Published on October 5th, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Vampirella Returns in 2017, with Paul Cornell writing
The buzz is buzzing and we at C4S encourage fans of ‘Rella to take the new Vampirella series out for a bite! What we do realize is, that despite the fact that we at C4S love every incarnation of Vampirella , is the fact that the current image is not really sporting the regal and ‘full’ posture fans of the character came to love. Regal, threatening, all-female, voluptuous, head-on in words and gestures, aware of herself…. that is what fans love about the character. What this PR-image portraits is a goth-girl trying to act grown-up…
But with a positive note, we at C4S do believe that all good things come to those who wait, so I am sure we can see some more uplifting imageries (yes we mean correctly filled dresses!) and storytelling in times to come! If indeed Jimmy Broxton is on board, sporting that Modesty Blaise-premise, then we can rest assured it is in good hands!
The official press release:
As the buzz builds for New York Comic-Con, and just in time for Halloween, Dynamite Entertainment announces that comics and television veteran Paul Cornell will write an all-new series starring Dynamite’s queen of the monster hunters herself, Vampirella!
“I’m delighted to be writing a Vampirella that takes onboard everything she’s been and moves it forward into a new setting, where the gothic meets science fiction,” says writer Paul Cornell. “I’m also delighted to be working again with my old friends, the incredibly talented artist Jimmy Broxton, and the incredibly talented editor, Matt Idelson. There’s a lyrical, Modesty Blaise feel to Jimmy’s art on this. I’m hoping especially to find a female audience. The character’s often been regarded as a nostalgia item, cheesecake, and we’re building on previous efforts to keep moving away from that to something more interesting. I’m excited to be building a whole new world, I’m loving what Jimmy’s art is doing (Barbarella! Hepburn!), and I hope that excitement communicates itself to the reader.”
“Paul’s writing is tremendous, and we have been hoping to work with him on Vampirella for quite some time now,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “While Paul’s series is written in the classic style of the character, his take feels every bit as fresh as our 2016 relaunch. This new series is sure to be applauded by new readers and longtime fans alike!”
Paul Cornell is an English writer of novels, comic books and television, perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who, dating back to 1990. Since that time, Cornell has written over ten Doctor Who novels, as well as multiple series for both DC and Marvel, as well as the widely celebrated Vertigo series, Saucer Country.
“I’m supremely jazzed to have the chance to work on Vampirella, a character with an incredibly rich history and a touchstone still for many readers today,” says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor. “Reuniting with Paul is always a total pleasure, and what he and artist Jimmy Broxton have cooked up speaks very much to all that’s great about the character, yet will come as a totally unexpected, wonderful surprise. I think this is going to greatly appeal to both longtime and new readers alike.”
Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 45 years of publication, one of the comic industry’s most well known characters, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment. Since Vampirella‘s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published three volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.
Look for upcoming announcements on release date, art team and more in the coming months.