Instead of fake awards, and highlighting news for the past year, which seemed to consist almost entirely of people complaining online about one thing or another. Instead of trying to come up with lists of things that I enjoyed, which will most likely embarrass me to look at in a few years, I'm going to hit on a few things from the past year that I thought were worth looking back on with some fondness.
The new Vampirella series has interested me since the #0 issue that was practically given away as a method of re-introducing the character to readers. The feeling of this series was decidedly different, embracing a more mature tone by a writer that grasped what it meant to actually write for truly more mature readers. Vampirella
I've been impressed by the new Vampirella series from Dynamite. It harkens back to classic Vampirella stories with it's setting more in the realm of science-fiction rather than horror, super-heroes, or bad girl comic book genres.
We get lots of press releases. The Kiss/Vampirella crossover announcement at first looks like just another press release for a crossover comic. In reading it, it gets highly entertaining with Gene Simmons referring to Vampirella creator Forrest J. Ackerman as "Forry"and writer Chris Selba describing all of the 1970s Kiss-inspired craziness in this comic. It even makes the paragraph-long description of eleven variant covers tolerable. Check out the press release below.
I was pleasantly, but cautiously surprised by Vampirella #0. Dynamite promises a new direction for the character. Vampirella #1 is the official beginning of this new direction. Does my pleasant surprise turn into an appreciation?
When it was announced, I was skeptical of the new Vampirella series and its #0 issue, specially priced at 25 cents. Well, I’ve gotten a preview of the specially-priced jumping off point for new readers. Vampirella #0 On Sale February 1, 2017 Writer: Paul Cornell Artist/Colorist: Jimmy Broxton Letterer: Travis Latham Cover: Phillip Tan Variant
Dynamite has published Vampirella for many years now, and tried a few different takes on her character, most recently changing her iconic, extremely revealing costume to a more modest and practical one. From the look of the covers and the attached press release, the new series is going back to the character’s roots less in
Dynamite just added another book to their releases for this week, Vampirella 1969. Even through all of the changes in the industry, Vampirella remains one of the most iconic female characters around. Her resurgence in 1991 heralded the rise of the bad girl craze in American comics, of which she is one of the handful of characters to survive. Dynamite's handling of the character since 2010 has honored her past, as well as progressing her story forward.
I have been very hesitant about this crossover Dynamite is putting together with all of their female characters, but see the definite potential in it, and seeing Gail Simone heading it up has me hoping for the best. After seeing three of the variant covers for this issue, I was very worried about what was ahead.
Vampirella Archives Volume 10 Written by Roger McKenzie, Gerry Boudreau, Bruce Jones, Cary Bates, Nicola Cuti, Bill DuBay, Michael Fleisher, Bud Lewis, Esteban Maroto and Josep Toutain Art by Araleon, Luis Bermejo, Joss Jodloman, Russ Heath, Esteban Maroto, Paul Neary, Alex Nino, Leopold Sanchez, Ramon Torrents, Jose Gonzalez, Leo Duranona, Jose Ortiz, and Gonzalo Mayo Cover by Enrich
First off, Brother Voodoo isn’t on the list. I set the preview image so it wouldn’t reveal anyone on the list. A Halloween Celebration month wouldn’t be complete without a list of the Top 10 Comic Book Characters with their basis in the horror genre. Before going on with the list the stipulations are that
VAMPIRELLA #4 Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison (c) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ In a desperate attempt to fight Lady Umbra’s growing control over her mind and body, Vampirella and her unlikely new ally, Lord Drago,