Its official the Stargate Franchise is heading to a comic book near you!
Dynamite Entertainment a popular and well known media publishing power house, has announced a new agreement with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) for a comic and series of graphic novels based on the entire Stargate Franchise.
“Stargate is truly a crown jewel when it comes to episodic science fiction television,â€ stated Dynamite President Nick Barrucci. “Just in time for the Stargate Universe series debuting in October, Dynamite will create an adventure series that retailers and fans alike will love. We have three separate launches planned; each designed to focus on the characters and attention coming the way of both the new show and Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis!â€
Helping bring the world of Stargate to life is a team of top creative talent including: John Watson, whose work has graced Marvel Comics covers as one of the finest painters in the industry.
John will be doing his first sequential work EVER in Stargate Universe. Dynamite is also bringing in famed Star Wars painter Dave Dorman as the main cover artist, as well as writers Chuck Dixon (G.I. Joe) with a prequel to Stargate Universe, Doug Murray (Jungle Girl and ‘Nam) with the continuing stories from Stargate Atlantis beginning with Season Six and Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica) on Stargate SG1 beginning with Season #11. Dynamite will be launching a Stargate #0 bringing three different stories in one event comic for $1.00, to help introduce fans to the Stargate “universeâ€.
“The great opportunity presented by the comics medium is not simply the chance to finding new fans, but the ability to tell original stories that enhance the show experience,â€ observed SGU co-creator Robert Cooper.