Published on September 18th, 2020 | by Richard Boom0
Priest’s Vampirella Kicks Off Year Two With a New Story Arc
Dynamite is proud to present the kick off for Year Two of Christopher Priest’s instant classic run on Vampirella, starting a new story arc with issue #16!
Flowing like the blood rivers of Drakulon from the first epic arc “Seduction of the Innocent” and interweaving with “Numerology” over in companion title Sacred Six, Priest takes Vampi back to her roots with “Interstellar.” With #15 sandwiched in between as a spotlight done-in-one tale and great jumping-on point.
Those familiar with the Daughter of Drakulon’s origin know it shares elements with some other luminaries of her native medium. From the confused man accidentally landing on the “shores” of her native land, to her undercover alien immigrant status on Earth. Now with her infamous mother, Lilith, vanished under mysterious circumstances, Ella must return to her home planet to rescue her – maybe. To do so, she must retrace her steps back to her beginning, find that man, and recreate the accident that brought him to Drakulon. And what she finds there is a tribunal against Lilith for the ravaging drought, social unrest, and economic disaster left in her wake. While they turn their eyes to the plentiful “cattle” on Earth full of life-sustaining blood…
“The overwhelming reception to our 50th-anniversary launch prompted Dynamite to expand our take on America’s favorite space vampire,” said writer Christopher Priest. “Shifting some story into our new Sacred Six title, clearing the way for a return to the character’s science fiction roots here as we journey beyond our domestic settings into the weird and horrific planet flowing with rivers of blood. How will Vampirella star in two books at one time? We’ve got that covered. Trust me!”
Priest is again joined by series artist Ergün Gündüz and lettering legend Willie Schubert. Bookending the stellar interiors are covers by Gündüz, Lucio Parrillo, Fay Dalton, and superstar artist Peach Momoko!
VAMPIRELLA #16 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2020 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November 2020. 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!