WEFOUNDTomb of Dracula No. 55


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In Brazil, Brother Voodoo magically reunites Drake with Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing who have just arrived at Boston airport.

Marv Wolfman tried to avoid an all too harsh change in the overall atmosphere by choosing Boston rather than NYC for Dracula's arrival in America as " THE V AMPIRE WALKS AMONG US! "

Despite some single issue plots which came close to the lesser examples of "B" horror movies, Tomb of Dracula had never felt cheesy. Now, however, some of the plot of Tomb of Dracula #38 dropped to downright ludicrous - it really felt more like an issue of Mad Magazine doing a spoof of the series, as the following piece of dialogue shows:

1st appearance of Dracula in a Marvel comic in "Dracula" Written by Gerry Conway. Art by Gene Colan. Cover by Neal Adams. When Frank Drake finds himself drawn to a mysterious castle in the mountains of Transylvania, he accidentally reawakens an ancient curse and unleashes a powerful force for evil onto the world. Dracula, Lord of the Vampires, stalks the earth once more! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Frank Drake. Cover price $0.20.

"The Fear Within!" Written by Gerry Conway. Art by Gene Colan and Vince Colletta. Cover by John Severin. Dracula, Lord of the Vampires, stalks the earth once more! Now, Frank Drake, the man responsible for the Count's return, must face terrible decisions when those closest to him fall under the thrall of this monster. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.20.

"Who Stalks the Vampire?!" Written by Archie Goodwin. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Cover by Gil Kane. Drake acquires new allies in his quest to destroy Dracula, but they will all soon learn that the Lord of vampires is no ordinary adversary. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Rachel Van Helsing. First letters column: letter to the editor from comics writer David Michelinie. Cover price $0.20.

In 1971, the Comics Code Authority relaxed some of its longstanding rules regarding horror comics, such as a virtual ban on vampires. Marvel had already tested the waters with a "quasi-vampire" character, Morbius, the Living Vampire , but the company was now prepared to launch a regular vampire title as part of its new line of horror books, after some discussion, it was decided to use the Dracula character, [1] in large part because it was the most famous vampire to the general public, and also because Bram Stoker 's creation and secondary characters were by that time in the public domain.

When I heard Marvel was putting out a Dracula book, I confronted [editor] Stan [Lee] about it and asked him to let me do it, he didn't give me too much trouble but, as it turned out, he took that promise away, saying he had promised it to Bill Everett . Well, right then and there I auditioned for it. Stan didn't know what I was up to, but I spent a day at home and worked up a sample, using Jack Palance as my inspiration and sent it to Stan. I got a call that very day: "It's yours." [4]

Wolfman and Colan developed a bond while working on the series, on which they collaborated closely. Colan recalled, "He'd give me a written plot, but he'd also discuss it with me over the phone. I tended to ask questions, rather than to have him assume I got the idea." [2]

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ComicBookRealm's new Apple App is here!     After a lot of work and expense we finally have the last of our native apps. You can now take your collection with you (and offline) to your local store or to conventions, etc. Get it Now!

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In Brazil, Brother Voodoo magically reunites Drake with Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing who have just arrived at Boston airport.

Marv Wolfman tried to avoid an all too harsh change in the overall atmosphere by choosing Boston rather than NYC for Dracula's arrival in America as " THE V AMPIRE WALKS AMONG US! "

Despite some single issue plots which came close to the lesser examples of "B" horror movies, Tomb of Dracula had never felt cheesy. Now, however, some of the plot of Tomb of Dracula #38 dropped to downright ludicrous - it really felt more like an issue of Mad Magazine doing a spoof of the series, as the following piece of dialogue shows:

1st appearance of Dracula in a Marvel comic in "Dracula" Written by Gerry Conway. Art by Gene Colan. Cover by Neal Adams. When Frank Drake finds himself drawn to a mysterious castle in the mountains of Transylvania, he accidentally reawakens an ancient curse and unleashes a powerful force for evil onto the world. Dracula, Lord of the Vampires, stalks the earth once more! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Frank Drake. Cover price $0.20.

"The Fear Within!" Written by Gerry Conway. Art by Gene Colan and Vince Colletta. Cover by John Severin. Dracula, Lord of the Vampires, stalks the earth once more! Now, Frank Drake, the man responsible for the Count's return, must face terrible decisions when those closest to him fall under the thrall of this monster. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.20.

"Who Stalks the Vampire?!" Written by Archie Goodwin. Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. Cover by Gil Kane. Drake acquires new allies in his quest to destroy Dracula, but they will all soon learn that the Lord of vampires is no ordinary adversary. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Rachel Van Helsing. First letters column: letter to the editor from comics writer David Michelinie. Cover price $0.20.

ComicBookRealm's new Apple App is here!     After a lot of work and expense we finally have the last of our native apps. You can now take your collection with you (and offline) to your local store or to conventions, etc. Get it Now!

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In Brazil, Brother Voodoo magically reunites Drake with Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing who have just arrived at Boston airport.

Marv Wolfman tried to avoid an all too harsh change in the overall atmosphere by choosing Boston rather than NYC for Dracula's arrival in America as " THE V AMPIRE WALKS AMONG US! "

Despite some single issue plots which came close to the lesser examples of "B" horror movies, Tomb of Dracula had never felt cheesy. Now, however, some of the plot of Tomb of Dracula #38 dropped to downright ludicrous - it really felt more like an issue of Mad Magazine doing a spoof of the series, as the following piece of dialogue shows:


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