October 2, Mt. Laurel, NJ: This October, Dynamite is bringing a bounty of Halloween haunts to Indiegogo, including limited edition metal covers of Hallow's Eve classics and a stunning statue based on one of the definitive modern images of Vampirella! The campaign is live now!
Spooky season and bringing that fun to comics is deep in the DNA of Dynamite, going back to its first-ever comic book, an Army of Darkness issue featuring a glow-in-the-dark variant, to the horror host origins of flagship character Vampirella. Dynamite is celebrating the season and that legacy with a trio of sparkly metal variant covers for Vampirella, Red Sonja, and Bettie Page. Great deals are also being offered on the Steve Kiwus sculpted statue bust based on Stanley "Artgerm" Lau's legendary cover for Vampirella #2. Fans shouldn't miss out on these centerpieces of the campaign, and can build their own custom reward packages through Indiegogo. Including special packages of 10 comics for just $5 or select graphic novels for $10. This project is being fulfilled right as orders come in, so fans should order early to get their goodies by Halloween!
Each of these exciting Halloween Specials features a pair of stories sure to entertain fans of the characters new and old. Now rare editions will be released with laser-etched metal overlay covers to showcase the magnificent pieces by artist Reilly Brown. A combo package of the complete trio includes a special discount.
In Vampi's main story, Scott Lobdell and Rapha Lobosco chronicle a fun-filled monster brawl and loving tribute to the Warren days, with characters named for Forrest J. Ackerman and Trina Robbins, and cameos from the Drakulonian's fellow horror mag hosts. In a fan-favorite backup story, Lobdell is joined by Blake Northcott and Anthony Marques for Vampirella to save some trick or treaters with a meta twist.
For Red Sonja, Erik Burnham and Tom Garcia craft another pulse-pounding encounter with her nemesis Kulan Gath, seamlessly fitting into the World's Away run or working on its own. Anthony Marques returns for the second story, joined for a family affair by his son and daughter assisting on story and art, all based on a plot from industry legend Tom DeFalco.
For David Avallone's genius run on Bettie Page, everything took a turn in the Dark Angel's Halloween adventure, when she came face to face with a Lovecraftian Elder God and Julius Ohta joined as the new series artist. X-Factor scribe Leah Williams and artist Fernando Ruiz close it out with a flirty tale and raucous Halloween costume for Bettie.
For the 50th anniversary relaunch of the character in 2019, Dynamite called upon all the top artists to contribute a historic onslaught of depictions of the vampiri anti-heroine. Fans went wild over the show-stopping cover by Artgerm for that summer's second issue. The Hong Kong-born artist's style perfectly fits the horrific elements and sensuality of the Drakulonian, and he cemented a now influential alternate blood-based depiction of the iconic costume. Just like the fans, Dynamite was blown away by this masterpiece, and has now brought it into the third dimension to eternalize for fans' collections. Two alternate versions of the bust are available through this Indiegogo campaign.
In addition to the busts and metal covers, Dynamite is also offering a full selection of seasonal tricks and treats for fans to add to their haul. Including special bundles of comic books, graphic novels, board games, and more. The classic life-size Vampirella door poster featuring the art of Jose Gonzalez is also included.
Celebrate the Season With Dynamite Now!
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, Andy Mangels, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Peach Momoko, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Mirka Andolfo, 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.