This post is purely speculative, but I’d like to talk about the possibility of a new Vampirella statue for the 50th anniversary year.
I’m pretty sure this will happen. It just makes sense, and if you look at what’s been done with Red Sonja, Jungle Girl and Dejah Thoris recently I think it’s likely that Dynamite will use a similar model for Vampirella. By that, I mean a Kickstarter campaign for the statue. They’ve already launched a trading card campaign which mirrors one they recently did for Red Sonja. Dejah Thoris, Jungle Girl, Bettie Page, and Red Sonja all have had statue Kickstarters so I’d say it’s all but certain we’ll get one for Vampirella.
The next question would be “which artist’s work will it be based on?” So far they’ve featured J. Scott Campbell (Dejah Thoris, Jungle Girl), Terry Dodson (Bettie Page), and Amanda Conner (Red Sonja). All three artists have drawn Vampirella so they are possibilities, but we got a J. Scott Campbell statue a few years ago so I think it would be better to use a different artist. I love Amanda Conner and Terry Dodson’s Vampirellas but for the 50th anniversary I think they should go back further in Vampirella’s history and use the art of a Warren artist. The obvious choice would be José Gonzalez but Enric would also be an intriguing choice. There are plenty of classic panels and pinups in Gonzalez’s oeuvre to choose from and just about any Enric cover would make for an excellent shelf piece.
What artist’s work would you most like to see a Vampirella statue based on?