Dracula lives again in Marvel Comics’ “Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection Vol. 1”!
Out of the two powerhouse publishers, Marvel Comics made the most out of the classic monsters during their 70’s popularity with titles such as “Tomb of Dracula,” “The Frankenstein Monster,” and “Werewolf by Night.” Years ago, these titles were more readily available for fans to read as Marvel reprinted nearly their entire library of comics past. Unfortunately, “Tomb of Dracula” has been out of print for a few years… but all that is soon to change as our favorite vampire, Count Dracula, lives again!
Releasing right in time for this coming Halloween season, Marvel will be releasing “Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection” Vol. 1, along with “Marvel Horror: The Magazine Collection”!
“Tomb of Dracula” was an important series in Marvel Comics history as this was the series that first introduced the world to to the now iconic and famous vampire hunter named Blade – the daywalker! The series also featured writers such as Gerry Conway, Archie Goodwin, Gardner Fox, and Marv Wolfman, and artists such as Gene Colan, Alan Weiss, Rich Buckler, and Neal Adams.
About “Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection Vol. 1”
Sink your teeth into a vampiric volume that chronicles some of the greatest supernatural comics ever printed! The all-time classic Tomb of Dracula ushered in Marvel’s glorious age of horror, while the black-and-white magazine Dracula Lives! delivered stories with real bite – and both featured legendary creators, including Gene Colan in his prime illustrating the Lord of Vampires! The tomb has opened, and Dracula lives again! But his descendant, Frank Drake, joins vampire hunters including Rachel Van Helsing and Quincy Harker in a bid to return him to his grave! Will they drive a stake through Dracula’s heart – or will that honor fall to Blade? Plus tales of terror from across Dracula’s 500-year existence, featuring Hell-Crawlers, the Monster of the Moors, wizards, gargoyles, voodoo queens and more!
COLLECTING: TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) 1-15, DRACULA LIVES! 1-4
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(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)