July 26 Mt. Laurel, NJ: Vampirella's story has reached all corners of her life, the world, and even beyond. Now writer Christopher Priest turns the attention of his heralded run to her earliest days. Fans can now learn her origin story like never before, and now available in the innovative NFT comic book format.
Vampirella's origin has been chronicled a few times, like any classic comic book superstar in her 50 plus years on the stands. Her very first appearance by Forrest J. Ackerman and Tom Sutton was a quick several page explanation of how the Drakulonian made her way to Earth. Other stories through the years have retold, expanded, and recontextualized that crucial point in her journey. None have approached it fully quite like Vampirella: Year One by writer Christopher Priest, reunited with the artist who kicked off his run in 2019, Ergün Gündüz. Readers will get peeks at Vampi's early years as a young girl on Drakulon. Then, how she arrived to her adoptive planet Earth. As well as the loneliness and early critical connections she made once here. Dive right into the first issue now as an NFT release!
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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.