Title: Vengeance of Vampirella #1
Words: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Art: Michael Sta. Maria
Published: September 25, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon. Now, for the 50th Anniversary of Vampirella, original series writer Tom Sniegoski (joined by the incredible art of Michael Sta. Maria) is back and issue #1 features a host of incredible cover artists. Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Long Live Vampirella! Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own. Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored – There’s no one to challenge her! That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom! This new series – and anniversary event – is not to be missed! THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, Legacy, and Force Majeure, as well as the series The Brimstone Network. The author’s first adult novel, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, developed into a series of novels about the character Remy Chandler.
“Her name was Vampirella, and she had come to save us from the evil that sought to darken the world.”
Vampirella is back and better than ever…or, at least, she will be, soon. After Vampirella was killed by the powerful Mistress Nyx, the world fell into chaos and became overrun with monsters. And now that the world is blanketed by an intense darkness, a hero must rise. Enter Vampirella.
Writer Thomas E. Sniegoski accomplishes everything that he set out to do in this issue, and in doing so, has built a strong foundation for this new Vengeance of Vampirella series. As much as I would have liked for this series debut to be action-packed and blood-soaked, I understand that some work needs to be done first; still, I was entertained throughout my read and am left looking forward to what’s still to come.
If you’ve been looking to read a Vampirella series, but didn’t know where or when to start, this is your chance dive in.
Vengeance of Vampirella #1 is an epic (re)introduction to an iconic character that is sure to leave Vampirella fans eager for the return of their favorite vampiric superheroine.