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Dynamite set to bring back Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt

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Dynamite Entertainment sent out a press release today detailing their intention to resurrect an old-school comic property by the name of Peter Cannon.

The press release from Dynamite:

Dynamite proudly presents – Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt returns to comics this coming September! Peter Cannon was created by the late Pete Morisi. Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 is written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross, drawn by superstar artist Jonathan Lau, with covers by Alex Ross, Jae Lee, John Cassaday, and Ardian Syaf!

In Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1, Peter Cannon is a world-famous author, an international celebrity, and the superhero known as Thunderbolt. He is acknowledged far and wide as the man who saved the world from destruction. Unfortunately, he has little interest in fame, even less interest in people, and the peace he has created is based on an illusion. Now, as old and new enemies plan to destroy his efforts-unaware of the secret he carries-Peter Cannon must fight to keep the peace and preserve his own existence, while fending off deadly foes;and mysterious admirers.

As you can see they have some very talented people working in conjunction on this project and some of them offered their thoughts below.

Alex Ross had this to say on Peter Cannon:

I have a great sentimentality for all of the Silver Age heroes, Peter Cannon belongs to that age of the heroic pantheon, and we have the chance to use him, and create a future for him. This is exciting new ground for us all.

Steve Darnall had this to say on Peter Cannon:
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt fascinates me; for one thing, he’s got the most amazingly colorful costume. More than that, however, Peter Cannon is a character with a lot of interesting facets, and I am excited to explore them in the series!

And co-writer Steve Darnall added:

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt fascinates me; for one thing, he’s got the most amazingly colorful costume. More than that, however, Peter Cannon is a character with a lot of interesting facets, and I am excited to explore them in the series!

Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci had this to say about the character and this project:

Peter Cannon, the original Thunderbolt, is one of my all-time favorite characters. Having first read Crisis on Infinite Earths – a watershed series by Marv Wolfman – with beautiful art by George Perez, seeing that glimpse of Peter made me want to find out more about this cool looking character. Having read DC Challenge #5 with Peter Cannon, Dr. Fate, Adam Strange and others with art by Dave Gibbons, I was hooked and I sought out as many Peter Cannon comics as I could find! And when I learned that he was the archetype for Ozymandias, my love for Peter Cannon grew. Twenty-five years later, Dynamite is publishing Peter Cannon. We are giving Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt the respect he deserves by bringing aboard the most dynamic creative team possible. With Alex Ross, Steve Darnall, and Jonathan Lau, as well as fantastic covers from Alex Ross, Jae Lee, John Cassaday, Stephen Segovia, and Ardian Syaf, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt will not disappoint!

Peter Cannon‘s first issue back will debut with the never before published origin story by Pete Morisi.  Comic fans can look forward to checking this out in a 48 page issue for just $3.99 this September.

So what do you guys think?  Does this sound like a property Dynamite should be revisiting, or is it one that should be left alone?  Sound off in the comments below!

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