25 years after first drawing the Daughter of Drakulon, artist Amanda Conner is helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vampirella with an exclusive new variant cover from Dynamite Entertainment.
The new cover will grace a commemorative issue reprinting some of Amanda’s hallmark contributions to the character through the years. Front and center will be her kickoff to the 1997 relaunch often referred to as “The New Monthly,” with writing from an all-star duo of Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, and inks from her husband and creative partner Jimmy Palmiotti. This issue features the first appearance of the sadistic Von Kreist, who has been appearing in Christopher Priest’s current run on the character. A special treat for fans is the added inclusion of Amanda and Jimmy’s short story from the 2004 Halloween Trick & Treat special. This hilarious romp and its fan-favorite opening splash page capture the creative pair’s trademark humor.
Collectors can snag the new limited edition comic book with a standard dressed cover, a logo-free “virgin” edition, sans color in black and white highlighting Amanda’s ink work, or even as a premium metal variant! Conner will be signing a limited number of copies for her biggest fans. And a range of add-ons include a beautiful 18 by 24 inches lithograph print and rare versions of Amanda’s Red Sonja statue.
The IndieGogo campaign was funded in minutes and is currently at 2783% of its original goal, but you can still get your hands on a copy via the campaign page here.