Dynamite Comics’ “Vampirella” reboot is already a smash hit in pre-sales
Vampirella is celebrating her 50th anniversary with a bang! Dynamite Comics has announced that current orders for the first issue of their upcoming Vampirella reboot series are projected to run in excess of 60 thousand copies. This makes it the most successful Vampirella comic of the modern era, as well as one of the top comic books for the month of July (and of course, it’s just now early June).
Written by Eisner-nominated author Christopher Priest and featuring art by Ergün Gündüz, Vampirella #1 features several variant covers by artists including Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, Frank Cho and Joe Jusko. Future variant covers of later issues will highlight artwork by other acclaimed artists, included Artgerm Lau (Issue #2) and J. Scott Campbell (Issue #3). Dynamite is also teasing an upcoming cover as “the final professional work of a legend.” (Our money is on Michael Turner, R.I.P.) Of course, there will also be cosplay variants each month too, which is a Dynamite Comics tradition at this point.
Dynamite has also confirmed that writer Christopher Priest will be on the title for at least a full year. According to Dynamite CEO & Publisher, Nick Barrucci:
“For the anniversary, we went all out with Vampirella offerings to spoil fans of the character both new and old. To have Christopher Priest helming the new ongoing series as the centerpiece is a dream come true. He’s more than welcome to stay on the title as long as he’d like.”
Priest himself echoes Barrucci’s enthusiasm:
“As cliched as it sounds, I really am thrilled and excited to be reunited with my old Ka-Zar editor, Matt Idelson, otherwise known as the Father of Everett K. Ross (Black Panther), Matt’s keen and often twisted sense of humor reassures me that he’ll understand mine as we take a respectful yet progressively unorthodox swing at a beloved and time-honored character. I’m hoping to bring the same sense of newness within the framework of legacy I brought to Panther, along with a similar introspection into modern culture and a dash of humor as Vampi takes a bite out of crime. Shake briskly and serve chilled.”
Can’t wait to sink your teeth into the new Vampirella? Issue #1 will be available at a comic shop near you right in time for Vampi’s 50th anniversary on 17 July. You can also order copies directly from Dynamite Comics here. If you need more convincing, you can check out some of the variant covers below.
Source: Previews World