Vampirella is one of those characters you have probably seen, but don’t know anything about her. Her origin story has been altered a bit over time, but the basics of her background remain the same. Vampirella was originally from the planet Drakulon. On this planet there was a vampiric race that lived on blood. Blood flood in rivers on Drakulon, so it wasn’t a big deal. Drakulon orbits twin suns and those suns were causing droughts across the planet. The race of which Vampirella was born, the Vampiri, were able to transform themselves into bats at will, possessed superhuman physical attributes, and could sprout wings when required to fly.
The Vampiri were dying off due to the twin suns drying up their blood supply. When a spaceship from Earth crashes on the planet Vampirella is sent to investigate. The astronauts attack her out of fear. Vampirella retaliates and discovers the astronauts have blood in their veins. She pilots the ship back to Earth. Once on earth, Vampirella decides to be a “good” vampire. She devotes her energy to ridding our world of evil kind.
Other versions of her history have her as the offspring of Lilith, whom popular medieval Jewish lore depicts as the first wife of Adam. Lilith would not submit to Adam. God cast her out of Eden and she spawned demons. Lilith later repented and went to Eden to bear children to fight the evil she had created. Her first attempt was Madek and Magdalene, who turned to evil; Vampirella was her second. Madek and Magdalene brainwashed her into believing she was from Drakulon. There is even a revision of the character where Vampirella works as an agent of the Vatican.
We are not sure which origin they will use in this new relaunch of Vampirella. They may even create a new history for her. All we know is Vampirella #1 has already reached 130,000 copies ordered. Crossing my fingers they bring her back to prominence.
Oh, Dynamite made a trailer for the upcoming comic book.
VAMPIRELLA #1 CVR A CHO
(W) Christopher Preist (A) Ergun Gunduz (CA) Frank Cho
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!!! In Shops: Jul 17, 2019 SRP: $3.99
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