Official Press Release
Offered in the upcoming July Previews for the September Shipping Comics Dynamite Entertainment presents the Vampirella Archive Vol. 1 Premiere Hard Cover Edition and The Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 1: Grant Morrison & Mark Millar SC. Vampirella Archive Vol. 1 HC hits stores just in time for Halloween, and contains the early Vampirella classics from the first seven issues of the Magazine. Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 1: Grant Morrison & Mark Millar SC features a “dynamite” Vampirella tale guided by two of today’s finest writers.
With Vampirella Archive Vol. 1 HC, Dynamite is collecting all Vampirella stories from the beginning in a hardcover archive collection FOR THE FIRST TIME! In September 1969, Vampirella #1 debuted with a stunning cover by the legendary Frank Frazetta – and quickly made publishing history! The writers and artists that contributed during the magazine’s original run included Jose Gonzalez, Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor Smith, Esteban Maroto, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Rudy Nebres, Richard Corben, Pablo Marcos, Wally Wood, and many more! Featuring work by Forest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Tom Sutton, Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Billy Graham, Alan Weiss, Jeff Jones, and Frank Frazetta, Volume One collects the first seven terrifying issues of the magazine’s original run, reprinted in its original magazine-sized format, and features the very first Vampirella cover by the immortal Frank Frazetta!
“Vampirella is one of comic’s greatest female icons, and we’re proud to bring her classic and contemporary tales back to print for fans old and new. From the works of legendary creators, to today’s contemporary super stars, we’re proud to have the opportunity to place some of the stories in collected form for the first time. We’re also beginning our “Master Series” with two masters – Grant Morrison and Mark Millar – and will continue with Warren Ellis, James Robinson and will continue with Vampirella’s rich history of fantastic creators.” stated Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 1: Grant Morrison & Mark Millar SC contains the collected work of Grant Morrison and Mark Millar’s incredible run on Vampirella. Over a decade ago two of the comic industry’s most prolific writers of today, joined together to craft what some consider Vampirella’s finest run in her long history. Joining these two legendary creators are today’s other top talents such as Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Haberlin, Michael Bair, Kevin Nowlan and more. This edition collects “Ascending Evil” from Vampirella Monthly #1-3, “Holy War” from Vampirella Monthly #4-6, “Blood Red Game” from the Vampirella 25th Anniversary Special and “Cold Day In Hell” from Vampirella Strikes #6. This edition also collects interviews with Morrison/Millar and Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. It all began right here for these creators and now it’s collected for you in this beautiful trade paperback edition featuring a stunning cover by Jae Lee (Dark Tower).
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