Dynamite is pleased to present 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).
#0 gives us a tantalizing peak at a major disaster involving Vampirella which will have profound implications for the character going forward. We're introduced to a new cast members and get but a taste of the dynamic new creative team of Christopher Priest and Ergun Gündüz. Anything can—and does—happen!
In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella. 50 years later, she doesn’t look a day older!!!! Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-making, Ergün Gündüz (Tales of the Great War, Taxi Tales)! You’ll experience the first, mysterious taste of things to come in Vampirella Free Comic Book Day #0, and the story continues here!!!
Ah, the ‘90s, our strange yet dynamic link between the excess of the ‘80s and the pretensiousness of the aughts. A time when heroes were born, died and were reborn (again). Amidst all that creative chaos, the form of comics was torn between the muscle bound proliferation of All Things Pouch and the heady brew offered up by the British Comics Invasion. Now, in the long-ago year of 1992, VAMPIRELLA finds herself a vampire trapped between not just two worlds but two genres! When a “bad girl model” hired to portray Vampy at conventions and signings is plunged into a terrorist incident, she’s forced to face not just men with nunchucks before her, but the insidious forces roiling beneath the surface of geek culture... and her own dark past. Written by the master of madness, MAX BEMIS, and dually illustrated by the splenderific MARCOS RAMOS and ROBERTO CASTRO, this is a tale sure to delight and challenge in equal measure!
Vampirella's struggle to deal with the complex emotional consequences of a major disaster caused by her enemies is exacerbated by an unexpected visit from her mother, Lilith, with whom Vampi has a complicated relationship. But has the Mother of All Vampires come to help or destroy her daughter? And will Vampirella's hapless therapist survive the encounter?
Seduction of The Innocent Book Three of Twelve: Vampirella leads a team of religious zealots to take down a pack of werewolves preying on unsuspecting cultists. Also, weary of her mother Lilith’s nagging, Vampirella reluctantly goes speed dating and, in so doing, stumbles into a dangerous new love affair.
Seduction of The Innocent Book Four of Twelve: While several of Vampirella’s classic enemies gather under mysterious circumstances, Vampirella is goaded into committing a heroic act which may thrust her into the public eye, a place she’s definitely not comfortable in! By the ever-unpredictable Christopher Priest and taking-the-US-by- storm Ergün Gündüz!
Seduction of The Innocent Continues: Following her mother, Lilith’s advice, Vampirella chooses to end her loneliness by engaging in community, connecting with friends, building a new career, and creating roots within her adopted world-- which invites inevitable consequences as her enemies continue to gather for a mysterious purpose, and her mother receives a visit from a man from Vampirella’s past.
Seduction of The Innocent Book Six: Vampirella’s love life becomes a major impediment to her mission as obsessed suitors both past and present attempt to manipulate her into furthering their goals. Meanwhile, the Blood Red Queen of Hearts teaches the newly resurrected Mistress Nyx a painful lesson. Anything that can happen…does!
“Beach Blanket Bloodfest” While vacationing in the Caribbean with Benny the Witch, Vampirella enters the surreal world of a Voodoo Vampire King who becomes obsessed with winning her as his bride. Meanwhile, Victory, Vampirella’s estranged lover, was left behind in Los Angeles. Now she’s impersonating Vampirella for her own amusement, unaware that a newly forged team of Vampirella’s enemies closing in for the kill! Featuring guest-artist Giovanni Timpano (Shadow Batman, Port of Earth).
Mysterious alien creatures secreted within the mountains of the British Virgin Islands capture Vampirella and transport her home to Drakulon just as Vampi’s best bud, Benny the Witch, is about to become a human sacrifice. Will Vampirella give up life on her home world to save yet another human? Will Benny be the guest of honor at a native barbecue?
"Flight Plan" – "Seduction of The Innocent" resumes, taking us back to where the series began--the doomed flight of Affirm Air 1969. A warning comes to Vampirella too late as a cadre of her greatest foes execute their plan to destroy the life that she's built for herself on Earth. Bonus: Remember our Free Comic Book Day preview, Vampirella #0? Want to know exactly what was going on there? The story comes full circle here, and you won’t want to miss it!
FLIGHT PLAN, PART 2: In the aftermath of the tragic plane crash that changed Vampirella's life, Vampi's enemies revel in their triumph while she hits emotional rock bottom, having lost the life she'd built as "Ella Normandy." This leads to Vampi seeking help from two unexpected sources: a trauma specialist working with the airline, and, ultimately, the real enemy who's been out to destroy her.
Seduction of The Innocent Continues: In the aftermath of the tragic plane crash that changed Vampirella’s life, Vampi’s enemies revel in their triumph while she hits emotional rock bottom, having lost the life she’d built as “Ella Normandy.” This leads to Vampi seeking help from two unexpected sources: a trauma specialist working with the airline, and, ultimately, the real enemy who’s been out to destroy her.
Seduction of The Innocent Continues: Lilith triumphant! Having crushed her daughter’s will, Lilith of Drakulon kidnaps Vampirella’s therapist and recruits Vampi’s now-ex girlfriend as she escalates her win to the next level. Vampirella tells Chary of Lilith’s origin, a story of the corruption of one of Drakulon’s greatest heroines.
Seducation of the Innocent continues! In a misguided effort to help her daughter, Lilith attempts to make a believer out of the skeptical Doc Chary. Meanwhile dissention breaks out among Vampirella’s deadliest enemies, and Vampi gains a determined young acolyte.
The Final Chapter of Seduction of the Innocent: Vampirella’s 50th Anniversary year concludes with a mother-daughter showdown as Vampirella confronts Lilith, the 400-year old sorceress, regarding Lilith’s obsession with her first daughter, the Warren-era original DRACULINA who’s been lost in time for centuries and may now have been incarnated as a human child who is obsessed with Vampirella and demanding to become Vampi’s acolyte.
Special Horror Issue! In this standalone tale and perfect jumping-on point, “Ella Normandy” has been outed on social media as the space- vampire Vampirella, drawing the attention of a wide selection of deeply dysfunctional fans, two of whom claim to be ghosts seeking her help to avenge their murders.
We round out Year Two of our 50th Anniversary Vampirella series with the prologue to "Interstellar," the chronicle of Vampirella's journey back to her home planet of Drakulon. Lilith has vanished under mysterious circumstances leaving Vampirella-- who's never had the best relationship with her mom-- torn between accepting Lilith's disappearance or going to her rescue, which would require her finding a way back to her home world. Caving in to the inevitable, Vampirella has only one place she can begin her journey -- the human she rescued from Drakulon all those years ago and re-create the accident that brought him there.
"1969" As Vampirella searches for a way to return to Drakulon in order to save her mother, she reflects on her first days on Earth as a newly arrived extraterrestrial lost in a bustling New York City, where she becomes the target of predators both human and supernatural, and finds her first friend-- a mysterious young woman who can transform herself into a Panther.
Having been tried in absentia by the Vampiri state, Vampirella’s mother Lilith’s conviction on sedition charges is a done deal by the time she finally arrives on her home world. Can Vampi allow her mother’s execution, or will she again risk banishment from Drakulon by coming to Lilith’s rescue?
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