Vampirella 1969 #1 replica edition
Vampirella 1969 #1 replica edition, $9.99


(W) Forrest J. Ackerman & Various
(A) Various
(CA) Frank Frazetta

Dynamite Superstar Vampirella got her start in 1969 as a Horror comic 'hostess,' and she's gone through 50 years of story evolution since to become the iconic character that we all know and love! While we're celebrating her illustrious career, we're also taking a look back at where this blood-sucking babe got her start! This Limited Replica Edition of Vampirella #1 is exactly what it says on the tin, a magazine-sized, 66-Page celebration of the Daugher of Draculon's first time in print! This special reprint includes every story and even advertisements exactly as they looked half a century ago! Warren's sharp-eyed editors assembled the best talents across the world to write and draw timeless stories. This first issue features a diverse range of masters, including Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Reed Crandall (Blackhawk, EC Comics), longtime Jack Kirby inker Mike Royer, and other greats such as Tom Sutton, Ernie Colon and Tony Tallarico. All under an unforgettable cover by Frank Frazetta. Check out the Vampirella Archive HC series for more Warren-Era Vampirella!
Date Available: 07/17/2019

BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer

This is the real Vampirella! I don't care if the is a replica edition or not. Ackerman & Sutton must have known they had a winner here. The funny part is that as this book shows, Vampirella was more story hostess than full blown action/horror strip. Sutton's art highlights the cute sexy nature of the character more than anything. And the initial story, the crashed human manned spaceship is little more than a reason for funny one-liners. I don't think anyone realized how Vampirella was going to turn into a cultural icon after just a few issues. But the real fun here is the various short stories here illustrated by such names as Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Reed Crandall. A wonderful example of a magazine my mother refused to let me read. (Did it anyway!)

I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams

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