Vengeance of Vampirella #3 (Review) Resurrected
Vengeance of Vampirella #3
Written by Thomas Sniegoski
Art by Michael Sta. Maria
Colors by Omi Remalante Jr.
Letters by Troy Peteri
Edited by Joseph Rybandt
Published by Dynamite Entertainment
Cover A Lucio Parrillo
Cover B Ben Oliver
Cover C Buzz
Cover D Cosplay Variant
The future is back from the past with a story 25 years in the making! That’s right, the original writer of the long canceled series that I used to collect originally from the long-defunct Harris Comics branding. Has returned with this, of course, this is the 3rd issue of this futuristic tale of the daughter of Drackulan. So far this has been interesting, to say the least. You see Vampirella the last hope for the people remaining left alive on Earth has been dead for ages. However, a special book that you’ll read all about has been used to bring her back from beyond. She isn’t quite herself though she starts out quite mad from the process. The killing yes she remembers the killing of enemies quite well. Still, Vampirella isn’t up to speed with what has happened. Don’t fret fans something happens to help with a quick update but she still isn’t up to full strength. Before you ask no you don’t need to read the original first series this is a continuation of. They did a good job of making this a stand-alone series. Even if like me you read the series from which this came you can now enjoy an all-new chapter of this title. Issues 1-3 are a complete chapter so as to say a precursor of things to come. It’s basically the return of Vampirella with little bits of history thrown in so that it makes perfect sense. Since it’s been so long that she’s been dead young children are now being brought up on her tales to inspire hope for this hopeless situation they find themselves in.
Thomas Sniegoski has returned to writing this story of Vampirella with that futuristic twist. He did a good job of bringing us long-time fans back into the fold and introducing new fans to an entirely new world of Vampirella a perfect series for any fans of this genre. Thomas did a great job bridging his original series with this new series.
Michael Sta. Maria was the artist on this book and did a good job. It almost felt like he tries to keep it artistically in line with the original series. Of course, art and the tech of the printing process have come leaps and bounds in the last 25 years so this had a slightly crisper and cleaner look than the old Harris issues, still looked really good for this type of genre. Michael also had a helping hand from the talented Omi Remalante Jr. on colors. Omi did a wonderful job and the finished product shows it.
Vengeance of Vampirella issue #3 is on shelves everywhere now! Let’s talk covers for a moment though. Dynamite has always offered a slew of various covers all of which (except for retailer incentives) are available for cover price. Yes, I know all these other company’s ie comic book dealers get their own “special” covers from time to time as well but I just want to talk about the covers that Diamond releases themselves. This issue for example (covers listed above) of course the fan-favorite Lucio Parrillo always knocks it out of the park. Along with Ben Oliver and Vampirella alumni Buzz. I know it was many years ago they used to release what they called the photo model now aptly renamed the “Cosplay Variant” since that’s so big and a worldwide phenomenon. No matter which one or ones you pick you’ll come out on top with more great Vampirella added to your collection. You can follow me right here on OUtright Geekery for more reviews, interviews, articles, live streams and more. Please Like, Follow, Share, and as always Keep it, Geek!