Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Tomb of Dracula

When it comes to Bram Stoker's immortal creation Count Dracula, I consider these to be the three definitive versions of the legendary Lord of Vampires: Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and the Marvel Comics version, as featured in their TOMB OF DRACULA title. Created by the team of writer Marv Wolfman, and artists Gene Colan and Tom Palmer, the book was one of Marvel's line of horror comics in the 70s, along with WEREWOLF BY NIGHT and MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN among others. 

The first time I ever experienced the Marvel version of Bram Stoker's immortal creation was in Marvel UK's MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL, where they debuted the Vampire as the second lead strip alongside the Incredible Hulk after MWOM had merged with their cancelled PLANET OF THE APES/DRACULA LIVES title. 

This version of the character (whom artist Gene Colan based on another classic live-action  Dracula, Jack Palance) has remained a favourite of mine to this day. Here is a piece I drew back in 2018, which I recently decided to colour up. 

Hope you like it! 

Artwork by Simon Williams. 


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