August 24 Mt. Laurel, NJ: Did you know Vampirella and Dracula actually got married? Yes, the two famous vampires from quite different backgrounds tied the knot in legendary writer Christopher Priest's tenure, which has played out recently in the Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy series, also available in NFT form via Virtua. Yet long before that fateful pairing, the two have often shared a contentious relationship as foes and rivals as vampires in the world of man. Dynamite's fan-favorite 2012 series Vampirella vs. Dracula depicts one of those previous entanglements, and the full story is available now in the innovative NFT comic collectible format.
In 1997 for the centennial of the original Dracula novel by Bram Stoker, a special comic co-starring Vampirella was released. The standout story therein was "The New European" by the incomparable Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) and artist Gary Frank (Superman, Doomsday Clock). It brings the Dracula tale to the present as a brilliant condensed snapshot of the story. Then in 2012, writer Joe Harris and artist Ivan Rodriguez teamed up for a Vampirella starring follow up to that legendary short. Dracula has come to the United States to play out his usual schemes. Only problem is he didn't realize another vampire has already beat him to it. Drawn across continents and centuries, Vampirella and Dracula are sucked into a time-tossed epic of love, hate, death, and damnation. Now readers can check it out in full in NFT form!
These limited-edition digital collectibles are available to purchase on Virtua here:
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. 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%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
Virtua, founded in 2017, is an entertainment-focused collectibles platform. Using blockchain technology, it provides utility by allowing collectors of digital assets to display and interact with their virtual goods in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and in 3D on PCs. Leveraging the latest in mobile and gaming technologies, their mission is to engage and connect fan-based user communities and turbo-charge fandom.