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Preview: Vampirella Vol. 2 Collection

Vampirella Vol. 2 Collection

writer: Nancy A. Collins
artist: Patrick Berkenkotter
cover: Mike Mayhew
FC • 224 pages • $24.99 • Teen+

Nancy A. Collins, the bestselling author of Sunglasses After Dark, Vamps, and Swamp Thing, redefines the horror heroine Vampirella for a new generation of horror comic fans!  When Vampirella assumes her new role as Queen of the Nosferatu, she inherits a membership into The Kabal, a clandestine organization of witches, werewolves, vampires, and other supernatural creatures. Sworn to protect the status quo of their shadow world, The Kabal hunts down and neutralizes renegade monsters and fanatical cultists before they can trigger the Apocalypse. As a strange rabies-like plague spreads through the slums of Sao Paolo, infecting its victims with homicidal fury, Vampirella races off in pursuit of Dr. Faustus, the creator of the disease. But the mad scientist is only one part in a global plot of destruction, and his fellow conspirators are perhaps too long-lived and powerful to defeat!

This volume collects issues 7-13 of the hit series and features a complete cover gallery, and an original script by Nancy A. Collins!

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Preview: Vampirella Annual 2015

Vampirella Annual 2015

writer: Nancy A. Collins
artist: Aneke
cover: Jay Anacleto
FC • 48pages • $5.99

No longer the Queen of the Nosferatu, Vampirella is free to begin a new chapter in her life—as a field agent for The Kabal, a covert supernatural organization comprised of monsters that polices their own kind in order to maintain balance between humanity and the world of the occult. Her first mission is to rescue a fellow Kabal agent kidnapped by a group of mad scientists calling themselves the Prometheus Society, who demand the release of their fellow member, Dr. Faustus. But first she must coerce a former field agent, Lazarus the Walking Dead Man, into returning to the Kabal before going toe-to-toe with the likes of Dr. Moreau, Dr. Caligari, Dr. John Dee, and a certain Dr. Frankenstein. Let the Monster Rally begin!

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Dynamite Announces Vampirella #1969

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Vampirella #1969, a 48-page one-shot special that celebrates over 45 years of the vampire heroine’s advenutres in horror and fantasy. The over-sized issue celebrates the heady days of the character’s earliest appearances with contributions from a roster of all-star writers and artists, including: Nancy Collins and Fritz Casas, Eric Trautmann and Brett Weldele, Phil Hester and Jethro Morales, Mark Rahner and Colton Worley, and David Walker and Aneke. Vampirella #1969 will debut in November and feature three covers: one by Robert Hack in retro-style dress, a cover by Jack Jadson, and a rare edition featuring Hack’s artwork in black-and-white, much like the artwork of the original Vampirella magazine.

Several of the Vampirella #1969 contributors have shared their thoughts on the upcoming celebratory event:

Nancy A. Collins: “When I was asked to contribute a story to Vampirella #1969, I went back to see exactly what was going on the month the first issue of Vampirella hit the stands. As it turns out, the police were searching for the killers responsible for the Tate-LaBianca murders while America was dealing with the aftershocks, both physical and cultural, of Hurricane Camille, Woodstock, and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. My story has classic-era Vampirella landing in a Hollywood that bears a closer resemblance to the reality of the time than what existed in her goofy/campy early adventures.”

Phil Hester: “I was three years old when Vampirella debuted. It wasn’t until I was thirteen that I became very, very interested in the character, especially that life-sized poster I had saved my paper route money to buy. But beyond the undeniable visual impact of Vampirella, there was always a core decency to her character that burned brightly even amid the dark, horror-oriented themes of her stories. She was always, well – good. Even though she was a vampire, and was always mixed up with creepy characters and monstrous villains, she somehow maintained this kind of purity that I found really refreshing in a culture awash with anti-heroes. I hope my story harkens back to that classic Vampirella heroism.”

Eric Trautmann: “One of the things that made me most eager about contributing to Vampirella #1969 was the opportunity to work more in the (pardon the pun) same vein as the Warren-era material – short, punchy, atmospheric, without the need to build a longer continuity. Adding to that the opportunity to see the script realized by an artist like Brett Weldele made this one the best Vampirella experiences I’ve had to date.”

David F. Walker: “I first discovered Vampirella back in the 1970s, when it was a magazine that I wasn’t allowed to look at – too much sex and violence for a little kid. And so for me, Vampirella has always represented something a bit dangerous, or at least the possibility of something dangerous. Those old stories were daring and outrageous, and that’s what I tried to capture when I wrote my contribution to this book.”

A raven-haired heroine, Varmpiella remains – even after four-and-a-half decades of publication – one of the comic industry’s leading ladies, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment’s stewardship of the character. Since Vampirella’s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published two volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.

Vampirella #1969 will be shipping in November 2015.

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Preview: Vampirella: Feary Tales TP

VAMPIRELLA: FEARY TALES TP

Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Devin Grayson, John Shirley, Steve Bissette, Elaine Lee, Denis St. John, Joe R. Lansdale, Eric Trautmann, Stuart Moore (w)
Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Elmo Eklabuz, Bilquis Evely, Eman Casallos, Mirka Andolfo, Chad Shepherd (a)
Jay Anacleto (c)
FC l 160 pages l $19.99 l Teen+

Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark) has called upon some of today’s finest creative talents — including Gail Simone, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale, Devin Grayson, Stephen R. Bissette, and many more — to celebrate Vampirella’s 45th Anniversary by crafting an anthology of twisted tales, bizarre bedtime stories, and fearsome fables in the tradition of the original Warren magazines, each featuring everyone’s favorite sexy, kick-ass vampire-turned-monster hunter. While exploring the Transylvanian castle she’s recently inherited, Vampirella discovers a strange old book of “Feary Tales” that seems oddly familiar. Upon opening it, she is sucked inside its pages and lands in a weird alternate reality, where she is compelled by a disembodied voice calling itself ‘The Storyteller’ to live out each of the ‘feary tales’ if she ever hopes to return to reality.

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Preview: Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #4 (of 4)

SWORDS OF SORROW: VAMPIRELLA & JENNIFER BLOOD #4 (of 4)

writer: Nancy A. Collins
artist: Dave Acosta
cover: Billy Tan
FC l 32 pages l $3.99 l Teen+

FINAL ISSUE! In the final issue of this ground-breaking mini-series, “The Vampire and the Vigilante”, two of the Dynamite Universe’s most dangerous female characters must put aside their differences in order to combat a common enemy determined to destroy them. While Jennifer Blood must figure out how to kill legions of the Prince’s un-killable Shard Men, Vampirella throws down against fellow-bloodsucker Chastity to decide, once and for all, who is the greatest female vampire-turned-vampire hunter of all time!

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Preview: Vampirella #13

VAMPIRELLA #13

Nancy A. Collins (w)
Patrick Berkenkotter (a)
Mike Mayhew, Jenny Frison (c)
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FC l 40 pages l $4.99 l Teen+

Vampirella must deal with a palace coup in the conclusion of the “God Save the Queen” story arc in this special Unlucky 13 issue. When her lover, Tristan, is kidnapped and tortured by her enemies, Vampirella must decide whether or not to abdicate the throne in favor of the evil Count Savanovic or fight to remain Queen of the Nosferatu with the aid of a former ally—one that also happens to be more than a little dead.

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Preview: Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella/Jennifer Blood #3

Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella/Jennifer Blood #3

Nancy A. Collins (w)
Dave Acosta (a)
Billy Tan (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Jennifer Blood is determined to avenge herself on the woman she believes is trying to frame her for murder – Vampirella! But the sudden arrival of Los Muertos leader Calavera and his heavily armed narcos force the vigilante and the vampire to team-up in a deadly “Cemetery Dance”. An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by renowned author Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Vampirella).

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Preview: Swords of Sorrow: Jennifer Blood / Vampirella #2

Swords of Sorrow: Jennifer Blood / Vampirella #2

Nancy A. Collins (w)
Dave Acosta (a)
Billy Tan (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Nancy A. Collins! Now that the threat of the Pacifica Slasher/Anaheim Ripper has been handled, Vampirella must figure out how to survive in a world without monsters—including where to find her next meal. Meanwhile, Jennifer Blood turns her attention to Los Muertos, a deadly narco gang with a fondness for turning the faces of those who cross them into sporting goods. However, her plans for the gang’s leaders are derailed by yet another Jennifer Blood copycat—one who bears a disturbing resemblance to a certain voluptuous vampire.

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Preview: Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #5

Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #5

Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (w)
Fritz Casas (a)
Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Walter Geovani B/W Art retailer incentive cover

The confrontation between the rejuvenated, goddess-infused Red Sonja and the merciless Sutekh, the half-human son of the serpent-god Set, is finally at hand! The battle lines have been drawn outside the walls of Zingara’s capital city, and the fate of the Hyborian Age hangs in the balance. But could Scáthach—the divine Queen of Swords—be an even greater threat to mankind than Sutekh’s legions of ghouls and demon beasts?

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Preview: Vampirella Vol. 2 #12

Vampirella Vol. 2 #12

Nancy A. Collins (w)
Patrick Berkenkotter (a)
Mike Mayhew, Jenny Frison (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Vampirella may be the new Queen of the Nosferatu, but her rule is far from an easy one. Angered by her attempts to change how the Nosferatu prey upon humans, a rebel factor—lead by the powerful Count Savanovic—conspire against her with the help of an outside faction that even vampires fear. A potential ally makes himself known, but can Vampirella trust him—even if he is a blood relative? Find out in “Blood Born”, the first installment in the new “God Save The Queen” story arc.

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