(August 1974)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-06-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Monster Group
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor-in-chief); Marv Wolfman (editor); Tony Isabella (consulting editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lilith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo (signed as Boris) (painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (signed as Boris) (painting)
Colors
Boris Vallejo (signed as Boris) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lilith (Daughter of Dracula)
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Stan Lee Presents Vampire Tales (Table of Contents: 1)

Lilith / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Pablo Marcos (illustration)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lilith (Daughter of Dracula); Dracula
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Indexer Notes

Credits, table of contents and indicia information with background image.

[The Axe Man] (Table of Contents: 2)

Lilith / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited) (plot); Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited)
Letters
Jean Simek (as Jean Izzo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened to the red-head?
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Lilith [Angel O'Hara] (Daughter of Dracula); Rich (mugger; death); Charlie (mugger; death); Martin Gold (first appearance); Mary Jane Peale (Martin's girlfriend; death); Axe Man (death)
Synopsis
A mugging is avenged. Martin Gold is arrested for murdering his girlfriend and is released because two more murders happened while he was in jail. As Martin starts to lose his grip on reality he meets Angel O'Hara and takes her to his apartment. The killer appears at Martin's apartment and tries to kill Angel/Lilith, but Lilith kills him.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in part from Giant-Size Chillers (Marvel, 1974 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Vampire Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Sutton (illustrations); ? (illustration)
Inks
Tom Sutton (illustrations); ? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters of Comment from: The Comics Critic, Jackie Frost, Ralph Macchio, Jeff L. Patton, Dave Farr, Frank Balas, and Mrs. Margaret L. Carter. Contains the Reader's Poll for the ranking of issue #4's stories.

A Novel Way to Die! (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (illustration); Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (illustration); Neal Adams (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dracula
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Indexer Notes

The last in a five-part series based on The Vampire: His Kith & Kin by Montague Summers.

Angie's Soul (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Andrés Balcells (credited as Balcells)
Inks
Andrés Balcells (credited as Balcells)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a city of people, so the song goes...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Angela "Angie" Freeman (introduction; a reporter); Willie Hanson (death); Jimmy Sarran (a cop); Mr. Androitti; Thomas Freeman (Angie's brother); Mrs. Santo (member of the People's Defense Association of Harlem); Father Lyons
Synopsis
Angie Freeman and Jimmy Sarran investigate the murder of a junkie (drug addict) and find others. Angie believes it is the work of a vampire. She finds her brother is protecting the People's Defense Association of Harlem as a vampire and they want to sacrifice her.
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Indexer Notes

Angie Freeman's next appearance in Bizarre Adventures (Marvel, 1981 series) #25.

Blood Death (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lord protect me! You -- you're a... ...vampire!!!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Stevens; George Crandall; Mrs. Crandall; Mina (a vampiress)
Synopsis
George is getting old and contemplates on how to live forever. He see an ad in the paper for an attractive vampiress seeking a warm-blooded man. He leaves his wife and heads to the address in the ad and meets Mina. She bites him, but his wife decides to have him cremated (burned).
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Dark Shadows (Table of Contents: 7)

Dark Shadows / text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Boudreau
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama; horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Article on the TV show Dark Shadows with multiple photographs of characters.

The Color of Crimson Gold (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Vicente Alcázar
Inks
Vicente Alcázar
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That crippled beggar's infirmity is truly my fortune...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
unnamed peasant (death); Tevye (a peddler, death); Tovarr (a gypsy, death); Maleva; Lupesch (death)
Synopsis
A peasant buys a treasure map from a crippled beggar. Tevye want twice as much gold to continue to supply victims to a group of vampires. Tevye sells a copy of the map to Tovarr. After being warned of vampires in the treasure's cave, Tovarr cautiously enters the cave and hear Tevye and the vampires talking. Tovarr and his friends kill Tevye and leave a trail of blood for the vampires to follow to a cabin where they trap them in and burn it down. After they retrieve the gold and are about the leave the village, the villagers confront them and burn them at the stake.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Devil's Den / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carla Joseph
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Article of preview paragraphs of upcoming movies and books.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lilith
  2. 1. Stan Lee Presents Vampire Tales
    Lilith
  3. 2. [The Axe Man]
    Lilith
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Vampire Mails
  5. 4. A Novel Way to Die!
  6. 5. Angie's Soul
  7. 6. Blood Death
  8. 7. Dark Shadows
    Dark Shadows
  9. 8. The Color of Crimson Gold
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Devil's Den
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