September 30, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is releasing a horde of Vampirella extras and collectibles for fans to stuff their stockings with this December! Everything from reprints, statues, high-quality prints, trading cards and much more!
Dynamite is also continuing the Replica Edition program that ran alongside the debut. Vampirella #2 from 1969 will be reprinted at full size and featuring all of the original editorial content - ads and all! This hard to track down, 60-plus page comics magazine is noteworthy for being the first appearance of Vampi's cousin, Evily the Witch! The iconic cover by Bill Hughes depicts the spellcaster and fans can catch up with her latest escapades in the recently collected Vampirella: Roses for the Dead by Kristina and Joseph Michael Linsner. Not only that, Vampi’s blonde-haired, black-clad twin sister Draculina also makes her first appearance here! Forrest Ackerman writes the second-ever Vampirella story, joined this time by longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer. Other contributors include Don Glut, Billy Graham, Ernie Colon and more.
Dynamite is releasing the Stanley "Artgerm" Lau Vampirella bust and this December is soliciting the Underworld variant. This edition features an alternate paint scheme, draining the color from Vampirella, the intricate base of skulls turned black and piercing eyes for both Vampi herself and all the poor souls beneath her. This nearly 8-inch tall resin piece will be available in limited quantities for the ultimate collectors of Vampirella and Artgerm, one of the most popular artists in the industry today! To further celebrate the Artgerm Vampirella extravaganza, Dynamite is offering two collectible coins featuring his previous beloved paintings of the Daughter of Drakulon from issues #2 and 4. These coins use US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars as a base, then are plated in 24-karat gold and then an innovative colorization technique is applied. These are then packaged in protective acrylic capsules and with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. The cherry on top - they're actually legal tender! The big beaming spotlight for December is on Artgerm's latest spectacular Vampirella cover for the sixth issue. It's already gracing the cover of the Previews catalog and the issue will be released with a custom acetate layer for no additional price. For the art lovers out there, why not have that instantly iconic painting at a larger scale? Dynamite is releasing an 11 by 17 inches high-quality lithograph print of the piece. Additionally, legendary painter Lucio Parrillo will also have his cover for Vampirella Vol 1 (2010) #29 released in this format. Parrillo stands alongside Artgerm as one of the most popular artists working today and has built his career with Dynamite across a decade, contributing countless masterpieces across characters and genres.
Continuing the celebration of Artgerm, Parrillo and the other acclaimed artists that have left their mark on everyone's favorite vampiress, Dynamite is proud to present the Vampirella 50th Anniversary Collectors' 5-Card Set. For discerning collectors, Dynamite has curated a selection of her most iconic artists. In addition to the two previously mentioned, Joseph Michael Linsner, Inhyuk Lee and Derrick Chew join this elite squad.
More info here: https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/previews.html and all of these Vampirella goodies will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ October 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder with their local comic book retailers.
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.