October 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Purgatori is always managing to piss somebody off. The ancient vampire-demoness has lived for thousands of years and accrued many enemies, mortal and beyond. But this time, she may have finally gone too far! Purgatori Must Die debuts this January.
Writer Ray Fawkes (Gotham by Midnight, Constantine) continues his chronicling of the character, following Vampirella vs. Purgatori and Purgatori. He's reunited with artist Alvaro Sarraseca, alongside colorist Salvatore Aiala and letterer Tom Napolitano.
“Everything I’ve ever written about Purgatori has been building to this story - the ultimate, no-holds barred war that she’s been itching for over two thousand years. Now it’s finally happening! If she’s gotta go, you know she’s gonna go out with a bang!," said writer Ray Fawkes.
Recently Purgatori's control of her own mind and restraint with her power has been slipping. Not only does she suck the blood of her victims, she also absorbs not only any abilities they may have, but also fragments of their memories and personalities. Her patchwork mind has become more and more tangled through the years, and she's recently embraced this twisted curse. Her latest victims? Gods. Who don't take too kindly to being hunted and eaten.
The various pantheons have pooled their collective resources to offer up one historic, humongous bounty for the head of Purgatori, no matter which psycho takes it off her. Who would turn this challenge down? This thrilling third act of the Purgatori saga brings together a who's who of Purgatori's nemeses and erstwhile allies from across the Chaos! and Dynamite mythos. Fans can look for Vampirella, Evil Ernie, the Sacred Six, and plenty more to crash the party in what is sure to be an action-packed showdown.
To celebrate this climactic crossover spotlight on Purgatori, Dynamite and editor Matt Idelson have pulled together a hunting party of top talents for covers. Collette Turner brings her stunning take on these powerful female characters over from Vampirella: Year One to another legendary vampire. Joseph Michael Linsner's sensual portrayals are always beloved by fans. Then two Purgatori regular artists contribute, with Antonio Fuso and Alvaro Sarraseca.
PURGATORI MUST DIE #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ November 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2023. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
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.