Vampirella 2017 #1
Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Jimmy Broxton
Colors by Jimmy Broxton
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover A by Philip Tan & Elmer Santos
Cover B by J. Scott Campbell
Cover C by Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover D by Cosplay Cover Variant
Cover E by Jimmy Broxton
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
The one thing that sticks out, at least with me, is the sheer number of times this character has been given new origins or has be revamped (no pun intended) over the decades. To be fair though, most don’t deal with the future like Vampirella 2017 #1 does here. She has changed much over the decades, but has always remained a kick ass vampire that takes no crap from anyone.
And while I will be the first person to say Vampirella has been sexualized time and again, this time it seems over the top even for her. As a matter of fact, this entire comic book just oozes sex. As confused as she starts off, our heroine adapts quickly and violently to every situation. I was taken aback by the sheer callousness of her attitude this go around, it was vicious, even for her.
This one was far outside the box, but has a lot of originality that sometimes isn’t there when writers take on Vampirella. I’ll keep reading this one, but it might not sit well with other readers, certainly not with children. It is listed as Teen+ and was loaded with censored artwork. I am unsure if this was meant to drive sales or if there may be another point later on. Either way, time will tell.
After a sleep of over a thousand years, Vampirella finds herself back among the land of the living, but in a world far different than the one she remembers, where hope is laced with fear and blood has a far different taste. And speaking of taste, finding an appropriate outfit for the era leads our fanged fatale to a chance encounter that will garner her not one but two potential allies.