition of Dabel Bros., our publishing relationship with Liquid and Grant Morrison, and with several other more surprises coming up, we are aiming to be the most diverse publisher in comics!"

 
So what does the Comic Vine community think? I for one a very excited, although it sucks they didn't get the license for Lady Death, my first love of comics, but needless to say now some great characters will be brought back to life (so to speak) and by some of the industries top people.
 

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Blackest Night (side note: WoKs was pretty awesome too)!

I actually enjoy Blackest Night for the simple fact it has a main story title. Dark Reign doesn't really have that, you can call Dark Avengers its main title, but its gone into way to many titles and I just can't collect them all. And in all reality Dark Reign is a cross over event in name only. Most of the titles with the Dark Reign tag don't even mesh together. That's why I enjoyed War of Kings because its had its own title and there were limited tie ins with monthly issues and the one shots you really didn't need, like Skara. I am holding my judgment on Realm of Kings because it just started.

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Not bad

Its not bad, I just think its alittle to busy you know. Like to much is going on nothing really captures the eye. Maybe just because its new, oh well. Its still good to know that the site gets updated.

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The WTF Age!

You usually don't get a name until a new age dawns. So when the next "Modern" Age rolls around this one will get a name all its own. I mean they didn't call the Golden Age when it was the Golden Age.

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Tough One!

For me it would either be Nova or Thor. But I think I would have to go with Nova, I love the direction Thor is going, but Abnett is writing a gem.

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