Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tomb of Dracula #1 (Marvel, 1971)

One summer during my youth, I went to a yard sale, and probably stumbled across someone else's monster collection for quite a bargain...for I purchased two boxes there for 5 bucks.

One box contained around 70 or so issues of various Warren magazines circa 1970s: EERIE, CREEPY, VAMPIRELLA, and few years worth of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND.

The other box contained around 100 or so horror comics from the same era, various issues of DC and Marvel anthology titles. 50 of those comics were the first 50 issues of Chris Claremont and Gene Colan's now classic Tomb of Dracula....

Not only did elements of this ground breaking comic inspire the money-making BLADE films (which I'll get into in a later post) and and a misguided anime attempt (Dracula: Sovereign of the Dead), but is cited by numerous fans (myself included) and professionals as being one of the better interpretations of the character around.

It also inspired a two hundred dollar impulse buy in my adult life: the below pictured kick-ass statue...

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Tomb of Dracula #1 CBR file

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