Dynamite Entertainment announces that comics and television veteran Paul Cornell will write an all-new series starring Vampirella. Cornell is an English writer of novels, comic books and television, perhaps best known for his work on Doctor Who, dating back to 1990. Since that time, Cornell has written over ten Doctor Who novels, as well as multiple series for both DC and Marvel, as well as the Vertigo series, Saucer Country. Cornell re-teams with artist Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who) for the series.
“I’m delighted to be writing a Vampirella that takes onboard everything she’s been and moves it forward into a new setting, where the gothic meets science fiction,” says writer Paul Cornell. “I’m also delighted to be working again with my old friends, the incredibly talented artist Jimmy Broxton, and the incredibly talented editor, Matt Idelson. There’s a lyrical, Modesty Blaise feel to Jimmy’s art on this. I’m hoping especially to find a female audience. The character’s often been regarded as a nostalgia item, cheesecake, and we’re building on previous efforts to keep moving away from that to something more interesting. I’m excited to be building a whole new world, I’m loving what Jimmy’s art is doing (Barbarella! Hepburn!), and I hope that excitement communicates itself to the reader.”
Vampirella, created by Forest J. Ackerman, is a raven-haired heroine who has been around for 45 years of publication. Since Vampirella’s resurgence in 2010, Dynamite has published three volumes of a monthly series, several miniseries and one-shot specials, and crossovers with multimedia brands and comic book peers. The character is one of the most iconic female characters in comics.
Look for upcoming announcements on release date, art team and more in the coming months.
Jimmy Broxton is also known as James Hodgkins.
*Paul Cornell Photo by Lou Abercrombie