Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles

    (Harris, 2004-2005)
™ and © 2004 Harris Publications, Inc.

This collects stories from Warren’s Vampirella series. You can read the origin of the vamp from Drakulon, plus a lot more. But the “lot more” is not what will attract readers, nor does it add value.

Let’s talk about Vampirella first. Her adventures skip continuity. First, she becomes a soap actress. All of a sudden, she’s a huntress in a hospital bed. What happened? Did Warren writers change their minds or did Harris skip a chapter? We also see several chapters of Vampirella’s war with the witch Evily. (What a name!) Does this take place on Earth or on Drakulon? Is it part of the same continuity?

Most of the other tales are standard 1970s black-and-white horror fare: no worse than the rest, perhaps, but certainly no better. Not surprisingly, some of the better stories come from such familiar names as Neal Adams and Steve Englehart. Not all the big names are at their peaks here. Archie Goodwin may tell the better Vampirella stories, but Gardner Fox’s Circe tale is disappointing and Ernie Colon’s Mind Witch art is just disturbing. A collection of pure Vampirella stories would have been a better choice.

— Jack Abramowitz

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#1

 
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 Collects Vampirella (Magazine) #1-10Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Bill Parente, Alan Hewetson, Billy Graham, Dan Adkins, Gardner Fox, Nicola Cuti, Archie Goodwin, Denny O’NeilTom Sutton, Neal Adams, Jerry Grandenetti, Jack Sparling, Billy Graham, David St. Clair, John Fantucchio, Ernie Colón, Jeff Jones, Steve Engelhart

#2

 
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 Collects Vampirella (Magazine) #11-18Tom Sutton, Archie Goodwin, Jan Strnad, Kevin PaganTom Sutton, Frank Brunner, Jose Gonzales, Gary Kaufman, Richard Corben, Rafael Auraleon, Luis Garcia

#3

 
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 Collects Vampirella (Magazine) #19–28; ca. 2005T. Casey Brennan, Chad Archer, Steve Englehart, Len Wein, Jose Toutain, Don McGregor, Mike ButterworthJosé Gonzalez, Escalano, Luis Garcia

#4

 
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 Collects from Vampirella (Magazine ) #29-41; ca. 2006Mike Butterworth, Archie GoodwinJosé Gonzales, Jose Ortiz, Leopold Sanchez

Deluxe Set #1

 
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 Collects Vampirella (Magazine) #1–37; Indicia reads title as Vampirella: Crimson Chronicles MaximumForrest J. Ackerman, Archie Goodwin, T. Casey Brennan, Chad Archer, Steve Englehart, Len Wein, Jose Toutain, Mike ButterworthTom Sutton, Mike Royer, José Gonzalez, Jose Ortiz