Vampirella Rises Again In 2017, Thanks To Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton
Vampirella is getting revamped as a new series launching in February 2017, from writer Paul Cornell and artist Jimmy Broxton, who previously teamed for DC's Knight and Squire and Vertigo’s Saucer Country.
This comes on the heels of the publication of a previous Vampirella reboot by Nicola Scott and Kate Leth, which was first announced almost exactly a year ago. I'm not sure if launching a Vampirella reboot is Dynamite's new October tradition, but if so, it's bound to lead to lots of interesting interpretations!
After having the character placed in the hands of two female creators, it feels a bit jarring to see her passed back to a male creative team. But going by the one Broxton image that's been released (above), this is still going to be an interesting and original take on Vampirella.
From the Dynamite Press Release:
“Paul’s writing is tremendous, and we have been hoping to work with him on Vampirella for quite some time now,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “While Paul’s series is written in the classic style of the character, his take feels every bit as fresh as our 2016 relaunch. This new series is sure to be applauded by new readers and longtime fans alike!”
Paul Cornell is an English writer of novels, comic books and television, perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who, dating back to 1990. Since that time, Cornell has written over ten Doctor Who novels, as well as multiple series for both DC and Marvel, as well as the widely celebrated Vertigo series, Saucer Country.
“I’m supremely jazzed to have the chance to work on Vampirella, a character with an incredibly rich history and a touchstone still for many readers today,” says Matt Idelson, Senior Editor. “Reuniting with Paul is always a total pleasure, and what he and artist Jimmy Broxton have cooked up speaks very much to all that’s great about the character, yet will come as a totally unexpected, wonderful surprise. I think this is going to greatly appeal to both longtime and new readers alike.”
Vampirella is a raven-haired heroine who remains, even after 45 years of publication, one of the comic industry’s most well known characters, due in no small part to Dynamite Entertainment. Since Vampirella’s very healthy resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published three volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The Vampirella franchise is a haven for writers and artists with a penchant for the macabre.