The Press Release:
Meet Robust Boy in an exciting new middle grade readers (ages 8-12) graphic novel, as he tries to find his place in a society of heroes and villains in The Legion of Forgettable Supervillains this June. Young Ben Mondo comes from a legacy of super-heroics in Saga City, passed down by his grandfather, the awesome Mr. Infinite. Though today, his identity of Robust Boy is constantly being outshone by the snobby Sir Superior, who gets all the attention, admiration, and friends. Ben finds solace in hanging out with other reject heroes, but has always wanted more.
Everything for him changes when one day he stumbles right into a bank heist. As the robbers escape, they toss Ben a bag of loot. In the chaos, he drops it and flees, but a photographer at the scene of the crime catches him with a blurry snap. When the picture goes viral, Ben is suddenly known as an infamous mystery villain! Is there much of a difference between fame and infamy? Together with his fellow rejects, Ben creates the Forgettable Supervillains Society. They dedicate their newfound identities to mayhem, fortune, and fame – but they will soon learn that perhaps their attempts at villainy may save the day after all!
The Legion of Forgettable Supervillains is written by longtime children’s book and graphic novel scribe J.E. Bright (Batman & Robin Adventures, Wonder Woman: The Way of the Amazons). The artwork, colors, and fun cover are handled by ComicUp! This 100+ page paperback continues the exciting collaboration between Dynamite Entertainment, Curiosity Ink Media, and a range of diverse creative voices in crafting unique picture books, graphic novels, and more for younger readers, featuring a range of original and existing popular franchises.
THE LEGION OF FORGETTABLE SUPERVILLAINS is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
About Curiosity Ink Media:
Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, grows and maximizes the short, mid & long-term commercial potential of Kids & Family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities. Driven by a best-in-class leadership team, Curiosity Ink Media’s multi-faceted I.P. library is designed to amass ongoing value through strategic stewardship, partnerships and highly targeted market entry.
About Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.:
Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is a growing social media platform and original content provider of entertainment for children under 13 years of age, which provides safe and secure digital environments for kids that can be monitored by their parents or guardians. The Company has several operating subsidiaries, including Grom Social, which delivers its content through mobile and desktop environments (web portal and apps) that entertain children, let them interact with friends, access relevant news, and play proprietary games while teaching them about being good digital citizens. The Company owns and operates Top Draw Animation, which produces award-winning animation content for some of the largest international media companies in the world. Grom also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government and private businesses. For more information, please visit gromsocial.com.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t usually lend my focus on the Younger Readers comic book offerings here with so many other titles and company releases to bring to your attention so I was glad to do it for this fun sounding Dynamite Entertainment release. Truth be told this is a great way to introduce the ardent reader in your family circle to the comic book medium and you can prepare said younger readers at the upcoming “Free Comic Book Day” which always has a number of age appropriate titles. Remember to mark down that first Saturday in May and while you are there you can ask the shop owner to look into ordering this special edition for you since it comes out the following month. I am not sure I will get to see this one myself but if I do manage to leaf through a copy I will give you my views on it. That’s about all I have to say on this one so I will see you next time and once again say please stay safe out there.