(October 1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Monster Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color cover; Black & White interior
Dimensions:
Magazine-size
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Prince of Darkness, City of Light (Table of Contents)

Dracula / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams (painting)
Inks:
Neal Adams (painting)
Colors:
Neal Adams (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dracula
Reprints:

["The legions of the undead are many."] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Still from a horror movie

Lord of Death... Lord of Hell! (Table of Contents)

Dracula / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Syd Shores
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dracula; Nimrod; Lala; Maria (Dracula's wife, in flashback); Vlad (Dracula's son, in flashback); vampires
Synopsis:
Dracula has just been resurrected as a vampire and is brought before Nimrod, the king of vampires. Dracula refuses to swear allegiance, so Nimrod challenges him to a duel of wooden poles. Nimrod's mistress Lala tries to seduce Dracula, but he rejects her. During the duel, Lala tries to interfere and kill Dracula, but she is impaled herself and dies. Dracula kills Nimrod and claims the vampire throne.
Reprints:
Keywords:
origin; vampires

Indexer Notes

Dracula's origin retold.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dracula Reads! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dracula; Tituba
Synopsis:
includes letters from Jerry Baker, Robert Lowery, Mildred Knobloch, Michael Bjorkman, Richard Clark, Richard Nathan and Brian Brown

The Vampire-Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Woromay ?
Inks:
Larry Woromay ?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Tom Malverne [Jack the Ripper]; vampires
Synopsis:
This story postulates the Jack the Ripper killings were done by a hateful hunchback who wanted to become a vampire so he could kill mortals, but was repulsed by the sight of blood, so vampires killed him when he could not fulfill their condition that he partake of human blood before new year's eve.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Jack the Ripper; vampires

Indexer Notes

Larry Woromay credit a guess by M. Vassallo

Bela Lugosi: Dracula of Stage, Screen, & Coffin (Table of Contents)

text article / pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

includes 10 photos

[Solomon Kane] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Still from a horror movie

Castle of the Undead (Table of Contents)

Dracula / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Alan Weiss
Inks:
? [as Crusty Bunkers]
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Solomon Kane; Dracula; Rosella Carson; bandits
Synopsis:
The Puritan adventurer Solomon Kane is searching for the lost Rosella Carson in Transylvania. He is attacked by bandits and is then saved from a pack of wolves by Count Dracula. Kane accepts the Count's invitation and recuperates in his castle. During the night, he is attacked by a mysterious girl, who turns out to be Rosella transformed into a vampire. Kane kills her and then turns to Count Dracula. He defeats the Count in a duel, but bound by his honor, Kane is forced to spare Dracula's life when the vampire calls in a favor for saving him from the wolves earlier.
Reprints:

Satana the Devil's Daughter (Table of Contents)

Satana / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Satana

Indexer Notes

Promo for Satana's debut in Vampire Tales using a full page illustration.

I Was Once a Gentle Man... (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Baron Abrahama van Helsing; Baroness Elisabeth van Helsing; Dracula
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A text story illustrated with 12 photos from the Hammer vampire movies.

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. A. Winter (signed)
Inks:
C. A. Winter (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Macbeth; Banquo; the three witches; Lady Macbeth; King Duncan; MacDuff
Synopsis:
The Scottish nobleman Macbeth is told by three witches that he will be king one day, and his ambition turns him to murder and tyranny.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adaptation; Macbeth; Medieval; Shakespeare

Indexer Notes

A comic adaptation of Macbeth with the additional detail that MacDuff is the son of one of the witches.

["Paris. City of light. City of wonder."] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dracula

Indexer Notes

Still from a Dracula movie

Shadow In the City of Light! (Table of Contents)

Dracula / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Alfonso Font
Inks:
Alfonso Font
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dracula; Helene Dubois; Jacques Dubois
Synopsis:
Dracula arrives in Paris, only to be attacked by Helene Dubois, who seeks revenge in the name of her 18th century ancestor, sculptor Jacques Dubois, who allied himself with the magician Cagliostro and tried to kill Dracula with a stone gargoyle. Dracula condemned Jacques to eternal life as a statue. Now, Jacques awakens and tries to kill Dracula again, but he only finds eternal rest as he is splintered into pieces during their final battle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
1769; Cagliostro; Eiffel tower; France; Notre Dame; Paris

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dracula Lives Feature Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Don Thompson
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?: ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Stan Lee

Indexer Notes

Half of the page features biographical information on Stan Lee and the other half is a review of the book "Dracula Returns!".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prince of Darkness, City of Light
    Dracula
  2. 1. ["The legions of the undead are many."]
  3. 2. Lord of Death... Lord of Hell!
    Dracula
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Dracula Reads!
  5. 4. The Vampire-Man
  6. 5. Bela Lugosi: Dracula of Stage, Screen, & Coffin
  7. 6. [Solomon Kane]
  8. 7. Castle of the Undead
    Dracula
  9. 8. Satana the Devil's Daughter
    Satana
  10. 9. I Was Once a Gentle Man...
  11. 10. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
  12. 11. ["Paris. City of light. City of wonder."]
  13. 12. Shadow In the City of Light!
    Dracula
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Dracula Lives Feature Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Haglund
  • Lou Mougin
  • Steve Jenner
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ted Watson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
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