Just over 50 years ago, the one and only Vampirella made her debut under an iconic cover and contributions to her design from Frank Frazetta, the master of modern fantasy art. Now today Dynamite is excited to announce the next step in that legacy, as Frank’s grandaughter Sara Frazetta takes on the Daughter of Drakulon as both writer and cover artist of a prestige series due out this fall and winter. Don’t miss Vampirella: Dead Flowers!
As a co-founder of the Frazetta Girls, Sara has carried on her grandfather’s legacy with licensing, merchandising, education, and taking on the artistic mantle herself. For this new title she is joined by co-writer and occult detective Bob Freeman and stunning artist Alberto Locatelli.
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.
As mentioned, Sara Frazetta is not only writing the series, but follows in her family footsteps with a cover herself. She’s joined by Lucio Parrillo, Collette Turner, Ergün Gündüz, and interior artist Alberto Locatelli on additional covers. Plus, beloved 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 an amazing new vision of the very first Vampirella magazine appearance. This time and for the first time, rather than a straight facsimile approach of Frazetta’s cover, fan-favorite 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 unique collage or mosaic styled piece of art in homage to Frank’s masterpiece is an incredibly unique presentation of one of the biggest key issues!
VAMPIRELLA: DEAD FLOWERS #1 is slated for release in October 2023.