Title Vampirella 3: Deadwalk.
Binding Paperback original.
Book Condition Good (reading) copy.
Edition First British edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Sphere: London. 1977.
0722139810 / 9780722139813
Seller ID 37027
Third of six vampirella novels written by Goulart in the mid-1970s.
''slant-eyed, black-haired, voluptuous beauty from the planet Draculon, where blood, rather than water, is the life-sustaining liquid. She wears a revealing red swimsuit with tiny wing collars and a gold bat motif across her crotch, plus calf-length black boots. She was created by Forrest J. Ackerman and artist Frank Frazetta, with costume design by Trina Robbins, and first appeared in the comics magazine Vampirella in 1969. Her early adventures, in which she comes to Earth to prey on humans, were written, with tongue firmly in cheek, by Ackerman and drawn by Tom Sutton. In 1971 the artwork was taken over by the Spanish artist José (Pepé) Gonzalez - in his hands Vampirella became a cuddly sex object, and her popularity increased dramatically among young male readers. Scripts were now written by Archie Goodwin and featured the vampire-hunter Adam Van Helsing (a descendant of Bram Stoker's character in Dracula ), with whom Vampirella eventually developed a romance.. Novelizations by Ron Goulart have been Bloodstalk (1975), On Alien Wings (1975), DEADWALK (1976), Blood Wedding (1976), Deathgame (1976) and Snakegod (1976)'' [Ron Tiner/Encyclopedia of Fantasy]