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Kyle Higgins Joins Joe Gentile for Dynamite's 'Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice'


Dynamite Entertainment announces Justice, Inc.: The Avenger is set to return in a brand-new four-issue miniseries, Faces of Justice, courtesy of co-writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Magnus) and Joe Gentile (Zorro, The Green Hornet), and artist Alexandre Shibao (Independence Day). With the debut issue set for release in July, Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice will serve-up a scorching good read for fans to add to their summer reading list.


When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau's best agents! Now the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader, and discover if there's a sinister plot at play; or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime?

Writer Kyle Higgins says, "The Avenger is one of those great, classic pulp characters who has both an incredibly rich history as well as a long list of modern superheroes who owe their creative inspiration to him. I love pulp, noir, and superheroes, so when Dynamite asked if I'd have any interest in telling a new Avenger story, it was a pretty easy sell for me. I've known Joe Gentile for as long as I've been reading comics. In fact, it was his publishing company, Moonstone Books, that first introduced me to how comics are made, and ultimately set me on the path to becoming a writer. Joe and I have wanted to do something together for years, so when Dynamite called and asked if I'd have any interest in telling a story with The Avenger, the first person I thought of was Joe. Justice Inc. and The Avenger are some of his all-time favorite characters, and I could think of no one better to build a bad-ass pulp story with."


Higgins is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author whose past work includes Nightwing, Batman Eternal, Gates of Gotham, and Batman Beyond 2.0. After spending two years at the University of Iowa, Kyle transferred to Chapman University, where he directed a superhero noir titled The League, about the 1960's superhero labor union of Chicago. In addition to opening doors at Marvel and DC Comics, the film served as a creative launch point for Kyle's 2014 Image Comics series, C.O.W.L.  At present, Kyle is writing the critically acclaimed series Hadrian's Wall at Image, plus the #1 selling monthly title in Boom Studios history, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Writer Joe Gentile says, "The Avenger has always appealed to me because, while his whole reason to fight crime centers on the loss of his wife and daughter, the incident was mainly his fault. Finding peace with that has been such a challenge for him, and really permeates everything he does with Justice Inc. Physically, he isn't built like Superman. As a matter of fact, he's fairly-average sized. But when he walks into a room, his energy commands respect and turns heads. Who doesn't want some of that?"


Gentile has written and edited comics and prose for Zorro, The Green Hornet, Kolchak the Night Stalker, Buckaroo Banzai, The Spider, and many more. Currently, he is working on a steampunk novella while teaching bass guitar. 

"We're lucky to have a talented crew like Kyle Higgins, Joe Gentile, and Alexandre Shibao on this book," Dynamite Entertainment Senior Editor Matt Idelson added. "The story they've put together is full of everything you'd want from an Avenger series: clever villains, complex mysteries, brilliant investigative work, courage in the face of long odds - and of course, death-defying feats of bravery - but it's also more than just that. The scenario they've created is one that will challenge all the principles that the Avenger and his team of stalwart allies stand for, and all I'm going to say is, it's a lot more complicated than you might think."

The debut issue of Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice features several cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! The cover artwork features the talents of Tom Mandrake (Batman, New Mutants) and Alexandre Shibao (Batman/Superman), respectively. Limited variant editions in "Black & White" formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds. 

The Avenger originally debuted in September 1939 as the lead character in an eponymous pulp magazine, published by Street and Smith Publications. Writer Paul Ernst is credited with creating many of the earliest Avenger tales (published under the house writer pseudonym "Kenneth Robeson"), blending the qualities of contemporary pulp heroes like Doc Savage and The Shadow, as well as his own creations that included Seekay, The Wraith, Dick Bullitt, Old Stone Face, the Gray Marauder, and Karlu the Mystic. The Avenger appeared in numerous prose novels, radio programs, and comic books throughout the decades, most recently in Dynamite Entertainment's 2014 revival of the Justice, Inc. series written by acclaimed author Michael Uslan and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano.

Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' May 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Justice Inc.: The Avenger - Faces of Justice #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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