Dynamite Entertainment is set to launch a new Vampirella/Red Sonja ongoing series beginning in September, and the publisher has tapped Jordie Bellaire and Drew Moss to bring the series to life.
The story starts in 1969, the genesis of Vampirella – timed perfectly with her 50th Anniversary now being celebrated in 2019. Vampi’s new to Earth and still adapting to our world. She finds herself attracted to the supernatural and paranormal mysteries of the world. When suddenly she runs across a young Red Sonja, plucked out of time and clueless. The two women set forth on an adventure, collaborating as both detectives and warriors to find out what has happened… only for more space-time shenanigans to befall them! Do not expect any cliché misunderstanding fights, these two Women of Dynamite are working together, no holds barred.
“Vampirella and Red Sonja are like the buddy cop team we never realized we wanted or could have. We’re hoping to stick the landing on something funny, upbeat and mysterious,” said writer Jordie Bellaire. “Vampirella and Red Sonja will begin as strangers but soon become fast friends that look to support and encourage the other, all while being comical and maybe slightly murderous. This book has been a pleasure to write and I’m delighted with the team – everyone is bringing something awesome to the story! I’m so happy to be here with them.”
If you have read the Buffy the Vampire reboot over at BOOM! Studios, you know Jordie Bellaire is knocking it out of the park with that series, so the announcement she is taking on Vampirella AND Red Sonja is pretty exciting.
“This series has been a long time coming. We’ve had many fun crossovers over the years, but needed the right voice to have our two most beloved characters in an ongoing series, and Jordie is just the one! Couple that with Drew Moss and the entire creative team, and this is a winner! An all-star team for our all-star characters,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’re incredibly proud to have Jordie on this and watch with fans as she continues to blow everyone’s socks off with her writing!”
Vampirella/Red Sonja #1 is scheduled to arrive in September.