DynaKey Phase Two --featuring the combo book

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DynaKey Phase Two --featuring the combo book

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Anyone else recall how Dynamite said they weren't done with Gold Key characters?
How they had a plan to put the characters all together in one book? In what way they didn't specify.

Has there been any news on that front now that the Phase 1 of DynaKey has been over 3-4 months now?

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Captain Craig wrote:Anyone else recall how Dynamite (sucks!) said they weren't done with Gold Key characters?
How they had a plan to put the characters all together in one book? In what way they didn't specify.

Has there been any news on that front now that the Phase 1 of DynaKey has been over 3-4 months now?
Nope, and I wouldn't expect anything either. That's typical Dynamite.
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MarkRoseHFX wrote:Dynamite (sucks!) can suck my balls
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Captain Craig wrote:Anyone else recall how Dynamite (sucks!) said they weren't done with Gold Key characters?
How they had a plan to put the characters all together in one book? In what way they didn't specify.

Has there been any news on that front now that the Phase 1 of DynaKey has been over 3-4 months now?
They tried to replace the failed Dynakey books with a King Features line and after that failed they are now attempting to mine James Bond. So yes typical Dynamite. facepalm
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Ras the future fan wrote:They tried to replace the failed Dynakey books with a King Features line
The fact that they still have the rights to the Phantom license baffles me
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omega_override wrote:
Ras the future fan wrote:They tried to replace the failed Dynakey books with a King Features line
The fact that they still have the rights to the Phantom license baffles me
They don't as of January 1, 2015. They are only allowed to use the character in crossover books - not solo books. How they are able to publish The King Phantom book is just another example of why Dynamite.
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Didn't they get into some legal battle with Hermes Press because of the Peter David mini-series they're doing?
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omega_override wrote:Didn't they get into some legal battle with Hermes Press because of the Peter David mini-series they're doing?
"Getting into some legal battle" appears to be the first (and possibly only) step in the marketing plan for everything they publish.

Steal something --- pretend they have rights --- get (on-the-payroll) "press" about it --- try to convince the actual owners that they can both benefit --- publish --- rinse --- repeat

After repeatedly doing exactly this for more than a decade, it is clear... Dynamite

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Magnus ended (surprisingly off, given how good the rest of the book was), Turok ended (as badly as it started, despite the promise from the second arc), Solar ended (too mediocre for me to continue beyond #8), and Doctor Spektor was never meant to be more than a mini (and since it was never Valiant I'm not interested). And no, I haven't heard anything about a second phase.

So overall, another complete failure to revitalize the Gold Key 3. Valiant certainly doesn't need them (especially Solar, since we now have Divinity), but dammit does it suck to see them squandered like this.

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Watchtower wrote: So overall, another complete failure to revitalize the Gold Key 3. Valiant certainly doesn't need them (especially Solar, since we now have Divinity), but dammit does it suck to see them squandered like this.
With what little we know of Divinity still...I'll take Solar in a NY minute.
Divinity looks promising but that mini + Imperium issues still haven't sold me on the promise of the character.

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Watchtower wrote: Doctor Spektor was never meant to be more than a mini (and since it was never Valiant I'm not interested). And no, I haven't heard anything about a second phase.
I still don't understand that things ending.

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Ras the future fan wrote:
Captain Craig wrote:Anyone else recall how Dynamite (sucks!) (sucks!) said they weren't done with Gold Key characters?
How they had a plan to put the characters all together in one book? In what way they didn't specify.

Has there been any news on that front now that the Phase 1 of DynaKey has been over 3-4 months now?
They tried to replace the failed Dynakey books with a King Features line and after that failed they are now attempting to mine James Bond. So yes typical Dynamite (sucks!). facepalm
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well, in case anybody was interested:

Gold Key Alliance #1

The glorious return of the Gold Key heroes is perfectly captured courtesy of exceptional painter Felipe Massafera, and Dynamite proudly presents this image without trade dressing for art lovers everywhere! In this issue, the legendary heroes whose adventures have thrilled comic book readers for over half a century are back, only this time Turok, Magnus, Solar, and The Mighty Samson all share the same time and the same world - ours! Each warrior wrestles with the perils of the twenty-first century, but a greater evil is approaching, one that will unify the legendary champions in a struggle that will change each forever. Join Eisner-nominated writer Phil Hester (Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, The Bionic Man) and rising star artist Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats, Legenderry: Green Hornet) for the latest and greatest chapter in the Gold Key saga.

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I added this to my "pull list" at my LCS this week. Very curious and a bit concerned for the title all at the same time.


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