Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Picture Perfect Wednesday: Two Faces of Vampirella

One of the most longest lasting icons of horror is the comic book character Vampirella. She may have fallen on hard times of late--with publisher Harris instituting all sorts of arbitrary changes in a desperate attempt to reverse the trend of ever-dwindling sales figures--but some things stay pretty much the same.

Here's a drawing of Vampirella by the first artist to ever paint her 40 years ago, for the cover of "Vampirella" issue #1 in 1969, Frank Frazetta.

And here's a drawing by one of the artist who has painted some of the most celebrated modern portraits of her, Joe Jusko.

Happy 40th birthday, Vampirella! You don't look a day over 28!