Grimm #1 Launches in September Alongside Grimm Omnibus Trade Paperback, Featuring 500 Pages of Monsters and Mayhem
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that acclaimed dark fantasy author Caitlin Kittredge will write the all-new Grimm comic book series, slated for release in September 2016. The new series, set during the acclaimed NBC television show’s fourth season, pairs the author of Vertigo’s celebrated Coffin Hill series with sensational artist Maria Sanapo (DC Comics Bombshells). Coinciding with the launch of the new comic series, Dynamite will release the massive Grimm Omnibus, collecting 496 pages of homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt’s comic book adventures, including over 100 pages of never-before-collected material!
Grimm #1, by Caitlin Kittredge & Maria Sanapo
Set within the official continuity of Grimm’s fourth season, the upcoming Grimm comic book series explores the lives of the show’s fan-favorite females! What do Juliette, Adalind, Truble, and Rosalee have in common? They’re the women in the life of Portland’s own Grimm, Nick Burkhardt, and they’re about to cross paths in a way they’d never expect! Set during a tumultuous time in the hit television show, Juliette’s struggles to come to terms with becoming a Hexenbiest draw her into conflict with a new Wessen threat, and she finds she has nowhere to turn except her most hated enemy, Adalind… that’s right, the woman who impersonated Juliette and slept with Nick!
“As a fan of the Grimm TV show, I jumped at the chance to come on board this comic,” says Kittredge. “I’m doubly thrilled to be putting the ladies of Grimm front and center, taking Juliette through an adventure that’s all her own. And teaming her up with Adalind was the natural choice; Juliette has a dark side she hasn’t really let out during Season Four, and Adalind has a secret heroic side she tries her best to hide… but both of them are going to have to turn to their inner natures to take on the threat in this story. Who better to protect Portland than the four most badass women in it? I can’t think of anyone!”
Caitlin Kittredge is an American author of dark fantasy and urban fantasy noir. She is known for her Nocturne City series of adult novels, as well as The Iron Codex, a series of young-adult books. Her work in comics include an impressive 20-issue run on Vertigo’s Coffin Hill, as well as contributions to DC Comics’ Sensational Comics Featuring Wonder Woman.
“One of the great thing about Grimm is that it presents strong female characters without pandering or falling into dopey stereotypes. They can handle themselves in a fight and they’ve all learned to traverse this weirdo world they live in, but the never stop feeling like real people,” says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor. “Having Caitlin aboard this book has been gravy for me; she’s caught the essence of the characters and the show perfectly. Wish I could show you her script, or the prep work Maria’s been doing in advance of drawing the title. Getting paid to do this job borders on criminal.”
“When Dynamite published our previous Grimm series, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the response of fans of the show and comics alike” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “For the follow-up, we brought in one of the top names in dark fantasy to take on the top show in the genre! It’s exciting to have someone as talented as Caitlin, whom we’re working with for the first time, to helm these great new adventures. This series is sure to excite fans of the show and our previous series, as well as lovers of genre fiction.”
To celebrate the launch of the new Grimm series, Dynamite is offering a variety of cover options. Two covers are available for individual order by retailers and fans: Cover A by series artist Maria Sanapo featuring the female cast, plus Cover B by Kyle Strahm (Spread), designed to look like a monster mask. Eligible readers can also acquire rare Black & White and Virgin Art cover variants as incentives for reaching specific preorder thresholds.
Grimm Omnibus, by Marc Gaffen, Kyle McVey, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf, Jai Nitz, and More
Just in time for the return of the hit television series to comics, Dynamite Entertainment offers fans the opportunity to own all of the previously published comics in an all-new value-priced Grimm Omnibus edition! Written by show creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, plus show writers Marc Gaffen and Kyle McVey, the entire 2013-2014 Grimm comic book series (issues #0-12) is collected in this massive tome, assembled for the first time alongside the Portland, Wu one-shot special and never-before-collected The Warlock miniseries (by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jai Nitz)!
Homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin must maintain order on the streets of Portland… which is no easy feat, as secret societies of mythological creatures known as Wesen threaten the balance of peace and power! Whether journeying to Europe in pursuit of the fabled Coins of Zakynthos, getting drawn into the personal vendetta of a madman, racing to save a missing girl with Wesen connections, or facing a seemingly invincible Warlock, the detectives — joined by the wolf-like Monroe and Sergeant Drew Wu — face all-new threats and uncover secrets unexplored in the television series itself!
“Working with the team behind the Grimm television series had been a fantastic experience and produced some great comics,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “As we launch our next series this September, we thought: What better time to offer fans an omnibus edition at an affordable price, to catch up on all the thrills and chills they’ve missed?”
Grimm #1 and the Grimm Omnibus will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Grimm #1 and the Grimm Omnibus will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.