Vampirella Heads Into Dark Shadows

Barnabas Collins meets up with Vampirella for the first time in a new Dynamite crossover.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1

Were you a fan of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's take on the classic series Dark Shadows, or are you more of a fan of the original? Either way, you might be interested in Dynamite's Dark Shadows comic series and, more to the point, in the news today that the book will feature a crossover with the veteran swimsuit-clad suckhead Vampirella.

This August, Manhunter writer Marc Andreyko will bring us Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1, in which Barnabas Collins and Vampirella are both drawn to New York City in pursuit of a serial killer called The Big Apple Butcher.

"Barnabas Collins and Vampirella are two classic characters in vampire lore, so getting the chance to pen their first meeting is a blast," says writer Andreyko.  "I remember watching Dark Shadows reruns and sneaking peeks at the Vampirella magazines when I was just a wee lad, so getting to do this book seems like fate! And I'm not going easy on Barnabas or Vampi in this series, either! They are going to be put through a gauntlet of terror before this book is through!"

"Cross-overs get a bad rap when they're not done right, or they feel forced," adds Dynamite editor Joe Rybandt. "But this one felt like a natural the moment we had the idea. The setting, the characters, the bad guys… the whole thing has come together so naturally, and Marc and Patrick are the perfect pair to make it happen."

Check out these rough preview pages from Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1 by Patrick Berkenkotter and a cover by Fabiano Neves.

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1

 

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1

 

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1

 

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1

 

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1

 

Dark Shadows/Vampirella #1