The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of VAMPIRELLA #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Paul Cornell writes, Jimmy Broxton draws and colors, and Travis Lanham letters.

Vampirella slumbered for a very long time. Now she has been awakened, and is a bit confused by the world she senses. Everything she sees is much older, but there’s something else, something she can’t quite place. So she goes to Los Angeles, where she knows she’ll find a hub of life. But it’s still different; people don’t really seem interested in the world around them. In her own way, she’ll find a way to get the answers she wants.

Is this a return to the darker V, stepping away from her recent (though enjoyable) turn toward her “humanity”? I think it’s a little too early to tell, but this V is certainly comfortable with working alone. She’s got quite a puzzle before her in this “new” world, and it’s new to the readers as well. And the art has a surreal quality to it, with backgrounds and colors that are a little jarring in just the right ways.

Admittedly I was hooked at “new Vampirella”, but it turns out that there’s a strange new world for her to play in here too. It’s a great jumping-on point.

VAMPIRELLA #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at dynamite.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )