Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Christopher Priest’s Vampirella saga will continue in August with Vampirella/Dracula: Rage, which will see the Daughter of Drakulon unleashing her fierce fury when her baby is kidnapped by a group of cultists.
“At the great risk of indulging in a truly time-worn trope, this will be a Vampirella we have never seen before,” states Christopher Priest. “Created to atone for her mother’s heinous acts, Vampirella’s nature is to destroy evil and protect innocence. This series will find her utterly consumed by grief. Rather than tell the story from her point of view, in Rage, Vampirella is the shark, the terrifying menace hiding in darkness waiting to strike, while, in the unlikeliest turn of all, it is Dracula trying to stop her from becoming so lost in darkness that she ends up as eternally cursed as he is. This will be a very different take on Vampirella’s character and a real challenge for me.”
Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy chronicled the complex and literally cursed relationship between the alien vampiress and her late lover Matt Ecsed, believed to be a carrier of the fabled Dracula virus. It turned out the true Dracula was around all along, but that didn’t stop the ill-fated marriage of Vampi and Matt. Readers then followed a pregnant Vampirella through Year One, flashing back to key early memories as Priest delved into her origins like never before. Unfortunately things have taken a dark turn…
A practically faceless thrall of cultists have stolen Vampirella’s baby. Absolutely wracked by inconsolable grief and unquenchable rage, Vampirella is tracking each and every one of them down across the world and withholding no mercy as she brutally exacts her maternal revenge. Along the way she’s unsettling political and economic alliances, and unraveling the global network of the baby’s true father, Dracula himself.
Vampirella/Dracula: Rage #1 will go on sale in August.