Vampirella #1 Review

Title: Vampirella #1
Publisher: Dynamite
Words: Christopher Priest
Art: Ergün Gündüz
Published: July 17, 2019

Publisher’s Summary: “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!!!”


Review

After suffering a traumatic event, Vampirella turns to professional advice in order to sort out her life. Unfortunately, it’s complicated to find people who understand you when you’re an alien from a distant planet.

Christopher Priest writes a thoughtful, contemplative Vampirella story in Vampirella #1. In this series, Priest delves into Vampirella’s unique backstory, exploring her roots and her purpose here on Earth. Unlike other series which sexualize the character, Priest’s Vampirella is quiet, but determined, looking for personal answers. The change is refreshing for a character whose storyline, at times, has been been driven by sex and violence.

Ergün Gündüz’s art is also a contrast to the typical Vampirella story. Vampirella #1 is full of detailed images and soft tones. Vampirella is also a softened character. There’s less of a focus on her body, and an emphasis on her thoughts and words.

The Bottom Line

In Vampirella #1, Christopher Priest and Ergün Gündüz craft a different kind of Vampirella story, focusing on the woman within.

Vampirella #1
Vampirella #1 Review
The Bottom Line
In Vampirella #1, Christopher Priest and Ergün Gündüz craft a different kind of Vampirella story, focusing on the woman within.
Yes!
Christopher Priest delves into Vampirella's back story.
A thoughtful, probing Vampirella story
No...
8.5
Score

Jaimee Nadzan
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When she's not hanging with her gang at The Bronze, this young Sunnydale resident slays...wait, no, that's Buffy Summers. Jaimee serves as Editor here at The Brazen Bull.

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