Jonathan, son of Kevin:
Tomb of Dracula #56
Issue(s): Tomb of Dracula #56
The story also involves Dracula getting bossed around by a Satan-possessed cat.
No idea if the story is meant to be similar to an actual event that Frank and Rachel were involved in or if it's entirely a fabrication of Harold's. I'm assuming the latter since Rachel actually dies in the story. And i'm really not interested enough to dig into it further.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP list Frank Drake and Rachel Van Helsing as characters appearing even though they only appear in Harold's story, but they miss Aurora Rabinowitz who appears in both the story and the framing sequence.
This is a standalone story with no subplots and basically no important characters. So since the conversation between Domini and Anton Lupenski continues directly from issue #55 to issue #57, i've placed them together while placing this after issue #57, at publication date.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Tomb of Dracula vol. #3
just thought of this, but because this is a humor issue fnord do you think it's possible the commanding cat is a parody of the then-current Son of Sam serial killer, who claimed that a dog was giving him satanic instructions?
Posted by: Brimstone | January 7, 2016 10:19 AM
Interesting idea, Brimstone, but I don't think the timing works. Berkowitz wasn't arrested until August of 77 and it was only then that the voice of the dog thing became public, I believe.
Posted by: Erik Beck | January 7, 2016 11:51 AM
Oh you got me Bro!! Good looking out I didn't even look up the timing but you're right. Maybe Berokwitz was a Tomb of Dracula subscriber LOL
Posted by: Brimstone | January 7, 2016 2:18 PM
I really hate comedic issues like this.
Posted by: Mizark | July 21, 2016 5:26 AM
Call me crazy, and you wouldn't be the first to do so, but I've always had a soft spot for this particular issue despite its heavy cheese content. It's Harold having his Walter Mitty moment.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | May 15, 2017 12:28 AM
I feel like I've struck the cheese vein of 1977, what with all the Duck stories, plus the Marx/Fields parody in Master of Kung Fu, and now this! But yeah maybe this one's a bit funnier.
Posted by: Holt | March 6, 2018 10:18 AM
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