Tomb of Dracula #7-9
Issue(s): Tomb of Dracula #7, Tomb of Dracula #8, Tomb of Dracula #9
Despite Dracula being the title character, the book focuses mainly on Frank Drake and his allies. There is an occasional focus on Dracula himself but there isn't a lot that can be done with a character that is pure evil from a character development perspective, and like what often happens when villains are treated to character development, it risks humanizing Dracula too much.
Which isn't to say he doesn't have a lot of cool evil schemes.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Tomb of Dracula vol. 1
Inbound References (3): show
Marv Wolfman took this title because he desperately wanted off Captain Marvel, and his first choice, Dr. Strange, was already taken--so it was either take Tomb of Dracula or most likely end his career at Marvel.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 1, 2012 10:30 PM
No doubt one of the two best decisions Wolfman made in his comics career, the other when he left for DC to accept the writer's chair for THE NEW TEEN TITANS and establish another successful writer/artist collaboration, that time with George Perez. Regarding TOD, it was these issues where the journey truly began.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | June 9, 2017 6:59 PM
I am not a big Wolfman fan, but his work on ToD and Teen Titans are certainly classic runs. Using Quincy Harker as a character was genius since he ties directly into the original novel and lends a credence to the story while not being completely obvious (like Rachel Van Helsing who is also a great character).
Posted by: Chris | June 9, 2017 9:46 PM
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