Dynamite Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Vampirella: Seduction of the Innocent, a 16o-page trade paperback collecting the first six issues and 2019 FCBD issue of Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz’s new Vampirella series, as well as an expansive cover gallery featuring the works of Artgerm, Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, J. Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo, Derrick Chew, Joshua Middleton, Terry Dodson and more.
“This book has been a remarkable surprise for me, the most fun I’ve had in years, thanks mainly to the sheer genius of Ergün Gündüz, whose vivid imagination and abandonment of the superhero house style in favor of Euro-animation has not only added enormous depth to my questionable writing but has inspired me to even deeper explorations of nonconventional creative approaches to a classic character who has most certainly been-there-done-that,” said Christopher Priest. “For Vampirella’s 50th we are shaking up the Etch-A-Sketch, breaking every rule Dynamite will let us break, yielding a fun and poignant work that’s greater than the sum of its parts. I’m genuinely excited and energized to explore this character, redefining her voice as Vampi begins her next 50 years.”
“This retooling of Vampirella for her big anniversary had to be perfect and lead the pack for a strong year also being Dynamite’s 15th anniversary,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Priest was the right choice and we can’t imagine being any happier with how the book has turned out – but we’re definitely happy about the critical and sales success it’s seen! This is a perfect graphic novel for fans to return to and for newcomers who missed the issues to try out.”
Celebrating the Daughter of Drakulon’s historic 50th anniversary, Dynamite has assembled an all-star crew to put together the most captivating take on Vampirella ever! Join legendary writer Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke) and Turkish talent Ergün Gündüz on this Netflix-inspired tale, both serving as a perfect jumping-on point and subtly incorporating characters and Easter eggs from throughout Vampirella’s five glorious decades. Nuns with guns, scandalous love triangles, psychotherapy and every classic villain teaming up against our heroine, and it all centers around a mysterious, tragic plane crash!
Vampirella: Seduction of the Innocent will go on sale on April 15th 2020.