Dynamite has announced another fun crossover events with two of their most popular characters, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris. Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters) and Ediano Silva (Pathfinder: Runescars) are telling the pulp tale, which will hit stands this September.
In Vampirella/Dejah Thoris, when an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival — one that might end before it truly begins!
Burnham says of the project:
Not a lot of folks know this, but some of my earliest work in comics was an unpublished adaptation of A Princess of Mars… I discovered Barsoom and Dejah Thoris then, and I’m ecstatic to not only play in that sandbox again but also introduce the princess to Vampirella. This book is gonna be full of pulp fun — dead cities, vampires, carnivorous apes, and a pending alien invasion… all beautifully rendered by Ediano Silva.
Created in 1969, Vampirella has thrived for nearly 50 years delivering classic tales of terror in comics, graphic novels, and magazines. These cover images helped to define the horror comic genre with master illustrators like Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Bill Hughes, Jose Gonzalez, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Paul Gulacy, along with a host of other legendary contributing artists.
Edgar Rice Burroughs‘s classic character, Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Mars, debuted in 1912, and ever since, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet and all of its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. A strong and talented royal, Dejah served as inspiration for such heroines such as Princess Leia of Star Wars and Neytiri of James Cameron‘s Avatar. Since her comic book debut in 2010, she has constantly served as an adventurous mainstay at Dynamite.
The debut issue of Vampirella/Dejah Thoris features various cover options including the talents of Jay Anacleto (Dejah Thoris and The Green Men of Mars), Carlo Pagulayan (Deathstroke), Stephen Segovia (Dark Wolverine), Joe Jusko (Warlord of Mars) and two cosplay photo covers. Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1 will be solicited in the July 2018 Previews catalog and slated for release in September 2018.