Media Release — Vampirella returns this September in Vampirella: The Second Coming #1, the first issue of a game changing, four issue miniseries. Each issue is priced at $1.99 and can be ordered now in this month’s Previews catalogue. The miniseries serves as the keystone event of the 40th Anniversary of Vampirella, a year long celebration of this icon of horror.
Written by Eisner Award nominee Phil Hester (The Darkness) with art by red-hot newcomer Daniel Sampere, the Second Coming will fundamentally alter Vampirella, her universe and her stories forever. Here is the provocative solicitation in this month’s Previews:
“Vampirella is not real. Like Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page she’s a cultural phenomenon now woven into society’s DNA, a symbol of sensuality and power. So thinks a group of women who become increasingly and inexplicably fascinated with her, getting Vampi tattoos, researching her story and seeking each other out to celebrate her. But as a virus ravages Washington, possessing any man it comes across and liberating their darkest desires, these women feel a call from something… or someone… to battle this new threat. Who is doing this to them? Is Vampirella real after all?”
Vampirella: The Second Coming #1 is 20 pages of full color story with no interior ads. It features covers by best selling artist Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), fan favorites Joe Jusko, (Tomb Raider) and Ryan Stegman (Grimm’s Fairy Tales) and the final Vampirella cover by the legendary Jose Gonzalez.
All four covers can be ordered with the following codes:
Vampirella: The Second Coming #1 Suydam Edition JUL09 0648
Vampirella: The Second Coming #1 Gonzalez Edition JUL09 0649
Vampirella: The Second Coming #1 Stegman Edition JUL09 0650
Vampirella: The Second Coming #1 Jusko Edition JUL09 0651
A special retailer incentive is also offered: for every forty copies ordered retailers can also order one Arthur Suydam Museum Edition.
Vampirella is published by Harris Comics. Celebrating her 40th Anniversary in 2009, Vampirella still stands as a universally recognized icon of horror comics and culture. Fans can follow her exploits online at Vampirella.com and on Twitter, @realvampirella.