As I’ve pointed out here before, Kiss/Vampirella writer Chris Sebela doesn’t seem to have much respect for Vampirella fans. That was on display again today in the Writer’s Commentary for issue #4 that Dynamite released through Bleeding Cool. Check out this quote:
I did my best to keep Vampirella out of her traditional suit. Sue me. It didn’t feel like it belonged in this iteration of her. She’s trying to blend, to study humanity and the monsters who walk among us, why would she call attention to herself with the navel-plunging neckline with her butt hanging out?
Yeah, and I bet if you write another Vampirella story, you won’t feel like it belongs there either. Or if you write another, or another after that. The truth is, Chris Sebela just has something against the costume which is pretty clear from this statement. I know Dynamite is perfectly fine with not using the costume, but can’t we at least get a writer who doesn’t openly disdain it? Afterall, she wore it for 40 years and it’s always going to be the image people think of when you mention Vampirella. It’s an integral part of the character even if it doesn’t appear within the pages of the modern comics.