July 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: This fall Purgatori strikes out solo in new title by acclaimed horror writer Ray Fawkes. First she dealt with Vampirella, now can she deal with herself?
Purgatori is still haunted by the nasty mind worm of Lilith, eating away at her willpower. Next she's got a coven of witches after her body for perverse rituals. All of this and Tori's unique brand of vampirism is reaching a breaking point. Not only does she suck the blood of her victims, but she also absorbs their minds and souls. Now as she comes up on over 2000 years walking the Earth, the chaos and discord of all those voices, personalities, and drives threaten to break her.
Sounds like the perfect opportunity for some introspection and maybe therapy, right? Fans can get ready for page after page of bloody mayhem instead! Fans of the character new and old will get the chance to really dig into the essence of the character, on top of the explosive action that any good Chaos title delivers.
“Purgatori’s always been a wild one, and now that she’s got a solo book we’re finally going to get a chance to get into the deepest, weirdest parts of her 2000 year-old mind," said writer Ray Fawkes. "This is going to be a Hell of a ride!”
The series will be a perfect jumping on point, but also loosely following from the fan-favorite Vampirella vs Purgatori. With the reuniting creative team of writer Ray Fawkes (Justice League Dark, Black Hammer), artist Alvaro Sarraseca, colorist Salvatore Aiala, and letterer Tom Napolitano, the chemistry is set for another exciting tale.
With the legendary pedigree of the Chaos characters, a new Purgatori series isn't complete without a murderer's row of talented cover artists. Antonio Fuso of G.I. Joe: Cobra fame and the upcoming James Bond: Himeros contributes the lead. While Carlo Pagulayan and Russell Fox return following Vampirella vs Purgatori. A very exciting cover features cosplay by Nerdy Nereid, a treasured rarity for Chaos fans!
PURGATORI #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2021 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2021. 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.