When Vampirella and Purgatori cross paths, which vampiress will come out on top and will anyone around them survive? Dynamite reveals the legend in Vampirella vs Purgatori, a new series from writer Ray Fawkes (Constantine, Justice League Dark) and artist Alvaro Sarraseca (Turok) debuting in March.
Vampirella, the Daughter of Drakulon, escaped her dying planet and arrived on Earth as a stranger, feared for her magnificent abilities and unique biology. Purgatori, or Sakkara, was born in Ancient Egypt as a slave, but managed to escape thanks to a vampire who turned her, only for her then to evolve further as a demonic goddess in the depths of Hell. Both women are known as vampires, but are so much more than that. While Vampirella has primarily devoted herself to the light, even the vicious Purgatori has shown moments of antiheroism.
For their first major meeting in Dynamite’s canon, the two women become entangled in a conspiracy related to the 36 Tzadikim Nistarim. This prophecy, originating in Judaism, dictates that there are people hidden among society, unaware of their status, that act as beacons of goodness that justify the survival of humanity. When agents of Lilith, Vampirella’s mother, seek to corrupt these men and women, both Vampirella and Purgatori have a stake in the game. But are they adversaries or allies, and how long can they stay that way?
“Like many comics fans – and horror fans – I’ve fostered a love for Vampirella for a long time!,” said writer Ray Fawkes. “I was reading Vampirella comics way back when, in the stone ages when I was probably too young to be reading stories that were so bloody and so sexy.”
Vampirella vs Purgatori #1 will go on sale in March 2021.