In Memoriam: Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010

Legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has left us now. His remarkable work has been inspiring to all of us and, for decades, we’ve pored over his incredible renderings that appeared on the covers of Warren magazines, Creepy and Eerie.

For youngsters who happened to get a first glimpse of Vampirella magazine, they were easily “bedeviled” by the hypnotic stare of a slinky yet sinewy vampire vixen.

Some among us, however, hadn’t noticed Vampirella until 1971, when she arrived as a Monster Scenes plastic kit. Inside the kit box was a small two-color insert promoting Warren’s magazine. Several tiny images of Vampirella covers enticed kit buyers to purchase a subscription. For those short on allowance, however, they could only squint at the insert, trying desperately to make out the details of the Frazetta cover art.

Mr. Frazetta shall be missed but his artwork shall never fail in mesmerizing us.


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