Zora, the vampire, better known as Zora la Vampira, is an Italian comic book erotic character. The first comic book was published in 1972. "ZORA LA VAMPIRA" was published from 1972 to 1985 and featured a blond female protagonist that on some covers resembles French actress Catherine Deneuve. The series was published by Edifumetto. The cartoonists were by Giuseppe Pederiali and Birago Balzano.

A movie inspired by her, also named Zora la Vampira, was released in 2000, directed by the Manetti Brothers.
The character's real name is Zora Pabst and she is shown to be an aristocrat of the nineteenth century, possessed by the spirit of Dracula so that she become a servant to her lust and blood-lust. Her adventures are a mixture of horror, eroticism, and pornography.
Zora la Vampira is one of many such characters from the Italian

'fumetti' tradition. Other figures from the same era, and with similarly violent or erotic preoccupations, include Maghella, Lucifera, Biancaneve, Vartan, Jacula, Sukia, Jolanda de Almaviva, and Yra.

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  • 1. [Jacula (fumetti)] Jacula was the eponymous vampire in an Italian fumetti title. In common with Zora and Sukia, the series contained strong sexual imagery: together with her vampire husband Carlo Verdier, the predatory Jacula seduced the unwary and corrupted the innocent. She was also married to a human called Torlin Novak, and the relationship resulted in a child whose soul was promptly pledged to Satan.
  • 2. [Maghella] Maghella is an Italian comic book erotic character. She is a young woman with magic powers. She is a witch. She was created by Dino Leonetti, the famous comic artist with text by Furio Arrasich.
  • 3. [Lucifera] 'Lucifera' is the eponymous anti-heroine of an Italian comic book popular in the seventies.
    The 'Lucifera' character is a demoness/succubus dedicated to fighting the forces of Goodness. A frequent visitor to Hell, she also enjoys sending others there to be tormented. Her adventures are full of quite explicit, if humorous, eroticism and in one memorable scene she is shown fellating the devil himself. Other storylines involve Sado-Masochism, executions, impalement and even molestation by a giant spider.
  • 4. [Vartan (comics)] Vartan is an Italian comic book created and drawn by Sandro Angiolini (1920-1985), and published in 200 issues between 1969 and 1977 by Furio Viano. Its genre was 'Western' and its main concern was the erotic adventures of its heroine.
  • 5. [Yra (vampire)] Yra The Vampire is the main character from the eponymous series of erotic comic books. She was drawn by Leone Frollo and Rubino Ventura. Yra is a 12-episodes fumetti series published from 1980 to 1981 in Italy by Edifumetto.
  • 6. [Sukia] For the Californian band, see Sukia (band).
    Sukia was a vampire-themed Italian comics series by Renzo Barbieri and Fulvio Bosttoli published by Edifumetto from 1978 to 1986, for a total of 153 albums and 6 extra albums. In the series Sukia faces people or creatures who are trying to do some form of harm to the
  • 7. [Biancaneve] Biancaneve is an Italian erotic comic book, created in 1972 by Renzo Barbieri and Rubino Ventura and illustrated by Leone Frollo.
  • 8. [Edifumetto] Edifumetto was an Italian publishing house of comics, founded by Renzo Barbieri.
    A recent example of their publication is Biancaneve by Leone Frollo and Necron by Magnus of 1981.
  • 9. [Milo Manara] Maurilio Manara (born September 12, 1945), known professionally as Milo Manara, is an Italian comic book writer and artist, best known for his erotic approach to the medium.
  • 10. [Italian comics] Italian comics are comics made in Italy. They are locally known as fumetto, Italian pronunciation: [fuˈmetto] – plural form fumetti, Italian pronunciation: [fuˈmetti] – although this latter term is often used in English to describe a specific comic genre. The most popular Italian comics have been translated into many languages. The term fumetto (literally little puff of smoke) refers to the balloon that contains the dialogs (also called nuvoletta in Italian).
  • 11. [Catherine Deneuve] Catherine Deneuve (French: [katʁin dənœv]; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski. She is a twelve-time César Award nominee.
  • 12. [Vampire] A vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures. In folkloric tales, undead vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated
  • 13. [Dracula] Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
    Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
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