Chastity, Chaos! Comics iconic bad girl slayer, is back in a new limited series published by Dynamite this September. The return celebrates the character’s 25th anniversary, and who better to bring her back from the dead than writer Leah Williams (Gwenpool, Barbarella/Dejah Thoris). Joining her on art is Daniel Maine (Robyn Hood).
The story begins when punk-rock-fan-turned vampire Chastity has been kidnapped while auditioning for a prestigious burlesque show. She wakes up surrounded by other young women in chains on a spooky cruise ship. Her captors have made a VERY grave mistake, and they will soon learn that through Chastity’s rampage to free herself and her fellow victims.
A few top tier artists are on board contributing covers such as Clayton Crain known for his work on gritty titles like Venom and X-Force. Dynamite legend Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men, Army of Darkness) returns for a cover that heavily inspired Chastity’s latest design. Rising stars Catherine Nodet (X-Files) and David Nakayama (Ant-Man & the Wasp, Secret Agent Deadpool) also have covers. A special J. Scott Campbell “Carve Out” cover calls back to the start of the Dynamite Chaos! era. Finally, master Jay Anacleto (Hercules, Vampirella/Dejah Thoris) will contribute.
“Chastity’s fascinating. She’s one of western comics’ original hottie bad girls!” said Williams. “Even just from a technical standpoint, she’s an interesting character to work with. She comes with this rich lore and years of history from her original run through Chaos! Comics, and got a fresh start at Dynamite introducing her to new generations of comics fans. She’s a goth-punk half-vampire badass, but there’s also something bombastic and high-energy about her brand of justice in particular. She’s got attitude. This miniseries will be a lot of fun, and Daniel is the perfect artist for delivering a really kinetic and dynamic adventure with her.”
Maine adds, “This book is a challenge I couldn’t let pass. I’d read Leah’s previous work and was excited to work with her. I’m sure we can provide a new epic chapter in the story of this strong female character!”
“Chastity is someone who very much has a chip on her shoulder, and she doesn’t back down to anyone. At the same time, she’s got a compassionate side which she’s not afraid to show—but she’s also not afraid to stuff it away if she feels the need to rip out someone’s throat,” said editor Matt Idelson. “Seeing her in the hands of Leah and Daniel has been very interesting so far! Leah’s tapping into her own versions of Chastity’s two sides on the writing, and Daniel’s doing beautiful work!”
“The Chaos! characters are some of the most electrifying in comic books and we’re incredibly proud to publish their spine-tingling tales. Chastity, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, and the others have a daring flavor to them which is rare today,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Leah Williams is the perfect voice for this franchise because through her other work and antics with the community and fans, she mirrors many of those Chaos! qualities. Check out Daniel’s turnarounds and you can see the art that will be coming! We’re proud to have these creators helping to kick off the 25th anniversary and fans are going to love what she and Daniel have in store.”
Chastity #1 will be available for preorder at your favorite comic shop in July and is slated to release in September. You can also find it digitally on comiXology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.
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