Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dynamite Stakes Out "Vampirella"

Dynamite Entertainment reports that Eric Trautmann will write and Wagner Reis will illustrate a new "Vampirella" series launching in November.

"...'Vampirella' is back and hot on the trail of her nemesis, 'Vlad Dracula'. It's a darker world for Vampirella, and something even more sinister than vampires lurks in the shadows, something that even Dracula himself has cause to fear, as Vampirella is all that stands between us, and the end of the world..."

The character, created by Forrest J Ackerman for Warren Publishing's "Vampirella" black-and-white horror-comics magazine, was developed by writer Archie Goodwin and illsutrators Frank Frazetta and Tom Sutton for Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969).

'Vampirella' was originally presented as an inhabitant of the planet 'Draculon', a world where people lived on blood.

While Draculon orbited two twin suns causing droughts across the planet, Vampirella's race, the 'Vampiri', were able to transform themselves into bats at will and sprout wings when required.

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