Sunday, July 12, 2009
Vampi and Evily
Here are four stories from the first three issues of VAMPIRELLA, 1969. Included are the first two Vampi stories from issue numbers 1 and 2, and both stories in the short-lived Evily series, from numbers 2 and 3. Evily was Vampi's cousin, but it's obvious the idea just didn't work and was quickly dropped. The second Vampi story features Vampi's blonde twin, Draculina, in her one and only appearance...obviously another idea that died. Still, these are stories for Vampirella fans to see.
It's also fun to see the caricatures of publisher Jim Warren and writer/FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND editor Forrest J. Ackerman in the second Vampi story.
Artwork is by Tom Sutton, Jerry Grandenetti, and Mike Royer.
VAMPIRELLA #1, #2, and #3 Copyright © 1969 Warren Publications.