Interview: Tom Sniegoski on Dynamite’s Vengeance of Vampirella


Vengeance of Vampirella # 1 Joshua Middleton cover

Vengeance of Vampirella # 1 Joshua Middleton cover


Tom Sniegoski has written comics featuring adventures of Bone, the Punisher, Hellboy, as well as numerous novels including the popular The Fallen series. Now he returns to one of his most popular comics, Vengeance of Vampirella, for an all-new series at Dynamite. Sniegoski reveals more about the comic to Westfield’s Roger Ash.

Westfield: It’s been 25 years in story time and 23 years since your last Vampirella story, Death and Destruction. What are the challenges and joys of picking up the story again?

Tom Sniegoski: Memory or lack thereof, was my biggest enemy! HA! 23 years is an awful lot of time to forget all sorts of things, but I went back and re-read a bunch of stuff and I was surprised by how quickly things came back to me. Revisiting the old material, I was reminded of how exciting this character and her supporting cast were to me and it ignited the fire all over again. I’m really having an amazing time.

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Frank Cho cover

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Frank Cho cover


Westfield: What should readers know going in?

Sniegoski: All readers need to know is that during my last miniseries (written with Christopher Golden) Vampirella: Death & Destruction, Vampirella and friends were fighting a seemingly winless battle against Mistress Nyx, the living personification of Chaos. Things were not looking good for Vampirella at the end of the series, and she was killed—pinned to the door of a church by a spear thrown by Nyx. The end. That was my big finish with the character . . . until now!

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Ben Oliver cover

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Ben Oliver cover


Westfield: Aside from Vampirella, who are some of the other characters readers will meet?

Sniegoski: Mistress Nyx is still kicking around having basically taken over the planet, and plunged it into total chaos. Vampirella’s friend, and magician, Pendragon is still around . . . but with a serious difference. The villain Hemorrhage shows up by Issue 3. There are all sorts of surprises in store for old time readers, and new.

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Lucio Parrillo cover

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Lucio Parrillo cover


Westfield: You’re working with artist Michael Sta. Maria on the series. What can you tell us about your collaboration?

Sniegoski: I knew Michael was right for the job the minute I saw his sample pages. When I saw them I immediately reached out to my editor at Dynamite and asked, “You’ve hired this guy, right?” I was incredibly happy to hear that they had. Michael is a dream to work with. His interpretations of my scripts couldn’t be more dead on. Really amazing. He’s taken what I’m seeing in my head and making it even better on paper. He’s great and I would be honored to keep working with him.

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Cosplay cover

Vengeance of Vampirella #1 Cosplay cover


Westfield: Any closing comments?

Sniegoski: Please check out my newest issues of Vengeance of Vampirella. If you’re a horror fan, or a fan of 70’s Marvel comics like Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf by Night, and Son of Satan, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. It’s the most fun I’ve had writing comics in a very long time.