At a time when everyone publishes papers, podcasts and analyzes about Black Panther, Christopher Priest, finally out of the loop, devotes himself to his saga of female extra-terrestrial vampires in monokinis. The screenwriter, at the origin of one of the very great runs devoted to the character of T’Challadecided to settle for good with Dynamite Entertainment and to make vampire and his clique his new career goal. And for good reason, priest did not abandon ship after three long years.
Vampirella + Draculina + Levi
Dynamite Entertainment announces a sequel to this first mini’ in six issues published at the beginning of the year. The artist Michael Sta. maria is back, the colorist Ivan Nunes as well, and the idea is obviously to produce a direct sequel. Draculina: Blood Simple will indeed find the two vampire siblings… with a new sibling to assume. Indeed, Belial has not been idle to produce his offspring: in addition to bloodsuckers, the demon gave birth to a whole series of other mystical creatures with the mother of vampire and draculina, Lilith, with the idea of producing his own little army of darkness. The new brother invented for the occasion presents himself as a triton, half-man half-fish, and is called Levi.
Levias draculina, resents his father and would not be against killing him to save money on future therapy sessions. Problem, Victoryshe became attached to Belial – who retired from the chaotic kingdom by settling in the heights of Beverly Hills – and does not intend to let him. The little heroine indeed considers that the old fallen angel has everything the perfect uncle. This potential family feud attracts vampire in the loop, for what already looks like a sort of demonic version of French films where all the parents, cousins and brothers meet at the table during the summer holidays to settle their accounts between cheese and pastis. The title actually allows priest to continue the saga from an exclusively family angle, with the idea of better defining the daughters of Drakulon and cement their origins in more serious pageantry than usual.
Draculina: Blood Simple #1 is expected in February 2023 with variant covers of Jay Anacleto, Joseph Michael Linsner, Raphael Kayanan, Zoe Lacchei and lucio Parillo.