• The Poe Clan: Love Song for a Vampirnella

    The Poe Clan: Love Song for a Vampirnella0

    “You see that old woman? That will never happen to you. You will never grow old, and you will never die.” “And it means something else too, doesn’t it? I shall never ever grow up.” – Interview with the Vampire

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  • Vampirella: Blood Invasion Breaststrokes Boobily Down the Stream

    Vampirella: Blood Invasion Breaststrokes Boobily Down the Stream0

    Dynamite Entertainment ventures into the world of prose novels with Vampirella: Blood Invasion, featuring a gorgeous cover by Jenny Frison. Unfortunately, the inside pages could use a little more polish.

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  • The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 9: Atom-Age Vampires

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 9: Atom-Age Vampires0

    As far back as the nineteenth century, certain writers had tried to demystify vampires by coming up with scientific explanations for their condition and behaviour. James Malcolm Rymer’s ramshackle Varney the Vampire introduced – and later abandoned – the notion that its main character was a man resurrected through galvanism. Charles Wilkins Webber’s Spiritual Vampirism

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  • The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 8: In the Shadow of Hollywood

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 8: In the Shadow of Hollywood0

    As noted in the previous post of this series, the biggest change faced by vampire fiction of the 1930s and ‘40s was that authors in the genre were now competing with films. Admittedly, dramatised vampires were not a new phenomenon: after all, the 1819 publication of Polidori’s “The Vampyre” had been swiftly followed by a

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  • The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 7: Dion Fortune’s Demon Lover

    The Vampyre’s Legacy, Part 7: Dion Fortune’s Demon Lover0

    Born Violet Mary Firth in 1890, the British writer Dion Fortune is one of the most influential figures in Western occultism. She penned a sizeable number of books – both fiction and non-fiction – prior to her death in 1946, including a sequence of occult novels. The first of these, a 1927 book entitled The

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Back and Good

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Back and Good1

    Unto each generation, a story is told— When considering a comic book, it’s pertinent to consider its target audience and who it’s marketed to or for whom it’s easy to find. For a franchised book, or an adaptation of an existing success, the question becomes more interesting along with that relevancy: Is this just for

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