Characters Appearing: Aurora Rabinowitz, Blade, Domini, Dracula, Frank Drake, Harold H. Harold, Janus (Golden Angel), Quincy Harker, Rachel Van Helsing, Saint (dog)
Tomb of Dracula #61
Issue(s): Tomb of Dracula #61
While reading through this series, and also earlier when i had just read a scattering of issues, i always assumed that Dracula's love for Domini was either a trick generated by the Satanists or something to do with the fact that their son Janus is an avatar of Heaven. But it really does seem to be genuine, or at least there's never any other explanation given. And even though the Janus story is muddled by the eventual cancellation of the series, we see signs from Wolfman that it really was what he intended when he has Rachel Van Helsing and Quincy Harker basically confirm that Dracula is capable of love.
While the majority of Quincy's vampire
Harold has decided to quit vampire hunting and get out of town since he can't handle the violence.
Before he leaves, Aurora decides to take him out on the date he's always been asking her to go on, but it doesn't go anywhere; we'll see Harold again but this is Aurora's last appearance.
Meanwhile, Domini raises her dead son Janus from the grave...
...and he is merged with the golden "demon" from Tomb of Dracula #52.
Dracula shows up to protest this, but is unable to do anything about it.
Domini asks Janus to not murder his father, but he says he has to.
I guess the merging of Janus and the golden demon is an important (although hardly surprising) development, but this issue is extremely light on plot.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Tomb of Dracula vol. #3
Blade inexplicably disappears from the series at this point.
Posted by: Michael | February 3, 2015 8:48 PM
Wolfman's Dracula is probably the most complex mainstream comic character of all time.
Posted by: Mizark | July 22, 2016 5:57 AM
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