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Preview: Vampirella Year One #4

Vampirella Year One #4

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artists: Ergun Gunduz and Giovani Timpano
Covers: Collette Turner (A), Lucio Parrillo (B), Carla Cohen (C), Guillem March (D), Cosplay / Rachel Hollon (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Lilith, the de-throned Black Queen of Drakulon, has vanished from the planet, and Dreyvant Aepostyl, her chief military general, is determined to have Vampirella ascend her mother’s throne in a ruthless coup attempt to retake power. But Vampirella has plans of her own, plans that are interrupted by an unexpected arrival: a human being from planet Earth!

Vampirella Year One #4

Draculina’s Family Reunion From Hell in… Blood Simple!

Draculina: Blood Simple, a new series starring Vampirella’s devilish sister and her teenaged better half is coming up this February. Writer Christopher Priest, artist Michael Sta. Maria, and colorist Ivan Nunes return for their follow up to 2021’s breakout Draculina title for a family brawl worthy of “VampireMania!”

Just as Draculina, Vampirella’s evil sister, has begun to acquire a grudging acceptance of Vampirette (her preteen alter-ego otherwise known as Katie), another sibling appears. This mysterious new character is drawn out by the reemergence of the demon Belial, who fathered a legion of demons with Vampirella’s mother Lilith. Levi (short for “Leviathan”) is a powerful half-sea creature with his father’s temper and his sister’s sense of evil mischief – and like Draculina, he wants Belial dead!

Vampirette has fully embraced the demon Belial, who is now retired and living quietly in Beverly Hills, as her beloved “Uncle Gio.” The siblings Draculina and Levi’s provocations threaten to reignite Belial’s evil fury, to the delight of their mother Lilith, whom Belial saved from certain death but whom she nonetheless despises. Lilith further stirs the cauldron by engineering a confrontation between Draculina and her new protégé, Victory, the new Draculina, which inevitably draws Vampirella into this sprawling family squabble as well! Set the table and warm up the oven for the family reunion from hell and one of the most expansive rosters in any Vampirella title ever!

Draculina first appeared in the pages of Vampirella #2 from Warren Publishing back in November of 1969. The character made her biggest return splash at Dynamite in 2021 in the year long companion series Sacred Six by Christopher Priest and company. Recently, Draculina starred in her first ever solo series from Priest and Sta. Maria that sets up the connection between her and her younger counterpart, Katie/Vampirette. Which now catches fans right up to this new title, but it can be jumped right into by newcomers too!

For Draculina’s grand return and this epic crossover series, a who’s who of top artists are doing variant covers. Jay Anacleto takes charge with a haunting, blood-soaked take on the antiheroine. Vampi franchise greats Joseph Michael Linsner, Rafael Kayanan, Zoe Lacchei, Lucio Parrillo, and cosplayer Rachel Hollon also join the throwdown.

Preview: Black Adam #5 (of 12)

Black Adam #5 (of 12)

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Rafael Sandoval (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
In Shops: Oct 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM.
Theo Teth-Adam faces off against a furious Bruce Wayne as Black Adam confronts threats ranging from a rising democratic movement in Kahndaq to the Akkad, a new pantheon of gods from outer space who create a new herald to represent them on Earth in Sargon the Sorcerer, and Adam becomes inextricably linked to a young protégé who has contracted the same plague that nearly killed Adam.

Black Adam #5 (of 12)

Preview: Black Adam #5 (of 12)

Black Adam #5 (of 12)

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Rafael Sandoval (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
In Shops: Oct 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM.
Theo Teth-Adam faces off against a furious Bruce Wayne as Black Adam confronts threats ranging from a rising democratic movement in Kahndaq to the Akkad, a new pantheon of gods from outer space who create a new herald to represent them on Earth in Sargon the Sorcerer, and Adam becomes inextricably linked to a young protégé who has contracted the same plague that nearly killed Adam.

Black Adam #5 (of 12)

Preview: Vampirella: Year One #3

Vampirella: Year One #3

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Ergün Gündüz
Covers: Collette Turner (A), Lucio Parrillo (B), Carla Cohen (C), Guillem March (D), Cosplay / Rachel Hollon (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Once the pampered princess of Drakulon’s ruling class, Vampirella was abandoned as a child in an unforgiving wasteland and subjected to abject poverty and immense hardships while being hunted by ruthless forces loyal to both her vanished mother and those determined to wipe out the House of Lilith. Now, after years on her own, Vampi is joined by a defector from her mother’s regime who trains the teenage princess in the ways of survival…and of dealing death.

Vampirella: Year One #3

Celebrate Jade Hope’s Birthday With a New Gem Mint Exclusive!

Jade Hope Vampirella

Dynamite and Gem Mint Collectibles have teamed up for an exclusive limited-edition comic featuring the iconic first lady of horror, Vampirella. This new Indiegogo campaign features the new Vampirella: Year One #1 written by the legendary Christopher Priest and drawn by the amazingly talented Ergün Gündüz and Giovanni Timpano. But this version of the much-sought-after comic features an exclusive cover by up-and-coming artist Jade Hope in celebration of her birthday too! Collectors can get their copy right now.

This is the second exclusive cover for the teenaged Jade Hope, whose art previously appeared on the limited-edition cover for Invincible Red Sonja #1. Hope is from South Florida and has been drawing since early childhood, working with both traditional methods and digital, providing pencils, inks, and colors. Her newest work is an homage to legendary Spider-Man artist Mark Bagley and features Vampirella, Draculina, Dracula and more, but is only available through this campaign.

Fans of Vampirella, Dynamite, Gem Mint Collectibles, and the quickly growing fanbase of Jade Hope can pick up the comic in a number of variations to their liking. It’s available with traditional trade dress, a logo-free edition, as well as a version that features just Vampirella. A combo sweetens the deal for completists. While those looking to have a more personalized touch or preserve this gem can pick signed or CGC graded options.

It’s a baby for Vampirella in Vampirella: Year One #6

Vampirella: Year One #6

Mark the date on your calendars! Dynamite Entertainment has a bright eyed baby vampire to bring into the world this December. Vampirella: Year One #6 is set to feature the first ever appearance of Vampirella’s very own baby!

Vampirella made her debut appearance over 50 years ago, back in 1969’s Vampirella #1. Both her devilish, blonde-haired sister Draculina and her sometimes cousin/sometimes ally Evily the Witch followed the next issue. The Vampi mythos has grown over the years with more character introductions like her mother Lilith, allies Pendragon, Conrad and Adam Van Helsing, Pantha, and many more. Legendary writer Christopher Priest has even introduced a handful of new characters in his continuing acclaimed tenure on the franchise that started by celebrating that 50th anniversary. Now in the finale of his latest chapter, one of the most exciting additions to the cast will make their debut! But is the child a blessing, or curse?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. But in Vampirella’s world, life doesn’t always go according to the fairy tales. Her complicated marriage with Matt Ecsed was motivated in part by a goal of preventing a curse that would resurrect and empower the devious Dracula, king of the vampires. In the epic finale of Vampirella / Dracula: Unholy, the Daughter of Drakulon became a widow, and now carries her late husband’s child. Then in the hotly anticipated Year One, Priest and artist Ergün Gündüz have been reaching back and expanding on Vampi’s earliest days as a rebellious teen on her home planet and what lead her to her adoptive Earth. In moments between these flashbacks, the saga continues with her pregnancy.

Dynamite invites fans to be a part of history and add this major turning point in the tapestry to their collections as Year One concludes with a big bang, before Priest then moves on to the next set of twists and turns in his nearly 50 issue run. But the ultimate question is, just like their departed father before them – is this baby a blessing or a curse for our dear Vampirella?

Preview: Draculina #6

Draculina #6

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Michael Sta. Marie
Covers: Collette Turner (A), Shannon Maer (B), Guillem March (C), Rafael Kayanan (D), Cosplay / Rachel Hollon (E)
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

IT’S A MULTIVERSAL MIXUP AS DRACULINA LOSES HER POWERS AND VAMPIRELLA IS OUT FOR HER BLOOD!
In an effort to teach Draculina a lesson, Hesiod, an interdimensional “reality merchant,” has scrambled multiple realities, resulting in a now-human (and powerless) Draculina being stalked by an evil, bloodthirsty Dark Vampirella (or “Vampirella Dark”?). Plus, having failed in her attempt to destroy the demon Belial, Lilith of Drakulon is given an impossible choice: to choose which version of the daughter she has searched for over several lifetimes will live and which will die?

Draculina #6

Preview: Black Adam #4

Black Adam #4

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Rafael Sandoval (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
In Shops: Sep 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM. Thousands of years ago, did Black Adam inadvertently create a powerful race who’ve modeled themselves after the Akkadian pantheon of goddesses and gods? Or is he being gaslighted, taunted by illusions, by one of his many enemies? Theo Teth-Adam finds only more questions when he is lured to the Akkadian Hightower and given a cryptic message. Meanwhile, Adam has dispatched Etrigan the Demon, an unlikely ally, to either train his youthful successor or kill him.

Black Adam #4

Preview: Vampirella: Year One #2

Vampirella: Year One #2

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Ergun Gunduz (CA) Lucio Parrillo
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“The History of the World” continues! Having fled the elite underground city of New Asema to hide from Lilith’s enemies, a preteen Vampirella takes refuge on the surface world, which has been ravaged by a drought caused by her mother’s machinations. Taken in by a wealthy aristocrat, Vampi learns compassion for Drakulon’s underclass, which leads to a comical petty theft that brings Vampi into confrontation with her mother’s mysterious Lieutenant, who is certain to expose the child’s secret and ruin Vampi’s one chance to escape her mother’s influence.
All this and the origin of the planet Drakulon and the mysterious alternate reality of Earth known as Arcadia!

Vampirella: Year One #2
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