A couple of days ago, Dynamite Entertainment announced their latest crossover; Warlord of Mars Attacks will pit human Martian John Carter against the barking extraterrestrials from Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks (link below). Today, they’ve dropped another announcement, on that might appeal a bit more to fans of horror—and sex!
The Kings of crossovers have teamed up with Playboy on a standalone Vampirella story, in honor of the iconic vixen’s 50th Anniversary: Vampirella #0! Best of all, it appears in Playboy’s “Freedom of Speak” issue, available now. The announcement came as Dynamite prepares to descend on Chicago for the C2E2 convention this weekend. Here are the main stats from this morning’s press release:
The story is written by the legendary Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, Domino) and drawn by the peerless Joyce Chin (Xena Warrior Princess, Wynonna Earp). Colorist Addison Duke (Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, Curse Words) and letterer Taylor Esposito (Batman, Aquaman, Elvira) round out the team on this six-page tale. The cover of Playboy was shot by photographer Kelia Anne MacCluskey.
“Vampirella is the original monster girl of comics. It’s always a joy to tell stories with her, looking good and being bad,” said writer Gail Simone. “There were two major enticements to do this story; one was to work with the wonderful Joyce again, who draws sexy evil like few can, and the other was to be part of that amazing legacy Playboy has had with comics and cartoons. The publisher was a known fan of the medium, wanted to BE a cartoonist at one time and provided a platform for the brilliant work of people like Harvey Kurtzman, Gahan Wilson and so many more. It’s fun to bring Vampirella into that mix!”
Vampi protects a couple of professional cosplayers from crazed cannibal peers. Cosplay, cannibalism and no kink-shaming! Fans of the Daughter of Drakulon will not want to miss this story.
You can pick up Vampirella #0 in Playboy on newsstands now, or purchase a digital copy, HERE. 18+, obviously!
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