It looks like Dynamite Entertainment is trying to stack the deck with creators and take a stab at creator-owned properties. So far they announced a new title from Garth Ennis (who has done extensive work with Dynamite) and hinted that this is going to be part of a larger, “crime themed” line of comics. Today they announced they have added writer Andy Diggle to the lineup on an as-yet unnamed book. Here’s hoping it is something along the line of Losers by way of Oceans 11.
Hot off his Marvel exclusive contract, Andy Diggle is set to write his next series at Dynamite! Andy Diggle’s upcoming project will be part of Dynamite’s new crime line of comics, the first of which – Red Team – was announced yesterday with writer Garth Ennis. There will be more announcements on the project coming soon!
“It’s not every day that a publisher offers you the chance to create a whole new world from scratch, and I’m having fun cooking up something dark, funny, violent and twisted for Dynamite,” says writer Andy Diggle. “Hard-hitting genre fiction with a twist, for readers who don’t like having their intelligence insulted. The kind of comic I want to read myself. So there’s really just one question – are you in or are you out?”
“Andy Diggle is one of the most incredible writers in comics today. As a fan, I find each series that he writes more engaging than the previous one. I enjoyed his Hellblazer run, but when I read his Green Arrow: Year One and The Losers, I wanted to read more of Andy’s work and sought out his earlier comics series to read. And I’m glad I did. Having now read much of his body of work, I have a deep respect for his skill as a writer. After several years of exclusivity with DC and Marvel, I’m excited to finally be able to announce that Andy is working for Dynamite on a series and genre that he loves.” – states Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Andy Diggle’s most recent well-known works include his run on Daredevil, Thunderbolts, and of course, The Losers, which critical acclaim and attention with artist, Jock, for transforming this dormant DC title and making it exciting and relevant for today’s audience.