The very first issue, #36, celebrates the 5th anniversary of Vampirella with a cool "playing card" Queen of Hearts cover by Sanjulian and takes Vampi to ancient Egypt to become "Vampire of the Nile." Out of the seven stories in this issue, two are now in full color. There are also full color stories in #39 and #40, both by renowned Spanish artist Maroto.
Maroto is not the only outstanding Spanish artist to grace the pages here. There is also work by Fernando Fernandez, Jose Bea, and American artist Paul Neary, as well as outstanding coloring by Michele Brand. Jose Gonzalez contributes a whole bunch of sexy pin-up pieces that have Vampi introducing the issue's stories on the front cover and on the back cover, in color. Addition writers include EC Comics veteran Carl Wessler, along with Steve Skeates.
And guest stars: Pantha returns "in an orgy of blood" and a second story, and so does The Cobra Queen and Adam Van Helsing.