Vampirella Vs Fluffy!
By James Whittington
Monday 9th Jul 2012
Dynamite Entertainment is having some fun with Vampirella, as she takes on the teenage vampire killer, Fluffy! Vampirella Vs. Fluffy is bizarre yarn is written by Mark Rahner and drawn by Cezar Razek, with an eye-popping cover from Nick Bradshaw!
In Vampirella Vs Fluffy, 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: putting Vampirella in other people's pop-culture vampire worlds and having her react to them - and tear the hell out of them," says writer Mark Rahner!" 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. 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."