Monday, October 6, 2008

Vampirella 112

Vampirella's final issue, featuring a cover by Martin Hoffman, his sole Warren appearance. Jose Gonzalez provides art on the table of contents page.

The first of two Vampirella stories is first, "The Walker of Worlds" by Jose Gonzalez (art) and Rich Margopoulos (story). Vampi encounters the Walker of the title, a mysterious man who walks around with a large number of floaing eyes. The Walker figures out that Vampi won't love him since she loves Adam, so he goes to kill Adam. Vampi is able to convince him that she isn't worth his love however by saying its okay to kill Adam, and he leaves the both of them alone. Gonzalez's art is extremely good here.

Second is the Fox, in "Shadows of the Mind" by Luis Bermejo (art) and John Ellis Sech (story). Will gets very sick, so Sha Ming heads into his mind to help him. There she encounters various enemies including Will himself who tries to kill her. She stops him and in the real world he gets better. A rather poor end to this saga, with Bermejo's art being quite bad compared to how good he used to be.

Third is the latest segment in "Torpedo" by Sanchez Abuli (story & art). Luca is hired to take out a rival mob boss. He does so by using a woman friend to sleep with the man and lead him right into a place where Luca is hiding. He plans to kill the woman whom he had promised half the proceeds to, but she turns the table on him and escapes with her life, the money, and his car.

Fourth is "Ransom" by Auraleon (art) and Michael Fleisher (story). A man's wife is kidnapped, so he goes to the police, who plan to hand over the money they requested, but when the man heads into the house, the police announce themselves, causing his wife's death. The kidappers are killed in a car crash shortly after discovering that the suitcase of cash they were given was actually filled with newspaper. The real cash was taken by the man, who planned this all, including the announcement from the police to kill his wife and get away with the money.

Fifth is "Limbo" by Esteban Maroto (story) and Bill Dubay (story). Aliens from the planet Limbo encounter the barbarian Krak, who they argue on whether to bring back to their planet, where their race is being attacked by evil lizard creatures. The male, Enore thinks they shouldn't bring Krak to their planet, bringing violence to their people, while Leejah, the female thinks they should bring him back. Eventually they go along with Leejah's plan and Krak kills numerous lizard men while Enore is killed. With the lizard men defeated however, Leejah regrets bringing so much violence to Limbo in the first place.

Last is another Vampirella story, "Feeding Frenzy" by Gonzalo Mayo (art) and Rich Margopoulos (story). Vampi and Pantha, reunited, are on a cruise when suddenly the cruise is taken over by terrorists. The terrorist leader wants to take those on the ship hostage and force society to stop using nuclear energy, as he was in a power plant that had a meltdown. Vampi, whose blood substitute was destroyed goes on a rampage and kills all the terrorists in her blood lust except for the leader, who goes crazy.

1 comment:

KennyG1971 said...

Actually,there is a Vampirella 113,published by Harris though.