VAMPIRELLA MEETS DARK SHADOWS' BARNABAS COLLINS IN DARK SHADOWS/VAMPIRELLA #1 FROM DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT!
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May 16th, 2011, Runnemede, NJ - This coming August, Vampirella and Barnabas Collins meet for the first time EVER in Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1! Written by the acclaimed Marc (Manhunter) Andreyko and drawn by Patrick Berkenkotter, with a cover by Fabiano Neves, this will be a cross-over to remember! Be sure to pick up Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1 this coming August!
In Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1, when the disappearance of a family friend brings Barnabas Collins to New York, he is ill-prepared for the seedy underworld of clubs that awaits him! And Vampirella's quest to find the "Big Apple Butcher" sends her on a collision course with the vampire of Collinsport! Will Vampirella and Barnabas uncover the shocking identity of this madman before they kill each another?
"Barnabas Collins and Vampirella are two classic characters in vampire lore, so getting the chance to pen their first meeting is a blast," says writer Marc Andreyko. "I remember watching Dark Shadows reruns and sneaking peeks at the Vampirella magazines when I was just a wee lad, so getting to do this book seems like fate! And I'm not going easy on Barnabas or Vampi in this series, either! They are going to be put through a gauntlet of terror before this book is through!"
Jim Pierson, spokesman for Dark Shadows rights owner Dan Curtis Productions, adds, "It's fun to further expand the reach of Dark Shadows and hopefully expose the classic characters to new fans who might just be discovering Barnabas with the new Johnny Depp movie."
"Cross-overs get a bad rap when they're not done right, or they feel forced," adds Dynamite editor Joe Rybandt. "But this one felt like a natural the moment we had the idea. The setting, the characters, the bad guys...the whole thing has come together so naturally, and Marc and Patrick are the perfect pair to make it happen."
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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic-book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones, and more!
In addition to its critically-acclaimed titles and best-selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner, and a host of up and coming new talent!
Dynamite recently won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher, under 4% of market share, for 2011!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic-book publishers, and several of its titles--including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS--have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several Dynamite titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers List: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, and Robert Jordan's New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM Award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.