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New Vampirella Series From Paul Cornell Manifests in 2017

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New Vampirella Series From Paul Cornell Manifests in 2017

Dynamite Entertainment has revealed another one of their New York Comic Con announcements, this time focusing on the cult favorite character Vampirella. Beginning in February 2017, Paul Cornell will write an all-new Vampirella series. The debut issue will also come with an introductory price of $0.25.

Cornell has a lengthy resume, including stints writing for the “Doctor Who” television series and superhero series like “Action Comics” and “Wolverine.” The new Vampirella series sees Cornell reteaming with frequent collaborator artist Jimmy Broxton. Cornell and Broxton previously worked on DC’s “Knight & Squire” as well as Vertigo’s “Saucer Country” and IDW’s “Doctor Who Special.”

“I’m delighted to be writing a Vampirella that takes onboard everything she’s been and moves it forward into a new setting, where the gothic meets science fiction,” said Cornell in the press release. “I’m also delighted to be working again with my old friends, the incredibly talented artist Jimmy Broxton, and the incredibly talented editor, Matt Idelson.”

Cornell also touched upon the audience he hopes to attract with Vampirella. “I’m hoping especially to find a female audience,” said Cornell. “The character’s often been regarded as a nostalgia item, cheesecake, and we’re building on previous efforts to keep moving away from that to something more interesting. I’m excited to be building a whole new world, I’m loving what Jimmy’s art is doing (Barbarella! Hepburn!), and I hope that excitement communicates itself to the reader.”

Created by Forrest J Ackerman and Trina Robbins, the iconic vampire debuted in 1969’s black and white magazine “Vampirella” #1. Vampirella’s comic adventures were handled by Warren Publishing and Harris Publications for the next 30 years. Dynamite Entertainment acquired the Vampirella license in 2010 and has since published a number of ongoing and limited series featuring the character. The most recent “Vampirella” series featued Kate Leth and Eman Cassallos as its creative team.

More announcements regarding Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton’s “Vampirella” are forthcoming.

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Official Press Release

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS PAUL CORNELL FOR NEW VAMPIRELLA SERIES

Series Launches in February 2017 with Special $0.25 Introductory-Priced Issue!

October 4, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the buzz builds for New York Comic-Con, and just in time for Halloween, Dynamite Entertainment announces that comics and television veteran Paul Cornell will write an all-new series starring Dynamite’s queen of the monster hunters herself, Vampirella!

“I’m delighted to be writing a Vampirella that takes onboard everything she’s been and moves it forward into a new setting, where the gothic meets science fiction,” says writer Paul Cornell. “I’m also delighted to be working again with my old friends, the incredibly talented artist Jimmy Broxton, and the incredibly talented editor, Matt Idelson. There’s a lyrical, Modesty Blaise feel to Jimmy’s art on this. I’m hoping especially to find a female audience. The character’s often been regarded as a nostalgia item, cheesecake, and we’re building on previous efforts to keep moving away from that to something more interesting. I’m excited to be building a whole new world, I’m loving what Jimmy’s art is doing (Barbarella! Hepburn!), and I hope that excitement communicates itself to the reader.”

“Paul’s writing is tremendous, and we have been hoping to work with him on Vampirella for quite some time now,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “While Paul’s series is written in the classic style of the character, his take feels every bit as fresh as our 2016 relaunch. This new series is sure to be applauded by new readers and longtime fans alike!”

Paul Cornell is an English writer of novels, comic books and television, perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who, dating back to 1990. Since that time, Cornell has written over ten Doctor Who novels, as well as multiple series for both DC and Marvel, as well as the widely celebrated Vertigo series, Saucer Country.

“I’m supremely jazzed to have the chance to work on Vampirella, a character with an incredibly rich history and a touchstone still for many readers today,” says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor. “Reuniting with Paul is always a total pleasure, and what he and artist Jimmy Broxton have cooked up speaks very much to all that’s great about the character, yet will come as a totally unexpected, wonderful surprise. I think this is going to greatly appeal to both longtime and new readers alike.”

Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 45 years of publication, one of the comic industry’s most well known characters, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment. Since Vampirella’s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published three volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.

Look for upcoming announcements on release date, art team and more in the coming months.

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