Thursday, January 3, 2019


Vol. 1 No. 1
September 1969
Warren Publishing Co.
Publisher: James Warren
Editor: Bill Parente
Cover: Frank Frazetta
Pages: 68
Cover price: 50 cents

"Vampirella of Draculon"
Writer: Forrest J Ackerman
Artist: Tom Sutton

"Death Boat"
Writer: Don Glut
Artist: Billy Graham

"Two Silver Bullets!"
Writer: Don Glut
Artist: Reed Crandall

"Goddess From the Sea"
Writer: Don Glut
Artist: Neal Adams

"Last Act: October!"
Writer: Don Glut
Artist: Mike Royer

"Spaced Out Girls!"
Writer: Don Glut
Artist: Tony Tallarico

"A Room Full of Changes"
Writer: Nicola Cuti
Artist: Ernie Colon

Not content with the CREEPY and EERIE horror comics titles, Forrest J Ackerman developed the idea of Vampirella of Drakulon, a humorous strip that was Warren's version of PLAYBOY's Little Annie Fanny. Frank Frazetta turned in a wonderful cover for the first issue after Aslan, the intended cover artist (who did cheesecake a la Alberto Vargas for PENTHOUSE) apparently couldn't deliver on time (his painting appeared on VAMPIRELLA ANNUAL #1).

I was fortunate enough to get the last issue standing at my local drug store newsstand. It had obviously been thumbed through numerous times already, but I wasn't going to be my usual nit-picky, gotta buy it in mint condition self since it was the last one. I still have it along with the rest of the 112-issue run.

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