Dynamite’s main Stanley “Artgerm” Lau acetate cover for Vampirella #6 has already sold out, even the extras the publisher requested based on initial orders.

Because of the nature of printing the special cover and shortened holiday schedules, Dynamite added an additional 20% to their print run—but it wasn’t enough and Artgerm’s blood-soaked cover is currently not available for reorders.

On top of this news, Dynamite has said that the top 1,000 retailers by annual orders through Diamond will receive a special limited edition Blue Foil variant of Vampirella #6, following in the tradition that began more than 25 years ago with Vengeance of Vampirella #1. Since then there have been 10 blue foil editions on landmark issues.

Harris Comics’ Editorial Director Bon Alimagno shared how the blue foils came about:

“Now that I think about it, I do recall Yoshi Aino telling me the very first Blue Edition was one done by accident, and that it was part of a second printing. Something about extras were printed and they didn’t have a gold foil at the printing press for it so they used blue foil on a hundred of them. I remember Yoshi telling me he was surprised at the interest in it since it was unintentionally printed. I believe these were the only blue foils unintentionally created.”

“Vampirella has been one of our best-selling titles over the last year, and of course we know Artgerm is a superstar and helped bring more attention to this special issue, but believe it or not we couldn’t have anticipated the success we’re having on this issue with the acetate cover!” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “There are very few characters with Vampirella’s legacy, and combined with Christopher Priest’s great story, Ergun [Gunduz]’s incredible art, and Artgerm’s stunning cover, we have a huge hit! Industry-shaking creators like Artgerm only come around every once in a while, making his art on the blue foil variant an incredible premium for retailers as a reward for supporting us and Vampirella. We cannot be more proud to continue working with the creative team, including Artgerm on the acetate cover, all our other creators, as well as the unprecedented success we’ve seen on Vampirella and the entire Dynamite line over the past year. We’ve got even more exciting comics around the corner!”

Vampirella #6 is set to release on Wednesday December 18. Fans can grab their copy at their favorite local comic shop or digitally on Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.

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