Dark Shadows character Barnabas Collins will make an appearance inDynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella comic book series. This will be the first crossover appearance for the character, currently being portrayed by Johnny Depp in the film Dark Shadows.
"It's fun to further expand the reach of Dark Shadows and hopefully expose the classic characters to new fans who might just be discovering Barnabas with the new Johnny Depp movie," says Jim Pierson, spokesman for Dan Curtis Productions, Dark Shadows rights owner.
The comic, “Dark Shadows/Vamirella #1,” is set to be released in August and will be written by Marc Andreyko with illlustrations by Patrick Berkenkotter.
"Barnabas Collins and Vampirella are two classic characters in vampire lore, so getting the chance to pen their first meeting is a blast," says Andreyko. "I remember watching ‘Dark Shadows’ re-runs and sneaking peeks at the Vampirella magazines when I was just a wee lad, so getting to do this book seems like fate. And I'm not going easy on Barnabas or Vampi in this series, either. They are going to be put through a gauntlet of terror before this book is through."