Writer Blake Northcott, who is currently fundraising for her upcoming novel, The North Valley Grimoire, and is penning Executive Assistant: Iris at Aspen Comics, will be putting her pen to Vampirella with fellow writer Scott Lobdell and artists Rapha Lobosco and Anthony Marques.
Blake made the announcement on Twitter and included a gorgeous cover of Vampirella in her iconic costume by Reilly Brown.
I’m working on VAMPIRELLA HALLOWEEN!!! 🎃🦇
This is going to be massive, and I’m so excited to be a part of this project. It will be written by Scott Lobdell and Blake Northcott (me!) with art by Rapha Lobosco and Anthony Marques, and a cover by Reilly Brown. pic.twitter.com/kn5IUAubPg
— Blake Northcott™ 📚 (@BlakeNorthcott) July 17, 2018
Here’s a better look at that gorgeous cover.
We reached out to get the scoop on what this Vampirella Halloween Special will be all about. Blake told us she will be working on an 8-page back up story to the main story and Vampirella’s original sexy costume will be making an appearance!
“In my back-up story, Vampirella will be wearing both a Halloween costume, as well as her classic costume – so I can DEFINITIVELY say that yes, the original is back.
The cover is absolutely gorgeous! Ever since Dynamite debuted it, it has received such a positive response from both male and female fans. My Twitter feed and DMs have been on fire, and it’s been so much fun to see the excitement.”
And Blake’s not exaggerating! A number of people shared their excitement for the Vampirella Halloween Special.
Oh big time. It’s my escape from everything. Vampirella is one of my favorites pic.twitter.com/SlZiba4ExT
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 17, 2018
Posts like this make the need for a “triple like” button a must!!!
— Peter Gilmore Artist (@metalgearfloppy) July 17, 2018
Wow! Grats, Blake. You’re blowing up!
— #1 Bestselling Author Jon Del Arroz (@jondelarroz) July 17, 2018
— Steve the Cat (@CatTheSteve) July 18, 2018
And while the original costume will be making a return, when asked what we can expect from the Halloween costume, Blake was a little coy, telling us, “That would be telling.”
This Vampirella Halloween Special is expected to hit stores on October 24, 2018.
Here’s the official solicitation:
“(W) Scott Lobdell, Blake Northcott (A) Rapha Lobosco, Anthony Marques (CA) Reilly Brown
Where Vampirella comes from they don’t celebrate birthdays-so she had to choose her own. Is it any wonder she picked Halloween night? Unfortunately, her simple celebration is interrupted by-you guessed it-one of those pan-dimensional demonic invasions that often seem to take place on All Hallows Eve!”