The highly anticipated relaunch of Gargoyles is nearly here with a December release, but to pique our interest, six covers were revealed today via Dynamite. The series will be written by franchise creator Greg Weisman with artwork yet to be revealed. Announced at SDCC 2022fans of a certain age will probably be all for this series as it aired from 1994 to 1997.
Covers are by David Nakayama, Lucio Parillo, Amanda Conner, Lesley “Leirix” Li Tony Fleecs, and Jae Lee.
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September 14, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present six spectacular covers that will lead the charge on the highly anticipated return of Disney’s Gargoyles!
Announced to great reception alongside San Diego Comic Con, the Gargoyles are back in action on their heroic New York nights in a new series this December. Franchise creator Greg Weisman returns to the characters as a writer, with a saga that will be both perfect for newcomers and immensely rewarding for longtime die-hard fans. More details on the show’s storyline and creative team will be available soon, but all parties involved wanted to shine the spotlight on these stunning pieces of artwork and the names behind them to grace the title covers.
Leading the standard “A” cover is an action-packed piece from fan favorite David Nakayama. He was a natural fit given his signature style straddling a modern comic book look with elements from Saturday morning cartoons and action figure packaging. Not only is he one of the biggest names in comic book covers, but he’s also lauded for his artwork for Hasbro’s line of Marvel Legends action figures. Its cover depicts nearly the entire cast, including Goliath, Angela, Broadway, Lexington, and more. His cover will also be featured as the cover of Diamond Comics Distributors’ September for December Previews catalog.
In addition to Greg Weisman returning to write the series, another exciting reunion is superstar artist Amanda Conner. The DC, Marvel and Vampirella legend began his illustrious career directing numerous licensed and all-ages titles at Marvel in the 1990s, including Barbie, and as the series’ interior and cover artist 1995 Gargoyles. Now she’s back with a cover featuring all the key players, including their human ally Elisa. Dynamite should soon begin publishing facsimile reprints and collected graphic novels of this series, with more details to come.
Legendary painter and Dynamite powerhouse Lucio Parrillo brings his Italian mastery to another iconic piece, as he portrays Goliath as fans have never seen him before. With his brushstrokes and anatomical prowess, Goliath has never looked more imposing and powerful, as every muscle and vein swells with his strength.
Lesley “Leirix” Li is one of the biggest talents in the industry today, and her portrayals of strong, beautiful women attract fans and collectors in droves. Angela is one of the most important characters in the Gargoyle pantheon, and she deserved a standalone cover for her devoted fans. Leirix was the perfect choice!
Gargoyles are of course gargoyles, and that Gothic influence pervades their designs and storytelling. Editor Nate Cosby and the team at Dynamite wanted to capture that vibe and DNA in some of the artwork for this launch, and a longtime collaborator was the perfect match. Jae Lee is known for his moody visuals and his style captures that gargoyle aspect beautifully.
Last but not least, the Gargoyles gang has their own “dog” in the Bronx that has always been a fan favorite. Who better to give him center stage on a cover than Tony Fleecs, the biggest talent known for his hit series Stray Dogs and his work with My Little Pony?
GARGOYLES #1 is solicited in the October 2022 Previews catalog from Diamond Comic Distributors, the premier source of merchandise for the specialty comic book market, and is scheduled for release in December 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to pre-order copies of the issue with their local comic booksellers. It will also be available for purchase by individual customers through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
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