Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vampirella #1 - Neal Adams art, Frank Frazetta art & cover

Vampirella v1 #1 warren magazine cover art by Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta
Vampirella v1 #1, 1969 - The deceptively simple cover design is one of Frank Frazetta's most revered covers for Warren Publishing. Details such as Vampirella's heel perched on a skull and the batwing-like shadow behind her are masterful touches. A black and white version of her (also by Frazetta) greets the reader on the inside front cover. Neal Adams illustrates a tale of a beautiful woman seeking refuge from her underwater home of Atlantis. The artwork is entirely reproduced from pencils, complete with all the nuances of line and shading. The fight scenes are particularly violent, something rarely seen in Adams' more mainstream comics. Still, the drawings are nonetheless both alluring and spectacular. This story was later reprinted in Vampirella annual #1. Note that this first issue was recently reprinted as a commemorative edition. This is number 1 of 3 Vampirella issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 1 of 5 Vampirella issues with Frazetta art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Frazetta or Vampirella issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist, Top 10 Adams comics, Frazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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Frazetta cover painting = ****
Frazetta inside front cover pencils and inks (black, white and red)= ***
"Goddess from the Sea" Adams story pencils 6 pages (black and white) = ****
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Frank Frazetta

Neal Adams
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More Adams posts:
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