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Joe Harris Joins Vampirella’s “Scarlet Legion”

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Joe Harris Joins Vampirella’s “Scarlet Legion”

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“Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion” #1 is an ALL-NEW mini-series coming out in May written by Joe Harris!  With the main Vampirella series seeing sell-out after sell-out with so many retailers, this new mini-series will serve to compliment this HOT ongoing series.  For fans new and old, this series will re-introduce The Scarlet Legion to Vampirella’s mythology!

Keeping in mind that #1 main covers sold out from Dynamite, and Vampirella #2 close to a near sell out, there is no question that Dynamite’s Vampirella title is a bonafide hit!  Dynamite also recently announced that Vampirella Archives, Vol. 1 was #1 on Hardcover Graphic Books New York Times Bestseller List for the week of January 23rd!  Dynamite plans on continuing Vampirella’s amazing success with Dynamite & the Scarlet Legion!

In May’s “Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion” #1, The Crimson Chronicles, that foul bible of blood, foretells the coming of Chaos, the Destroyer and his servants on earth.  Since her earliest days, Vampirella has stood between that vicious cult and their Mad God’s plans.  But when an ancient prophecy of doom is uncovered and a new push to resurrect the foulest demons from the pit is revealed, it’s clear Vampirella won’t be able to take them on alone.  Enter THE SCARLET LEGION, assembled to keep the dark things at bay and protect this world from the evils which lie beyond.  The only question is, will they see Vampirella as friend… or foe?

“I’m stoked to be working on a Vampirella story, one of the baddest, sexiest and most iconic characters and properties in horror comics,” says writer Joe Harris.  “We’re looking to do something big and sprawling with a bit of a globe-spanning sweep to it.  A big screen adventure interwoven with some some frightening and truly horrific moments that, I hope, will help keep the dark scary.  “Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion” expands our vampire heroine’s inner circle a bit, but not always with friends.  Sometimes rivals, or even enemies, make for more interesting dynamics.  We’re doing horror, after all.  You want to keep things tense, and less than rosy.  I’m a big fan of what Dynamite has been able to do in this market and I’m both proud and humbled to be on board.  They’ve taken some great properties and really carved out a space for themselves.  Nick Barrucci is a true patron of this industry and it’s no wonder Dynamite have gotten a lot of well-deserved attention lately.”

“I’ve followed Joe Harris’ writing from when he first came on to the comics scene, admiring his work inside and outside of the comics market,” says Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.  “We’ve kept in touch for the last few years trying to find the right project.  After making his return to comics with one of his newest projects – Ghost Projekt at Oni, the time seemed right and Joe’s excitement for Vampirella made this a great first project to work on together.  Vampirella is very important to Dynamite and we would not entrust a series, even a mini-series, to anyone that could not execute.  Having seen the overview and Joe’s script to date, we definitely made the right call!”

“There are some great things happening in the Vampirella ongoing and now that we’ve brought Joe [Harris] in, we can begin to add a little flesh to the skeleton,” says Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt.  “Readers of the ongoing know that the mystery is right there upfront in terms of who or what Vampirella is and with “Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion”, we take a step back to time shortly before our main series and explore the roots of the world Vampirella is finding herself in. We’ll meet some old friends and a slew of new enemies along the way, Guaranteed.”

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Green Hornet, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches – 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman’s SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin’s DREADSTAR, as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.

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