A while ago the comics internets were abuzz with the news that Fangoria had acquired Vampirella from Harris Publishing. While Fango peeps went around saying it was a done deal, Harris personnel gave out a terse statement that the deal was “not factual” and the whole matter dropped from view.
Now it seems, based on this interview at Newsarama that Vampi is staying at her Harris homebase, or at least Harris’s Bon Alimagno has lots of plans for the character:
Fangoria’s January announcement that it had acquired the character Vampirella was apparently, premature to say the least. As Newsarama understands it, a deal for the acquisition was apparently in the works, and believed to be virtually complete, which led to the announcement being made at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors convention held in San Jose, CA in January. Since that time, Harris has insisted that there never was, or is any deal with Fangoria in regards to the selling/acquisition of the character, and declined to answer any questions about any kind of acquisition or sale, claiming that Fangoria’s claim of such a deal was “not factual.”