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Report: Gold Key characters to return from Dynamite

by Matthew Price Published: October 11, 2013

Comic Book Resources reports that Dynamite will publish comics starring characters originated by Gold Key publishing, including “Solar” and “Magnus, Robot Fighter.”

The characters were previously revived by Valiant in the 1990s comics boom, and most recently published by Dark Horse Comics.

From the CBR report:

Following a week-long teaser campaign asking “What is the key?” leading up to New York Comic Con, CBR News has the exclusive first details of Dynamite’s new Gold Key line, which starts in February 2014 with “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter” by writer Greg Pak and artist Mirko Colak, then continues in March with “Magnus: Robot Fighter” from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Cory Smith. Things continue in April with “The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor,” written by Mark Waid and an artist to be announced, followed by “Solar: Man of the Atom” in May from “Five Ghosts” writer Frank Barbiere, also with an artist to be named.

This is a pretty strong creative lineup, and something else that’s interesting — Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente have also worked with the modern Valiant.   Dynamite’s Joseph Rybandt addressed this in the interview:

In terms of two companies, ourselves and Valiant, we get along with those guys, we’re friendly with those guys, and if an opportunity comes up to do something down the road, we’d certainly explore that, just like we would explore anything else. We’re talking today after a couple days of Dynamite making a couple of announcements of crossovers with Dark Horse. Those things have been in the works for a good long while. Things take time; anything can happen. For the start, we’re concentrating on what our publishing plan is, which involves these four titles, and these creators.


by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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