Friday, May 24, 2013

VAMPIRELLA "Origin" 2.5

We previously brought you the revised origin of Vampirella...
Art by Ken Kelly here's the re-revised origin, using the art previously-published in color, but now in it's originally-intended b/w form!
This rewritten version of Vampi's revised origin appeared in Warren's Vampirella #46 (1975), just three years after it's first appearance (in color) in Vampirella Annual #1 (1972).
Rewritten by Budd Lewis, but using the previously-produced art by Vampi's signature artist Jose Gonzalez, this was a retelling of the girl from Drakulon's origin first told by writer Forrest J Ackerman and artist Tom Sutton in the magazine's premiere issue in 1969.
(And you thought Marvel and DC rebooted their continuities quickly!).
This version was reprinted by Harris Comics when they had the rights to the character, but Harris totally-redid the origin story, eliminating the extra-terrestrial aspect.
The recent revival by Dynamite Entertainment, follows the Harris Comics version of the character.
Dynamite is also reprinting the Warren series in trade paperback form.

Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrl power!

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