The Daughter of Drakulon is getting the paperback treatment this summer according to publisher Dynamite Comics. Vengeance of Vampirella and Vampirella/Red Sonja will each be released as a paperback, giving fans two Vampirella graphic novels to sink their teeth into in June.
For Vengeance of Vampirella Vol. 1: Rebirth, the story picks up right where Vampirella: Death & Destruction #3 left off in 1996, but the series is a great place to jump into the world of Vampi. Writer Tom Sniegoski (Punisher, The Goon) continues his tale from 25 years ago, including the character’s death. The scribe has incorporated the time-lapse into the narrative as Vampirella is resurrected as a savior among the apocalypse brought on by Mistress Nyx and her Chaos lords. Michael St. Maria (Fathom) is on art and Omi Remalante Jr. is on colors. Lucio Parrillo offers a cover for the paperback.
“Working on Vengeance of Vampirella has been challenging since I consider this my first big professional work,” said Sta. Maria. “Each issue is a blast thanks to Tom’s scripts and imagination, and I hope fans can feel the effort and excitement we put into the book!”
As for the second paperback, Vampirella: Red Sonja Vol 1: These Dark Synchronicities by Jordie Bellaire (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Redlands) and artist Drew Moss (Star Wars) is a historic ongoing team-up series featuring both Vampi and the She-Devil with a Sword, Red Sonja. The book has a cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson and follows the two heroines in a space/time adventure filled with mystery, murder, and fun trivia about each gal (Red Sonja likes burgers?).
Moss stated, “Working on this book has been a joy. If you have any notions of what it’s about, you are probably wrong. It’s so much more. The stories are full of suspense, emotion, and comedy that touches the depth of these characters and I feel adds to their storied narratives.”
Both collected editions offer fans cover galleries from artists such as Frank Cho, Derrick Chew, In-Hyuk Lee, Tula Lotay, Ben Oliver, Babs Tarr, Stephen Segovia, David Mack, Julian Totino Tedesco, Leonardo Romero, Daniel Warren Johnson, Buzz, Roberto Castro, and many more.
Both Vampirella graphic novels are set to drop in June. Ask your local comic shop to preorder yours in April. You can also find the books digitally on Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.