Dynamite has announced the first of many trade paperback collections compiling Christopher Priest’s refreshing run on Vampirella. Seduction of the Innocent will collect issues #1 through #6 along with Free Comic Book Day 2019 #0. The series features art by Ergün Gündüz. The fresh take on the Vampi universe is the perfect way for new fans to jump into the world while giving old fans an exciting new series to dive into.
“This book has been a remarkable surprise for me, the most fun I’ve had in years, thanks mainly to the sheer genius of Ergün Gündüz, whose vivid imagination and abandonment of the superhero house style in favor of Euro-animation has not only added enormous depth to my questionable writing but has inspired me to even deeper exploration of nonconventional creative approaches to a classic character who has most certainly been-there-done-that,” said Priest. “For Vampirella’s 50th we are shaking up the Etch-A-Sketch, breaking every rule Dynamite will let us break, yielding a fun and poignant work that’s greater than the sum of its parts. I’m genuinely excited and energized to explore this character, redefining her voice as Vampi begins her next 50 years.”
Gündüz added, “I hope fans enjoy this book, as they read this deadly gorgeous lady’s thrilling adventures and marvel at these dozens of variant covers by all-star artists.”
The 160-page trade will include plenty of bonus material as well as an intro by Priest and Gündüz. There is also a special psychological evaluation of Ella Normandy written by Travis Langley, Ph.D. and J. Scott Jordan, Ph.D. (Batman and Psychology) in-character as Dr. Emmanuel Jemison Lewis Chary. Fans can also expect a cover gallery featuring entries by Artgerm, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo, Derrick Chew, Joshua Middleton, Terry Dodson, and more.
Vampirella Vol. 1: Seduction of the Innocent is available for preorder this month. The trade will release in April. Look for it digitally on Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.