Dynamite Entertainment is hopping on the multiverse train this September in VAMPIVERSE.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Vampirella enters an entire multiverse of alternate iterations of herself, in this fall’s blockbuster Vampiverse!
Writer Tom Sniegoski (Punisher, Young Hellboy) returns alongside co-writer Jeannine Acheson (Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special) for the most expansive Vampirella story ever told. Artist Daniel Maine (Chastity) has had a blast designing versions of Vampirella from every conceivable alternate universe, and more to come in the most expansive story for the character ever! They’re joined by colorist Francesca Cittarelli and letterer Taylor Esposito.
Each thread across the fabric of time and space has its own Vampirella to protect their reality. Something, or someone, is suddenly hunting them down, stealing their precious life energies. It’s up to the Vampirella we all know and love to gather her special sisters and take down this threat before it destroys the Artist, the creator of all of existence. Fans will meet such fun new characters like Vamp-Bot, Cave Vamp, The Invisible Vamp, and many more.
“When Jeannine and I were working on the 2021 Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special, the idea for Vampiverse was hatched,” said Tom Sniegoski. “To see it actually becoming a reality is incredibly exciting, and I can’t wait for folks to see what we’ve come up with.”
Jeannine Acheson added, “When we were coming up with the idea, we never imagined Dynamite would let us do it, but here we are! I’m thrilled about Vampiverse! It’s awesome to be writing my first comic series alongside all of these talented writers and artists.”
Tom Sniegoski’s legacy with the Daughter of Drakulon now goes back nearly 30 years all the way back to 1993. First there was the Dracula War, then Bloodshed, The Mystery Walk, Death & Destruction, and the recent Rebirth in the relaunched Vengeance of Vampirella. He’s also brought along so many signature collaborators like Buzz, Ed McGuinness, Amanda Conner, Michael Sta. Maria, and now Jeannine Acheson and Daniel Maine. Now the most prolific writer of the character ever continues his fan-favorite saga.
Vampiverse is not to be missed by longtime and new fans of the character alike, as one of the biggest stories since the pivotal Death & Destruction, with this new series initially developing as a spiritual sequel to that iconic moment.
For a series starring so many unique portrayals of the character, a range of top tier cover artists were a perfect match. Adam Hughes leads the pack, and he’s actually reuniting with Sniegoski, after doing beloved covers for the Dracula War all the way back in 1993. Stephen Segovia, Maria Laura Sanapo, Meghan Hetrick, and cosplayers starting with Rachel Hollon finish out the list for the first issue.
VAMPIVERSE #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2021 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2021. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.