Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Tom Sniegoski, long time writer for Vampirella, is returning to the comic book pages with an all new series, Vampirella Strikes.
In Vampirella Strikes #1, Fearful that her monstrous nature is taking control, Vampirella takes solace in some extreme violence, and conversation, all topped off with a nice glass of Merlot, in a Boston tavern overrun by the demonic in the first part of this six issue story. Living in a world of growing supernatural threats, Vampirella never knows what she will be facing from one moment to the next, but what she finds waiting for her in her Boston Brownstone when she returns from a night of hunting is the most unexpected of all. Angels of Heaven sent by God . . . and they want Vampirella to work for them.
I haven’t read enough Vampirella to know what sets Sniegoski apart from the rest of the writers who have taken on the character, but enough people seem excited about this announcement, and the direction Sniegoski is taking the character.
“For my first Vampirella Strikes storyline (On the Side of Angels), I’m taking our heroine to a place she’s never really been before. Sure, Vampirella has done battle with all kinds of monsters, beasts and demons of various shapes and sizes, but I wanted to take her out of her element-I wanted to push her into a world commonly believed to be one of light, and goodness, and show her that there is darkness there as well.”
The six issue limited series kicks off soon, and I’ll check it out, for nothing more than the Michael Turner cover art.