Vampirella #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Jimmy Broxton Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
6.0Critic Rating
3.2User Rating

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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.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 15, 2017

    I have no idea where the team here is going with things and that's exciting. Broxton's future Los Angeles is weird (and feels like it's filled with strange dildos attached to much of the architecture) and alluring at the same time as is how Vampirella reverses her usual approach in order to shock. Cornell is obviously working with a solid plan for the opening arc with what he wants to do and past works certainly earn a lot of trust since there are some pretty weird directions that he likes to go that make for some really solid introspective moments and explorations. Though the zero issue in some ways works a bit better for me, the combination of that and this issue opens Vampi up to a whole new world and I'm excited to see how she's going to cut loose and shake it all up. I'm fully on board and am hoping for a few more answers, and more intriguing questions, sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 1, 2017

    Although there are one or two slight niggles (why do the ‘angels' not follow Vampirella to the city, for example?), this remains a very enjoyable issue. There's enough here to keep me interested in the series, and there are (just) enough hints dropped to prompt some theorising about the nature of the situation in which Vampirella finds herself. Broxton's art is very good; Cornell's script is witty and fun. All in all, this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Mar 27, 2017

    I will say while this is an interesting and different take on Vampirella I don't know if it would fit all fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 17, 2017

    With an unbalanced first half and an interesting take on futuristic politics, Broxton and Cornell kick off a wild story in "Vampirella" #1. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 15, 2017

    The latest comic to call itself "Vampirella #1" offers a promising new status quo for the iconic heroine. It's extremely welcoming to newcomers and tosses in heavy doses of satirical humor and dystopian sci-fi for variety. However, this issue fails to establish a clear conflict or sense of direction for the new series, so for now the jury is still out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Mar 17, 2017

    The main problem here is that as a jumping on point for the character, this issue creates more questions than answers. With the numerous unknowns surrounding this entirely new world that Vampirella finds herself in and the graphic nature surrounding the sexual expression of this new world, new readers may quickly lose interest. I think the amount of potential in the story is enough, however, to warrant giving Cornell more time to develop what direction this series is actually going to take. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Mar 20, 2017

    Broxton's muted color pallette and the kooky expressions he paints on his characters' faces lend a welcoming horror-comic vibe, but Vampirella's overlapping internal narratives and the general lack of edge to a pretty riskless plot leave us with a mild flavor. Still, fans of the character will recognize her charm and the story is hardly written into a corner. So there's room to grow from here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Mar 15, 2017

    This is not a particularly compelling first issue. It has good moments, narration and art included, but has bad in equal measure with the narrative lacking a clear sense of direction or tone. I don’t think I’ll be visiting L.A. with Vampirella again but dedicated readers might find something to latch onto. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 16, 2017

    As it is, the constant tags drive me to distraction and do the job of watering down the book, limiting the effectiveness of both the writing and the art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 15, 2017

    Vampirella jumps a thousand years into the future and loses everything that made it an edgy, interesting read. The title character is now little more than a vampire version of Cher from Clueless, focused more on the latest fashions than investigating this new world. This city of phalluses is presented as shock value that falls flat, as they look more silly than anything. I'm bummed about all of this because the debut issue #0 showed a lot of promise, but it seems to have stumbled right out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comicosity - Vronique Emma Houxbois Mar 18, 2017

    The creators' work here appears deeply out of its depth on the topics and themes they try to present, which is difficult to muster up any sympathy for in an era where the frontiers of eroticism in mainstream comics are being reconfigured in real time by the likes of Clean Room, Sex Criminals, Sunstone, Multiple Warheads, and Harley Quinn. Read Full Review

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