(February 1975)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1974-12-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Monster Group
Editing
Marv Wolfman (editor); Don McGregor (associate editor); David Kraft (assistant editor); Len Wein (consulting editor); Roy Thomas (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Martí Ripoll (signed) (painting)
Inks
Martí Ripoll (signed) (painting)
Colors
Martí Ripoll (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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The Vampire of the Inn (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Ernie Chan
Letters
Jean Simek ? (as Jean Izzo) (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chinese legend tells of an unique kind of vampire.
Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Script and art credits revealed in the letters section of Vampire Tales #10.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga) (illustration); Russ Heath (illustration); Jesús Blasco (illustration)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga) (illustration); Russ Heath (illustration); Jesús Blasco (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
Don McGregor; David Anthony Kraft ? (as David Kraft) (uncredited)
Pencils
Tom Sutton (illustration)
Inks
Tom Sutton (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from James O. Fox, Dean Mullaney, and Mark Gasper. Don McGregor replies to Mark Gasper's letter.

The Marvel Bullpen Page Goes Black and White and Read All Over (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Marvel Bullpen Page / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Bloodmoon (Table of Contents: 5)

Blade / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont; Marv Wolfman (plot)
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (splash, uncredited); Karen Mantlo (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kill him, you fools! Kill him! He is only one man!!
Feature Logo
Blade the Vampire Slayer
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Blade; Anton Vierken (first appearance; villain); Marguerite D'Alescio (first appearance; villain); Vampire Legion (villains); Lady Vanity (death); Neva Wytte (death); Quincy Harker; Tamsing Ling (death); Daphne (death)
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Indexer Notes

This story is continued in Marvel Preview (Marvel, 1975 series) #3.

Blood Lunge (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A shadow ripples over the moon-blanketed rooftops...
Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

"Pages in "Blood Lunge!" are printed out of order. Verification is on the letters-page sidebar in the Vampire Tales Annual #1". (Jeff Clem)

The Bleeding Time (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway; Carla Conway
Pencils
Virgil Redondo (credited as Virgilio Redondo)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala; Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos ? (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm in daylight! But that's impossible...
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Stanton; Hoover; David St. Francis (death); Dia (death); Pol (death); Melissa Morgan (death); Jack the Ripper
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Blood Stalker! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jesús Blasco
Inks
Jesús Blasco
Letters
Marcos Pelayos (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You look lonely, mister!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Burt Johnson; Lily Marlowe (death)
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Shards of a Crystal Rainbow (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Letters
John Costanza (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's coming. Looming ahead.. wrapped in muted silk.
Genre
horror-suspense
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Coming Next Issue: (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

While the Band Plays On.. Subscribe! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Vampire of the Inn
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Vampire Mails
  5. 4. The Marvel Bullpen Page Goes Black and White and Read All Over
    The Marvel Bullpen Page
  6. 5. Bloodmoon
    Blade
  7. 6. Blood Lunge
  8. 7. The Bleeding Time
  9. 8. Blood Stalker!
  10. 9. Shards of a Crystal Rainbow
  11. 10. Coming Next Issue:
  12. 11. While the Band Plays On.. Subscribe!
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