Characters Vampirella Should Share a Crossover With

Vampirella has crossed over with many characters during her time at Dynamite Comics. Red Sonja, Army of Darkness, Kiss, etc. I was thinking about other characters that would be a good match. Since Dynamite has been known to pair their properties with other publishers’ characters (Batman, Wonder Woman, Conan, Spider-man, etc) I’ve not limited myself to Dynamite characters.

  1. Ghost Rider – One of the first comic book characters I followed as a kid. Who could resist a character with a flaming skull? Ghost Rider’s ties to the supernatural are obvious enough, so this pairing would need no explanation. They both battle the same types of villains so it would be easy to see people from their usual rogues gallery teaming up as well, and thus bringing them together. As for which version of Ghost Rider I’d like to see, I really like the Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch versions equally and think either would be a great match for Vampirella. No brainer!
  2. The Shadow – The classic noir pulp character would make for a great crossover series with Vampirella. In fact I tweeted this idea to Dynamite recently. Not that I really expect them to care about my tweets, but hey, it’s worth a shot. The Shadow is a bit of a different kind of character, but he is definitely a dark character, and can sometimes be downright spooky. I highly recommend Garth Ennis’ run on The Shadow.
  3. Batman – We’ve seen Vampirella with Catwoman, so why not Batman? Bats and vampires tend to work well together, right? I could definitely see Vampirella in a Batman story from the Doug Moench/Kelley Jones creative team days in the 90’s.
  4. Flash Gordon – I’ve always loved the sci-fi element of the Vampirella character. Unfortunately we haven’t seen much of it lately, but a crossover book with Flash Gordon would be a great way to bring that back. We need more stories like “The Mad King of Drakulon” from the Warren years.
  5. Spawn – The classic 90’s horror/occult character from Image Comics/Todd McFarlane. Spawn’s connection with heaven/hell and the occult would make for a great match with the Daughter of Drakulon.

So who would you like to see Vampirella team up with? I’m sure there are a lot more that I didn’t think of.  Let me know what you think!

6 Comments

  1. I really like the Vampirella/Batman crossover idea. That could be interesting. There are so many interesting possibilities here. Vampi/Dr. Strange could be a match made in heaven or hell. It might also be interesting to have two characters from complete opposite sides come together like Vampi/Captain America (Steve Rogers). Something set during WWII perhaps, since the Nazis were so enthralled by the occult. Kill some Nazis and some of their demons what could be better.

    • Dr. Strange would be a good one! I also thought about some odd pairings like you mentioned. One of the characters that Dynamite consistently does a great job with is the Green Hornet, so I thought it might be interesting to see the two together even though they have nothing in common. In fact, the writer would probably have to do plot gymnastics to make it happen. Then again, they got all those characters together in Swords of Sorrow, so it can be done – it’s comics!

  2. My succubus character, Lorelei! Oh, wait, that kinda happened back in the ’90s. 😉 http://www.starwarpconcepts.com/wp-content/gallery/visions/vision_lorelei_01.jpg

    On a more serious note, definitely Ghost Rider, though I’d prefer the Johnny Blaze version when he had that sort of skull-headed motorcycle (always liked that design). There’s also Blade and Morbius, But more important than all of them: Satana, the Devil’s Daughter! Marvel’s answer to Vampi.

    Flash Gordon I could see if Vampi’s spaceship crashed on Mongo instead of Earth. Then she could be a bad girl in a stylish Alex Raymond gown whose evil heart is won over by Flash. So, basically, substitute Alura with her.

    • It’s a shame Johnny Blaze is essentially non-existant in the Marvel Universe right now. I guess technically he’s out there somewhere, but they’ve chosen to ignore him in favor of this new Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes. I’m not knocking the character since I’ve never read him, but Blaze is such a great character it just doesn’t make sense to sideline him.

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