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Left: VAMPIRELLA, No. 36, September, 1974, p.7-18. - Cleopatra is the queen of Egypt who has not yet consummated her marriage to her brother-husband Ptolemy. She is summoned to him one night for that reason, but is instead sucked of all her blood and becomes a hypersexual vampire when her spirit moves from her body into the future.
Right: Vampirella as Cleopatra, before becoming a vampire, with her slave.
Left: THE SUPERMAN FAMILY, Vol. 22, No. 171, June-July, 1975, p. 3-31. - A British girl named Lilibet comes to possess the scepter that Cleopatra had used to make proclamations, which has hypnotic powers, and uses it to become Queen of America. Supergirl and Batgirl must break the spell she has over the Justice League and save the American Government.
Right: THE PHANTOM, No. 964, 1990. - The Phantom tells the story of how he came to own Cleopatra's asp, when his forefather faced bandits in order to gain the treasury with which Cleopatra was buried.
ANNE RICE'S THE MUMMY OR RAMSES THE DAMNED, October 1990 - February 1992. - Based on Anne Rice's novel,
, this comic series presents Ramses, Cleopatra's teacher, who is awakened as a mummy and falls in love with Julie, who had awakened him. Cleopatra is awakened by Ramses after he recognizes her mummified body, but she quickly becomes antagonistic to Julie and the others. The Pictures in this section are the covers. The image at the bottom right of the section is Cleopatra as a mummy attacking Julie and others.
Left: SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, No. 1, May, 1997. - Sabrina is doing a report of Cleopatra and uses her magic to bring Cleopatra to her a number of times. She even pals around with her until her aunts find out, but Cleopatra refuses to return to her own time and tries to conquer the present by sending Sabrina back to Ancient Egypt.
Right: SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, No. 2, June, 1997. - Cleopatra traps Sabrina's aunts in a crystal ball while Sabrina pretends to be a goddess in the past. Salem must return Sabrina's memory in order to stop Cleopatra from taking over the world (starting with the school).
Left: SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, No. 3, July, 1997. - Sabrina comes back from the past with Marc Antony. She convinces Cleopatra that she must return to the past, but Antony wants to stay. They convince him to return through a dating gameshow, where he chooses Cleopatra as his love and they return to their own time.
Right: Cleopatra captures Sabrina's aunts in a crystal ball.
Left: XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS: BLOODLINES, Vol. 1, No. 1, May, 1998. - Xena must protect Cleopatra from potential usurpers, and so Gabrielle must pose as the queen as bait. Meanwhile, the priestess Katebet revives a mummy using gemstones from five pharaohs' tombs in order to attack Cleopatra.
Right: XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS: BLOODLINES, Vol. 1, No. 2, June, 1998. - Xena must find and protect Gabrielle, who was taken by the revived mummy, Ahkaman, while defending Cleopatra from other threats.
Left: TIME TRAVELER AI, Vol. 1, No. 1-2, 1994 (English 2000). - Ai is an adult film start who puts on a necklace that makes her travel through time whenever she becomes aroused. Her first adventure involves teaching Cleopatra the art of seduction and helping her lose her virginity to Julius Caesar.
Right: The image of Cleopatra from the Ai story.
Left: BETTY PAGE: QUEEN OF THE NILE, No. 1, December, 1999. - Betty Page is sent back in time using a time machine and she is tested as to whether she is the real Queen of the Nile. She brings the King of the Nile, Thoth, back to life with her dancing, but refuses his advances, angering the Egyptians when Thoth is burnt.
Right: BETTY PAGE: QUEEN OF THE NILE, No. 2, February, 2000. - Betty is being buried alive for killing Thoth, but is saved by Cleopatra and her servants. Betty is used as a decoy for Cleopatra to meet Caesar, but when Caesar notice, he prefers Betty, provoking the wrath of Cleopatra.
Left: BETTY PAGE: QUEEN OF THE NILE, No. 3, April, 2000. - Betty must prove her magic, and with the help of Abu, she is able to cross a crocadile-filled river and reach the top of a mountain by dark. However, Cleopatra is there and starts a catfight, which Betty wins by spanking Cleopatra. Caesar, though, on the advice of a man from the future lets Betty go and has his son with Cleopatra.
Right: A reproduction of a Cabanel Alexander painting of Cleopatra, which was used as a frame in the Betty Page comic.
Left: SHEBA, Vol. 1, 2000. - This story features the cat of Cleopatra who was drowned at the battle of Actium while playing with a ball. The cat was then mummified but cannot enter the afterlife because of a quarrel between the Gods.
Right: Isis has invited the Roman Gods to them and Anubis objects.
Left: CURSED, Vol. 1, No. 2, December, 2003.
Right: Cleopatra reappears after 2000 years in her new form.
KURT BUSIEK'S ASTRO CITY, No. 1, August, 1995. - Astro City has a high crime rate, but the Honor Guard, a team of superheroes, is stepping in to protect the public. Cleopatra is a magic-wielding member of the Honor Guard. The following images are covers and cells featuring Cleopatra.
No. 36 1974
The Superman Family
No. 171, 1975
“Cleopatra Queen of America”
No. 964 1990 "Cleopatra's Asp"
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 1 1989
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 3
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 4
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 6
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 10
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 11
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Volume 12
Anne Rice's "The Mummy" Detail
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1 Cover
Sabrina the Teenage Witch 2 Cover
Sabrina the Teenage Witch 3 Cover
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Detail
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess Bloodlines 1998
Xena: Warrior Princess Bloodlines 2
Time Traveler Ai
Time Traveler Ai Cover
Time Traveler Ai Detail
Bettie Page “Queen of the Nile” Volume 1 2000
Bettie Page “Queen of the Nile” Volume 2
Bettie Page “Queen of the Nile” Volume 3
Betty Page Detail
Cursed Volume 2 Cover
Cursed Volume 2 Details
Astro City 1
Astro City 2
Astro City Cleopatra Detail 1
Astro City Cleopatra Detail 2
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