After a 25-year hiatus, fan favorite writer Tom Sniegoski will pick up exactly where he left off in 1996 with a brand new ongoing series titled ‘Vengeance of Vampirella’ set to release this October. With art by rising star Michael Sta. Maria, the new series seeks to continue the iconic vampire’s 50th anniversary celebration!
“If somebody had told me just a few years ago that I’d be able to come back to a character I have great affection for, and pick up with her exactly where I left off 25 years ago, I would’ve said that it would never happen,” said writer Tom Sniegoski. “But here I am, smack dab in the horrific, apocalyptic world that I set up for Vampirella and never got to play in. And I haven’t heard the word ‘NO’ yet, no matter how insane the idea. Just wait until you see Michael Sta. Maria’s art, peoples’ new favorite Vampirella artist is about to be unleashed! Can you tell I’m excited?”
The original ‘Vengeance of Vampirella’ series that released in 1994 featured a brilliant cover by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti on issue #1, and for over two years placed consistently in Wizard Magazine’s top 10 lists for characters and hot titles.
After her fatal ending in the epic ‘Death & Destruction’ limited series co-written by Christopher Golden with art by Amanda Conner, we pick back up 25 years later to continue the story. With Earth’s protector against the supernatural felled, humanity lives in ruins, subjugated by monstrosities ruled by Nyx and her Chaos Lords. Vampirella’s martyrdom has achieved mythic status among the bands of rebels on the outskirts of society. Everything takes a turn when some think they may be able to resurrect their savior. But she doesn’t come back all there at first…
In classic Vampirella fashion, Dynamite has brought together a star-studded cast of cover artists to contribute to the celebration. This includes Joshua Middleton (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter) in his first ever cover for Dynamite, Frank Cho (Harley Quinn, Red Sonja), Ben Oliver (American Carnage), Lucio Parrillo (Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil) and even a special cosplay cover featuring Joanie Brosas, a famous Vampirella cosplayer.
Classic Vampi artist Buzz is also returning with a limited edition incentive cover, and shared this, “I’m as excited now as I was 25 years ago when my artwork helped relaunch Vampirella and forever attached me to this badass girl from Drakulon. It’s almost kismet that I’ve been invited to celebrate her 50th as I turn 50. We’re both back..with a VENGEANCE!”
“I’m very happy to be part of this book since I’m a huge fan of Vampirella!,” said artist Michael Sta. Maria. “My career truly started the day I met Stephen Segovia – who has drawn Vampirella as well. Today he is my mentor, a good friend and a constant inspiration. I hope fans love my Vampi!”
“I could not be happier for Tom to return to Vampirella after all of these years. And Tom returns with “a vengeance! Seriously though, Tom continues to grow as a writer, and this series is just incredible as you’ll see to how much he adds to the Vampirella mythos! “ States Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “And wait till you see Michael Sta Maria’s art. Just beautiful!”
Look for the reprinted Replica Edition of 1994’s Vengeance of Vampirella #1 alongside the newly announced Vengeance of Vampirella ongoing series in stores October, 2019! Preorder at your local comic book store or check it out through digital platforms such as Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.
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