Super Sunday (Part 1): Priest’s ‘Vampirella’ Universe Expands With ‘Sacredsix’ Spin-Off Series

by Olly MacNamee

We start off our ‘Super Sunday’ marking the end to Black History Month with news from Dynamite that prominent comic book writer, Christopher Priest, will expand on his hot Vampirella run with a spin-off series featuring Draculina, and fellow vampire vixens, Max, Pantha, Lilith and Chaos Comics’ very own Chastity all making up the sacredsix, with one mystery member set to be announced. Here’s a first look at some interior pages by series artist Jae Lee, who will be illustrating “a special sequence weaved into the main story recounting Pantha’s newly revamped origin story” alongside main series artist Gabriel Ibarra (Graveland).

In a thematic mashup of True Blood and Sons of Anarchy, sacredsixis a multifaceted morality play and tale of two cities examining the conflict between human and inhuman, science and magic, agnosticism and faith, war and peace. Good and evil can be found all around, often coexisting. With this cast of complex characters with ever-shifting allegiances, anything can happen.

Priest and Ibarra (Graveland) are joined on this new seers by colorist Mohan (Red Sonja) and letterer Willie Schubert (Deathstroke, Batman), with the first issue set to be released this May from Dynamite.
And, with the success of their multiple cover variants fro the release of Vampirella #1 last year, Dynamite are offering another selection of variant covers by Meghan Hetrick (X-Men/Fantastic Four), Rod Reis (New Mutants), José Ladrönn (Cable, Final Incal), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja, Dawn) and one by arguably the definitive Pantha artist Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), reprinting his cover from Vampirella (2001) #8. Take a look at them all below.

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