Dynamite Entertainment will relaunch its three top female characters in new series in Q1 2016, with new costume designs and narrative backgrounds for Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella. Gail Simone is creating the “road map” for the newly redesigned characters, and Nicola Scott (Birds of Prey, Superman) is designing their look.
“Our mission here is to spruce up their look and remind people that these were the original female ass-kickers that inspired Xena, Buffy, and Lei a Organa,” Gail Simone said of the reboots.
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A variety of covers will support the launch, including Cover A by Marguerite Sauvage; Cover B by Jay Anacleto, which will interconnect with the Cover B editions of the other two relaunches; Cover C by Tula Lotay; Subscription Edition (Cover D) by Tony Fleece, interconnecting with the sub variants of the other two relaunches; Shared Retailer Exclusive by Robert Hack; and incentive variants by Ming Doyle and Nicola Scott.
Scott’s new look incorporates the hair and chain mail, but replaces the bikini with a tank, and gets the hair off the face.
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Nicola Scott’s new design for Dejah Thoris uses plaited leathers, swooping, organic shaped armor, and gossamer fabrics.
Scott describes the new look for Vampirella as “part biker, part roller-derby.”