Most red-blooded fanboys don't need much of an excuse to ogle a book featuring Vampirella. The high concept here is that this new ''magazine'' gives you both actual comics and comics coverage. While the Vampi strips are well worth savoring, such shoulda-been-meaty reads -- like an interview with comics guru Alan Moore -- feel bemusingly dull and ponderous. More's the pity, because VCM's basic idea -- to be a literate forum for horror comics fans -- is a good one. Here's hoping it ultimately finds its footing as a publication we'll actually want to read with both hands.