Issue 1 (September 1978)
Red Foil cover - Joe Jusko (500 copies) $39.95
Gold Foil cover - Joe Jusko (500 copies) $95.00
Platinum Foil cover - Joe Jusko (25 copies) $lots!
Artist - Joe Jusko / Writer - James Robinson
This is a limited edition hardcover collection of Blood
Lust 1 & 2. However, it does also have an Epilogue where
Vampirella returns to Drakulon 100+ years in the future, having
died (again) when the Earth was destroyed. She finds that
Adam is well ensconced as ruler of Drakulon. Adam shows her the
view from the palace and she sees that Drakulon is now a healthy,
peaceful and vibrant region of Hell, complete with a massive statue
The hard cover is leather bound, and the gold edition also has
a matching leather slip case. Each edition had a limited Joe Jusko
I do not have a copy of the Platinum version, but I note that the
lithograph is identical for both the red and gold covers. The lithograph
I have with my Red cover is numbered 202/500; the lithograph I have
with the gold cover is numbered 178/500 and also has a signature
by Joe Jusko beside the number.
If there is anyone out there with a Platinum version who can enlighten
us about the differences (if any) in the lithograph and/or
slip case between the Platinum and other versions, please
get in touch.
Though this may seem to be a marketing ploy to ply extra bucks
from the sweaty palms of the Vampirella fans, I have to say that
the leather binding certainly does make this a nice piece of kit
On the down side, these editions are so rare and expensive that
the last thing you want to do is open them and read them on a regular
basis for fear of damaging them!
TRIVIA 1: The Gold edition was originally advertised as
being limited to only 1,200 copies, but in the end they only made
TRIVIA 2: The final page features a statue of Vampirella.
To quote the artist, Joe Jusko, "I'm glad you caught the
tribute to the Gonzalez/Enric Vampi poster on the final page! If
you look at the bones on the ground around the statue, you'll see
that the bones are arranged in a "J G", for Jose Gonzalez."