April 8, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Vampirella celebrates her milestone 50th Gold Anniversary in 2019! Dynamite announces a Kickstarter for the VAMPIRELLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE ULTRA-PREMIUM TRADING CARDS.
Click here to check out the campaign!
The set will feature full color art, line art, puzzle cards, signed card and thousands of sketch cards from top artists all across the iconic heroine's 50 years of history. Cards will celebrate the original Warren era with pieces from such legends as José González and Neal Adams, the Harris era with artists like Joe Jusko, Mark Texeira, and Joyce Chin, and the Dynamite era with Philip Tan and Joseph Michael Linsner, and last but not least the future with one-of-a-kind original sketches!
Vampirella first appeared on newsstands in July 1969 in her own magazine released by Warren Publishing. From her very first page, Vampi became a fan favorite and soon outgrew her flirty horror anthology host role. With legendary creators Archie Goodwin, José González, Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian and more, Warren boasted the most gorgeous art of the era and boundaries pushing storytelling. Through the 90s and 2000s Harris Comics published Vampi's adventures. This era was marked by the explosions of artists like Amanda Conner and Mike Mayhew, helped by some of the industry's greatest writers such as Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, Kurt Busiek and more! Today Dynamite continues that tradition by working with top talent on critically acclaimed series like Paul Cornell, Jeremy Whitley, Nancy Collins, J. Scott Campbell, Joseph Michael Linsner and more! Plus the just announced new ongoing series by Christopher Priest and Ergün Gündüz, which will launch exactly 50 years after Vampirella's first appearance. Artists from each era are represented in the set.
Each foil pack includes 2 Base Cards, 2 Sketch Cards, 1 line art card, 1 puzzle card, and 1 autographed card. These premium packs are available early and with sweet extras on Kickstarter!
Some of the cream of the crop sketch card artists included in this set are Sanna U, Tim Shay, Axe, Ken Haeser, Mitch Ballard, Rich Molinelli, Amy Jackson and tons more! That's not even scratching the surface, with nearly 100 artists contributing!
The Kickstarter offers fans a wide range of deals for every budget! At the lowest tier, fans can receive one digital Vampirella graphic novel of their choice. Higher tiers include print graphic novels, including art books and ones including all 8 volumes of the Vampirella: Masters Series reprinting all the greatest moments of the Harris era. Certain tiers even include a bonus Vampirella logo enamel pin.
Fans can also secure fans a limited edition 4-card promo set. These cards feature art from Frank Frazetta, Greg Hildebrandt, Terry Dodson and Billy Tucci. They will be specially marked, limited-run promo editions of select cards found in the complete set.
Vampirella super fans and collectors should check out higher tiers for exclusive items. Ordering three foil packs or more will allow backers to choose among a selection of artists to produce exclusive sketch cards just for them. The Deluxe Box Set tier includes rare vintage Vampirella card sets that are lenticular and glow-in-the-dark! One can even get an uncut card sheet from this 50th Anniversary set!
This Kickstarter campaign is only available for a limited time, so don't miss the chance to get these cards at a discount and early! VAMPIRELLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY ULTRA-PREMIUM TRADING CARDS
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 Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, 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.