Issue #1 "Ash Can" (March 2007)
Cover A - Joe Jusko $free
Artist - Stephen Segovia / Writer - Joshua Hale Fialkov
Vengeance of Vampirella
This is a reproduction of the first seven pages of issue 1 of the 2007 Vampirella Quarterly series.
There is some question as to whether this counts as an "official" publication
or not. It may not have been intended as an ash can, but I saw this advertised on eBay with
the following description.
"ULTRA RARE "VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY: SPRING 2007" # 1 Promotional ASHCAN
Preview comic from Harris Comics 2007! This SEXY 7-page FULL COLOR Ashcan edition of VAMPIRELLA
QUARTERLY # 1 was sent out to retailers to promote interest in the series and is EXTREMELY
RARE! This ashcan comic preview, printed on 8.5" x 11" paper, had an EXTREMELY
small print run and is VERY scarce! If you're a VAMPIRELLA fan, don't miss out on this RARE
collectible! SOLD OUT from the publisher ... "
Bon Alimagno, Harris Editor, has a few words to say on the topic ...
"I don't know why someone is calling the packet we sent out to retailers an ashcan.
I guess it is the classic old school definition of what an ashcan is, but it's nothing that's
in any way collectible: We printed out the first seven pages, went to a copy center and
had many more copies printed up. They were bound together only by a staple in the upper
right corner and sent out to retailers with a press release and a letter by me. And that's
it -- definitely not what we used to sell as an ashcan."
Well, I suppose you pays your money and you takes your choice! I will leave it up to you,
gentle reader, as to whether this counts as a true "ash can" or not.
Whatever. A big "Thank You" to Bon for letting me have a copy for my collection!