Published on June 16th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Dynamite Expands The Chaos! Universe With Purgatori
Spinning out of Dynamite’s best-selling Chaos! Universe, Purgatori flies like a bat out of hell – a vampire bat that is – into the pages of her own ongoing series! Join scribe Aaron Gillespie and artist Javier Garcia Miranda for Purgatori’s fiery return to her own monthly title! Featuring covers by a vast array of comic book greats; Nei Ruffino, Joyce Chin, José Luís, Tony Fleecs and Tim Seeley! Purgatori #1 explodes onto comic shop shelves and digital devices this September!
In Purgatori #1, trapped in hell, the bitch-queen learns that the Devil doesn’t play games. Can she outwit Lucifer or will he make her regret the day she crossed him? The titillating tale begins right here!
“As a teenage metal head, I was instantly drawn to the first Chaos line,” says writer Aaron Gillespie. “They were dangerous and alluring and I was sure that my mom would take them away if she ever found them. Just too many blood splatters and scantily clad ladies for her taste. But that just made me want them even more! Of all the characters, Purgatori was my hands-down favorite. So getting a chance to work on this new version has been a real dream come true. I’m having a blast updating the character and promise to keep the same balls to the wall, take no prisoners storytelling that made Chaos what it was. And if you’re new to this crazy universe, I can promise it won’t take you long to get hooked on the vampire goddess!”
“As we continue to grow the Chaos! Universe, we wanted to work with a writer who not only knew the Chaos! Characters as they had been, but also help us to evolve them and take them to the next level. Aaron not only has a great understanding of the characters, but when he reviewed our bible for the universe, and where the Chaos! mini-series was going, he presented us with a pitch that showed that he “got it”, and we couldn’t be happier” States Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Purgatori #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Purgatori #1 with their local comic book retailers. Purgatori #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.