Vampirella 1 (July 2001)
Red Foil cover - Mike Mayhew $2.95
Platinum Foil cover - Mike Mayhew (2,500 copies) $5.95
Platinum Foil Signed cover - Mike Mayhew (150 copies) $19.95
Gold Foil cover - Mike Mayhew (500 copies) $19.95
Royal Blue Foil cover - Mike Mayhew (100 copies) $59.95
Regular cover - Jae Lee $2.95
Regular cover - Jay Anacleto $2.95
Regular cover - J. Scott Campbell $2.95
Holofoil cover - J. Scott Campbell (5,000 copies) $19.95
Rainbow Holofoil cover - J. Scott Campbell (5,000 copies) $19.95
Museum Edition cover - J. Scott Campbell (25 copies) $125.00
Limited Edition cover - Maria Di Angelis (1,500 copies) $9.95
Writer - Mark Millar : Art - Mike Mayhew
Nowheresville - part One: Vampirella hears about a whole
town of vampires, supposedly called "Nowheresville" (actually
Gentle Creek) and sets out to track it down. A vampire called
Michigan Pike goes on a killing spree and ends up in jail, but is
freed by two female vampires from Nowheresville. This issue introduces
Mulligan and O'Hare, a couple of "unusual" federal agents
specialising in occult and similar evil cases.
There are TWELVE variant covers for this issue!
Four are based on Mayhew art with different coloured foil Vampirella
logos (Red, Platinum, Gold and Blue). The Red Foil issue
was the regular issue, the Platinum Foil for Scarlet Legion members,
the Gold a Limited Edition and the Royal Blue limited to only 100
There are three Limited Editions with covers by alternative artists,
Jay Lee, Jay Anacleto, and J. Scott Campbell - the Campbell cover
is also available as a holofoil, a rainbow holofoil and a Museum
Finally, there is a Model cover featuring the new Official Vampirella
model, Maria Di Angelis.
Finally, the new series is launched and despite more variant covers
than you can throw a stick at the promise is fulfilled!
Vampirella has new look, almost a photo-realistic look. Mike Mayhew's
art is so detailed that every crease and fold in Vampirella's costume
is plain to see - which adds an extra dimension to her existence.
It is almost as if Mike took photos of a young woman "doing
the moves" and then drew from the photos.
The Vampirella look is a little younger and fresher than previously,
and the writing of Mark Millar puts an indelible ADULT READING stamp
on the series.
The blood and gore is bloody and gory, and the language is not
extreme or pornographic, but is definitely adult in nature.
At long last - great art, great story and aimed at a more mature
That works for me!