Friday, April 16, 2021

VAMPIRELLA/KIT BUILDERS REJOICE!


Those of us model kit builders or collectors who missed out on the original Aurora Monster Scenes Vampirella model kit now have the opportunity on what promises an even better Vampi kit coming this year.

The prototype from X Plus was recently introduced, complete with the individual parts (see illo below). I don't know who sculpted this, but whoever it was did a fantastic job on her figure and facial features. This looks like a can't miss for all fans of Vampirella.

Here's the 4-1-1 from the producer of the kit:

The X Plus Plastic Model series has begun at last!Out of a deep respect for the legendary plastic model creator "Aurora Plastic Company," Shonen Ric has decided to bring back a new Plastic Model series that still somehow takes you back to the old days.

The first member of this series is no other than the famous U.S. comic queen "Vampirella"illustrated by several different artists that have been well-known over the past fifty years thanks to her lasting popularity.

This 1/8 scale model features the comic queen striking a pose based on the box art of Aurora's 1/13 scale plastic model of Vampirella. The base features a tomb stone and two bats which really enhances her origin story as a vampire.

Retailing for $54.99, the kit is due out later this year and pre-orders are available at my two favorite monster model kit online dealers:









Wednesday, April 14, 2021

VAMPIRELLA NO. 5 (PART 1)


VAMPIRELLA
Vol. 1 No. 5
June 1969
Warren Publishing Company
Publisher: James Warren
Editor: Bill Parente
Cover: Frank Frazetta
Pages: 66
Cover price: 50 cents

With some imaginative panel work by John Fantucchio and Jack Sparling, along with established greats Jeff Jones and Tom Sutton, and with Frazetta back as cover artist this issue continues what will become the long-lived comics tradition of Warren's VAMPIRELLA.

CONTENTS
"Vampi's Feary Tales" ("The Satanic Sisterhood of Stonehenge")
Script: Tom Sutton
Art: Tom Sutton

"The Craft of a Cat's Eye"
Script: Don Glut
Art: John Fantucchio

"Scaly Death"
Script: Don Glut
Art: Billy Graham

"An Axe to Grind"
Script: Jeff Jones
Art: Jeff Jones

"Avenged By Aurora"
Script: Bill Parente
Art: Tom Sutton

"Ghoul Girl"
Script: Don Glut
Art: John Fantucchio

"Escape Route"
Script: T. Casey Brennan
Art: Mike Royer

"Luna"
Script: Don Glut
Art: Jack Sparling