*Vintage Magazine-Sized Comics: Vampirella is a fictional vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and designed by comic book artist Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing’s black and white horror comics magazine of the same name, which began publication in 1969 as a sister publication of Creepy and Eerie. Originally a horror story hostess, albeit with a lead story each issue, she evolved into a horror/drama leading character and the Warren magazine was published continuously until 1983, when Warren ceased publishing and Vampi passed to other hands – she’s pretty much been in print ever since and has starred in her own movie and other media. Her debut issue sports a memorable Frank Frazetta cover and a veritable Who’s Who of 1970s horror artists adorn her pages. We have nice copies of the first two issues from the Bute Collection this week to tempt you…
#1 FN £1,175 (Below) Lovely glossy, vibrant copy, tight and flat with good staples and page quality and very minimal edge wear, marred only by a series of small colour-breaking spine stress marks. High resolution images are available on request.
#2 FN+ £200 (Above) Glossy and vibrant, tight and flat with good staples and page quality and very minimal edge wear. Minor stress marks at spine and a couple of vertical colour-breaking creases near the right edge of the cover.