Artist Art Thibert has joined forces with Dynamite Comics to offer fans an exclusive crossover variant for Vampirella #1, only available on Indiegogo. The limited-time cover celebrates the 25th anniversary of Thibert’s independent creation Black & White and Vampi’s 50th.
“I am pleased to be involved in this amazing pairing of Dynamite’s character, Vampirella, and my creator-owned characters, Black & White,” said Thibert. “Black & White has been around for 25 years and Vampirella for 50 great years! I’d say that a book showcasing characters with that kind of staying power calls for a party! So please jump on board and grab your very own copy of this team-up cover of epic proportions.”
Fans and collectors can find a few options on the Indiegogo campaign. Both the standard dressed cover and logo-free “virgin” editions are set at the same price, while a black and white inks-only version displays Thibert’s famous abilities. Bundles for all three as well as all three signed are available. There are also limited one-of-a-kind sketches of either Black & White or Vampirella.
Thibert has been a professional comic book artist for more than 35 years, initially as one of the greatest inkers of all time for legends such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Art Adams, Steve Ditko, Joe Quesada, Adam Kubert, David Finch, Rob Liefeld, Dan Jurgens, Whilce Portacio, Ron Lim, Curt Swan, Salvador Larroca, Mark Bagley and countless more. He has also extended his talent to writing and penciling.
In 1991 he was the ongoing inker for the X-Men series at its peak popularity. After Lee and Liefeld’s exit to form Image Comics, Thibert became one of the hottest talents, stepping in as penciler of X-Men and launching the ongoing Cable series.
Originally published by Image in 1994, Black & White were serialized across multiple titles before receiving their own series. In 2018, Thibert relaunched the characters for a remastered and expanded hardcover graphic novel, successfully crowdfunded through Indiegogo.
His special cover for Vampirella #1 offers fans of the best-selling Christopher Priest and Ergün Gündüz book another special collectible.
“I’ve been friends with Art since around 1990, well before launching Dynamite Entertainment and even before Dynamic Forces,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO & Publisher. “Art’s been at the forefront of some of the best-selling titles in the history of the industry, and with his talent, it’s obvious why. Having inked all of the greats from Jim Lee to Andy Kubert, as well as having penciled and inked some titles, he has been one of the most important creators of the last four decades. We’ve also been fortunate enough for Art to create covers for some of our Dynamite titles, including Red Sonja and Sheena. He continues to show not only his versatility in stories and styles, but also how he can engage his audience through unique avenues like Indiegogo. Both Chrono Mechanics and Black and White have been huge hits. I couldn’t be more honored to have his signature characters appear with Vampirella on our own bestseller for Art’s and Dynamite’s fans.”
To back the Indiegogo, click here. Fans have 30 days from this writing to get their covers.