Characters Appearing: Angel O'Hara, Domini, Dracula, Harold H. Harold, Janus (Golden Angel), Lilith (Dracula's Daughter), Martin Gold, Quincy Harker, Rachel Van Helsing
Tomb of Dracula #67
Issue(s): Tomb of Dracula #67
Lilith isn't a traditional vampire. She possesses a woman that hates her father, and she's currently in the body of Angel O'Hara, and she's living with her boyfriend Martin Gold.
I don't believe Martin is aware of his girlfriend's alter ego, but since Dracula tells him to keep his mouth shut and he complies, we don't get to see his reaction to Lilith coming out of the shower.
Lilith leads Dracula on a chase through Manhattan, and she passes where Harold H. Harold is on line with a woman that he's convinced to go on a date with him.
The play they are waiting to see, the Passion of Dracula, was co-created by Marvel alum Bob Hall, and the issue makes sure to give it a full plug.
When the play is invaded by a real vampire bat plus (the mortal) Dracula (i'm not sure how Harold knows Lilith; they've never appeared together as far as i know)...
...Harold runs and calls up Quincy Harker, who just so happens to be in New York with his vampire hunting group.
It's a cool set-up, with Lilith working well as a villain and the arrival of Quincy, Rachel, and Frank adding to the excitement. But then the issue makes a weird pivot and Dracula suddenly decides that he needs to go talk to Janus. So this whole set-up is abandoned.
I'm not sure that Dracula's plan made sense anyway. Even assuming Satan let Dracula get turned back into a vampire by Lilith, wouldn't he just wind up her slave? It doesn't seem like the most well thought out idea on Dracula's part. But i would have liked to see it get played out instead of completely abandoned.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Next issue's Dracula/Janus meeting doesn't necessarily take place directly after this.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Essential Tomb of Dracula vol. #3
Shouldn't Angel O'Hara be listed as a character appearing? She and Lilith are eventually separated in Tomb of Dracula Magazine 5, so it seems they're two characters sharing a body, not Lilith impersonating Angel.
Posted by: Michael | February 3, 2015 9:59 PM
Came to the same conclusion regarding Angel reading TOD Mag #5 last night. Added her.
Posted by: fnord12 | February 4, 2015 7:41 AM
Lilith clearly doesn't know Harold, so maybe Dracula explained about Lilith during the interview he gave Harold, and Harold just reasoned it was her?
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 6, 2015 9:39 PM
Or Quincy could have described her to Harold.
Posted by: Michael | February 6, 2015 9:59 PM
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