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Volume
5
Price
24.99 USD
Pages
332
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dynamite Entertainment
Brand
Dynamite
ISBN
1-60690-235-0; 978-1-60690-235-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606902356
Editing
Joseph Rybandt (reprint editor); Richard Howell (original series editor); Meloney Crawford Chadwick (original series editor)

Issue Notes

This volume contains Vampirella stories authored by Kurt Busiek originally published in Vampirella: Morning in America #1-4 (1991), Vampirella: Summer Nights (1992), and Vampirella: Dracula War #1-4 (1992-1993). The Morning in America and Summer Nights stories were originally published with black-and-white interiors, but those stories are reprinted here with color added.

Publication date taken from information at www.amazon.com.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Vampirella / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella
Reprints

Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 5: Kurt Busiek (Table of Contents: 1)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Hughes (painted)
Inks
Adam Hughes (painted)
Colors
Adam Hughes (painted)

Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Foreward (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta
Letters
typeset

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Morning in America One (Table of Contents: 4)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta

Genre
horror-suspense
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Chapter One: The Lion and the Lizard (Table of Contents: 5)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Adam Van Helsing; Vampirella; Chelsea Cantrell; Valerie; Ethan Shroud; Miss Normandy
Synopsis
Adam Van Helsing is a U.S. Senator, but it has been ten years since anyone has seen his father, Pendragon, or Vampirella. Meanwhile, the forces of darkness have taken over the night in Washington D.C. Most people are afraid to go out after dark. Ethan Shroud, the leader of the night's Unseelie Congress sets his sights on a schoolgirl named Chelsea.
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Chapter Two: Unborn Tomorrow & Dead Yesterday (Table of Contents: 6)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Valerie (Senator Van Helsing's secretary); Chelsea Cantrell; Ethan Shroud; Mrs. McArdle; Senator Adam Van Helsing; Vampirella; Professor Conrad Van Helsing; Pendragon
Synopsis
Senator Van Helsing's secretary is killed as a warning that the forces of darkness are still watching him. Meanwhile, Ethan Shroud reminisces about his victory over Vampirella ten years ago and misses the challenge. He poses as Chelsea's uncle to contact her and takes partial control of her mind. Later, he sends her a Vampirella costume.
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Chapter Three: Morning in the Bowl of Night (Table of Contents: 7)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chelsea Cantrell; Miss Normandy [Vampirella]; Ethan Shroud; Toomey; Adam Van Helsing
Synopsis
Shroud sends a gang led by Toomey to kidnap Chelsea, but they are encountered by elderly Miss Normandy. When they attack, she bites the necks of some of the men and drains their blood. The blood transforms Miss Normandy back into a younger Vampirella.
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Chapter Four: A Chequer-board of Nights and Days (Table of Contents: 8)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ethan Shroud; Chelsea Cantrell; Adam Van Helsing; Toomey
Synopsis
Adam sets out to kill Ethan Shroud, but on the way he meets Vampirella again for the first time in ten years.
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Morning in America Two (Table of Contents: 9)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella
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Chapter Five: Monkey Wine (That Which Enlivens) (Table of Contents: 10)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pendragon; Adam Van Helsing; Vampirella; Ethan Shroud; Toomey; Bane
Synopsis
Shroud had invented the serum that Vampirella used to curb her blood lust. But Shroud had cut off the supplies to make the serum. Desperate, Vampirella had turned to a drug that caused her to lose her memories and transform into the elderly Ella Normandy. Restored by her attack on Toomey's gang, Vampirella learns from Adam that his father is dead and she has failed to keep her promise to protect him. Meanwhile, Shroud sacrifices Toomey to bring forth Bane.
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Chapter Six: Lion Wine (That Which Irritates) (Table of Contents: 11)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Adam Van Helsing; Vampirella; Bane; Pendragon
Synopsis
Vampirella looks for Chelsea, but Shroud has already taken her. Meanwhile, Bane's song has driven the populace in Washington D.C. to madness, turning people against each other.
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Chapter Seven: Sheep Wine (That Which Stupifies) (Table of Contents: 12)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chelsea Cantrell; Ethan Shroud; Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Pendragon
Synopsis
Bane has summoned the populace to a political rally with his song where they are taken one by one by the night creatures as they succumb to his promises. Vampirella arrives just as Adam is about to be taken.
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Chapter Eight: Swine Wine (That Which Brutalizes) (Table of Contents: 13)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Ethan Shroud; Bane; Adam Van Helsing; Pendragon; Chelsea Cantrell
Synopsis
Vampirella destroys Bane and releases the populace, including Adam and Pendragon, from his control. However, Chelsea is still being held captive by Shroud.
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Morning in America Three (Table of Contents: 14)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella
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Chapter Nine: Wide the Gate and Broad the Way (Table of Contents: 15)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance; James Fry (page 2)
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Mordecai Pendragon; Chelsea Cantrell; Conrad Van Helsing; Ethan Shroud
Synopsis
Vampirella, Adam, and Pendragon find and rescue Chelsea. Then Adam's dead and buried father shows up somehow alive. But this all seems to be part of Shroud's plan.
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Indexer Notes

Credits list James Fry as the penciler for page 2 of this story, but this may be an error.

Chapter Ten: New Wine in Old Bottles (Table of Contents: 16)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chelsea Cantrell; Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Conrad Van Helsing; Pendragon
Synopsis
Vampirella and her crew take their rescued friends to the Van Helsing estate. But Shroud seems to be fighting for control over Conrad's mind. Meanwhile, Chelsea watches the window in fear, waiting for something.
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Chapter Eleven: Into the Wilderness (Table of Contents: 17)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance (1-6, 9-10, 12); Colleen Doran (7); Trina Robbins (8); Steve Leialoha (8-9); Carmine Infantino (10); Kelley Jones (11) (signed)
Inks
John Nyberg (1-6, 9-10, 12); Richard Howell (7); Trina Robbins (8); Steve Leialoha (8-9); Stan Shaw (11) (signed)
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham (1-7, 12); Richard Howell (8-11)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ethan Shroud; Chelsea Cantrell; Mordecai Pendragon; Adam Van Helsing; Vampirella; Tristan; Conrad Van Helsing
Synopsis
While the rest of Vampirella's group is sleeping, Shroud uses his influence over Conrad Van Helsing to let in the Etherea, creatures of dreams.
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Chapter Twelve: Sheep's Clothing (Table of Contents: 18)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
James Fry (2-3); Carmine Infantino (1, 3-12)
Inks
Richard Howell (1, 3-12); Steve Leialoha (2-3)
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham; Richard Howell (2-3)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Pendragon; Ethan Shroud; Adam Van Helsing; Conrad Van Helsing; Chelsea Cantrell
Synopsis
Conrad attacks Vampirella, Adam and Pendragon while under Shroud's control. Conrad fights off the mental control, but as he does he is grabbed and bitten by Chelsea, who is now a vampire.
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Morning in America Four (Table of Contents: 19)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Chapter Thirteen: The Seat of Desolation (Table of Contents: 20)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Pendragon; Adam Van Helsing; Conrad Van Helsing; Ethan Shroud; Chelsea Cantrell
Synopsis
After killing Adam's father, Chelsea flies away to Shroud's catacombs. Vampirella, Adam and Pendragon pursue her and Adam drives a stake through her.
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Chapter Fourteen: Insolence and Wine (Table of Contents: 21)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Pendragon; Ethan Shroud
Synopsis
Shroud's plans to slay Nuberous backfire when Vampirella overcomes him. Nuberous then begins to use Shroud's body as a gateway to return to Earth.
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Chapter Fifteen: Without All Hope of Day (Table of Contents: 22)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Pendragon; Adam Van Helsing; Nuberous
Synopsis
Morning comes to Washington without a dawn as Nuberous seduces the populace with voices promising the people their greatest desires.
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Chapter Sixteen: Close at the Ear of Eve (Table of Contents: 23)

Vampirella / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordecai Pendragon; Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Nuberous
Synopsis
Nuberous seems to have taken control of everyone, but Pendragon breaks free from the voices. He awakens Adam who in turn, wakes Vampirella. With his web shredded, it will no longer support him and Nuberous dies.
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Summer Nights (Table of Contents: 24)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta
Inks
Mike Kaluta
Colors
Mike Kaluta

Genre
horror-suspense

Adam Van Helsing (Table of Contents: 25)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José González
Inks
José González
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Brief biography of Adam Van Helsing as an introduction to the following story which focuses on him (without Vampirella).

The Reach of the Dead (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Stan Shaw
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Richard Howell; Jesse Reyes

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Adam Van Helsing; Ricardo Montoya
Synopsis
One of Adam's agents reports that six people are trapped by something deadly. Adam travels to the site to rescue the people and kills the monster.
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The Great Pendragon (Table of Contents: 27)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José González
Inks
José González
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Brief biography of Pendragon as an introduction to the following story which focuses on him (without Vampirella).

Magic Tricks (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
James Fry
Inks
Steve Leialola
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Richard Howell

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordecai Pendragon; Rose; Patrick Granville
Synopsis
Pendragon relives his past when gang members working for his estranged daughter show up at the club he is working at to beat him up. They are under orders to kill him, but his grandson orders the thugs to let him go.
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Chelsea (Table of Contents: 29)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis La Chance
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
?

Characters
Chelsea Cantrell

Indexer Notes

Brief biography of Chelsea as an introduction to the following story which focuses on her (without Vampirella).

Restless Spirit (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Richard Howell
Inks
Ricardo Villagran
Colors
Mike Kelleher
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Richard Howell; Jesse Reyes

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chelsea Cantrell; Sarah Langton
Synopsis
Having been turned into a vampire, then killed, Chelsea has been returned to her vampire life by a construction worked who removes the stake used to kill her. Chelsea returns to her old friends, but realizes she must leave when the blood lust comes upon her. She is lonely and sad until she discovers a little girl who has been a ghost in a warehouse for a century. Chelsea discovers that cheering up the little girl also raises her spirits.
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Vampirella Dracula War: One (Table of Contents: 31)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)
Inks
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)
Colors
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella
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The Dracula War, Part One: Storm Clouds Gathering (Table of Contents: 32)

Vampirella / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Louis Small Jr.
Inks
Jim Balent
Colors
Digital Chameleon
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Meloney Crawford Chadwick

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Pendragon; Fitz [Tommy Fitzhugh]; Hodgkins (death); Dracula (cameo)
Synopsis
One of Adam's agents warns that Dracula is active in Europe. Adam persuades Vampirella to join him in tracking down Dracula.
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Vampirella Dracula War: Two (Table of Contents: 33)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)
Inks
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)
Colors
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Dracula
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The Dracula War, Part Two: City of Love (Table of Contents: 34)

Vampirella / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek (plot, script 1-12); Tom Sniegoski (script 13-24)
Pencils
Louis Small Jr.
Inks
Jim Balent
Colors
Digital Chameleon
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Meloney Crawford Chadwick

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Adam Van Helsing; Mordecai Pendragon; Jacques Ceti; Tristan; Dracula
Synopsis
Vampirella and Pendragon arrive in Paris to discover the government there is misleading the people about what is going on in the rest of the world. Eventually, Vampirella is led to Dracula himself.
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Dracula War: Three (Table of Contents: 35)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)
Inks
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)
Colors
Adam Hughes [as AH!] (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella
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Revelations Dracula War: Part III (Table of Contents: 36)

Vampirella / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek (plot); Tom Sniegoski (script)
Pencils
Jim Balent
Inks
Jim Balent
Colors
Digital Chameleon
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Meloney Crawford Chadwick

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella; Dracula; Jacques Ceti; Pendragon; Traveler; Adam Van Helsing
Synopsis
Dracula reveals that the war in Europe is a ruse to increase the vampire population for eventual world conquest. He offers to make Vampirella his queen, but she spurns his offer and escapes.
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Dracula War: Four (Table of Contents: 37)

Vampirella / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John K. Snyder III (signed) (painted) [as JKS3]
Inks
John K. Snyder III (signed) (painted) [as JKS3]
Colors
John K. Snyder III (signed) (painted) [as JKS3]

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vampirella
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Vampirella / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek (plot); Tom Sniegoski (script)
Pencils
Louis Small Jr.
Inks
Matt Banning
Colors
Kevin Horn; Rod Perez
Letters
Kevin Cunningham
Editing
Meloney Crawford Chadwick

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate to disturb the master, but he must know.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dracula; Vampirella; Traveler; Adam Van Helsing; Pendragon; Madame Martine Andrecou
Synopsis
Having discovered that the leader of the European Alliance is under Dracula's control and his waging a fake war increase his followers, Vampirella goes to Monte Carlo and kills her to stop Dracula's bid for world domination.
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Twilight in America (Table of Contents: 39)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Howell
Pencils
Joe Jusko
Inks
Joe Jusko
Colors
Joe Jusko
Letters
typeset

Characters
Vampirella

Indexer Notes

Afterword by "Morning in America" editor Richard Howell on the impact of that series on his career.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Vampirella / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Vampirella
  2. 1. Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 5: Kurt Busiek
    Vampirella
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Foreward
  5. 4. Morning in America One
    Vampirella
  6. 5. Chapter One: The Lion and the Lizard
    Vampirella
  7. 6. Chapter Two: Unborn Tomorrow & Dead Yesterday
    Vampirella
  8. 7. Chapter Three: Morning in the Bowl of Night
    Vampirella
  9. 8. Chapter Four: A Chequer-board of Nights and Days
    Vampirella
  10. 9. Morning in America Two
    Vampirella
  11. 10. Chapter Five: Monkey Wine (That Which Enlivens)
    Vampirella
  12. 11. Chapter Six: Lion Wine (That Which Irritates)
    Vampirella
  13. 12. Chapter Seven: Sheep Wine (That Which Stupifies)
    Vampirella
  14. 13. Chapter Eight: Swine Wine (That Which Brutalizes)
    Vampirella
  15. 14. Morning in America Three
    Vampirella
  16. 15. Chapter Nine: Wide the Gate and Broad the Way
    Vampirella
  17. 16. Chapter Ten: New Wine in Old Bottles
    Vampirella
  18. 17. Chapter Eleven: Into the Wilderness
    Vampirella
  19. 18. Chapter Twelve: Sheep's Clothing
    Vampirella
  20. 19. Morning in America Four
    Vampirella
  21. 20. Chapter Thirteen: The Seat of Desolation
    Vampirella
  22. 21. Chapter Fourteen: Insolence and Wine
    Vampirella
  23. 22. Chapter Fifteen: Without All Hope of Day
    Vampirella
  24. 23. Chapter Sixteen: Close at the Ear of Eve
    Vampirella
  25. 24. Summer Nights
    Vampirella
  26. 25. Adam Van Helsing
  27. 26. The Reach of the Dead
  28. 27. The Great Pendragon
  29. 28. Magic Tricks
  30. 29. Chelsea
  31. 30. Restless Spirit
  32. 31. Vampirella Dracula War: One
    Vampirella
  33. 32. The Dracula War, Part One: Storm Clouds Gathering
    Vampirella
  34. 33. Vampirella Dracula War: Two
    Vampirella
  35. 34. The Dracula War, Part Two: City of Love
    Vampirella
  36. 35. Dracula War: Three
    Vampirella
  37. 36. Revelations Dracula War: Part III
    Vampirella
  38. 37. Dracula War: Four
    Vampirella
  39. 38. ["I hate to disturb the master, but he must know."]
    Vampirella
  40. 39. Twilight in America
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    Vampirella
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