Nicola Scott Redesigns Vampirella, Dejah Thoris And Red Sonja For Dynamite Relaunch
The last few years have seen some really great costume redesigns for supeheroines, and it looks like Dynamite is planning to add to that with a trio of heroines set to launch new titles next year.
In advance of New York Comic-Con, Dynamite released new designs from artist Nicola Scott for Vampirella, Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja, to be featured in a new line spinning out of this year's Swords of Sorrow crossover.
Here are the new designs, with quotes from Scott provided by Dynamite's press release:
"Vampirella was a lot of fun. We could actually make her modern, with some retro influence. I liked the idea of keeping her in a one-piece but making it a leather jumpsuit with her logo embroidered on the back. Part biker, part roller-derby. I hope to see cosplayers in this one ASAP!"
"Dejah Thoris was about playing with themes and the Barsoom aesthetic. Plaited leathers, swooping, organic shaped armour, and gossamer fabrics seemed the right place to start. It was just a matter of playing around with shapes and proportions until it came together."
"Sonja was a collaboration between myself, Gail [Simone], Dynamite and the licensors. Her big red hair and chainmail are iconic, and I felt strongly they needed to carry the look but be modernized. Keeping her hair big but out of her face seemed practical, and the idea of the chainmail tank rather than bikini was a suitable update."
The stories featuring the new designs begin in January 2016 with Red Sonja by Marguerite Bennett and Aneke, followed in February by Dejah Thoris by writer Frank Barbiere and an artist to be announced, and Vampirella in march by writer and ComicsAlliance contributor Kate Leth and an artist also to be announced.