Best Comics Of 2017 – Part Two – Vampirella Vol. 1: Forbidden Fruit

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.

These are the best of 2017.

One of the titles that really surprised me in how well it balanced the roots of the character and a new direction was Vampirella. Paul Cornell’s first few issues captured the feel of the Warren Vampirella stories, yet didn’t completely re-write and discount the more recent stories that Dynamite published. Jimmy Broxton’s art furthered the feeling of classic Vampirella, yet put in enough of a modern style to keep newer readers involved. While I feel like the current path of the series is lacking in many of the aspects that made this first volume so intriguing, that doesn’t take away from the quality of this first story in a great direction for an iconic character.


Cover: Jimmy Broxton
Writer: Paul Cornell
Art: Jimmy Broxton

FC | 160+ pages | $19.99 | Teen+
In Stores: 12/27/2017


One thousand years have passed since Vampirella was last spotted, doing what she does best: defending the world from threats both mystic and evil. Now, she’s poised to make her fateful return, but the world that awaits her is unlike anything she might expect… or even want to defend!
Written by acclaimed comics, novel, and television writer Paul Cornell (This Damned Band, Doctor Who) and illustrated by the masterful Jimmy Broxton (Goldtiger, Knight & Squire), “Forbidden Fruit” is a mind-blowing odyssey for horror comics’ most iconic heroine!

*While the solicitation indicates issues 1-5 are collected here, the preview pages Dynamite sent us are from Vampirella #0, so I would assume that is included as well. 

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