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VERY FINE/NEAR MINT

(W) Paul Cornell
(A) Jimmy Broxton
(CA) Philip Tan

After a sleep of over a thousand years, Vampirella finds herself back among the land of the living, but in a world far different than the one she remembers, where hope is laced with fear and blood has a far different taste. And speaking of taste, finding an appropriate outfit for the era leads our fanged fatale to a chance encounter that will garner her not one but two potential allies.
Date Available: 03/15/2017

BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer


Vampirella is one of those characters that never dies. Everytime one series ends, there seems to be another artist/writer/comic company that thinks they've got the next big Vampirella story. Unfortunately, it hardly works out that way. And while it's always interesting to see how these people are going to reimagine her, it always seems to peter out rather quickly. By my count, I believe this version would technically be Volume 8 not including the magazine series that started it all. That's a lot of reimagining. This time Jimmy Broxton gives us a Vampirella with short hair and a low cut dress with the familiar bat image smeared in ghost ooze. And Paul Cornell's story is way out there. The question still lies is this a good read? The answer is rather complicated. The story is compelling and makes the reader's imagination fire up with just what the he double hockey sticks is going on. The changes in Vampirella's waredrobe are logically explained and the artwork and coloring is well done. But I just can't get behind it. Now, I hear the critic's critics screaming, "Doc, your just old school, if Vampirella's hair isn't reaching her butt thong of a one-piece ala José "Pepe" González, you won't be happy. And while I admit there is some truth to that, I looked at it from this angle. If you were to replace Vampirella with another female character, would the story be as good? I believe the answer is yes. This is a good story but it is not a good Vampirella story. That's the main difference. Will I continue to read this, certainly. As I said the story is very good. It's just not a Vampirella comic.

I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams


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