Vampirella debuted in 1969 in a black & white magazine titled simply VAMPIRELLA. With a stunning cover by legendary artist, Frank Frazetta, Vampirella #1 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. Many of these classic stories were illustrated by the legendary artist Jose Gonzalez and have remained quite popular with comics fans to the present day. 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 90s 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. In 2010, Dynamite Entertainment acquired Vampirella and have published both original and classic material.
Now, Vampirella is back with an all new story arc in Vampirella Volume 1: Forbidden Fruit!
One thousand years have passed since Vampirella was last spotted, doing what she does best: defending the world from threats both mystic and evil. Now, she's poised to make her fateful return, but the world that awaits her is unlike anything she might expect... or even want to defend!
Written by acclaimed comics, novel, and television writer Paul Cornell (This Damned Band, Doctor Who) and illustrated by the masterful Jimmy Broxton (Goldtiger, Knight & Squire), "Forbidden Fruit" is a mind-blowing odyssey for horror comics' most iconic heroine!
Vampirella Volume 1: Forbidden Fruit is available January 9, 2018. For a preview of the graphic novel, see below.