(October 1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1973-06-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Monster Group
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
Color cover; Black & White interior
Dimensions
Magazine-size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes


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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The legions of the undead are many.
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Still from a horror movie

Lord of Death... Lord of Hell! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dracula / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Syd Shores
Letters
Joe Rosen

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: 3)

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: 4)

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 per Michael J. Vassallo.

Bela Lugosi: Dracula of Stage, Screen, & Coffin (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

includes 10 photos

Solomon Kane (Table of Contents: 6)

Solomon Kane; Dracula / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Michael Reed ? (photograph)
Inks
Michael Reed ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dracula (photo of Christopher Lee)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Photo still from Dracula Prince of Darkness (Hammer Films, 1966) with cinematography by Michael Reed. Introduction to story following.

Castle of the Undead (Table of Contents: 7)

Dracula / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

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.
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Satana the Devil's Daughter (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

I Was Once a Gentle Man... (Table of Contents: 9)

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: 10)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paris. City of light. City of wonder.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dracula
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Still from a Dracula movie

Shadow In the City of Light! (Table of Contents: 12)

Dracula / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alfonso Font
Inks
Alfonso Font
Letters
Alan Kupperberg ?

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.
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Keywords
1769; Cagliostro; Eiffel tower; France; Notre Dame; Paris

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Characters
Stan Lee
Reprints

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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
    Solomon Kane; Dracula
  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
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