Tomb of Dracula #1-6
Issue(s): Tomb of Dracula #1, Tomb of Dracula #2, Tomb of Dracula #3, Tomb of Dracula #4, Tomb of Dracula #5, Tomb of Dracula #6
Later we meet Rachel Van Helsing and her partner Taj, who are vampire slayers.
Rachel says that Taj has been mute since witnessing his village get destroyed by vampires, but this will later get revised.
These stories are fairly typical horror stories, but with nice art by Gene Colan and decent if melodramatic character development.
And it's worth noting that this series is only possible due to recent changes in the Comics Code Authority.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Tomb of Dracula vol. 1
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Gardner Fox returned to comics here after being fired by DC in 1968, and doing some things for Warren in the interim. He was at Marvel for about a year before leaving comics again, and none of his stories there are particularly memorable.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 13, 2011 10:47 PM
Wolfman later stated that #1 was plotted by Roy Thomas from an idea by Stan Lee.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 18, 2012 4:37 PM
David Michelinie has a letter in #3.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 29, 2013 4:17 PM
I never cared for this or Conan as a kid, focusing much more on superhero comics. But I've grown to greatly appreciate them as I have come to love the original source material. These veers a lot more than Conan from the source, but it is still very enjoyable, and much more so once Wolfman comes on board.
Posted by: Erik Beck | February 9, 2015 12:30 PM
@Mark Drummond: I dunno, that Red Wolf story where the villain is some kind of evil Buddhist biker art thief is pretty memorable, if not for the right reasons.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | November 5, 2015 2:01 PM
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