3 Things You Need to Know About 'Sacred Six'!
Mar 25, 2020
Written by Vampirella's own Christopher Priest, drawn by Gabriel Ibarra in his mainstream debut, and featuring a special contribution by superstar Jae Lee, sacredsix #1 (MAR201130) is the beginning of an all-new Vampirella spin-off series from Dynamite! Until today, the details about this series were only whispered about inside the halls of the publisher. That all ends today! Dynamite is pulling the crimson veil back on Priest, Ibarra, and Lee's new book! A southern gothic tale of four supernatural women lured into a mysterious scheme. Those four women are the all-new Draculina, Pantha, Nyx, and Chastity, and they have been brought together. For what? Continue on to find out what makes sacredsix #1's story so sacred...
What is Sacred Six? Or sacredsix?
Sacred Six, or stylized as sacredsix, grew out of Christopher Priest's ongoing run on Vampirella. As many know from his critically acclaimed work on Black Panther, Deathstroke and going back further to classics like Quantum & Woody, Priest is a master at the long game. With #11 of that series also out in May and his critically acclaimed first extended arc concluding around #14 - or perhaps "cycle" works better, there was just so much story to explore that a second title was a perfect choice. Though not an issue-to-issue endless crossover "Vampirella Weekly," both series will evolve the overall plotlines.
Additionally, the first arc will feature 5-page interludes drawn by Jae Lee, chronicling Priest's tweaked origin story of longtime Vampirella frenemy Pantha! Future arcs may feature different characters and artists, so stay tuned!
Who are the Sacred Six?
Trick question! Sacred refers to our central setting, the fictional manufactured city of Sacred, Georgia near Atlanta. This city is out to get the citizens of neighboring Ashthorne, inhabited by misunderstood vamps and ghoulies. While "The Six" refers to an evil organization within Sacred acting out these nefarious plans. Though our mismatched cast will eventually co-opt this name for their "non-team."
Meet the squad below! Plus the one and only Vampirella will be making plenty of appearances!
In PREVIEWS and across the web, you and fans have already seen this pair of beautiful pages by the legendary Jae Lee. But here for the first time, we're revealing 3 inked pages by rising star Gabriel Ibarra. This material may be shocking to some. Despite the serious subject matter in these pages, as scripted by Priest, we hope you'll see the beauty in Ibarra's moody, expressive art and we will have more pages to show soon. Below the pages you will find Ibarra's design work for Pantha.
Four women are lured to rural Georgia as part of a mysterious scheme to defend an impoverished farming town which finds itself under siege by zealots. But this isn't just any impoverished farming town, and these aren't just any four women. The all-new Draculina, Pantha, Nyx, and Chastity have been brought together in Ashthorne in an effort to avert all-out war against nearby Sacred, Georgia. But Ashthorne has a deadly secret, Sacred has a deadly purpose, and lurking in the shadows is Lilith, the immortal sorceress and mother to Vampirella.
Written by Vampirella's own Christopher Priest, drawn by Gabriel Ibarra in his mainstream debut, and featuring a special contribution by superstar Jae Lee.