Ever since Barbara Leigh appeared on the cover of Vampirella Magazine #67 in March of 1978, the vampiric alien from Drakulon has been brought to life by a number of different models across a number of different eras. This trend continued even when Warren Publishing ceased to exist and comic publishers Harris and Vampirella’s current home, Dynamite Entertainment, took over the reins. With the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vampirella and a new series by Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz, it was only natural for one of the many covers of the newly launched series to feature a photo cover of one of the most recognizable characters in the history of comics.
Any fan of 70s horror comic staple Vampirella is familiar with the artist Buzz, the man who brought her back into the public consciousness in the 1990s, and inadvertently kicked off the ‘Bad Girl’ mania that swept through comic stores at the time. So when it was announced that Buzz would be producing an exclusive Rhode Island Comic Con variant cover for Dynamite Entertainment’s new on-going Elvira Mistress of the Dark comic book, long-time fans knew that the company made the right decision with their choice of artist. read more
According to the official press release, Dynamite Entertainment and Topps will once again return to the banned trading cards of the 1960’s, Mars Attacks!, as writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) team up for a new series.
Dynamite CEO & Publisher Nick Barrucci stated that he has been anxiously awaiting the new series, saying that “I’ve been waiting to see Dynamite’s take on Mars Attacks! for over a year and I’m so excited with what the creative team has done. I’ve been a fan ever since the 1962 trading cards and our series really reflects the tone of the original.” read more