September 30, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite is releasing a horde of Vampirella extras and collectibles for fans to stuff their stockings with this December! Everything from reprints, statues, high-quality prints, trading cards and much more!
Dynamite is also continuing the Replica Edition program that ran alongside the debut. Vampirella #2 from 1969 will be reprinted at full size and featuring all of the original editorial content – ads and all! This hard to track down, 60-plus page comics magazine is noteworthy for being the first appearance of Vampi’s cousin, Evily the Witch! The iconic cover by Bill Hughes depicts the spellcaster and fans can catch up with her latest escapades in the recently collected Vampirella: Roses for the Dead by Kristina and Joseph Michael Linsner. Not only that, Vampi’s blonde-haired, black-clad twin sister Draculina also makes her first appearance here! Forrest Ackerman writes the second-ever Vampirella story, joined this time by longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer. Other contributors include Don Glut, Billy Graham, Ernie Colon and more.
To further celebrate the Artgerm Vampirella extravaganza, Dynamite is offering two collectible coins featuring his previous beloved paintings of the Daughter of Drakulon from issues #2 and 4. These coins use US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars as a base, then are plated in 24-karat gold and then an innovative colorization technique is applied. These are then packaged in protective acrylic capsules and with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. The cherry on top – they’re actually legal tender!
Continuing the celebration of Artgerm, Parrillo and the other acclaimed artists that have left their mark on everyone’s favorite vampiress, Dynamite is proud to present the Vampirella 50th Anniversary Collectors’ 5-Card Set. For discerning collectors, Dynamite has curated a selection of her most iconic artists. In addition to the two previously mentioned, Joseph Michael Linsner, Inhyuk Lee and Derrick Chew join this elite squad.
More info here: https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/previews.html and all of these Vampirella goodies will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ October 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder with their local comic book retailers.