Behind a brilliant Frank Frazetta, Vampirella made her debut in 1969's Vampirella #1!
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The famous Frazetta cover was actually not the original cover. An Aslan cover was rejected.
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At the time, Vampirella was a "host" of the stories in the series.
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However, she also appeared in her own comic feature by Forest Auckerman and Tom Sutton.
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Vampirella was an alien from a planet where everyone drank blood.
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Some astronauts from Earth landed on the planet and Vampirella flew to their spacecraft.
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Vampi feasted on the men and then used their ship to travel to Earth!
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Again, though, that was just the lead feature. Vampi is in the whole comic.
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She appeared as the "host" who introduces the various horror-themed stories.
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Don Glut wrote the stories and the artists were legends like Reed Crandall and Neal Adams.
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