Writer Tom Sniegoski‘s take on Vampirella continues with May’s Vampirella Strikes.
As announced by Dynamite on Monday, the series will feature art by Jonathan Lau and see Vampi returning fifteen years after the events of Vengeance of Vampirella. In that series, she woke up after being dead for a quarter century to seek out revenge on Nyx. Now, Nyx is gone and the world is slowly recovering — although the mingling of nature and the supernatural leads to a new sense of balance. Humanity and countless races of monsters live alongside each other. But the uneasy peace is easily threatened. Vampirella, meanwhile, now works as an agent of the Danse Macabre, tackling the most complex and potentially violent cases in the streets of Sepulcher City.
“As I was wrapping up my twenty-five issue run on Vengeance of Vampirella, my brain kept going beyond my initial Vengeance run, considering the kinds of stories that I could tell with our heroine in this ever-changing world that she now found herself in,” Sniegoski said in a statement. “It’s a good thing that Dynamite is giving me the chance to bring these stories to life with Vampirella Strikes because it probably would have given me fits not to tell them.”
The first issue will be supported with covers from the likes of Stephen Segovia, Junggeun Yoon, and Ben Caldwell and a cosplay cover featuring Rachel Hollon. The main cover is a painting by Lucio Parrillo, paying homage to the iconic piece by the late, great Michael Turner.
Vampirella Strikes #1 is set to debut in May.