Comic Book Cats, number 60: Vampirella #32, drawn by Auraleon and written by Steve Skeates, published by Warren in April 1974.

This back-up story features an early appearance by Pantha, the lovely feline shape-shifter who would go on to become Vampirella’s close friend. This beautifully illustrated page sees Pantha transforming from her panther form back into her human self. Pacing along beside her in the final panel is a black cat, who perhaps recognizes her as a kindred spirit. After all, black cats have often been described as “mini panthers.”

Auraleon, full name Rafael Aura León, was another of the incredibly talented Spanish artists who worked for Warren throughout the 1970s. He was one of the most prolific artists at Warren, rendering stunning, atmospheric work.

Auraleon also illustrated stories in various genres for Spanish and British publishers. Tragically, Auraleon suffered from depression, and he committed suicide in 1993.

https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/auraleon_rafael.htm

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Comic Book Cats, number 60: Vampirella #32, drawn by Auraleon and written by Steve Skeates, published by Warren in April 1974. This back-up story features an early appearance by Pantha, the lovely feline shape-shifter who would go on to become Vampirella’s close friend. This beautifully illustrated page sees Pantha transforming...