Vampirella #1

Writer: Christopher Preist Artist: Ergun Gunduz Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella.  50 years later, she doesn't look a day older!!!!  Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-making, Ergün Gündüz (Tales of the Great War, Taxi Tales)!  You'll experience the first, mysterious taste of things to come in Vampirella Free Comic Book Day #0, and the story continues here!!!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 11, 2019

    This is everything I could have hoped for in this debut. Shocks, horror, the undead, humor, thrills, and one heck of a mystery. I'll gladly empty my wallet for more Vampirella like this. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 2, 2019

    Vampirella #1 reads like a great mystery as we slowly put the pieces together that would cause such a tragedy. It ends with quite a cliffhanger that will leave you with some questions and begging for more story. I feel like there's a lot more to each image than is immediately apparent, like the details on every page are going to play a role later on, lending itself to future readings. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 17, 2019

    Ergun Gunduz delivers some impressive and beautiful art in this issue. Everything is filled with gorgeous details and the character designs are fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 17, 2019

    'Vampirella #1' is a rewarding, yet still conflicted, introduction to a new series that will undoubtedly leave fans thirsty for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jul 17, 2019

    In Vampirella #1, Christopher Priest and Ergn Gndz craft a different kind of Vampirella story, focusing on the woman within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Jul 17, 2019

    Whether you're a longtime Vampirella fan or a total newbie, this is the chance to jump into a great new series and help the character reach her next milestone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 17, 2019

    As this is a celebration, of sorts, there are a raft of covers to choose from. Looking over the range, all I can suggest is that you pick the one(s) you like; they are all spectacular! Dynamite have kept a lot of faith with Vampirella, trying this and that in order to fit some preconceived idea of who she should be in this Twitter controlled world. Thank the lords of Drakulon, that on her anniversary, we get the a Vampi that harks back to her original look and intention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 16, 2019

    Vampirella's new #1 is an unexpectedly dark and trippy ride that's worth checking out for fans and newcomers alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Jul 12, 2019

    I understand that they wanted to reinvent the character, however, if it's not going to stay true to the horror genre, why call the book Vampirella? As a long time comic book fan I do understand how some stories can tend to have a slow start with a what the hell did I just read? I really hope this was the case. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jul 16, 2019

    VAMPIRELLA #1 is a solid start for this latest incarnation of the character. The storytelling is not without flaws, but there's more here that works than that doesn't. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jul 18, 2019

    If you are a hardcore Vampi fan, this is a no brainer. The casual reader may be turned off by this opening salvo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 17, 2019

    Some of Priest's pre-release press didn't endear me to him at this stage but I wanted to see what the book is like as I really enjoy Vampi and her exploits across a range of creatives. This incarnation is off to a rough start because of Chary and I'm just waiting/hoping that it's all part of a plan that will make sense as opposed to just a lot of negativity and lack of actual listening to his pateient. Gundu has a lot of potential based on what this opening installment shows us with Vampi looking great throughout in her different forms, and that beautiful splash page, and I'll admit that art can definitely carry a weak book when it comes to story. But I'm holding out that this arc can definitely come together and be more than what the opening implies it will be. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 12, 2019

    Is Vampirella an alien?  Is she from another realm?  Is she wearing anything beneath that modest costume of hers?  We'll just have to wait and see. Whether this new series is a wash or success, this fanboy is just happy to see his childhood goddess back on the new issue table. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 17, 2019

    Vampirella struggles to find its footing as it attempts to offer readers an introduction to Priest's idiosyncratic approach and Vampirella, herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jul 19, 2019

    When it was announced that Christopher Priest was gonna be writing Vampirella I raised an eyebrow, but still wasn't interested. I've never been a fan of the character. She's one of those characters like Shi, Lady Death, or Kabuki, from the bad girl era. You know them when you see them but you never brought their books. 

    What got me on board with buying the title was an interview with Newsrama in which Priest was forced to push back hard on the idea that Vampirella should be changed to fit the current political climate. Paraphrasing, Priest stated that he wouldn't be changing the or costume and he had no interest in telling that story. 
    I respect the answer, especially in the current year. I also wi more

  • 7.0
    Valiant Son Jul 18, 2019

    A fair opening. I only bought it because it was written by Christopher Priest, and while the first issue was fine, I'm hoping that subsequent issues build something more fulfilling.

  • 6.5

    Confusing dialogue, but a hopeful future.

  • 10
    Lock Aug 4, 2019

  • 10
    EdNothIng Jul 15, 2020

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