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Dynamite Celebrates 50 Years of Vampirella with a New Series from Christopher Priest

Vampirella is back in a new ongoing series by a blockbuster creative team, to celebrate her milestone birthday! Issue #1 will be on sale the same day and date as the iconic first magazine from 1969, and also coinciding with the first day of San Diego Comic Con’s 50th convention!

Following a Free Comic Book Day #0 issue shrouded in mystery, Vampirella is celebrating her big banner 50th Gold Anniversary in July 2019! And a new series is exactly what she and her fans need to celebrate this milestone! The one and only fan-favorite and critically acclaimed writer Christopher Priest is bringing his trademark literary and inventive stylings to one of the most influential, beloved female characters in comic books. Don’t miss the debut of his run in Vampirella FCBD #0 on Saturday May 4th!

Joining Priest on art (and colors!) is Ergün Gündüz. The well renowned Turkish talent is sure to impress fans around the world with his unique style. Lettering will be handled by the talented Willie Schubert. This experienced creative team will bring their all to the Scion of Drakulon’s new tales.

The history-making series will feature cover after cover from the greatest artists today. For the first issue, fans can choose a wraparound cover featuring Vampi in a way only Frank Cho could render her, incorporating his recent acclaimed ballpoint pen techniques. Or pick up a cover from the peerless Alex Ross. While Joe Jusko steps up to bat as another classic painter in the industry known for his work on Vampi and so many other titles. Guillem March marks his first work at Dynamite with a jaw dropping cover. A blockbuster Women of Dynamite title is not complete without a talented cosplayer, with Erica Fett kicking things off for #1. A real treat for longtime Vampi fans is Adam Hughes recreating his own cover in an homage to 1992’s Vampirella #1 for an incentive variant. Going back even more old school, fans of the beautiful Warren era and the Spanish masters will be overjoyed to learn of a limited edition Sanjulian variant!

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Vampirella Tarot Cards

Vampirella Tarot Cards

artists: Frank Frazetta, José Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Paul Gulacy, Enrich, Sanjulian, and more!

FC | 78 Cards | 4.75” x 2.75” | $19.99 | Teen +

Dynamite Entertainment celebrates the vibrant history of the one and only Vampirella with a functioning Tarot Card Deck that captures the timeless images of the 1969 Vampirella Magazine art in a unique and enjoyable collectible. Created in 1969 by horror icon Forrest J. Ackerman, Vampirella has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines. These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with master illustrators like Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy along with a host of other legendary contributing artists.

This first game offering from Dynamite Entertainment is a fun and exciting way to immerse yourself in the world of Vampirella. This set of 78 Vampirella Tarot cards illustrates the major and minor arcana and comes in a deluxe illustrated box with instructions for divining the future. The cards are built in a beautiful art deco style that embraces the vintage look and feel of the classic Vampirella Magazine covers.

Preview: Masters Of Spanish Comic Art

Masters Of Spanish Comic Art

writer: David Roach
artist: Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian, Jose Gonzalez, Jordi Bernet, Enrich, Victor De La Fuente, Jose Ortiz, Luis Garcia Mozos, and more
cover: Enrich
FC • 272 pages • $39.99 • Mature

Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art is a celebration of the great artists who revolutionized horror comics in the 1970s with their work on Warren’s Vampirella, Creepy, and Eerie horror comics. This first-ever comprehensive history of Spanish comic books and Spanish comic artists reveals their extraordinary success — not just in Spain and America, but around the world. Containing artwork from over 80 artists, this in-depth retrospective includes profiles of such legends as Esteban Maroto, Sanjulian, Jose Gonzalez, Jordi Bernet, Enrich, Victor De La Fuente, Jose Ortiz and Luis Garcia Mozos. With 500 illustrations, over half scanned directly from the original artwork, Masters Of Spanish Comic Book Art honors the “Golden Generation” whose artwork inspired the imagination of comic book lovers everywhere.

Preview: Vampirella Archives Vol. 15

Vampirella Archives Vol. 15

writer: David Allikas, Gerry Boudreau, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Michael Fleisher, Bruce Jones, Rich Margopoulos, Don McGregor
artist: Auraleon, Enrich, Jose Gonzalez, Martin Hoffman, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo, Rudy Nebres, Jose Ortiz, Leopold Sanchez, Sanjulian
cover: Enrich
264 pages • $49.99 • Mature

What terrors lurk within the final volume of the Vampirella Archives? The incomparable horror hostess offers you a guided tour of the Warren Publishing library, presenting the era’s greatest anthology of horror and science fiction by such comics luminaries as Bill DuBay, Gonzalo Mayo, Rich Margopoulos, Jose Gonzalez, Luis Bermejo, Nicola Cuti, Bruce Jones, and many more.  This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #104-112, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the “Feary Tales” feature on urban legends, the monthly “Scarlet Letters” column, “Vampi’s Vault” of creator biographies and literary reviews, and intact vintage advertisements.

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Preview: Vampirella 2017 Calendar

Vampirella 2017 Calendar

Rating: Teen+
Cover: Frank Frazetta
Art: Frank Frazetta, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Sanjulian, Jordi Penalva
$14.99

Ignite your passion for the horror hostess Vampirella with the Classic Warren Era wall calendar! The most iconic imagery from Vampirella Magazine are captured twelve months of the year, depictions of her hypnotic beauty that once ensnared millions of lovesick admirers… and promises to do so again in 2017! An alchemical union of sensuality, horror, and a seductive wickedness, brought vividly to life by the greatest artists of the 1960s and 1970s, including Frank Frazetta, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Sanjulian, and Jordi Penalva.

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Preview: Vampirella Archives 14

Vampirella Archives 14

writers: Anton Caravana, Nicola Cuti, Kevin Duane, Archie Goodwin, Scott Hampton, Bruce Jones, Val Lakey, Esteban Maroto, Rich Margopoulos, Timothy Moriarty, Noly Panaligan, Carl Wessler
artists: Auraleon, Luis Bermejo, Laura Buscemi, Enrich, Alfonso Font, Jose Gonzalez, Scott Hampton, Ken Kelly, John Lakey, Val Lakey, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo, Jose Ortiz, Leopold Sanchez, Sanjulian, Felix Santos
cover: Enrich
FC • 336 pages • $49.99 • Mature
COLLECTS WARREN MAGAZINE #97-103

Behold the tome of spine-chilling terror and mind-blowing fantasy to haunt your dreams at night… the fourteenth volume of Vampirella Archives! Explore the hidden vaults of the Warren Publishing library with horror hostess extraordinaire Vampirella, thrilling to some of her finest (and most fear-fraught) adventures from yesteryear, plus an intoxicating selection of the era’s best horror and science fiction stories. As you face Haitian Voodoo and star beasts, zombie hordes and the Blood Red Queen, you’ll witness the storytelling magic of such luminaries as Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Auraleon, Jose Ortiz, Rich Margopoulos, and many more.

This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #97-103, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the “Feary Tales” feature on urban legends, the monthly “Scarlet Letters” column, “Vampi’s Vault” of creator biographies and literary reviews, and more.

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Preview: Vampirella Archives Vol. 12

Vampirella Archives Vol. 12

Bill DuBay, Cary Bates, Bruce Jones, Chris Adames, Archie Goodwin, T. Casey Brennan, Roger McKenzie, Nicola Cuti, Jean Michel Martin, Pierce Askegren, Marc Laidlaw, Bob Toomey, Budd Lewis, Michael Fleisher, Laurie Sutton, Gerry Boudreau (w)
Pablo Marcos, Leo Duranona, Jose Ortiz, Martin Salvador, Sanjulian, Esteban Maroto, Gonzalo Mayo, Jose Gonzalez, Brian Lewis, Val Mayerik, Buz Vaultz, Jeff Easley, Kim McQuaite, Steven Harris, Jimmy Janes, Rudy Nebres, Auraleon, Abel Laxamana, Garcia Pizarro, Paul Gulacy, Val Lakey, John Lakey, Noly Zamora, Alex Nino, Terrence Lindall, Jun Lofamia, Enrich (a)
Paul Gulacy (c)
FC • 400+ pages • $49.99 • Teen+

The terror continues in the fear-fraught twelfth volume of Vampirella Archives! This collection revisits some of the finest tales of horror hostess Vampirella ever seen in the Warren Publishing library, plus a delightfully devilish selection of the era’s best horror and science fiction stories. With space pirates, mermaids, bloodsuckers, and renegade wizards running amok within these pages, fearless readers will thrill to the creative talents of such horror luminaries as Archie Goodwin, Bruce Jones, Jose Gonzalez, Bill DuBay, and many more. This edition of Vampirella Archives collects Vampirella Magazine #80-88, and features a wealth of bonus materials from a bygone era, including the “Feary Tales” feature on urban legends, the monthly “Scarlet Letters” column, “Vampi’s Vault” of creator biographies and literary reviews, and intact vintage
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Archaia Entertainment Targets a July Launch for Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes

Official Press Release

Archaia Entertainment Targets a July Launch for Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes

Features 30 Full-Color Illustrations From The Industry’s Most Acclaimed Artists

CHICAGO (May 23, 2011) – Archaia Entertainment has set July 25th for the release of Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, its first illustrated novel, through its new book trade distributor Publishers Group West (PGW).

Written by celebrated author, artist, and digital producer Andrew E.C. Gaska, and adapted from a story by Gaska, Rich Handley, Christian Berntsen and Erik Matthews, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes recounts what happened between the scenes of the classic 1968 Twentieth Century Fox film, centering on the astronaut John Landon, Chimpanzee scientists Dr. Milo and Dr. Galen, and Gorilla Security Chief Marcus. The book contains 30 full-color paintings and another 19 black-and-white illustrations, including a cover by legendary artist Jim Steranko (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and interior art from some of the top talent in the industry, including renowned book cover painter Ken Kelly (Conan, KISS), Joe Jusko (Savage Sword of Conan, Tarzan), Sanjulian (Eerie, Vampirella), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), Leo Leibelman (Heavy Metal), Matt Busch (Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica), Brian Rood (Indiana Jones, Star Wars), Tom Scioli (Godland), David Hueso (G.I. Joe: Storm Shadow) and newcomers Dan Dussault (Critical Millennium) and Dirk Shearer (Mice Templar).

Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes marks an expansion of Archaia’s successful collaboration with Gaska, following up on his science fiction comic epic, Critical Millennium: The Dark Frontier, which has received early critical acclaim.

“It means a lot to have this project be set for release and we cannot think of a better partner to have than Archaia with their outstanding production value,” said Gaska. “It’s been a great working partnership with 20th Century Fox and an honor to contribute to this legendary franchise.”

Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes also marks Archaia’s first venture into prose books.

“We’re very excited about our first foray into prose fiction publishing, particularly being able to work with a brilliant creative talent in Drew Gaska and a storied franchise like Planet of the Apes. I’m a huge fan of the original film and Conspiracy is a great example of an author playing successfully in an established narrative canon. We are very excited to introduce this extraordinary science fiction release across the book trade and genre markets and look forward to Conspiracy emerging as one of the year’s most talked-about titles,” said Mark Smylie, CCO of Archaia.

The original Planet of the Apes was an immediate pop-culture phenomenon, spanning decades with several film and television sequels, including the 2001 remake starring Mark Wahlberg and the latest, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring 127 Hours star James Franco, Harry Potter’s Tom Felton and Immortals’ Freida Pinto.

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, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. 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.

About Drew Gaska
For the past decade, Gaska has served as a freelance consultant for Rockstar Games on such hit titles as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, the Midnight Club series, and all other major releases. He is the founder and creative director of BLAM! Ventures, a guerrilla design studio that produces print and digital media for the comic book and science fiction industry. Gaska is currently writing and directing a Space: 1999 revival graphic novel and digital media series – continuing the legacy the show started thirty five years ago – as well as working on various new graphic novel projects.

About Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

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