Volume 1, Issue #1 (July 2003)
Regular Cover - Martin Montiel, Joe Benitez, BATT, Tyson Wengler $2.99
Coop Cover - Coop $2.99
Adams/Sotelo Cover - Art Adams, Beth Sotelo (2,500 copies) $6.99
Signed Adams/Sotelo Cover - Art Adams, Beth Sotelo (199 copies) $19.99
Adams/Sotelo Gold Cover - Art Adams, Beth Sotelo (500 copies) $14.99
Adams/Sotelo Blue Cover - Art Adams, Beth Sotelo (500 copies) $14.99
Signed Adams/Sotelo Blue Cover - Art Adams, Beth Sotelo (99 copies) $?
Artists - Joe Benitez, Martin Montiel, Kevin Conrad, Joe Weems, Jason Gorder
/ Writer - David Wohl
The Magdalena / Vampirella
Paris: Magdalena is searching for an ancient vampire who dismembers and mutilates his victims.
While she examines his latest handiwork in the catacombs, Vampirella attacks him at a café,
but he escapes.
Vampirella tracks him to the catacombs, and inevitably she and Magdalena meet. Magdalena
only sees vampire who must be destroyed and battle commences before Vampirella can explain.
Vampirella saves Magdalena from a deadly plunge into an underground cathedral, and they
team up to defeat the vampire.
For a one-off crossover story this is a much better quality comic book than you would expect.
The story is written on two levels, the simple "two good guys meet and fight each
other by mistake, then team up to beat the bad guy", but it also has a deeper and more
complex sub-plot running through it about possible corruption at the highest levels in the
Vatican. Obviously this leaves an open story line for Magdalena to follow.
In an interesting twist, the writers create a level of sympathy for the villain for the
The artwork is also stunning with several large spreads. Considering how many artists were
involved in this project it hangs together well, and the reader doesn't notice any "change"
in style as the story progresses.
A word of congratulations to all involved is in order.
The story gives a good precis of each character, and promotes both of them well.
Before reading this comic I had no idea who or what Magdalena was. After reading this
story I have a pretty good idea what she is all about and the general theme of her own series
- and I have picked up a copy or two.