Dynamite Entertainment announces it has acquired the VAMPIRELLA property from Harris Publications.
Vampirella debuted in 1969 in a black & white magazine titled simply VAMPIRELLA. With a cover by renown fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta, Vampirella #1 (pictured above) quickly made publishing history with its depiction of a vampire heroine, and its success prompted comics giants DC and Marvel to launch horror titles of their own. Vampirella appeared in this magazine format throughout the 1970's. After a brief publishing hiatus, Vampirella returned in 1992 and quickly regained her reigning status as the queen of all female comics characters. In continuous publication since her early 90's comeback, Vampirella has been written by top talents including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrision, James Robinson, Jeph Loeb, Warren Ellis, and illustrated by fan favorite artists such as Joe Quesada, J. Scott Campbell, Michael Turner, Jae Lee, Adam Hughes, Mark Texeira, Joe Jusko, Arthur Suydam, and many more. A Vampirella feature film premiered on Showtime Networks in 1996, and the character continues to appear on numerous items of licensed merchandise.
Look for more announcements soon on Dynamite's Vampirella plans.