Vampirella returns to her roots, courtesy of Bram Stoker Award-winning author Nancy A. Collins (Sunglasses After Dark)! Vampi is sent by the Vatican (and poses as a nun!) to investigate the kidnapping of a little girl by Ethan Shroud and the Chaos Cult, only to become the centerpiece of a ritual invoking Lady Umbra, the sister-bride of Chaos. Plus an amazing 34 pages of variant covers by Arthur Adams & Mike Mignola, Terry Dodson, Anacleto, Stephanie Buscema, Jenny Frison, Joe Jusko and others!
Vampirella is marked as a living sacrifice to the dark goddess who rules the shadows. Hunted by the Mallus Maleficarum, an elite hit-squad of monster-killers also known as "The Witch-Hammer", she finds her world abruptly turned upside down... and herself unexpectedly allied with the strangest bedfellow imaginable! Nicely drawn, unusual story by a talented novelist. And the variant covers are a deal-breaker, with multiple covers by many of the artists named, as well as a very unusual collaboration with Art Adams pencils and Mignola inking! Some wonderful work here.