DYNAMITE Launches Prose Novel Imprint, Starting with VAMPIRELLA and SHAFT

Vampirella: Blood Invasion
Credit: Dynamite Books
Credit: Dynamite Books

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the formation of Dynamite Books, a new imprint focused on publishing prose novels.

The first novel published under Dynamite Books will be Vampirella: Blood Invasion by Vampirella comic book writer Nancy A. Collins.

Vampirella: Blood Invasion is available now, alongside a line of audiobook adaptations of existing prose novels, including Ernest Tidyman's Shaft: The Original Novel, which will also receive a reprint through Dynamite Books. More audiobooks, including a new SEAL Team Six No More story that will kick off a series of books, and more Vampirella novels.

Dynamite Books' stated goal is to release one novel a month.

Here's the official synopsis for Vampirella: Blood Invasion:

Credit: Dynamite Books

"In Vampirella: Blood Invasion, Vampirella left her planet of Drakulon on a desperate quest to find another source of blood that her people need to survive. After years out of contact, the skies of Earth fill with an armada of ships from her home planet. Thrilled at first to see her people, Vampirella is horrified to learn of General Orlok’s plan for her adopted planet. She must choose between her own kind or to take up arms with her partner Pantha and join a rebel army led by Count Dracula, Evily the Witch and Doctor Frankenstein and his patchwork monstrosities."

“It’s nice returning to Vampi," said Collins in the book's announcement. "The book is my own take on the 1950s invaders from outer space trope. To paraphrase Mark Twain: ‘Those reading this book and expecting hard science fiction shall be shot with a ray gun,’.”

“Dynamite has so many amazing characters that lend themselves perfectly to prose novels and we have a ton of great stories in the works that should get readers really excited for the new line,” added Dynamite Books editor Dan Wickline, “We're fortunate to launch with the work of the incredible Nancy Collins and two of the most iconic figures of the last half-century.”

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