Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where time once more got away from me. We’re checking out another one-shot in Dynamite’s Altered States line this week, Altered States: Vampirella #1.
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- Like the traditional version of Drakulonians, thesealiens drink from and bath in rivers that resemble human blood in color and composition. Unlike the classic versions, their veins run clear with pure H2O. While this is a blatant crime against science, it means that our completely normal human astronaut becomes a monster who must feed on the Blood of Drakulonians to survive.
- While Ella lacks a traditional vampire powerset, she makes up for it with by owning a jetpack and having John Carter-style strength on Drakulon.
The people of Drakulon wear variations on Vampirella’s classic skimpy outfit. Ella, being a normal human astronaut, wears a space suit. It actually provides a similar level of fashion contrast as there is between classic Vampirella and Earthlings, just in the opposite direction.
- The name of the ship that takes the astronauts to Jupiter is the Arthur Clarke.
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