Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion Coming in May

Posted by G-Man (32696 posts) - - Show Bio
The new Vampirella series from Dynamite Entertainment is a hit. The main covers from issue #1 sold out and Vampirella #2 is close to a sell out as well. Dynamites recent Vampirella Archives Vol. 1 was #1 on Hardcover Graphic Books New York Times Bestseller List for the week of January 23rd. What more can Dynamite do with the female vampire? 
 
Today Dynamite has announced that they will re-introduce The Scarlet Legion to Vampirella's mythology. In May's Vampirella & the Scarlet Legion #1, the Crimson Chronicles, the foul bible of blood, foretells the coming of Chaos, the Destroyer and his servants on Earth. Vampirella has stood between the vicious cult and their Mad God ways since her earliest days. When an ancient prophecy of doom is uncovered and there's a new push to resurrect the foulest demons, it's clear that Vampirella won't be able to take them on alone. The Scarlet Legion is assembled to keep back the dark things and protect the world from the evils which lie beyond.  
 
Will the Legion see Vampirella as a friend...or a foe? 
 == TEASER == 
Writing this new series will be Joe Harris with his first work at Dynamite. 

"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."  

You can find out more when the series debuts in May. For now, check out these preview pages courtesy of Dynamite. 









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#1 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, I REALLY need to start checking out this series =P

#2 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed issues #1 and 2.  But a second series... this is when I feel the money grabbing and debate how work it is getting this monthly.  I'll definitely check out issues #1.

#3 Posted by NightFang (9989 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious said:
" Damn, I REALLY need to start checking out this series =P "
Its a pretty good comic that you'll probably enjoy. 
#4 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio
@NightFang said:
" @mr.obvious said:
" Damn, I REALLY need to start checking out this series =P "
Its a pretty good comic that you'll probably enjoy.  "
agreed
#5 Posted by Yumulu (762 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah Vampi do you ever stop posing?

#6 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio
@NightFang said:
" @mr.obvious said:
" Damn, I REALLY need to start checking out this series =P "
Its a pretty good comic that you'll probably enjoy.  "
Thanks 4 the recommendation, I'll still try to look for it on my free time =D
#7 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

why is there a controversy over WW changing her costume but not Vampirella?

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#9 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are all Vampires bucktoothed? even when their mouths are closed their fangs are still showing...
 
I'll be picking this up and i dig Vampirella.
 
@aztek the lost said:

" why is there a controversy over WW changing her costume but not Vampirella? "

I concur.
#10 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio
@Yumulu said:
" Ah Vampi do you ever stop posing? "
Why should she, she is the original Badgirl that is why we love her..lol
#11 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" why is there a controversy over WW changing her costume but not Vampirella? "
DC Comics have more Pull in the media's string pull department. Poor Dynamite doesn't have the same resources to make a big deal to attract the non-comic readers.  Plus WW is "iconic" hero, Vampi is the OG Badgirl.  As long as she is sexy on her covers, the boys will buy the comics for the covers alone.  Because her covers still sell the sex, how is there controversy?

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