SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-AUGUST 2012
Vampirella is a perfect representation of two mediums that I love: comic book art and horror.
What can you tell us about her?
For starters, she was created by Forrest J. Ackerman and Trina Robbins and made her first appearance in Vampirella #1 in September, 1969. For the first 8 issues she was more of a horror hostess; then writer-editor Archie Goodwin developed her into a leading character of horror-drama.
What’s her story? Who is she? Where did she come from?
Vampirella is from the planet Drakulon and is a member of the race known as the Vampiri. Her race lived off of blood and the rivers of the planet flowed with it. But when the twin suns of the planet began to cause a severe drought, something had to be done. A spaceship from Earth lands on the planet and Vampirella is sent to investigate. When she is attacked she retaliates and discovers that the astronauts have blood in their veins. She pilots their ship back to earth where she becomes a ‘good’ vampire who fights to rid Earth of the evil vampires that inhabit it.
Does she have any special powers?
Yes. She can transform herself into a bat at will; she has supernatural physical strength, sprouts wings when she has to fly and of course drinks blood. In addition, she is also incredibly beautiful and is capable of surviving bad movies made about her.
How will you represent her as Scream Queen of the Month?
For years, Vampirella has been depicted by some of the greatest artists working in comics and fantasy art. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of pieces of art that capture the beauty of Vampirella; but for this I’ve narrowed it to eleven. They are all personal favorites of mine.
Are you afraid that people will be unhappy that you chose a comic book character as Scream Queen of the Month?
There may be some people who are unhappy; but then again who knows? I just hope that people are appreciative that I want to try something different.
So without further ado, I present to you the Scream Queen of the Month for August, 2012:
- Vampirella (jmountswritteninblood.com)
- Vampirella Vs. Fluffy The Vampire Killer in October (graphicpolicy.com)
- The Scream Queens of Film: Leticia Dolera (moviesfilmsandflix.com)
- The Scream Queens of Film [index] (moviesfilmsandflix.com)
- Jerwa Does Double Duty With “Pantha” & “Vampirella” (comicbookresources.com)
- Scream Queen of the Month-july 2012-adrienne Barbeau (jmountswritteninblood.com)
- Vampirella Vol 1 Crown of Worms (2012) (extratorrent.com)
- Vampirella Takes on… Fluffy the Vampire Killer? (comicbookresources.com)
- Exclusive First Look: DARK SHADOWS/VAMPIRELLA #1 Colored Pages (comicvine.com)
- Trailer Talk: REC 3: Genesis (2012) (moviesfilmsandflix.com)