50 years is quite a milestone for any pop culture character!
What started as a comic magazine in 1969, quickly became a phenomenon for the readers of the time who gravitated toward a much darker and sexier character who stood out among the other popular "super" characters of the time. In the vein of peers Uncle Creepy, Cousin Eerie and the Crypt-Keeper, she exploded in popularity and fans demanded fleshed out stories. Legendary writers and artists contributed to Vampi's history making creation. Godfather of horror and sci-fi fandom Forrest J. Ackerman came up with the concept, then underground comix legend and Wonder Woman artist Trina Robbins designed the costume, for a first cover by fantasy painting master Frank Frazetta and an interior story by Ghost Rider artist Tom Sutton.
The depth of her stories really expanded with writer/editor Archie Goodwin (Batman, Iron Man) and José González. The two introduced major supporting characters like Adam Van Helsing and Pendragon. González wowed readers with his jaw-dropping art utilizing unparalleled detail and ink washes, pushing the boundaries of the black and white magazine format. His frontispiece illustrations and occasional covers further cemented his legacy as he contributed to nearly every issue of the decades long Warren run (also available through this campaign).
To celebrate this major anniversary, Dynamite is launching this statue pre-order campaign with additional offerings of Vampirella products at prices you can't find anywhere else!
Some people believe that sites like Kickstarter are simply places for creators to raise the money needed in order to bring their project to fruition. While that is often true for most independent creators on Kickstarter, companies like Dynamite use crowdfunding for a different reason.
Our goal is to make sure our wide range of comics and collectibles are available to EVERY FAN, regardless of where they live and shop. Kickstarter grants us the ability to share our limited edition products directly with the fans, educating fans about new releases and offering them a means to purchase items that may not be found at their local retail store.
In addition to expanding our outreach to fans, crowdfunding also gives us the chance to receive direct feedback from our customers and the early support from these customers often allows us to upgrade and improve upon our finished product.
Whether you're an independent creator, or an established company, crowdfunding is a group effort and the fans win when they're able to make their purchasing choices directly with the creator.
Risks and challenges
We've been publishing comic books and developing products for a long time and there is always a chance for issues to arise, but Dynamite has always found a way to produce our products. We've filled many successful Kickstarter campaigns to-date and more are being filled all the time. Our commitment to our fans is what's kept us successful for so long!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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