Another Bloodsucker

June 2, 2010

Last week saw the return of Dracula from out of the vaults of the Lost Library Thing. So this week, I thought another vampire might be in order; Vampirella.

I’m guessing the name came from crossing Barbarella with Vampire. Vampirella started out in comics in the 70’s and after a hiatus in the 80’s returned in the 90’s and is still around today. Turns out that there were a few books back in the 70’s as well, of which this is the third.

Originally, as you can read on the back cover, she was an alien from the planet Draculon (you cross Dracula with, ummm, something, to get Draculon) but nowadays she is no longer an alien but some sort of  ‘other’ vampire.

This is a book that I have read, by the way. I’ve also got some reprints of the old comics from the 70’s. What can I say? I just love the little collar on her costume. It’s so formal on an otherwise rather informal and casual costume. It just draws me in.  

Last comment – how good is the author’s name for a book like this – Goulart/Ghoul Art?

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Drac is back

May 26, 2010

In an earlier post I featured a modern Dracula novel. Today’s Lost Library Thing is a more Classic Dracula. This collection features the Bram Stoker short story Dracula’s Guest, which from memory, is actually a chapter that was removed from the novel. The publishers of this compendium have come up with a great cover. It may not be scary, and Dracula’s head may be out of proportion, plus he looks like a warped Vincent Price, but somehow it all just works and catches your eye. 


Blood Brothers

December 2, 2009

Having stayed up late on the weekend to watch a Hammer Horror double bill of Dracula films, today’s Lost Library Thing just had to be this one:

This book was third in the series, so I would really like to know just how many were there all up? Is there anyone out there who has even heard of this take on Dracula; resurrected and controlled by a scientist?