Vampirella #1, Dynamite

Action-packed from the start and always engaging, Vampirella #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) takes the lead in pushing the vampire mythos further with its alluring protagonist. Writer Christopher Priest and artist Ergün Gündüz have such imaginative ideas to take this series to its fullest potential. 

In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella. 50 years later, she doesn’t look a day older! Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series!  You’ll experience the first, mysterious taste of things to come in Vampirella Free Comic Book Day #0, and the story continues here!!!

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Vampirella #1:

5) The History!

Just like the mythology states, Vampirella has an unquenchable thirst for blood. She has superhuman physical abilities, shape-shifting powers, and has a mesmerizing hypnotic stare. She is provocative in her signature red sling suit, with a white collar, and wears black knee-high boots.

4) The Writing!

Writer Christopher Priest captures Vampirella’s emotional roller-coaster on a diving airplane about to crash. She has been trying to live a different lifestyle, but an old enemy comes back to taunt her. Willie Schubert spices up Vampirella’s personality with her sarcastic humor and witty comeback lines.

3) The Artwork!

The airplane crash is the highlight of Ergün Gündüz’s cinematic artwork. The crash sequence is perfectly paced across the panels and significant moments are captured in slow-motion. Gündüz captures the awe, beauty, and horror of Vampirella’s transformation in an unforgettable image. 

2) The Colors!

The red tones in Vampirella’s sexy costume brightens up the page. Notice the white highlights in Vampirella’s long black hair. Gündüz’s colors do such a great job making your eyes focused on her.

1) A Fantastic Start!

A great introduction for new readers, Vampirella #1 packs in so much action and back-story into one captivating issue. There’s nothing better than celebrating the 50th anniversary then grabbing the first issue of Vampirella’s new ongoing series. 

Vampirella #1 arrives in stores on July 19, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis