I think anyone who has been around comics long enough instantly recognizes the José González Vampirella pose. Now the art is being turned into a statue as part of a new Kickstarter campaign from Dynamite Entertainment.
Vampirella first appeared in an eponymous magazine put out by Warren Publishing. Debuting as a simple horror anthology hostess in the vein of peers Uncle Creepy, Cousin Eerie and the Crypt-Keeper, she exploded in popularity and fans demanded fleshed out stories. Legendary writers and artists contributed to Vampi’s history making creation. Godfather of horror and sci-fi fandom Forrest J. Ackerman came up with the concept, then underground comix legend and Wonder Woman artist Trina Robbins designed the costume, for a first cover by fantasy painting master Frank Frazetta and an interior story by Ghost Rider artist Tom Sutton.
“We’ve had incredible success with our statues and busts to date focusing on great creators from J. Scott Campbell to Art Adams, and we’re very excited to go now create a statue based on the art of THE classic Vampi creator!,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher in a press release from the pbulisher. “There was really no other piece of artwork that more deserved a statue for this special 50th-anniversary occasion.”
There are a couple of options you can choose from in this Kickstarter campaign, including a black and white version and a limited edition proof edition. You can find out more about the campaign, at the Vampirella statue Kickstarter page.