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Vampirella reclining. She has dark black hair, red lips, and is wearing her red sling suit costume and black high heel boots
Vampirella by Joe Jusko
Publication information
First appearanceJuly 17, 1969
Created byForrest J Ackerman
Trina Robbins
Frank Frazetta
Tom Sutton
In-story information
Place of originDrakulon
Vampirella #1 (July 17, 1969). Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Series publication information
FormatOngoing series
GenreHorror, fantasy
Publication date
    • (Warren)
      September 1969 – March 1983
    • (Harris – vol. 1)
      November 1997 – April 2000
    • (Harris – vol. 2)
      March 2001 – August 2003
    • (Dynamite – vol. 1)
      November 2010 – February 2014
    • (Dynamite – vol. 2)
      June 2014 – August 2015
    • (Dynamite – vol. 3)
      March–August 2016
    • (Dynamite – vol. 4)
      February 2017 – April 2018
    • (Dynamite – vol. 5)
      July 2019 –Present
Number of issues
    • (Warren): 112
    • (Harris – vol. 1): 26
    • (Harris – vol. 2): 22
    • (Dynamite – vol. 1): 38
    • (Dynamite – vol. 2): 13
    • (Dynamite – vol. 3): 6
    • (Dynamite – vol. 4): 11
Creative team
    • (Warren)
      Archie Goodwin
    • (Harris – vol. 1)
      Kurt Busiek
    • (Harris – vol. 2)
      Mark Millar
    • (Dynamite – vol. 1)
      Eric Trautmann
    • (Dynamite – vol. 2)
      Nancy A. Collins
    • (Dynamite – vol. 3)
      Kate Leth
    • (Dynamite – vol. 4)
      Jeremy Whitley
    • (Dynamite – vol. 5)
      Christopher Priest
    • (Warren)
      José González
      Gonzalo Mayo
    • (Harris – vol. 1)
      Louis Small
    • (Harris – vol. 2)
      Mike Mayhew
    • (Dynamite – vol. 1)
      Fabiano Neves
    • (Dynamite – vol. 2)
      Patrick Berkenkotter
    • (Dynamite – vol. 3)
      Eman Casallos
    • (Dynamite – vol. 4)
      Andy Belanger
    • (Dynamite – vol. 5)
      Ergun Gunduz

Vampirella (/ˌvæmpɪˈrɛlə/) is a fictional vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and comic book artist Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969). Its sister publications were Creepy and Eerie.[1]

Writer-editor Archie Goodwin later developed the character from horror-story hostesses, in which capacity she remained through issue #8 (Nov. 1970), to a horror-drama leading character. The comic was published continuously until 1983, when Warren Publishing folded and its assets were bought by Harris Publications. Vampirella comics, both new and reprints, have continued through various publishers into the 21st century.

Publication history[edit]

Warren Publishing[edit]

Vampirella initially appeared in Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror-comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969), running to issue #112 (March 1983),[2] plus a 1972 annual reprinting stories from the series,[3] and a 1977 annual with reprints and one new story.[4] The title was a sister magazine of Warren's horror anthologies Creepy and Eerie. Like those magazines' respective mascots, Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie, Vampirella hosted horror stories, though unlike them, she would also star in her own story, which would headline each issue. Vampirella was initially edited by Bill Parente. It would later be edited by Archie Goodwin (issues #7–12, 34–35), Billy Graham (#13–16), Bill DuBay (#21–50, 87–95, 101–102) and Louise Jones (#51–86).

According to comics historian Richard J. Arndt, "Forrest Ackerman created, or at least had a strong hand in creating, Vampirella and he clearly had a major influence in shaping the lighthearted bad-girl story style of this issue as well." Her costume and hair style were designed by comics artist Trina Robbins. The character's first story artist was Tom Sutton. Artist Frank Frazetta's first-issue cover was a substitute for the original cover by European artist Aslan.[5]

José González became the character's primary artist starting with issue #12. Other artists who would draw Vampirella during her magazine's original run included Gonzalo Mayo, Leopold Sanchez, Esteban Maroto, José Ortiz, Escolano, Rudy Nebres, Ramon Torrents, Pablo Marcos, Jim Janes, John Lakey, Val Lakey, and Louis Small Jr..

Backup features appearing in Vampirella included "Tomb of the Gods", "Pantha" and "Fleur". Vampirella herself also appeared in a story with fellow Warren characters Pantha and the Rook in Eerie #94–95, and with most of the Warren characters in a company crossover special in Eerie #130.

Harris Publications[edit]

Upon Warren's bankruptcy shortly afterward, Harris Publications acquired the company assets at auction in August 1983, although legal murkiness and a 1999 lawsuit by Warren publisher James Warren resulted in his reacquisition of the rights to sister publications Creepy and Eerie.[6][7] Harris Comics published Vampirella stories in various series and miniseries from 1991 to 2007, beginning with Vampirella #113 (1988), a one-issue continuation of the original series, containing Vampirella reprints and one unrelated new story.[8] Harris subsequently published the all-reprint one-shot Vampirella vs. the Cult of Chaos,[9] and the four-issue miniseries Vampirella: Morning in America (Sept. 1991 - April 1992) by writer Kurt Busiek and penciler Louis La Chance.[10] Three ongoing series followed:

The three-issue miniseries Vampirella Lives (Dec. 1996 - Feb. 1997) featured writer Warren Ellis and penciler Conner.[14]

Additionally, Harris published several one-shots: Vampirella Summer Nights (title per its trademarked cover logo) / Vampirella's Summer Nights (as in the indicia's copyright information) (1992), by writer Steve Englehart and penciler Joe Brozowski (under the pseudonym J. J. Birch),[15] Vampirella/Shadowhawk: Creatures of the Night (Feb. 1995),[16] 'Vampirella Pin-Up Special (Oct. 1995),[17] and Vengeance of Vampirella: The Mystery Walk (Nov. 1995),[18]

Harris also reprinted much material. The 1993 trade-paperback collection Vampirella: The Dracula War reprinted a serialized story from Harris' Vampirella #1-4.[19][20] The 1994 Cain / Vampirella Flip Book reprinted a 1993 Vampirella story by writer Busiek and artist Arthur Adams from Harris' Creepy 1993 Fearbook.[21][22] The five-issue Vampirella Classic (Feb.-Nov. 1995) reprinted Warren stories.[23] Vengeance of Vampirella: Bloodshed (March 1995) reprinted a serialized story from the Vengeance of Vampirella series.[24]

The publisher additionally reprinted Warren stories in the trade-paperback Vampirella: Transcending Time & Space, (1992)[25][26] Vampirella: A Scarlet Thirst (1993),[27] and Vampirella & The Blood Red Queen of Hearts (Sept. 1996);[28] and the series Vampirella of Drakulon #1-5, followed by #0 (Jan.-Nov. 1996).[29]

At the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors convention in January 2007, Scott Licina, editor-in-chief of Fangoria Comics, announced his company had acquired the character from Harris.[30] However, on April 30, 2007, Harris editor Bon Alimagno denied there had been such an arrangement in place and that Fangoria's claim was "not factual".[31] Harris subsequently launched the title Vampirella Quarterly.

Dynamite Entertainment[edit]

On March 17, 2010, Dynamite Entertainment acquired the rights to Vampirella from Harris Comics.[32] The publisher started a new ongoing series with Vampirella #1, in November 2010. A new monthly series, Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion, was released in May 2011 following the main title.[33] The series lasted 38 issues before concluding in January 2014.

The title was rebooted in June 2014 with Vampirella vol. 2, #1 by author Nancy Collins. The 2014 series would continue with Volume 3 in March 2016, which was noted for giving Vampirella a new costume.[34]

A second reboot and fourth relaunch overall, Vampirella vol. 4, began in 2017. The series was first written by Paul Cornell, and later by Jeremy Whitley.[35]

A fifth relaunch, written by Christopher Priest and Ergun Gündüz, began publication in July 2019 and commemorates the character's 50th anniversary.[36][37]

A spin off from the Priest world was also published, titled Sacred Six.[38]

In 2019, for the character's 50th anniversary Dynamite revived the series Vengeance of Vampirella, which had been the name of a Harris-era comic, and hired the original writer of that series, Thomas Sniegoski, to write the anniversary version. It was published on October 2 that year.[39]

Vampirella appears in the crossover Die!namite, which depicts her as an ambassador attempting to reach the new Drakulon colony.[40]

Mike The Pike Productions[edit]

On March 2, 2021, Mike The Pike Productions, Inc.'s subsidiary Arowana Media Holdings, Inc. acquired the worldwide film, television and streaming rights to Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella. Including stories, characters, and derivative works of the Vampirella universe.[41]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Vampirella originally hailed from the planet Drakulon, a world where blood flowed like water and where the natives, called the Vampiri, shared traditionally vampiric characteristics. Drakulon orbited a binary star which caused continuous droughts throughout the year. Unfortunately for the Vampiri, these droughts have gradually dried up their blood supply; threatening them with extinction. Vampirella's journey begins when an American space shuttle crashes on Drakulon. Hoping to save her people, she travels to Earth where she begins hunting dark remnants of her own race. Earth's vampires originate from Dracula, a forgotten member of the Vampiri race who left his homeworld centuries ago only to be corrupted by the demonic entity known as Chaos.[42]

Harris continuity[edit]

After relaunching Vampirella with the miniseries Morning In America, written by Kurt Busiek, Harris Comics published the story "Mystery Walk", which revised Vampirella's origin. She learned she was, in fact, the daughter of Lilith, whom popular medieval Jewish lore depicts as the first wife of Adam. Lilith would not submit to Adam and, cast out of Eden by God, spawned demons. She later repented and went to Eden to bear children to fight the evil she had created. Her first attempt was Madek and Magdalene, who turned to evil; Vampirella was her second. Madek and Magdalene brainwashed her into believing she was from Drakulon.

Further retcons were revisited in Vampirella Lives and elaborated on in Blood Lust. Drakulon was real, but was a place in Hell. Vampirella was brought to Eden, not born there. It was Lilith, not Madek and Magdalene, who made believe Drakulon was another planet. Vampirella restores the rivers of blood to Drakulon, which weakens Lilith, who is killed by the hand of God.

A further revision in the "World's End" storyline revealed Lilith did not really repent and raised Vampirella to be good because she wanted to release the Heart of Darkness (heart of the fallen angel Malkuth) from Metatron's lance, which could only be done by a good person. Another retcon, in Vampirella: Revelations, reveals the reason Lilith raised Vampirella to be good was that the existence of vampires made Lilith weaker and she wanted someone to kill them. Lilith had used a magic mirror to make Vampirella believe whatever variation on her origin was necessary at the time.

Dynamite continuities[edit]

In the initial Dynamite-published series, Vampirella worked reluctantly with Dracula against a rebellious cult of his former followers. Acquiring Sofia Murray as her sidekick, Vampirella became involved in a plot by the Vatican that ultimately resurrected Von Kreist and led to Sofia's death. Vampirella severed her ties with the Vatican and found herself working for the forces of Order again. Reuniting with a resurrected Van Helsing, Pendragon, and other characters from the Warren Magazine run, Vampirella visits the future and discovers the world destroyed by the supernatural. Trying to form a supernatural kingdom to contradict this, Vampirella falls prey to a conspiracy by Dracula and a group of vampire knights that result in reality becoming unraveled. Lilith banishes Vampirella from her universe in order to save her.

Vampirella was relaunched with Our Lady Of Shadows as an agent of the Vatican before being relaunched again with a new costume in Hollywood Horror under author Kate Leth. In this universe, Vampirella has recently come to Earth and become a Hollywood scream queen. She lives with her live-in boyfriend Tristan and butler Coleridge.

After falling into a thousand-year sleep, Vampirella awakes in a bizarre, dystopian future, where she meets her new sidekick and girlfriend, Vicki, and a black cat she names Grit.[43] After going on a journey through her own mind, Vampirella learns she has absorbed all the memories and experiences of a hundred Vampirellas from parallel universes.[citation needed]

According to the Hack/Slash series, Vampirella is currently working as a radio talk show host and has several times teamed up with Cassie and her partner Vlad to stop demons and vampires instead of the standard slashers the series is known for. She and Vlad have an intense physical attraction and relationship, but broke up because his nomadic lifestyle did not mesh with hers.

A spin-off series published during Christopher Priest’s run titled Sacred Six follows Vampirella's mother Lilith, who lives in a vampire city.[44]

Dynamite has announced a 2021 comic series featuring Vampirella meeting other Vampirellas across the multiverse.[45]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Vampirella possesses many of the typical powers of mythological vampires. She exerts super-strength when facing her opponents and can move so fast that she appears as a blur of motion.[46][47] Her senses are far beyond those of humans, allowing her to tell one's emotional state through their scent, hear things imperceptible to humans, and see clearly in total darkness.[46] She is very athletic, possessing great stamina, reflexes, and agility beyond that of humans. Her healing factor grants her great resilience and allows her to heal rapidly from her wounds and makes her immune to Earthly illness and toxins.

Whether she is able to turn other people into vampires is inconsistent. It was a plot point in the Warren era that she could not because she was a being from another planet and not a supernatural creature, but that origin was since revised and she could do it in the Shadowhawk crossover. However, that crossover is out of continuity for Shadowhawk and may be out of continuity for Vampirella.

She had the power to grow a giant pair of chiropteran wings to allow self-propelled flight. Her stare and even voice are hypnotic and seductive to humans, particularly males (she has been seen as having the ability to induce sexual arousal in men simply by being in their presence). She is shown to have the power of telepathy as she was able to hear the voices of demons inside Jackie Estacado's mind.[48]

She is immortal.

In addition to her supernatural abilities, Vampirella is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant and is shown to be skilled with modern-day firearms.[46][47]


Main protagonists[edit]

  • Vampirella
The heroine is a vampire, since she is the daughter of Lilith and needs blood to survive and has many of the typical vampiric powers, including superhuman physical abilities, shapeshifting into a bat, immortality, and a mesmeric stare. She is not prone to the race's traditional weaknesses, such as daylight, holy water, garlic, or crosses. She does not attack people to drink their blood, except occasionally when she herself is attacked or desires to kill.
  • Pendragon
A former sorcerer, now a sideshow magician. Vampirella calls him "Pendy dearest" and treats him as she would a kindly old uncle. While occasionally his knowledge of magic is useful to her, Pendragon is often a liability. In the Warren stories they often travel together, seeking out evil-doers, but Pendragon is generally depicted as getting lost, getting drunk, falling asleep, or otherwise fumbling at a critical moment, thus causing a crisis. Vampirella is deeply loyal to him, however; he is the only real family she has.
  • Conrad van Helsing
A blind, psychic vampire hunter. He was pursuing Dracula and initially tried to destroy Vampirella, believing her to be kin to that vampire lord.
  • Adam van Helsing
Conrad's son, and the last of a long line of vampire hunters, he followed his father's steps and became a paranormal researcher. He is portrayed as more open-minded than his father. He believed Vampirella was not evil, and eventually they fell in love. Vampirella has often helped Adam in his research.

Other characters[edit]

  • Tyler Westron
A physician who rescued Vampirella after a plane crash. Due to the injuries she sustained, he had to amputate her wings and was able to create a substitute blood serum that keeps Vampirella's thirst under control.
  • Dracula
Dracula appears as the most frequently recurring villain of the series[further explanation needed]
  • The Blood-Red Queen of Hearts
Formerly known as Jezebel, or the Whore of Babylon, she was once a beautiful woman of ancient Babylon. She served as high priestess of the mad-god Chaos, until she offended her master by demanding that he make her his queen. As punishment, Chaos destroyed her body and trapped her soul within a Queen of Hearts playing card. Though she no longer has a physical form of her own, she has continued to exist for thousands of years as the card. Whenever a woman touches the card, she becomes the Queen. Still seeking to marry the mad-god, the Queen needed a dowry of seven human hearts. Vampirella's heart was to have been the last, but the Queen's demon lost his eyes and tore the Queen's out in anger. The Queen later cut out Vampirella's eyes in revenge, but the former was killed by the same demon and the latter had her eyes restored by a space doctor. The Queen's "sister," actually another woman possessed by the card, had an incubus kill six women for their hearts and planned to have Vampirella become the bride of Chaos. She then killed the incubus and used his heart to summon Chaos. But his spilled blood drove Vampirella into a feeding frenzy and she broke her bonds. She drank much of the Queen's blood, and then threw her into the mad-god's giant hand. He then took the latest Queen to his hellish dimension. The Queen later possessed Vampirella and her friends in the Queen's Gambit story arc.
  • Madek and Magdalene
Evil brother and sister of Vampirella, who planted false memories of the planet Drakulon in Vampirella's mind, in one version of her origin.
  • Draculina, Vampirella's blonde twin sister, who appeared once outside the story in Vampirella #2 (1969) and then never again until her appearance in a story almost 40 years later. Recent appearances of Draculina were on Feary Tales #5 [49] and Vampirella, vol. 2, #11 (both titles by Dynamite, 2015)[50] She also appears in writer Christopher Priest's run, and in the Archie crossover, in which she meets Betty and Veronica.[51]
  • Nuberus
The demon who tempted Vampirella with her true origin in order to gain access to Earth.
  • Sofia Murray
A young punk girl rescued by Vampirella who becomes her sidekick in the first Dynamite series.
  • Von Kreist
A former Prussian World War I officer, now a lich, who won his state of immortality in a card game with Satan, but at the price of steadily decaying alive. A cruel and sadistic mastermind, with a special victim preference in children.[52]
  • Chaos
The ruler of Hell and the master of most of the villains that Vampirella faces.
  • Mistress Nyx
The daughter of a liaison between the mad-god Chaos and Lucrezia Borgia.[53] A demonic persona, who is bent on destroying Vampirella.
  • Dixie Fattoni
One of two daughters of a Mafioso boss whom she was forced to kill by von Kreist; her twin sister Pixie was turned into a vampire by von Kreist's minions. Vampirella took the orphaned girl under her wing and trained her in combating vampires.
  • Pantha
Initially, alien shapeshifter from Vampirella's native planet who can morph into a black panther. She is generally portrayed as more violent and feral than Vampirella. Later stories rewrote her origin to that of an ancient Egyptian cursed by the gods because of a murderous spree. She is cursed to live forever, with periods where she does not know who or what she is.
  • Lilith
Vampirella's mother and the first woman created by God. Her story is told in the alternate version of the events of Genesis, she was the first wife of Adam, and the mother of demons. She sent her daughter to Earth to atone for her mistakes. Vampirella Revelations #0–3 (see Bibliography) revealed a more sinister side to her. In Priest's run she no longer is the first woman but a woman from the Planet Drakulon.[54]
  • Tristan
Vampirella's boyfriend on Drakulon in the Old Dynamite series. He is Vampirella's boyfriend in the 2016 Dynamite series. He is a werewolf who does not wish to be one and of generally affable demeanor.


Vampirella was ranked 35th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.[55]

Circulation figures[edit]

From annual required Statement of Circulation. "Copies printed" refers to total print run. "Total paid circulation" refers to number of copies actually sold, which is the above number minus returns, lost/damaged copies, and free/promotional copies.[56]

Vampirella (Warren)[edit]

Statement date / Published in Average, copies printed Average, total paid circulation Percent of run returned / Sell-through at retail
Oct. 1, 1974 / #42 (May 1974) 170,850 95,735 22.2% / 56.0%
Oct. 1, 1975 / #49 (March 1975) 175,150 97,530 20.0% / 55.7%
Oct. 1, 1976 / #58 (March 1976) 162,740 90,725 20.0% / 55.7%
Nov. 30, 1977 / #67 (March 1977) 165,400 92,125 20.0% / 55.7%
Sept. 30, 1978 / #76 (March 1978) 166,395 92,550 20.0% / 55.6%
Sept. 30, 1979 / #85 (March 1979) 161,745 90,050 20.0% / 55.7%
Sept. 30, 1980 / #94 (March 1980) 137,345 76,468 20.0% / 55.7%
Sept. 28, 1981 / #104 (April 1981) 129,311 71,923 20.0% / 55.6%
Oct. 1, 1982 / #112 (March 1982) 123,592 68,728 43.2% / 55.6%

Collected editions[edit]

Warren magazine stories[edit]

  • Vampirella vs. the Cult of Chaos (reprints from #8–9, 11–16) Harris Comics, 1991
  • Vampirella: Transcending Time & Space (reprints from #17–23) Harris Comics, 1992
  • Vampirella: A Scarlet Thirst (reprints from #30–31, 36, 71–72, 92, 94–96, 110) Harris Comics, 1993
  • Vampirella & the Blood-Red Queen of Hearts (reprints from #49, 60–62, 65–66, 101–102) Harris Comics, 1996
  • Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles
    • Volume 1 (reprints from #1–10), Harris Comics, 2004, ISBN 978-0-910692-96-0
    • Volume 2 (reprints from #11–18), Harris Comics, 2004, ISBN 978-0-910692-95-3
    • Volume 3 (reprints from #19–28), Harris Comics, 2005, ISBN 978-0-910692-94-6
    • Volume 4 (reprints from #29–41), Harris Comics, 2006, ISBN 978-0-910692-91-5
  • Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles Maximum Volume 1 (reprints from #1–37), Harris Comics, 2008, ISBN 0-910692-85-8
  • Vampirella Archives
    • Volume 1 (reprints from #1–7), Dynamite, 2010
    • Volume 2 (reprints from #8–14) Dynamite, 2010
    • Volume 3 (reprints from #15–21) Dynamite, 2011
    • Volume 4 (reprints from #22–28) Dynamite, 2012
    • Volume 5 (reprints from #29–35), Dynamite, 2012
    • Volume 6 (reprints from #36–42) Dynamite, 2013
    • Volume 7 (reprints from #43–49) Dynamite, 2013
    • Volume 8 (reprints from #50–56) Dynamite, 2013
    • Volume 9 (reprints from #57–64), Dynamite, 2014
    • Volume 10 (reprints from #65–71) Dynamite, 2014
    • Volume 11 (reprints from #72–79) Dynamite, 2015
    • Volume 12 (reprints from #80–88) Dynamite, 2015
    • Volume 13 (reprints from #89–96) Dynamite, 2016
    • Volume 14 (reprints from #97–103) Dynamite, 2016
    • Volume 15 (reprints from #104–112) Dynamite, 2016

Harris Era[edit]

  • Vampirella: The Dracula War (reprints Vampirella (1992) #1–4) Harris Comics, 1993
  • Vengeance of Vampirella: Bloodshed (reprints Vengeance of Vampirella #1–3) Harris Comics, 1995
  • Vampirella: Death and Destruction (reprints Vampirella Death & Destruction #1–4) Harris Comics, 1996
  • Vampirella: Ascending Evil (reprints Vampirella (1997) #1–3) Harris Comics, 1998
  • Vampirella Lives (reprints Vampirella Lives #1–3 and Vampirella 25th Anniversary Special) Harris Comics, 2001
  • Vampirella: Nowheresville (reprint Vampirella (2001) #1–3) Harris Comics, 2002
  • Vampirella: Tales of Pantha (reprints Vampirella (1992) #7–10, Vampirella (1997) #13–17, Vampirella Magazine (2003) #5) Harris Comics, 2006
  • Vampirella: Revelations (reprints Vampirella: Revelations #0–3) Harris Comics, 2006
  • Vampirella: Blood Lust (reprints Vampirella: Blood Lust #1–2) Harris Comics, 2006
  • Vampirella: Masters Series
    • Volume 1: Grant Morrison & Mark Millar (reprints Vampirella Monthly (1997) #1–6) Dynamite, 2010
    • Volume 2: Warren Ellis (reprints Vampirella Lives #1–3 and Vampirella 25th Anniversary Special) Dynamite, 2010
    • Volume 3: Mark Millar (reprints Vampirella (2001) #1–6) Dynamite, 2011
    • Volume 4: Visionaries (reprints Vampirella Magazine (2003) #1, 10, Vampirella Summer Special 2005, Vampirella Halloween Trick & Treat, Vampirella Halloween 2006) Dynamite, 2011
    • Volume 5: Kurt Busiek (reprints Vampirella: Morning in America #1–4, Vampirella: Summer Nights #1, Vampirella: Dracula War #1–4) Dynamite, 2011
    • Volume 6: James Robinson (reprints Vampirella: Blood Lust#1–2, Vampirella vs Dracula: The Centennial, Vampirella 25th Anniversary Special) Dynamite, 2011
    • Volume 7: Pantha (reprints Vampirella vs Pantha #1, Vampirella (2001) #7–10, Vampirella Monthly (1997) #13–17, Vampirella Magazine (2003) #5) Dynamite, 2012
    • Volume 8: Mike Carey & Joshua Hale Fialkov (reprints Vampirella Revelations #0–3, Vampirella Quarterly 2007 Spring-Fall) Dynamite, 2013

Dynamite Era[edit]

  • Vampirella (2010)
    • Volume 1 - Crown of Worms (reprints Vampirella (2010) #1-7) Dynamite, 2011
    • Volume 2 - A Murder of Crows (reprints Vampirella (2010) #8-11) Dynamite, 2012
    • Volume 3 - Throne of Skulls (reprints Vampirella (2010) #12–20) Dynamite, 2013
    • Volume 4 - Inquisition! (reprints Vampirella (2010) #21–25) Dynamite, 2013
    • Volume 5 - Mothers, Sons, and 'A' Holy Ghost (reprints Vampirella (2010) #26–31) Dynamite, 2014
    • Volume 6 - The Final Curtain (reprints Vampirella (2010) #32–38) Dynamite, 2014
  • Vampirella (2014)
    • Volume 1 - Our Lady of Shadow! (reprints Vampirella (2014) #1–6) Dynamite, 2015
    • Volume 2 - God Save the Queen (reprints Vampirella (2014) #7–13) Dynamite, 2015
  • Vampirella: Hollywood Horror (reprints Vampirella (2016) #1–6) Dynamite, 2017
  • Vampirella (2017)
    • Volume 1 - Forbidden Fruit (reprints Vampirella (2017) #0–5) Dynamite, 2017
    • Volume 2 - The God You Know (reprints Vampirella (2017) #6–11) Dynamite, 2018
  • Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus
    • Volume 1 (reprints Vampirella (2010) #1–20, Annual 1–2) Dynamite, 2017
    • Volume 2 (reprints Vampirella (2010) #21–38, Annual 3) Dynamite, 2018
    • Volume 3 (reprints Vampirella (2014) #1-13, Vampirella Prelude to Shadows, Vampirella Annual 2015) Dynamite, 2018
    • Volume 4 (reprints Vampirella: Scarlet Legion #1–5, Vampirella vs Dracula #1–6, Vampirella: The Red Room #1–4) Dynamite, 2018

Other versions[edit]


In 2000 a comic book series entitled Vampi began circulation through Anarchy Studio. The series followed Vampi, an alternate futuristic version of Vampirella that seeks to find a cure for her vampirism. The main series ran for 25 issues. Several miniseries followed under the titles Vampi Vicious, Vampi Vicious Circle, Vampi Vicious Rampage, and Vampi vs. Xin. An omnibus edition collecting the first eighteen issues of the initial run was released in 2012 through Dynamite Entertainment.

Li'l Vampi[edit]

In January 2014 Dynamite Entertainment released Li'l Vampi, a one-shot comic book by writer Eric Trautmann and artist Agnes Garbowska.[57] The comic followed a child version of Vampirella as she tries to uncover why monsters are destroying the town of Stoker, Maine.[58]

Media Adaptations[edit]

In 1996, a Vampirella film adaptation was produced by Concorde Pictures, starring Talisa Soto in the title role. In 2021, Dynamite Entertainment announced a new feature film was in development, in addition to plans for television adaptations based on the Vampirella Universe.[59]

Further reading[edit]

  • The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson, Quirk Books (2017)


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  3. ^ Vampirella Annual (Warren, 1972) at the Grand Comics Database.
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