Dynamite announced today a new series starring the Daughter of Drakulon ahead of SDCC 2023–Vampirella: Dead Flowers. The title is spearheaded by Sara Frazetta, Frank Frazetta’s granddaughter, who was a critical artist in the design of the character 50 years ago. 

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Sara Frazetta, co-founder of the Frazetta Girls, will serve as writer and cover artist alongside co-writer and occult detective Bob Freeman and artist Alberto Locatelli.

Sara has carried on her grandfather’s legacy with licensing, merchandising, education, and taking on the artistic mantle herself. 

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“It’s such an honor for me to carry on the Frazetta legacy with Vampirella,” said Sara Frazetta. “Now, being able to pick up that torch myself, in a small way, of course, is entirely surreal. I’ve loved Vampirella since I was a little girl.”

Read details about the series below:

One of Vampirella’s age-old nemeses finally gives up the ghost, and that leads her to his rural Gothic estate of Rookhaven to hear out the last will and testament. Along the way, readers will get to meet the manor’s eclectic staff, from a mysterious groundskeeper and his even more cryptic young daughter, the sinister and enigmatic Mr. Frey, and more.

This thrilling tale is steeped in Gothic horror and taps into timeless tropes. Fans can expect a tone and style similar to the classic Warren magazine era, when artist Jose Gonzalez made his mark and Frank Frazetta could often be found on the covers. The spooky script and Locatelli’s artistic stylings capture the sinister mansion, mist-enshrouded graveyard, witches, ghosts, werewolves, and more sights that fans will love.

Cover artists include Lucio Parrillo, Collette Turner, Ergün Gündüz, and interior artist Locatelli. Cosplayer Rachel Hollon and a special “icon” presentation of the original Frazetta painting are available too.

In addition to the new series, Dynamite is releasing a new vision of the very first Vampirella magazine appearance. For the first time, rather than a straight facsimile approach to Frazetta’s cover, artist Matt DiMasi has been brought in for one of his “shattered” covers. Inside are the same history-making 64 pages that include Vampirella’s genesis as well as contributions by Neal Adams, Reed Crandall, Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon, and more. This mosaic-styled piece of art in homage to Frank’s masterpiece is an incredibly unique presentation of one of the biggest key issues.

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Vampirella: Dead Flowers also joins Fire and Ice in Dynamite’s releases, another Frank Frazetta-originated property. It will be available for preorder in August and is slated for release in October. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.