C2E2: Dynamite Entertainment Panel Report

Voltron, Project Superpowers and The Six Million Dollar Man? Dynamite's got a busy year ahead.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

C2E2: Dynamite Entertainment Panel Report

Over the last few days, comic fans and internet rumor sites have responded to a tweet from Kevin Smith that seemed to indicate that a comic company he had worked with before was about to adapt one of his old film scripts into a comic. Putting two and two together, most outlets worked out that Smith would be reteaming with Dynamite for an adaptation of The Six Million Dollar Man.
 
At the Dynamite Entertainment panel during C2E2, the powers behind the company could neither confirm nor deny the Six Million Dollar Man rumors. Although it seemed to be broadly hinted throughout the panel that the project was real and that Phil Hester would reteam with Smith just as they had on the Green Hornet comics.
 
Regarding the recent Voltron announcement, Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci indicated that the book would launch near July. He also unofficially named Eric Trautmann as the writer of their new Flash Gordon series; which should follow in August or September.
 
Panelist Jesse Blaze Snyder was announced as the writer of Evil Ernie; which will be the first book of Dynamite’s revived Chaos Universe. Snyder laid out an interesting premise for the series that has Evil Ernie killing the most evil people in the world in order to build up Hell’s army for a final assault on Heaven. The current plan is to slowly roll out the Chaos books one at a time, with Lady Demon and Purgatory likely to follow next.
 
Garth Ennis was possibly the most popular person on the panel, with several questions sent his way. Outside of Dynamite, he revealed that he is returning to Marvel for a new Nick Fury MAX series.
 
As for his Dynamite work, Ennis said that his long awaited Butcher miniseries will finally launch in July with the original artist of The Boys, Darick Robertson. Ennis also spoke openly about "The Boys" movie adaptation which appears to be moving forward. Ennis seemed to be very happy with the creative direction of the project so far, but he jokingly wondered how the filmmakers would get around Butcher’s tendency to use the word "c***" as punctuation.
 
Ennis also indicated that he had at least two more Battlefields stories that he wants to tell.
 
The panel also revealed that further installments of Project Superpowers are in the works and Army of Darkness will be relaunched once the crossover with Danger Girl is completed.