Purgatori is always managing to piss somebody off. The ancient vampire-demoness has lived for thousands of years and accrued many enemies, mortal and beyond. But this time, she may have finally gone too far! Purgatori Must Die debuts this January.
Writer Ray Fawkes (Gotham by Midnight, Constantine) continues his chronicling of the character, following Vampirella vs. Purgatori and Purgatori. He’s reunited with artist Alvaro Sarraseca, alongside colorist Salvatore Aiala and letterer Tom Napolitano.
“Everything I’ve ever written about Purgatori has been building to this story – the ultimate, no-holds barred war that she’s been itching for over two thousand years. Now it’s finally happening! If she’s gotta go, you know she’s gonna go out with a bang!,” said writer Ray Fawkes.
Recently Purgatori’s control of her own mind and restraint with her power has been slipping. Not only does she suck the blood of her victims, she also absorbs not only any abilities they may have, but also fragments of their memories and personalities. Her patchwork mind has become more and more tangled through the years, and she’s recently embraced this twisted curse. Her latest victims? Gods. Who don’t take too kindly to being hunted and eaten.
The various pantheons have pooled their collective resources to offer up one historic, humongous bounty for the head of Purgatori, no matter which psycho takes it off her. Who would turn this challenge down? This thrilling third act of the Purgatori saga brings together a who’s who of Purgatori’s nemeses and erstwhile allies from across the Chaos! and Dynamite mythos. Fans can look for Vampirella, Evil Ernie, the Sacred Six, and plenty more to crash the party in what is sure to be an action-packed showdown.
To celebrate this climactic crossover spotlight on Purgatori, Dynamite and editor Matt Idelson have pulled together a hunting party of top talents for covers. Collette Turner brings her stunning take on these powerful female characters over from Vampirella: Year One to another legendary vampire. Joseph Michael Linsner’s sensual portrayals are always beloved by fans. Then two Purgatori regular artists contribute, with Antonio Fuso and Alvaro Sarraseca.
PURGATORI MUST DIE #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ November 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in January 2023. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!