Dynamite Entertainment Acquires Vampirella!

Before Twilight. Before True Blood. Before Buffy. Before Blade. There was… Vampirella!

Leading comic book
publisher, Dynamite Entertainment,
is proud to announce it has acquired the Vampirella property from Harris Publications.  Vampirella will become
part of Dynamite’s thriving comic book line-up, which includes Project
Superpowers, The Boys, Green
Hornet, The
Lone Ranger, Zorro,
Army of Darkness, Red Sonja and more.

Vampirella debuted in 1969 in a
black & white magazine titled simply VAMPIRELLA. With a stunning
cover by legendary artist, Frank Frazetta, Vampirella #1 quickly made
publishing history with its depiction of a vampire heroine, and its
success prompted comics giants DC and Marvel to launch horror titles of
their own.  Vampirella appeared in this magazine format throughout the
1970’s.  Many of these classic stories were illustrated by the legendary
artist Jose Gonzalez and have remained quite popular with comics fans
to the present day. After a brief publishing hiatus, Vampirella returned
in 1992 and quickly regained her reigning status as the queen of all
female comics characters!  In continuous publication since her early 90s
comeback, Vampirella has been written by top talents including Alan Moore, Mark Millar,
Grant Morrision, James Robinson, Jeph Loeb, Warren Ellis, and
illustrated by fan favorite artists such as Joe Quesada, J. Scott Campbell,
Michael Turner,
Jae Lee, Adam Hughes,
Mark Texeira, Joe
Jusko, Arthur Suydam,
and many more!  A Vampirella feature film premiered on Showtime
Networks in 1996, and the character continues to appear on numerous
items of licensed merchandise.

Commenting on the acquisition,
Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamite Entertainment said, "Vampirella is
one of the most well known and longest running comic characters in the
history of the business.  Outside of Marvel and DC characters, very few
comics characters that debuted in the 60’s still resonate with fans
today.  Our acquisition of this iconic brand is another step in
Dynamite’s exciting growth and builds on the ongoing success of our
line."

"I am incredibly pleased to be passing the stewardship of
Vampirella on to Dynamite," says Stanley Harris, President of Harris
Publications.  "Dynamite has proven to be one of the premiere publishers
in the comic book
industry, and Vampirella couldn’t be in better and more caring
hands!"

Look for more announcements soon on Dynamite’s Vampirella
plans!

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or email marketing@dynamiteentertainment.com

ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the
publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is
home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including
Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar
Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!

In addition to its
critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with
some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment,
including Alex Ross,
John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael
Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon
Oeming, Brian Reed,
Mel Rubi, Marc
Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host
of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!

DYNAMITE
is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers
and several of their more recent launches – including Alex Ross and Jim
Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists
calculated by Diamond
Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM
award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics
Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated
for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Aside
from its monthly periodical
publishing program of new comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces
highly regarded and well received collections of newly remastered, classic comics material
like Tim Truman’s SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s
BORDERLINE and TALES
OF TERROR, Jim Starlin’s DREADSTAR, as well as archival
compilations of reprinted RED SONJA tales.

 

Source: Press Release

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Posted originally: 2010-03-17 13:55:52

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