January 25, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is excited to announce a special Valentine's Day treat for fans! The hotly anticipated and historical Vampirella #666 will be releasing on February 14 exactly, with a special focus in the release schedule for fans to enjoy this big moment in the character's history.
Vampirella stands as one of the most beautiful and powerful female characters in comics for over five decades. Vampirella is love!
Vampirella has a long history of diverse and inclusive romance in her comics, and legendary writer Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Superman: Lost) has continued that legacy in his tenure and continuing into #666 and the stories it kicks off.
Her earliest stories in the Warren era pushed against the mainstream thanks to their black and white magazine format, which allowed artists like Jose Gonzalez to depict more sensuality in his stunning style. Through the years the Daughter of Drakulon is often seen paired with Adam Van Helsing. Though in her 2017 series by Paul Cornell, Jeremy Whitley, Jimmy Broxton, Andy Belanger, and others, Vampirella's pansexuality and relationship with Vicki are explored.
During Priest's run, starting with her 50th anniversary in 2019, Vampirella has become entangled with friends and lovers like Victory, Mother Mary, and later her marriage to Matthew Ecsed in Unholy. Dynamite invites fans to pick up #666 this Valentine's Day to see how the iconic heroine's experiences in love and passion continue in this new era, as she marches toward her 700th comic book!
Vampirella #666 kicks off the new "Beyond" story arc by Christopher Priest and acclaimed Turkish artist Ergün Gündüz. The unique anniversary issue boasts 40 pages, premium cardstock covers, and a rare bonus story presenting a gem of a silent short story by Priest and Alan Davis (Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur).
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.