Vampirella

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Vampirella
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
Publisher
List
First appearanceJuly 17, 1969
Created byForrest J Ackerman
Trina Robbins
Frank Frazetta
Tom Sutton
In-story information
Alter egoElla Normandy
SpeciesVampire
Place of originDrakulon
Abilities
Vampirella
Vampirella #1 (July 17, 1969). Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Series publication information
ScheduleMonthly
FormatOngoing series
GenreHorror, fantasy
Publication date
List
    • (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
Number of issues
List
    • (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
Writer(s)
List
    • (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
Artist(s)
List
    • (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 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), 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 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 commemorated the character's 50th anniversary.[36][37] The run lasted 25 issues long and ended with Vampirella's marriage to Dracula, spinning off into a new series in 2021 titled Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy![38] Vampirella: Year One, a series following Vampirella's first year on Earth, premiered in July 2022.[39]

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.[40] A sequel called Vampirella Strikes has been announced for May 2022.[41]Also in May 2022 a one-shot fairy tale reimagining Vampirella as Red Riding hood would be released in August 2022.[42]

Vampirella appears in the 2020 crossover series Die!namite, which depicts her as an ambassador attempting to reach the new Drakulon colony.[43] She has appeared in the sequels of Die!namite called Die!namite Lives and Die!namite Never Dies!.[44]That year another crossover called Project Superpower:Dark power and a sequel will be released called Vampirella vs Red Sonja .[45]

She fought Purgatori in Vampirella vs Purgatori (2020), leading into Purgatori's own comic series in 2021.[46][47]

Sniegoski, alongside Jeannine S. Acheson, launched a 2021 Vampirella multiverse comic called Vampiverse, in which Vampirella must figure out what's killing all the other Vampirellas.[48]A oneshot spinoff following one of the Vampirellas called The Vamp was released in June 2022.[49]

Announced in June 2022 Vampirella: Mindwarp wa, will feature Vampirella has she is thrown back into the 1970s by trading minds with her younger self[50]

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.[51]

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.[52]

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 presented in Vampirella Lives and 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 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.[53] 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.

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.[54] Vampirella has been on Earth for 50 years,[55] and Draklon is an alternate version of Earth's moon. The alternate version of Earth is called Arcadia.[56] We learn that Drakulon and Arcadia were at war which caused Aracadia to die out and Draklon became an archaic society.[57]

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.[58][59] 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.[58] 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.[60]

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.[58][59]

Spinoffs[edit]

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).[61] Solo series for Nyx (2021),[62] Pantha (2022),[63] and Draculina (2022)[64]

Characters[edit]

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.[65] She began appearing in Dynamite stories in 2015.[66]
  • 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.[67]
  • 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.[68] 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.[69]
  • Tristan
Vampirella's boyfriend on Drakulon in the Warren series who was killed by astronauts from Earth.[70] In the 2016 Dynamite series, he is Vampirella's boyfriend and a werewolf.

Reception[edit]

Vampirella was ranked 35th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.[71]

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.[72]

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]

PUBLICATION PUBLISHER WRITER ARTIST COLLECTED EDITION

*=not collected

Vampirella (1969-1983) 1-112 Warren Publishing Various Various Vampirella vs. the Cult of Chaos (reprints from #8–9, 11–16) Harris Comics

Vampirella: Transcending Time & Space'' (reprints from #17–23) Harris Comics

Vampirella: A Scarlet Thirst'' (reprints from #30–31, 36, 71–72, 92, 94–96, 110) Harris Comics

Vampirella & the Blood-Red Queen of Hearts'' (reprints from #49, 60–62, 65–66, 101–102) Harris Comics

Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles

  • Volume 1 (reprints from #1–10), Harris Comics
  • Volume 2 (reprints from #11–18), Harris Comics
  • Volume 3 (reprints from #19–28), Harris Comics
  • Volume 4 (reprints from #29–41), Harris Comics

Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles Maximum Volume 1 (reprints from #1–37), Harris Comics

Vampirella Archives

  • Volume 1 (reprints from #1–7), Dynamite
  • Volume 2 (reprints from #8–14) Dynamite
  • Volume 3 (reprints from #15–21) Dynamite
  • Volume 4 (reprints from #22–28) Dynamite
  • Volume 5 (reprints from #29–35), Dynamite
  • Volume 6 (reprints from #36–42) Dynamite
  • Volume 7 (reprints from #43–49) Dynamite
  • Volume 8 (reprints from #50–56) Dynamite
  • Volume 9 (reprints from #57–64), Dynamite
  • Volume 10 (reprints from #65–71) Dynamite
  • Volume 11 (reprints from #72–79) Dynamite
  • Volume 12 (reprints from #80–88) Dynamite
  • Volume 13 (reprints from #89–96) Dynamite
  • Volume 14 (reprints from #97–103) Dynamite
  • Volume 15 (reprints from #104–112) Dynamite
Vampirella 113 Harris Publications Various Various *
Vampirella: Morning in America 1-4 (1991 - 1992) Harris Publications Kurt Busiek Louis La Chance Vampirella: Masters Series Vol.5(Dynamite)
Vampirella's Summer Nights (1992) Harris Publications Various Various Vampirella: Masters Series Vol.5(Dynamite)
Vampirella Monthly 1-5 (1992 - 1993) Harris Publications Grant Morrison Grant Morrison *
Vengeance of Vampirella 0-25 (1994 – 1996) Harris Publications Tom Sniegoski Buzz Vengeance of Vampirella: Bloodshed (reprints ''Vengeance of Vampirella ''#1–3) Harris Comics
Chains of Chaos 1-3 (1994) Harris Publications Tom Sneigoski John Stinsman, Joe Weems *
Vampirella Zero (1994) Harris Publications Tom Sniegoski Jimmy Palmiotti *
Vampirella/Shadowhawk: Creatures of the Night 1-2 (1995) Harris Publications Various Various *
Vampirella Strikes 1-7 (1995) Harris Publications Tom Sniegoski Ed McGuinness, Nathan Massengill *
Vampirella: Death and Destruction 1-3 (1996) Harris Publications Tom Sniegoski, Christopher Golden Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Vampirella: Death and Destruction Harris
Vampirella: Sad Wings of Destiny (1996) Harris Publications David Quinn and Sean Fernald Various *
Queens of Halloween (1996) Harris Publications James Robinson Joe Jusko *
Vampirella Lives 1-3 (1996) Harris Publications Warren Ellis Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Vampirella Lives TPB Harris Comics,

Vampirella: Masters Series Vol.2 Dynamite

Catwoman/Vampirella: The Furies (1997) Harris Publications Chuck Dixon Jim Balent

Ray McCarthy

*
Vampirella vs Pantha (1997) Harris Publications Mark Millar Mark Texeira Vampirella: Masters Series Vol.7 Dynamite
Vampirella vs Hemorrhage 1-3 (1997) Harris Publications Tom Sneigowski, Ian Edginton Michael Bair *
Wetworks/Vampirella (1977) Harris Publications Steven Grant Sean Shaw,

Gary Martin

*
Vampirella: Blood Lust 1-2 (1997) Harris Publications James Robinson Joe Jusko Vampirella: Blood Lust TPB

Vampirella: Masters Series Vol.6 Dynamite

Shi/Vampirella (October 1997) Harris Publications Warren Ellis Kevin Lau *
Vampirella/Dracula: The Centennial (1997) Harris Publications Warren Ellis Mark Beachum Vampirella: Masters Series Vol.6 Dynamite
Vampirella Monthly 1-26 (1997) Harris Publications Various Various Vampirella Ascending Evil TPB(#1-3) Harris

Vampirella: Masters Series Vol. 1 (#1-6) Dynamite

Vampirella/Painkiller Jane (1998) Harris Publications Various Various *
Vampirella Manga 2999 (1998) Harris Publications Seth Biederman David Bogart Kevin Lau

Kam Ling Ng

*
Hell On Earth: Battlebook (1999) Harris Publications Various Various *
Lady Death Vs Vampirella (1999) Harris Publications David Conway Dorian Cleavenger *
Lady Death Vampirella:Dark Hearts (1999) Harris Publications Brian Pulido

Marc Andreyko

Steven Hughes *
Vampirella Manga 3000 (1999) Harris Publications Seth Biederman David Bogart Kevin Lau

Kam Ling Ng

*
LadyDeath vs. Vampirella II (2000) Harris Publications Brian Pulido, Marc Andreyko Steven Hughes *
Purgatori Vs Vampirella (2000) Harris Publications Marc Andreyko Christian Zanier, Curtis Arnold *
Vampirella 1-22 (2001–2003) Harris Publications Mark Millar Mike Mayhew, Michael Bair Vampirella: Nowheresville'' (#1–3) Harris Comics
The Magdalena/Vampirella (2003) Harris Publications David Wohl Various *
Vampirella/Witchblade: Brooklyn Bounce (2003) Harris Publications Brian Wood Steve Pugh *
Vampirella: Vampology (2003) Harris Publications Various Various *
Vampirella Magazine 1-10 (2003–2004) Harris Publications Various Various Vampirella: Masters Series.Vol.4(1,10)Dynamite
Witchblade/The Magdalena/Vampirella (2004) Harris Publications Gail Simone Joyce Chin *
Vampirella: Halloween Trick or Treat (2004) Harris Publications Various Various *
Vampirella/Witchblade: Union of the Damned (2004) Harris Publications Justin Gray Liam Sharp

Jimmy Palmiotti

*
Vampirella Magazine - Summer Special (2005) Harris Publications Michael Golden Michael Golden Vampirella: Masters Series.Vol.4(1,10)Dynamite
Vampirella/Witchblade: The Feast (2005) Harris Publications Justin Gray Joyce Chin *
Vampirella: Revelations 1-3 (2005-2006) Harris Publications Mike Carey/Mike Lilly & Bob Almond Mike Carey/Mike Lilly & Bob Almond Vampirella: Masters Series.Vol.8 Dynamite
The Darkness/ Vampirella (2005) Harris Publications Terry Moore Eric Basaldua

Jay Leisten

*
Tomb Raider/ Witchblade/ Magdalena/ Vampirella (2005) Harris Publications Kevin McCarthy Joyce Chin *
Vampirella: Halloween Special (2006) Harris Publications Phil Hester Stephen Segovia Vampirella: Masters Series.Vol.4 Dynamite
Vampirella Quarterly (2007) Harris Publications Joshua Hale Fialkov Stephen Segovia Vampirella: Masters Series.Vol.8 Dynamite
Sword of Dracula / Vamprella (2008) Harris Publications Jason Henderson Greg Scott *
Vampirella 1-38 (2010-2014) Dynamite Entertainment Eric Trautmann Fabiano Neves Volume 1 - Crown of Worms 'Vampirella

Volume 2 - A Murder of Crows

Volume 3 - Throne of Skulls

Volume 4 - Inquisition!

Volume 5 - Mothers, Sons, and 'A' Holy Ghost

Volume 6 - The Final Curtain

Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol.1

Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol.2

Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion 1-5 (2011) Dynamite Entertainment Joe Harris Jose Malaga Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion

Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol.4

Vampirella The Red Room 1-4 (2012) Dynamite Entertainment Dan Brereton Jean Diaz Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol.4
Vampirella vs Fluffy (2012) Dynamite Entertainment Mark Rahner Cezar Razek Vampirella Bites
Vampirella vs. Dracula 1-6 (2012) Dynamite Entertainment Joe Harris Ivan Rodriguez Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol.4
Vampirella Halloween Special (2013) Dynamite Entertainment Shannon Eric Denton Dietrich Smith *
Vampirella Nublood (2013) Dynamite Entertainment Mark Rahner Cezar Razek *
Vampirella Southern Gothic 1-5 (2013) Dynamite Entertainment Nate Cosby Jose Luis Vampirella Southern Gothic
Vampirella Strikes 1-6 (2013) Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegnoski Johnny D *
Dawn Vampirella 1-5 (2014) Dynamite Entertainment Joseph Michael Linsner Joseph Michael Linsner Dawn Vampirella
Vampirella 1-14 (vol.2) (2014-2015) Dynamite Entertainment Nancy A. Collins Patrick Berkenkotter Volume 1 - Our Lady of Shadow!

Volume 2 - God Save the Queen

Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol.3

Vampirella Feary Tales 1-5 (2014) Dynamite Entertainment Various Various Vampirella Feary Tales
Aliens Vampirella 1-5( 2015-2016) Dynamite Entertainment Corinna Bechko Javier Garcia-Miranda Aliens Vampirella
Legenderry Vampirella 1-5 (2015) Dynamite Entertainment David Avallone David Cabrera Legenderry Vampirella
Swords of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood 1-4 (2015) Dynamite Entertainment Nancy A. Collins Dave Acosta Swords of Sorrow
Vampirella Army of Darkness 1-4 (2015) Dynamite Entertainment Mark Rahner Jethro Morales Vampirella Army of Darkness
Vampirella 1-6(Vol.3)(2016) Dynamite Entertainment Kate Leth Eman Casallos Vampirella: Hollywood Horror
Hack Slash vs. Vampirella 1-5 (2017-2018) Dynamite Entertainment Shawn Aldridge Rapha Lobosco Hack Slash vs. Vampirella
Kiss Vampirella 1-5 (2017) Dynamite Entertainment Chris Sebela Annapaola Martello Kiss Vampirella
Vampirella 0-11 (Vol.4) (2017-2018) Dynamite Entertainment Jeremy Whitley Jeremy Whitley Volume 1 - Forbidden Fruit

Volume 2 - The God You Know

Savage Tales Vampirella (2018) Dynamite Entertainment Erik Burnham Anthony Marques Savage Tales Vampirella
Vampirella Halloween Special (2018) Dynamite Entertainment Shannon Eric Denton Dietrich Smith *
Vampirella Dejah Thoris 1-5 (2018-2019) Dynamite Entertainment Erik Burnham Ediano Silva Vampirella Dejah Thoris
Vampirella Roses For the Dead 1-4 (2018) Dynamite Entertainment Kristina Deak-Linsner Joseph Michael Linsner Vampirella: Roses for the Dead
Vampirella vs. Reanimator 1-4 (2018 Dynamite) Dynamite Entertainment Cullen Bunn

Blacky Shepherd

Blacky Shepherd Vampirella vs. Reanimator
Vampirella Halloween Special (2018) Dynamite Entertainment Scott Lobdell, Blake Northcott Rapha Lobosco, Anthony Marques *
Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica 1-12 (2019-2020) Dynamite Entertainment Amy Chu Maria Sanapo Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica Vo1

Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica Vol.2

Vampirella Red Sonja 1-12 (2019) Dynamite Entertainment Jordie Bellaire Drew Moss Vampirella Red Sonja:Dark Synchronicities Vol.1

Vampirella Red Vol.2

Vampirella Valentines Day Special (2019) Dynamite Entertainment Leah Williams Maria Sanapo *
Vampirella 1-25 (Vol.5) (2019-2021) Dynamite Entertainment Christopher Priest Ergun Gunduz Vampirella:Seduction of Innocent Vol.1

Vampirella:Seduction of Innocent Vol.2

Vampirella: Interstellar Vol.3

Vengeance of Vampirella 1-25 (Vol.2) (2019-2021) Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegoski Michael Sta. Maria Vengeance of Vampirella: Vol. 1 - Rebirth

Vengeance of Vampirella: Vol. 2 - The Spoils of War

Vengeance of Vampirella: Vol. 3 - Ghost Dance Vengeance of Vampirella: Vol.4 - After the Fall

Vampirella The Dark Powers 1-6 (2020-2021) Dynamite Entertainment Dan Abnett Paul Davidson Vampirella The Dark Powers
Vampirella Trial of the Soul (2020) Dynamite Entertainment Bill Willingham Giuseppe Cafaro *
Vampirella Valentines Special (2021) Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Marcos Ramos *
Vampirella vs Purgatori 1-5 (2021) Dynamite Entertainment Ray Fawkes Alvaro Sarraseca Vampirella vs Purgatori
Vampiverse (2021–2022) Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Daniel Maine Vampiverse
Vampirella Holiday Special (2021) Dynamite Entertainment Will Robson Will Robson *
Vampirella Dracula Unholy 1-6 (2021–2022) Dynamite Entertainment Christopher Priest Donny Hadiwidjaja *
Vampirella Valentine's Day (2021) Dynamite Entertainment Dearbhla Kelly Jonathan Lau *
Vampirella Fairy Tales (2022) Dynamite Entertainment Soo Lee Emiliana Pinna
Vampirella Strikes (2022–present) Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegoski Jonathan Lau *
Vampirella: Year One (2022–present) Dynamite Entertainment Christopher Priest Ergun Gunduz *

Spinoff bibliography[edit]

PUBLICATION PUBLISHER WRITER ARTIST COLLECTED EDITION

*=not collected

Sacred Six (2020-2021)1-12 Dynamite Entertainment Christopher Priest Gabriel Ibarra, Jae Lee, Julius Ohta Sacred Six Vol. 1: Numerology

Sacred Six Vol. 2: War of the Roses

Nyx (2021–2022)1-10 Dynamite Entertainment Christos Gage Marc Borstel
Pantha (2022)1-5 Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegoski Igor Lima
Draculina (2022–Present) Dynamite Entertainment Christopher Priest Michael St. Maria
The Vamp (2022) Dynamite Entertainment Tom Sniegoski, Jeannine Acheson Daniel Maine

Other versions[edit]

Vampi[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.[73] The comic followed a child version of Vampirella as she tries to uncover why monsters are destroying the town of Stoker, Maine.[74]

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.[75]

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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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