In 1969 an iconic image of a mysterious female and the backdrop of an alien moon popped up on America's newsstands and forever became the fantasy of millions of young adult males! This handsome, oversized hardcover features every image to grace the cover of the Vampirella magazine from issue #1 through #112 and the 1972 Annual. Showcased in their purest form, every image is presented full-page, without logos and cover type--then also in a smaller image as it was published, with all logos and type.
This is the first time anywhere that fans can see how the original works of art looked before any design elements were placed over them. Featuring the art of Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Enrich, and Ken Kelly, along with photo covers of the beautiful Barbara Leigh in the alluring guise of Vampirella, and much, much more. Commentary accompanies each cover, often with inside stories behind the painting or photo.
Foreword by Vampi artist Enrich. "Vampirella: An Introduction" by David Road--10 pages long, this talks about Vampi's origins back in the 1950s and EC days, Frazetta and the ex-EC artists in the early days, then finding the fine Spanish artists, such as Enrich, Sanjulian, Maroto, and Gonzalez, then the Filipino artists--Alex Niño, Rudy Nebres, etc. Here is the entire history behind all of the first series, 112 issues--a unique excursion in fantasy, vampires and sensuality, still going strong today.