It’s time to catch up on those comics you’ve wanted to read from Dynamite but haven’t had a chance. The publisher is having a 50% off sale over at Comixology with everything released prior to December 12th, 2017 on sale. That means The Shadow vs Batman, Bettie Page, Dresden Files, James Bond, Agent 47 — and Vampirella Feary Tales #1 by writers Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson, and John Shirley and artists Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, and Elmo Eklabuz.
Author Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella, Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark) has called upon some of today’s finest creative talents – including Gail Simone, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale, Devin Grayson, and Stephen R. Bissette – to celebrate Vampirella’s 45th Anniversary by crafting five issues of twisted tales, bizarre bedtime stories, and fearsome fables in the tradition of the original Warren magazines, each featuring everyone’s favorite sexy, kick-ass vampire-turned-monster hunter. And, boy, have they delivered!
While exploring the Transylvanian castle she’s recently inherited, Vampirella discovers a strange old book of “Feary Tales” that seems oddly familiar. Upon opening it, she is sucked inside its pages and lands in a weird alternate reality, where she is compelled by a disembodied voice calling itself The Storyteller to live out each of the ‘feary tales’ if she ever hopes to return to reality. In the first issue, Vampirella is surprised to discover herself married to an infamous wife-killer in “Bluebeard’s Blood” by Devin Grayson (Nightwing, Batman: Gotham Knights, Titans), and then finds herself both the belle and the b?te of the ball in “Cinderella? Vampirella!” by John Shirley (award-winning horror & science fiction author, and screenwriter for the 1994 cult classic film, The Crow).
This issue has a cover by Jay Anacleto.