Vampirella #2 (Warren)

Let’s talk about Warren’s Vampirella #2. I have a really banged up copy of this one, probably the worst condition of any of my Vampirella magazines.

I mentioned in my post about issue #1 that it took Warren a while to find it’s footing with the Vampirella series. That of course is still the case here, but I think the stories in this issue are an improvement over the first issue. The highlights of the issue are “Montezuma’s Monster,” “Queen of Horror,” and “The Octopus.” Art-wise, Billy Graham’s artwork on “Rhapsody In Red,” shines the brightest. The Vampirella narratives are still in the cartoony/campy and generally awful category, although we are introduced to two members of Vampi’s family – her cousin Evily and her twin sister Draculina. This was the last issue that featured Vampirella as the star of her own stories until the classic issue #8, which is where the Vampirella we know was really born.

The cover was painted by Bill Hughes. It doesn’t feature Vampirella, but I think this is supposed to be Evily from the first story of the issue. It’s a nice cover, but in the context of the entire series it isn’t one of my favorites.

Here’s the 2nd issue at a glance:

Stories:

Evily
Montezuma’s Monster
Down to Earth
Queen of Horror
The Octopus
One, Two, Three
Rhapsody In Red

Artists:

William Barry
Ernie Colon
Billy Graham
Mike Royer
Jerry Grandenetti
Dick Piscopo
Tony Williamsune

Writers:

Forrest J. Ackerman
Nicola Cuti
Don Glut
Bill Parente
Michael Rosen

Cover:

Bill Hughes

Cover price: 50¢

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Still a beautiful and sexy cover without Vampirella. Thanks for hitting issue #2 for us. I’m pretty sure your issue #2 condition is better than mine. Tough to find any Vampirella out there anymore for a reasonable price.

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