Vampirella vs. Fluffy The Vampire Killer

In lieu of an actual crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vampi goes for the ol' satirical thang.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Vampirella vs. Fluffy

Vampirella is already involved in Dynamite's first ever crossover event with Prophecy, tangling with Red Sonja and Dracula, but writer Mark Rahner and artist Cezar Razek have plans for a different kind of world-mixing event – pitting the vampy Vampi up against an analogue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

As mentioned in our latest Book Report podcast, Vampirella vs. Fluffly The Vampire Killer pits the iconic suckhead hero up against a teenage cheerleader with a penchant for killing said suckheads. Here's the synopsis blurb:

Young, horny high school couples are being horribly mutilated by demonic Puritans. Time for Fluffy to take a study break and kick some supernatural ass! Meanwhile, Fluffy's pals are wagging their tongues at the hot new substitute teacher – Vampirella. When the iconic vampire and the teenage warrior face off, the clash is more epic than stripes and polka dots!  Vampi continues to tear her way through pop-culture vampirism in dark, brutal – and cathartic – satire.

"Here's what I'm doing," explains Rahner. "Putting Vampirella in other people's pop-culture vampire worlds and having her react to them – and tear the hell out of them.  In Vampirella Annual #2, I sent her to the fictional town of Spoons and put her in the middle of a 'Gloaming' con where all hell broke loose and everyone got showered with blood. (That was based on my trip to Forks, Washington, to see how the little town was taken over by the Twilight craze. I didn't get a blood-shower, but you can find 'Mark Rahner Confronts Twilight' on YouTube.) The idea was to strike a balance between satire that's both biting and affectionate – hey, I'm a big horror nerd, too – and some disturbing brutality. Now I'm sending Vampirella to high school, where she crosses paths with one 'Fluffy the Vampire Killer.'  When the iconic vampire who doesn't look like someone in a cheap, rubber mask meets a superhumanly perky, acrobatic vampire-killer, the confrontation is going to result in lots of breakage and pain. But also, how would Vampirella react to the relentless, cute pop-culture quips of Fluffy and her gang? And there's the problem of hormonal teens getting mutilated by demons in a school with an already-high body-count. Also, Vampirella is in hot-for-teacher dress part of the time. What else could you want? There are different sensibilities and rules – and fans – for all of these different fictional vampire universes.  Vampirella is plunging into satirical versions of those settings, as well as sort of peeing on the territory and dominating them. Figuratively speaking."

Here's Nick Bradshaw's cover of Vampirella vs. Fluffy the Vampire Killer.


Vampirella vs. FLuffy