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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 appearanceVampirella #1 (September 1969)
Created byForrest J Ackerman
Trina Robbins
Frank Frazetta
Tom Sutton
In-story information
Alter egoElla Normandy
Place of originDrakulon
Vampirella #1 (September 1969). Cover art by Frank Frazetta
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 –November 2021
No. 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
    • (Dynamite – vol. 5): 25
Creative team
Written by
    • (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 (/væmpɪˈrɛlə/) is a 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), a sister publication of 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 magazine was published continuously until 1983, when Warren Publishing ceased operations 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 special with color reprints of José González stories.[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 was later 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 drew 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 published many reprints. 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 (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 continued 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 commemorated the character's 50th anniversary.[36][37] The run lasted 25 issues long and ended with Vampirella's marriage to Dracula.[38]

In 2019, Dynamite also 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 a continuation of the original series.[39]

Dynamite has published several other series and one shots featuring Vampirella, including but not limited to Die!namite (2020),[40] Vampirella vs Purgatori (2020),[41] Vampiverse (2021), Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy! (2021),[38] The Vamp (2022), Vampirella: Mindwarp (2022), Vampirella vs. Superpowers (2022), and Vampirella: Year One (2022) .[42]

In celebration of the character's 55th anniversary, Dynamite will publish one shots running throughout Vampirella's history to renumber the comic 666 and new arc called "Beyond".[43]

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.[44]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Vampirella originally hails from the planet Drakulon, a world where blood flows like water and where the natives, called the Vampiri, share traditionally vampiric characteristics. Drakulon orbits a binary star which causes continuous droughts throughout the year. These droughts gradually dry up the Vampiri's 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 and 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.[45]

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 learns she is, 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 presented in Vampirella Lives and in Blood Lust. Drakulon is real, but is 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 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 works reluctantly with Dracula against a rebellious cult of his former followers. Acquiring Sofia Murray as her sidekick, Vampirella becomes involved in a plot by the Vatican that ultimately resurrects Von Kreist and leads to Sofia's death. Vampirella severs her ties with the Vatican and finds 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.[46] 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 currently works 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.

In the 2019 version by Christopher Priest, the writer incorporated all the previous versions of the character's history to make a comprehensive revision of Vampirella's back story.[47] Vampirella has been on Earth for 50 years,[48] and Draklon is an alternate version of Earth's moon. The alternate version of Earth is called Arcadia.[49] Drakulon and Arcadia were at war which caused Aracadia to die out and Drakulon became an archaic society.[50]

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.[51][52] 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.[51] 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.

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.[53]

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.[51][52]


Christopher Priest's world of Vampirella has been expanded in spinoffs. The first is Sacred Six (2020), which follows Lilith, Vampirella's mother, protecting a vampire city with a team consisting of Nyx, Chasity, Pantha, Victory (who takes on the name Draculina), and Katie (the real Draculina).[54] Solo series were published for Nyx (2021),[55] Pantha (2022),[56] and Draculina (2022). A solo series for Victory was published in 2023.[57]


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.
  • 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.
  • 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 first appeared in Vampirella #2 (1969). She would make sporadic appearances in Harris publications, such as in Vampirella Quarterly Summer 2008.[58] She began appearing in Dynamite stories in 2015.[59]
  • 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.[60]
  • 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.[61] 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. Later stories rewrote her origin to that of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh that was cursed by the Egyptian 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. In Priest's run she no longer is the first woman but a woman from the Planet Drakulon.[62]
  • Tristan
Vampirella's boyfriend on Drakulon in the Warren series who was killed by astronauts from Earth.[63] In the 2010 Dynamite series, he is Vampirella's boyfriend and a werewolf.


Vampirella was ranked 35th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.[64]

Circulation figures[edit]

Data is derived from annual Statements 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.[65]

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%

Comics Bibliography[edit]

Warren Publishing[edit]

Title Issues Publication date Collection edition
Ongoing series
Vampirella #1–112 September 1969 – March 1983 Vampirella Archives 1–15

Harris Publications[edit]

Title Issues Publication date Notes
Ongoing series
Vampirella vol. 1 #113 1988 Continuation of the original series.
Vampirella Monthly vol. 1 #1–5 November 1997– August 2006
Vengeance of Vampirella #0–25 June 1994 – April 1996
Vampirella vol. 2 #1–22 August 2001 – August 2003
Vampirella Comics Magazine #1–10 October 2003 – April 2005
Vampirella Quarterly #1–3 March–September 2008
Limited series
Vampirella: Morning in America #1–4 September 1991 – April 1992
Chains of Chaos #1-3 November 1994 – January 1995
Vampirella Strikes #1–7 October 1995 – October 1996
Vampirella of Drakulon #1–5 January–September 1996
Vampirella: Death and Destruction #1–3 July–September 1996
Vampirella Lives #1–3 December 1996 – February 1997
Vampirella: Blood Lust #1–2 July–August 1997
Vampirella: Revelations #1–3 July 2005 – February 2006
Vampirella: Summer Nights August 1992
Vampirella Zero 1994
Vampirella: Sad Wings of Destiny September 1996
Queens of Halloween #1 October 1996
The Death of Vampirella February 1997
Vampirella Manga 2999 December 1998
Hell on Earth Battlebook: Streets of Fire #1 January 1999
Vampirella Manga 3000 July 1999
Vampirella: Vampology September 2003
Vampirella: Halloween Trick or Treat October 2004
Vampirella: Halloween Special #1 October 2006
The Magdalena/Vampirella vol. 1 #1 October 1993 Co-published with Image Comics through Top Cow Productions.
Vampirella/Shadowhawk: Creatures of the Night #1–2 February–March 1995
Catwoman/Vampirella: The Furies #1 February 1997 Co-published with DC Comics.
Vampirella vs Pantha #1 March 1997
Vampirella vs Hemorrhage #1–3 April–June 1997
Vampirella/Wetworks #1 June 1997 Co-published with Image Comics; followed by the similarly titled Wetworks/Vampirella #1 (July 1997).
Vampirella/Shi September 1997 Co-published with Crusade Comics; followed by the similarly titled Shi/Vampirella (October 1997).
Vampirella/Dracula: The Centennial October 1997
Vampirella/Painkiller Jane May 1998
Vampirella/Lady Death #1 February 1999 Co-published with Chaos! Comics.
Lady Death vs. Vampirella #1 March 1999 Co-published with Chaos! Comics.
Lady Death vs. Vampirella II #1 March 2000 Co-published with Chaos! Comics.
Purgatori vs. Vampirella #1 April 2000 Co-published with Chaos! Comics.
Vampirella/Witchblade July 2003 Co-published with Top Cow Productions.
Witchblade/The Magdalena/Vampirella #1 January 2004 Co-published with Top Cow Productions and Dynamic Forces.
Vampirella/Witchblade: Union of the Damned #1 October 2004 Co-published with Top Cow Productions.
The Magdalena/Vampirella vol. 2 #1 October 1993 Co-published with Image Comics through Top Cow Productions.
Vampirella/Witchblade: The Feast #1 October 2005 Co-published with Top Cow Productions.
The Darkness/Vampirella #1 July 2005 Co-published with Top Cow Productions.
Tomb Raider/Witchblade/Magdalena/Vampirella #1 August 2005 Co-published with Image Comics through Top Cow Productions.
Sword of Dracula/Vampirella #1 January 2008 Co-published with Digital Webbing.

Dynamite Entertainment[edit]

Title Publication date Issues WRITER ARTIST Collection editions
Ongoing series
Vampirella Vol. 1 November 2010 – February 2014 #1–38, Annual 1–2 Eric Trautmann,

Brandon Jerwa

Wagner Reis, Fabiano Neves, WalterGeovani Heubert Khan-Michael, Malaga, Patrick Berkenkotter Vol. 1: Crown of Worms

Vol. 2: A Murder of Crows

Vol. 3: Throne of Skulls

Vol. 4: Inquisition

Vol. 5: Mothers, Sons, and a Holy Ghost

Vol. 6: The Final Curtain

Vampirella: Bites

Vampirella Vol. 2 June 2014 – June 2015 #1–13 Nancy A. Collins Patrick Berkenkotter, Cristhian Zamora Vol. 1: Our Lady of The Shadows

Vol. 2: God Save The Queen

Vampirella Vol. 3 March–August 2016 #1–6 Kate Leth Eman Casallos Vampirella: Hollywood Horror
Vampirella Vol. 4 February 2017 – January 2018 #0–11 Paul Cornell, Jeremy Whitley, Jimmy Broxton,Andy Belanger, Creees Lee, Paulo Barrios, Rapha Lobosco Vol. 1: Forbidden Fruit

Vol. 2: The God You Know

Vampirella Vol. 5 July 2019 – November 2021 #0–25 Christopher Priest Ergun Gunduz Vol. 1: Seduction of the Innocent

Vol. 2: Seduction of the Innocent

Vol. 3: Interstellar

Vol. 4: Red Mass

Vengeance of Vampirella October 2019 – December 2021 #1–25 Tom Sniegoski Michael Sta. Maria Vengeance of Vampirella Volume 1: Rebirth

Vol. 2: The Spoils of War

Vol. 3: Ghost Dance

Vol. 4: After The Fall

Vampirella 666-Present Vol. 6 February 2024 – present #666–present Christopher Priest Ergun Gunduz *
Limited series
Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion May–October 2011 #1–5 Joe Harris Jose Malaga Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion
Vampirella: The Red Room April–November 2012 #1–4 Dan Brereton Jean Diaz Vampirella: The Red Room
Vampirella: Southern Gothic August 2013 – February 2014 #1–5 Nate Cosby Jose Luis Vampirella: Southern Gothic
Vampirella Strikes Vol. 1 January–June 2013 #1–6 Tom Sniegoski Johnny D. Vampirella Strikes
Vampirella: Feary Tales October 2014 – February 2015 #1–5 Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Devin Grayson, John Shirley, Stephen R. Bissette Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Elmo Eklabuz, Bilquis Evely, Eman Casallos Vampirella: Feary Tales
Legenderry: Vampirella February–June 2015 #1–5 David Avallone David T. Cabrera Legenderry: Vampirella
Vampirella: Roses for the Dead June 2018 – June 2019 #1–4 Kristina Deak-Linsner Joseph Michael Linsner Vampirella: Rose for the Dead
Vampirella: The Dark Powers December 2020 – April 2021 #1–6 Dan Abnett Paul Davidson Vampirella: Dark Powers
Vampiverse September 2021 – February 2022 #1–6 Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Daniel Maine Vampiverse
Vampirella Strikes Vol. 2 May 2022 – May 2023 #1–13 Tom Sniegoski Jonathan Lau Vampirella Strikes Vol. 1: Hell on Earth
Vampirella: Year One July 2022 – April 2023 #1–6 Christopher Priest Giovanni Timpano, Ergun Gunduz Vampirella: Year One
Vampirella: Mindwarp September 2022 – January 2023 #1–5 Jeff Parker Ben Dewey Vampirella: Mindwarp
Vampirella: Dead Flowers October 2023 – January 2024 #1–4 Sara Frazetta, Bob Freeman Alberto Locatelli *
VAMPIRELLA: DARK REFLECTIONS June 2024-Present 1-present Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Daniel Maine
Vampirella vs. Fluffy the Vampire Killer October 2012 Mark Rahner Cezar Razek Vampirella: Bites
Vampirella: Nublood February 2013 Mark Rahner, Ty Templeton Bruce Timm, Cezar Razek Vampirella: Bites
Vampirella Halloween Special October 2013 Shannon Eric Denton Dietrich Smith *
Savage Tales: Vampirella May 2018 Burnham, Doug Murray Anthony Marques, J. Bone, Fernando Ruiz, Daniel HDR, Lui Antonio *
Vampirella Halloween Special October 2018 Scott Lobdell, Blake Northcott Rapha Lobosco, Anthony Marques, Marc Deering *
Vampirella Valentines Day Special February 2019 Leah Williams, Michael Golden Maria Sanapo, Michael Golden *
Vampirella: Trial of the Soul September 2020 Bill Willingham Giuseppe Cafaro *
Vampirella: Valentine's Day Special 2021 February 2021 Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Marcos Ramos *
Vampirella 1992 June 2021 Max Bemis Marcos Ramos, Roberto Castro *
Vampirella Holiday Special November 2021 Will Robson Will Robson *
Vampirella: Valentine's Day Special 2022 February 2022 Dearbhla Kelly Jonathan Lau *
Vampirella: Fairy Tales August 2022 Soo Lee Emiliana Pinna *
Vampirella vs. Dracula January 2012– August 2012 #1–6 Joe Harris Ivan Rodriguez Vampirella vs. Dracula
Dark Shadows/Vampirella July – December 2012 #1–5 Marc Andreyko Patrick Berkenkotter, Jose Malaga Dark Shadows/Vampirella
Dawn/Vampirella September 2014 – January 2015 #1–5 Joseph Michael Linsner Joseph Michael Linsner Dawn/Vampirella
Aliens/Vampirella September 2015 – February 2016 #1–6 Corinna Bechko Javier Garcia-Miranda *
Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood May – August 2015 #1–4 Nancy A. Collins Dave Acosta *
Vampirella/Army of Darkness July 2015 - October 2015 #1–4 Mark Rahner Jethro Morales Vampirella/Army of Darkness
Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella October 2017 – February 2018 #1–5 Shawn Aldridge Rapha Lobosco Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella
Kiss/Vampirella June – October 2017 #1–5 Christopher Sebela Annapaola Martello Kiss/Vampirella
Vampirella/Dejah Thoris September 2018 – February 2019 #1–4 Erik Burnham Ediano Silva Vampirella/Dejah Thoris
Vampirella vs. Reanimator December 2018 – April 2019 #1–5 Cullen Bunn Blacky Shepherd Vampirella vs. Reanimator
Vampirella/Red Sonja September 2019 – December 2020 #1–12 Jordie Bellaire Drew Moss Vol. 1: These Dark Synchronicities

Vampirella/Red Sonja Vol. 2

Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica May 2019 – July 2020 #1–12 Amy Chu Maria Sanapo, Dan Parent Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica Vol. 1

Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica Vol. 2

Vampirella vs. Purgatori March – July 2021 #1–5 Ray Fawkes Alvaro Sarraseca Vampirella vs. Purgatori
Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy December 2021 – June 2022 #1–6 Christopher Priest Donny Hadiwidjaja Vampirella/Dracula Unholy
Vampirella versus Red Sonja November 2022 – March 2023 #1–5 Dan Abnett Alessandro Ranaldi Vampirella versus Red Sonja
Vampirella versus The Superpowers May – September 2023 #1–5 Dan Abnett Pasquale Qualano Vampirella versus The Superpowers
Vampirella/Dracula: Rage August 2023 – April 2024 #1–6 Christopher Priest Christian Rosado Vampirella/Dracula: Rage
Sacred Six July 2020 – August 2021 #1–12 Christopher Priest Jae Lee, Julius Ohta, Gabriel Ibarra, Guilherme Balbi, Guiseppe Cafaro, Fritz Casas, Stephane Roux Vol. 1: Numerology

Vol. 2: War of Roses

Nyx November 2021 – October 2022 #1–10 Christos Gage Marc Borstel Vol.1: Daddy's Girl

Vol. 2: Family Matters

Pantha January–September 2022 #1–5 Tom Sniegoski and Jeannine Acheson Igor Lima Pantha
Draculina February–September 2022 #1–6 Christopher Priest Michael Sta Maria Draculina: 90 hours in San Francisco
Draculina: Blood Simple February–October 2023 #1–6 Christopher Priest Michael Sta Maria Draculina: Blood Simple
Victory June–November 2023 #1–5 Victory

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.[66] The comic followed a child version of Vampirella as she tries to uncover why monsters are destroying the town of Stoker, Maine.[67]

Media adaptations[edit]

In 1992 Canadian actor and award-winning screenwriter, Peter Jobin, created the production company Europa Production Investment Corporation and purchased the movie rights to the comic book character Vampirella. Based on the source material, Mr. Jobin wrote the first draft screenplay and began the process of securing financing. Promotional artwork was commissioned from graphic artist William (Bill) Rankine. Promotional and investment packaging was presented at the May 1993 Cannes Film Festival at the American Pavilion. A full page promotional poster was also featured in the May 18, 1993 Hollywood Reporter Cannes '93 Daily Satellite Edition - Day 5. Financing was never fully completed for Vampirella: The Motion Picture and the film rights lapsed.

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.[68]


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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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