Planet of Vampires v1 #1, 1975 - Despite the title, there are no vampires in the traditional sense. This ambitious science fiction title follows a group of space travelers returning to Earth's post-apocalyptic future. The cover showcases a fine example of Neal Adams' precise inking. His style mostly suppresses that of the penciller, but to the benefit of the series. Shadows and highlights are masterfully applied, giving this premiere issue much-needed attention. Other artists in this issue include Pat Broderick and Frank McLaughlin. This is number 1 of 2 Planet of Vampires issues with Adams art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams or Planet of Vampires issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics.
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