VAMPIRELLA'S FINEST HOUR
Vampirella, that sexed-up alien vampress, debuted in Vampirella #1 (September 1969), and the Dynamite Dame from Drakulon has since appeared in scores of magazines, paperback books and comic books.
She's been illustrated by everyone from Frank Frazetta to Joe Jusko to Mike Kaluta to Earl Norem to Daniel Moreno to Neal Adams, but no one has yet topped the man who has to be considered the definitive Vampi artist -- José (Pepe) González. Although his work didn't originally appear in color, González' tenure on the series is, nevertheless, fondly remembered as being quite brilliant.
And surprisingly, Jose González' very first Vampi tale, a macabre masterpiece written by the great Archie Goodwin, has since been acclaimed by many fans (including Robby Reed, creator of this site and author of this article) as the single BEST Vampi story of all time.
As a special Halloween treat, DIAL B for BLOG presents this very story, combining the original black and white panels from Warren's Vampirella #12
(July 1971) with select panels from a color reprint published years later by Harris Publishing. Happy Halloween!
Here comes Archie Goodwin and José González
with the greatest Vampirella story ever told
-- "DEATH'S DARK ANGEL!"