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01/05/15 @ 4:59 pm EST
Source: Bleeding Cool | Categories: Vampirella


Dynamite is firing up their new line of alternate reality series called Altered States and they are kicking things off with Vampirella, The Shadow, Doc Savage and Red Sonja. Writer of the on-going Vampirella series Nancy A Collins is taking on the variant tale of the iconic female vampire and Byron Brewer talked to her about it.

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BYRON BREWER: So, Nancy, Dynamite is establishing Altered States as a vehicle likeWhat If? and Elseworlds. What kinds of freedoms does this give writers not usually found when handling a work for hire property such as Vampirella?

NANCY A. COLLINS: Well, you can completely re-work the concept of the character without worrying about its effect on the series’ continuity. It’s more like a ‘dream’ than reality—whatever might happen, or how crazy you get, you know you don’t have to worry about the clean-up on Aisle 5 once it’s over.

BB: No one knows Vampirella like you these days. How does your AS version differ from the real deal, and what is similar?

NAC: I took the original idea for the character—vampire from outer space—and completely flipped it around. Instead of being Vampirella from Drakulon, she is Lt. Ella Normandy, sole survivor of an Earth space ship that crash lands on Drakulon. I also have her meeting Drakulonian versions of Adam Van Helsing and his father.

BB: Instead of horror, your usual genre, you get to do Vampi as science fiction. How did you cope with that?

NAC: To be fair, I’m doing Vampi as ‘science fiction’ of the same quality as her original appearance, which means it’s more planetary romances ala Edgar Rice Burroughs and Otis Adelbert Kline. I just flipped things around, so that she is a stranded spacewoman on a planet of vampires, while keeping some elements the same—such as the fact she’s physically stronger, has the power of flight, and, by Drakulon’s definition, is considered a monstrous outsider even though she is possibly their greatest defender. This story is for all the fans who have told me ‘I miss her being from outer space’. Well, here you go.

BB: Tell us about Planet Drakulon.

NAC: I had to make a lot of it up from whole cloth, as there’s not that much about Drakulon as a planet or society. It’s depicted as being a desert planet ala Barsoom or Arrakis from Dune, where not only does it rain blood, but the rivers and oceans are composed of it as well. The Drakulonians used to be far more technologically advanced than Earth, and are recovering from a great war that not only wiped out a lot of their tech—especially their weaponry— but their population as well. The Drakulonians are in constant battle with a mutant race called the Drakkar for control of “The River of Life”, which feeds their largest city. Ella Normandy promptly walks right into that war—armed with technology and weapons far more advanced than the Drakulonians now have (Ella comes from the year 2069, by the way)— and has to decide whether to pick a side or let them kill each other.

BB: Was it fun doing this with artist Francesco Manna?

NAC: Yes. He did a great job. I sent him quite a bit of reference material, such as old pulp magazine covers for Captain Future and stuff involving Adam Strange from DC’s oldMystery in Space series.
08/16/19 @ 9:35 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

The Vampirella #1 exclusive cover by Billy Tucci is now funded on Indiegogo! Dynamite thanks all the supporters! You still have time to join the party! CLICK HERE!

Fans of Vampirella and Shi showed up and blasted away the goal in less than 24 hours! This ensures that everyone will get their limited edition covers and prints. In fact, they will be shipped out to backers within 10 days of the campaign ending!

Billy Tucci created his first cover for Vampirella back in 1995, just a year after the first issue of his independent title Shi released. Over the years, he's made more contributions to the Vampirella tapestry, through crossovers with Shi and as recently as beautiful variant covers for Joseph Michael Linsner's Vampirella: Roses for the Dead. For Vampi's 50th anniversary, Tucci knew he had to do something special. Shi is also celebrating her 25th anniversary, so it was natural for the two to appear together again on an original cover!

The exclusive Vampirella/Shi anniversary cover is available in multiple editions. Starting with the "standard" cover in full glorious color by Wes Hartman. Also available are "virgin covers," dressed "black and white," "black and white virgin," and even a premium "pure line art" edition! There are also bundles with all covers included, or signatures from Tucci himself! Also available separately or as an add-on is a high quality lithograph print of this historic crossover cover!

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08/14/19 @ 11:23 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite announces a special creator exclusive cover for Vampirella #1 by Billy Tucci on Indiegogo! Celebrating the dual celebration of Vampi's 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of Tucci's Shi!


Live on Indiegogo right now (CLICK HERE!)! The Daughter of Drakulon and Billy Tucci's Shi share a beautiful cover being offered only on Indiegogo for a limited time. This critically acclaimed and explosive debut of the new ongoing series by Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz has already sold a Dynamite 130,000 units both through the Direct Market and outside it with retailer and creator exclusives like this one!

"I've had the honor to be associated with Vampirella many times since I first broke into comics 25 years ago," said Billy Tucci. "This cover not only celebrates Vampirella's 50th anniversary, but also the 25th anniversary of my own creation, Shi."

Multiple options are available for those with differing budgets and tastes as well as the ultimate Vampi/Shi collectors out there, but all copies have already been printed and made available to fans in extremely limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis. At the base is the original cover by Billy Tucci, with logos and full gorgeous colors by Wes Hartman. Variations include a logo-less "virgin" cover, dressed "black and white," "black and white virgin" and even a premium "Pure Line Art" edition reproducing Tucci's flawless original pencil art. Only 300 copies of this cover have been produced! Fans can also get a combo pack with the four base covers, a pack with all four signed or the signed line art cover.


In addition to the comic, Dynamite and Billy Tucci have also ...

08/13/19 @ 12:13 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite Entertainment is exceptionally pleased with the success of Vampirella #1! The hard work and enthusiasm of the creative team of Christopher Priest & Ergün Gündüz, Dynamite's staff, fans and most importantly retailers, led to quite the gift for Vampi's 50th birthday bash!

Vampirella #1 landed in the top 10 for dollars and #11 in units! Diamond Comics Distributors has released their public rankings for the best-selling comic books and graphic novels for July 2019. In a competitive month with every publisher releasing heavy hitters, relaunched titles and historical milestone issues, this is a real accomplishment! Just aboveanother famous comic book character that hangs out with bats!

This healthy debut for Vampirella makes it the best selling full priced Dynamite comic book of all time! Which works perfectly with 2019 also as Dynamite's 15th anniversary of publishing. While keeping in mind that many copies of Vampirella #1 were not directly distributed through Diamond, accounting for some retailer and creator exclusives yet to be revealed. All accounting for the whopping 130,000+ print run!

Dynamite has been blown away by the reactions from fans, critics and retailers surrounding the launch. Many fans reported that their Local Comic Shops quickly sold out of the issue or other 50th anniversary Vampirella items such as the replica edition of her first appearance. Stores across the country and even overseas were sharing photos of their life-size Vampi standees stuffed to the brim with comics and graphic novels in anticipation of New Comic Book Day. Many fans were able to chat with Priest at San Diego Comic Con and then signings at historic comic book stores Midtown Comics in New York, Fat Jack's Comicrypt in Philadelphia and Dr. No's Comics & Games in Marietta, Georgia.


While the debut was ...

07/30/19 @ 4:57 pm EST
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07/29/19 @ 5:15 pm EST
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07/26/19 @ 4:09 pm EST
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The classic Dynamite series Queen Sonja will be recollected in a set of two paperback omnibus volumes, with the first out in October 2019.

Queen Sonja Omnibus Volume 1 reprints the first 15 issues of that series. The 396-page paperback volume allows fans new and old to collect these stories affordably and binge them in a great format. In this volume, writers Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi, Warlord of Mars) and current Birth of the She-Devil scribe Luke Lieberman craft arcs depicting the unique challenges that face Sonja at this stage in her life. They're joined by all-star She-Devil with a Sword artist Mel Rubi and Jackson Herbert. As well as a cover gallery, including a dozen paintings from superstar Lucio Parrillo. Pick up this terrific tome to read these tales of a mature battle-hardened Sonja atop the throne, dealing with threats from the outside and within.


“Know also, O prince, that in the selfsame days that the Cimmerian did stalk the Hyborian Kingdoms, one of the few swords worthy to cross with his was that of Red Sonja, warrior-woman out of majestic Hyrkania. Forced to flee her homeland because she spurned the advances of a king and slew him instead, she rode west across the Turanian steppes and into the shadowed mists of legendary.” — The Nemedian Chronicles


Queen Sonja Omnibus Volume 1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers. It will also be ...

07/26/19 @ 4:06 pm EST
Source: Dynamite | Categories: Dynamite

Dynamite announces a fright-filled pair of Halloween themed special one-shots starring Red Sonja and Bettie Page!

In Savage Tales: A Red Sonja Halloween Special, writer Mark Russell brings in artist Jacob Edgar (James Bond: Moneypenny) to tell an extra-length spooky story. Dearbhla Kelly and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou also jump over from the regular series for this essential tale for fans of the She-Devil with a Sword. All underneath a striking cover from Erica D'Urso (Xena, Captain Marvel), drawing inspiration from the original Savage Tales #1.


This one-shot perfectly complements issue 9 of the ongoing series, out the same month. While that issue has Sonja returning to the Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene, Savage Tales flashes back to their first encounter. At this point, Sonja is not yet a legend, but a brute full of anger and ambition. Savage. Everyone's favorite fiery heroine tries to convince the sorcerers to bring her family and friends back to life.

"I saved the darkest chapter of the Red Sonja story for this Halloween Special," said writer Mark Russell. "The main series refers to an earlier visit by Sonja to the Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene and this tells the story of that visit and the price she paid to try to bring her dead family back to life. Jacob’s style lends itself really well to this story of dark magic and loss and I think it will make a great entry into the canon as well as a self-contained story."

"This new Sonja series has built a world that feels lived in, covered in dirt and sand and... probably some pretty bad smells. Approaching this issue, especially given that it's a dark Halloween tale, I really want to capture that feeling but also turn up the boldness," said artist Jacob Edgar. "Really push the ...

07/25/19 @ 9:37 am EST
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07/17/19 @ 7:58 pm EST
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07/17/19 @ 3:20 pm EST
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Dynamite and Archie Comics announce the extension of the Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica series, doubling from 6 issues to 12!

The response from fans, retailers and critics on this series has been an overwhelming hit! Who could imagine that teaming up four of the most iconic female characters in the medium would be so popular? Jokes aside, Dynamite is beyond grateful for all the positive reactions to this book and the perfect way to give back was simple - make more of what people love!

The same beloved creative team, top to bottom will pick right up with issue 7 this November. Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Green Hornet) continues her victory lap writing Red Sonja following her acclaimed run with Carlos Gomez. Plus her further exploration of Vampi and Riverdale's leading ladies. Maria Sanapo (Sheena Queen of the Jungle, Charmed) will keep contributing some of the sharpest and cleanest artwork in comic books. While colorist Vinicius Andrade and letterer Taylor Esposito keep raising the bar. Fans will also be excited for more covers from the existing cast of diverse styles. Including Fay Dalton, Robert Hack, Laura Braga, Dan Parent and Cat Staggs.

"I literally just saw the sales numbers for the first issue and my jaw dropped! I've been completely bowled over by the amount of support for this series," said writer Amy Chu. "Of course I'm excited to continue with the series as long as the fans want. This is my first time working in the Archie universe, and it's been non-stop fun working with Maria. Expect even crazier antics with this next arc!"


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