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 Dynamite Entertainment
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.
30 years after its debut, He-Man & The Masters of the Universe is coming home again. But, not to Eternia, to DC Comics.
DC announced yesterday that beginning in July, DC Comics will publish a 6-issue mini-series written by James Robinson with pencils by Philip Tan and inks by Ruy Jose. Check out Tan’s cover issue #1 here below, along with official details on the story.
In the new series, Robinson reintroduces the Masters of the Universe® to comic readers with Skeletor having won a major victory and rewriting the world of Eternia where he now rules from Castle Grayskull and the Masters have no memory of their former glory. Adam is a simple woodsman haunted by dreams of a heroic warrior, wielding a powerful sword in battle. He is found by a mysterious sorceress who tells him his dreams are of the way the world should be, that he is Eternia’s champion He-Man. Adam sets off on a quest to regain his power and reawaken the Masters of the Universe.
That’s the very basic premise of the new Batman & Robin series, written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely.
The Caped Crusader is MIA (after an adventure in another Morrison series ended poorly) and presumed dead. Dick Grayson, the original Robin, has set aside his Nightwing costume and donned the Dark Knight’s cowl. Damian Wayne, Bruce’s estranged 10-year-old son who was raised by assassins, has put on the Robin outfit. Together this pair attempts to make the world believe that Batman is alive and well (and Bruce Wayne is just out of town indefinitely).
If you’re a comics fan, you’re probably familiar with Morrison’s work and know that his stories are not for the faint of heart. This applies to the ‘Batman Reborn’ collection — it’s gritty, it’s raw but it is oh so good. From page one, the comic hits the ground running, bringing together plotlines from previous series. Don’t worry if you’re not a die-hard Batman fan — you might get a bit confused by character references, but it’s nothing a quick Wikipedia search can’t cure.