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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: 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

Savage Tales Are Back To Keep Fans Warm This Winter!

Dynamite has announced Savage Tales: Winter Special featuring more thrilling tales of Dynamite’s biggest stars as well as legends of the pulps.

This December’s special will feature two up-and-coming artists and graduates of the prestigious Kubert School, Mariano Benitez Chapo and Hamish Munro-Cook. They’ll be teaming up with fan-favorite writers Scott Bryan Wilson and David Avallone for two of the four tales in this action packed new one-shot that will be debuting with covers by Arthur Suydam, Liam Sharp, and Rafael Kayanan.

Savage Tales is back with four tales of brutality, thrills and spills. The party starts with “Devil Juice” by Wilson and artist Max Fuchs as Vampirella’s sister Draculina wants revenge on an enemy demon but has to go through a wall of body builders first. Wilson then teams with Benitez Chapo for “Crypt Junkies” as Vampirella accompanies a TV crew when they open a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus… with bloody results. Avallone and Munro-Cook bring us a new story of Captain Gulliver Jones and the savage world of Mars in “His War Chapter II.” Then Avallone and artist Eman Casallos take us to the dying world of Barsoom for more adventures with John Carter, Warlord of Mars and his mate Dejah Thoris.

Savage Tales: Winter Special warms up shelves this December 2022.

Preview: Draculina #5

Draculina #5

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Michael Sta. Marie
Covers: Collette Turner (A), Rachta Lin (B), Guillem March (C), Rafael Kayanan (D) Cosplay – Panda Valentine
32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

DRACULINA GETS EVERYTHING SHE EVER DREAMED OF – AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE A NIGHTMARE!
An enigmatic faerie named after an ancient Greek poet has twisted the multiverse, exchanging the fates of Draculina and her alternate reality “self” Katie, and forcing Draculina to experience a vulnerable humanity, with all its emotional consequences, for the first time in her long, immortal life. Meanwhile, Katie has gained everything she has ever wished for – like all the powers of a full vampiri, including the bloodlust! But the reality of having supernatural power quickly crushes her childhood fantasy as, ravenous for blood, Katie’s innocence hangs in the balance!

Draculina #5

Preview: Savage Tales one shot

Savage Tales one shot

Writers: Scott Bryan Wilson and David Avallone
Artists: Will Rios, Al Barrionuevo, Mario Benitez Chapo, Hamish Munro-Cook
Covers: Arthur Suydam, (A), Liam Sharp (B), Rafael Kayanan (C)
40 pages | Action / Adventure | $4.99 | Teen+

FEATURING THE STAR ARTISTS OF TOMORROW FROM THE LEGENDARY KUBERT SCHOOL!
NEW TALES OF RED SONJA, VAMPIRELLA, AND MORE!
Savage Tales is back! This all-new one-shot features four tales of brutality, thrills and spills and includes the Dynamite debut of two up-and-coming artists from the renowned Kubert School!
• Red Sonja in “The Executioner’s Sword,” by writer Scott Brian Wilson and artist Al Barrionuevo: Magic mixed with swordcraft makes for horrific unintended consequences as Red Sonja must defeat an insatiable hunger!
• Vampirella in “Horrible People Doing Horrible Things To Horrible People,” by writer Scott Brian Wilson and Kubert School artist Mariano Benitez Chapo: Harkening back to the spirit of the Warren Magazine era, Vampirella serves out a lesson in morality as only she can!
• Allan Quatermain in “Missionaries of Madness,” by David Avallone and Will Rio: The legendary hunter stalks the Cthulhu Cult! Can one man with a rifle stand against the coming of the Great Old Ones?
• Captain Gullivar Jones in “His War,” by David Avallone and Kubert School artist Hamish Cook: Years after his adventure on Mars, the fabled swashbuckler finds a new and darker war to fight…one that might just lead him back to his own redemption.

The Kubert School offers students a high quality and challenging education in Cartooning and Graphic Art. They are committed to investing the time in preparing their students for the rewarding and exciting careers and opportunities ahead of them.

Savage Tales one shot

Preview: Draculina #4

Draculina #4

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

When the demon Belial tips off the jilted lover of their arranged marriage, Draculina finds herself hunted by the interdimensional “Reality Merchant” Hesiod, who punishes Draculina by altering reality to reverse the fortunes of Draculina and her young alt-self Katie, granting the power (and wings!) of the Vampiri to the preteen while leaving Draculina confronted by an unwanted and fragile humanity, and at the mercy of her enemies!

Draculina #4

Preview: Draculina #3

Draculina #3

Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Michael Sta. Marie
Covers: Collette Turner (A), Rose Besch (B), Guillem March (C), Rafael Kayanan (D), Cosplay – Panda Valentine (E)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action / Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Having been tipped off to Draculina’s arrival in our plane of existence, the demon Belial-who stole Draculina from Vampirella’s and her mother Lilith when Draculina was small-sets out to reclaim his lost child, taking in the preteen Katie, Draculina’s snotty alter ego, for the strangest father’s day in history. Meanwhile Draculina continues assembling pieces of the Daemon Periapt, an ancient talisman capable of killing Belial, while she struggles to break the demonic bond linking her to the child Katie.

Draculina #3

Preview: Draculina #2

Draculina #2

writer: Christopher Priest
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Collette Turner (A), Rose Besch (B), Guillem March (C), Rafael Kayanan (D), Panda Valentine Cosplay (E), Rachta Lin (F), Rafael Kayanan (G-RI/BW), Guillem March (H-RI/BW), Rose Besch (I-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Draculina’s secret origin begins in an ancient tower more than four centuries ago where her mother Lilith, desperate to free her people from ruthless oppressors, made a deal with the demon Belial to bear his children. Now, as Katie—Draculina’s human alter-ego—lays dying, the mystery of Draculina’s two lives is revealed as two sides of the same woman struggle for control. Meanwhile Belial, now retired from the demon business, has been alerted to Draculina’s presence in this prime reality, and seeks to regain control over his rebellious stepchild.

Draculina #2

Preview: Draculina #1

Draculina #1

writer: Christopher Priest
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Collette Turner (A), Rose Besch (B), Guillem March (C), Rafael Kayanan (D), Panda Valentine Cosplay (E), Blank Authentix (F), Judy Jong (G-RI), Rafael Kayanan (H-RI/BW), Guillem March (I-RI/BW), Rose Besch (J-RI/BW), Collette Turner (K-RI/BW)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

One child, two destinies: who is the daughter of Lilith of Drakulon? Is she a streetwise runaway human preteen, or is she Vampirella’s deadly siren nightstalker evil twin? Two souls linked by a reality-jumping demon struggle for control of their own destiny as Draculina, Lilith’s first and most beloved daughter, is brought into Vampirella’s reality and linked to an alternate version of herself by a cursed candle which warps reality when lit, swapping Draculina with her other possible “self”—a tough homeless preteen struggling to make it on her own while being constantly drawn into Draculina’s schemes. Establishing a secret identity for herself as “River East”, high-profile socialite daughter of the missing and presumed dead Lilith Ogden Eastaughffe, Draculina presses forth with a secret, evil agenda of bloody retribution against everyone who’s ever done her wrong, with only Katie—her alt-self—standing between her and her deadly goals.

Draculina is a wild, fast-paced ride through the literal reverse sensitivities of our altruistic Vampirella, brought to you by Vampi scribe Christopher Priest and Vengeance of Vampi artist Michael Sta. Maria! Buckle up for one dark, wild ride!

Draculina #1

Archaia and Panelfly Announce the ‘Immortals’ Graphic Novel App

Official Press Release

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH PANELFLY TO CREATE

IMMERSIVE DIGITAL FAN EXPERIENCE FOR ‘IMMORTALS’

Panelfly’s SuperMedia Experience To Bring Archaia’s Storied Franchise To Life

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK – November 9, 2011 – Archaia Entertainment, LLC, a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher, and Panelfly, Inc., a leader in creating SuperMedia fan experiences, announces the launch of a new cross-platform, multi-media fan experience built around Archaia’s acclaimed prequel anthology, and alongside the theatrical release of Relativity Media’s feature film, IMMORTALS on November 11, 2011. Immortals: Gods and Heroes HD, a new application available initially on Apple’s iPad and iPhone unlocks access to a variety of exclusive Immortals content.

“We are very excited to launch the Immortals: Gods and Heroes iPad app with Panelfly,” said PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia Entertainment. “In creating the graphic anthology, we wanted to build something unique to compliment the theatrical release, something that would stand head-and-shoulders above traditional graphic novel tie-ins. Working with Panelfly, we have created something extraordinary and immersive that complements the reading experience while supplementing the film itself. We are excited to expand the reach of our content beyond books and film, to delight fans with this new and immersive entry into the Immortals universe.”

The Immortals: Gods and Heroes Fan Experience Includes:

–       Access to the complete Graphic Novel

–       Ten Prequel Stories setting the stage for the film

–       Exclusive Art from an A-list of celebrated comic creators, includng Ben Templesmith, Scott Hampton, Trevor Hairsine, Jock, Dennis Calero, Kevin Colden, Patrick Scherberger, Phil Hester, Steve Ellis, and Rafael Kayanan, one of the principal conceptual designers on the film itself

–       Peel Back Functionality that reveals each stage of art in the creative process

–       Contextual Multimedia and video Integration

–       Social Integration and News Feeds for live social commentary

–       Ongoing feature updates and new content releases

“Together with Archaia Entertainment, we’re creating a diverse hub of content to deliver a dynamic, fun and truly interactive experience that includes an unprecedented level of engagement for fans” said Ed Lang, CEO of Panelfly. “This experience will continue to live long after the film and act as a fan’s digital playground for all things IMMORTALS far into the future. Our team has worked closely with Archaia to develop something truly special. Our passion for delivering immersive fan experiences at home, or on the go continues to grow with this launch, and we look forward to building success together.”

The Immortals: Gods and Heroes app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store on 11/11/11. Archaia and Panelfly will be kicking off the release with a special social media campaign and fan engagement contest today. Fans can go to http://www.facebook.com/ImmortalsGraphicNovel for more details.

To watch a teaser of the app, go to http://youtu.be/o7M0N3bMLqY?a.

About Archaia Entertainment

Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Rust, Return of the Dapper Men, Mr. Murder is Dead, Feeding Ground, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, The Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels including the newest release, Tale of Sand, the last unpublished original work by Jim Henson. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.  http://www.archaia.com.

About Panelfly

Panelfly, Inc., is a leader in creating the ultimate digital fan experience. Dubbed “SuperMedia”, our unique transmedia storytelling approach, coupled with deep content discovery, social interactivity, and storefronts re-imagined, Panelfly takes traditional on-screen experiences to a whole new level.   Beyond the Internet, Panelfly is driven to deliver the world’s most immersive, interactive digital fanfest, whether at home or on the go. Panelfly – Engage. Explore. Enjoy.  For more information, visit http://www.panelfly.com.

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