VAMPIRELLA ISSUE 1 - Oct. 2001
Standard cover - Frazetta $4.95
Platinum Foil cover - Frazetta (1,000) $19.95
Gold Foil cover - Frazetta (500) $29.95
Blue Foil cover - Frazetta (100) $59.95
Vampirella's Welcome [Bill Parente/ Frank Frazetta]
Vampirella Of Drakulon [Forrest J. Ackerman/ Tom Sutton]
Death Boat! [Don Glut/ Billy Graham]
Two Silver Bullets! [Don Glut/ Reed Crandall]
Goddess From The Sea [Don Glut/ Neal Adams]
Last Act: October! [Don Glut/ Mike Royer]
Spaced-Out Girls! [Don Glut/Bill Fraccio/ Tony Tallarico]
Room Full Of Changes [Nicola Cuti/ Ernie Colon]
Harris comics decided that it might be a good idea
to let their many Vampirella fans see what all the fuss was about
"way back when", so they (re)published the first
ever Vampirella magazine from 1969.
Almost identical to the original, the content is the same right
down to the pages of adverts for back issues of Eerie and Famous
Monsters of Film land, Horror and SciFi paperback novels, ant farms
and silent dog whistles! Apart from the fact that the 2001 edition
is in new/mint condition there are a few clues to let you know that
this is the reprint:-
Page 2 - at the bottom of the page it states "Printed in Canada"
which wasn't on the original.
Page 3 - the fine print at the bottom of the contents page credit
the magazine publisher as Harris not Warren.
The Vampi logo at the top left hand side is dated as OCT. not SEPT.
At the top right hand side under the Vampirella logo it states "A
HARRIS MAGAZINE $4.95" instead of "A WARREN MAGAZINE 50¢".
Other than that, the reprint is identical (other
than the limited editions which have different coloured foil on
the Vampirella logo).
The first Vampirella story is a horror spoof rather
than a straight horror tale, as was made obvious by the first two
pages being taken up with a sequence of a nude Vampirella taking
a shower for no particular reason, other than titillation.
TRIVIA 1: Frazetta's cover of Vampirella was
a substitute for the original cover by European artist Aslan. That
cover also featured Vampirella, but was rejected over fears that
Vampi looked rather pale! That cover was eventually used as the
cover for the Vampirella 1972
TRIVIA 2: on the contents page the first
story is listed as Vampirella of Drakulon (spelled with a "K")
but on the artwork of the page itself Drakulon is misspelled with