Appearing in "His Name Is Dr. Strange"
Synopsis for "His Name Is Dr. Strange"
Searching for Wong who has gone missing, Dr. Strange locates him with the Orb of Agamotto. Transporting Wong back to his Sanctum, Strange finds that his man-servant has been bitten by a vampire. He then freezes Wong in time so that he does not succumb to the vampire curse. Sending his astral form into Wong's mind, Strange relives Wong's moments before he was attacked by Dracula. Wong was walking the streets when he heard the screams of a woman. Going to investigate, Wong ran into Dracula feeding on a fresh victim. Realizing he'd been spotted, Dracula then attacked and fed on Wong. With the whole story, Strange vows to avenge Wong and destroy his attacker.
Meanwhile, at the Boston office of Midnight Publishing Company, Harold H. Harold enters the office to ask out Aurora Rabinowitz on another date. He finds her on the phone, and looking at the list of upcoming releases, he's shocked to find that Aurora has turned her encounter with Dracula into a book called "I Loved a Vampire" and is absolutely floored that she was able to get a book deal faster than he did. When Aurora gets off the phone and asks Harold what's the matter, Harold explains that he's concerned that she hasn't answered any of his requests for another date since the whole encounter with Dracula. Aurora turns Harold down, explaining that even though he's a sweet guy, he's a nerd. Before Harold can offer a rebuttal, the phone rings again and Aurora answers it.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, Dracula returns to his lair unaware that he is still being stalked by Deacon Frost. Dracula returns to his base, the former headquarters of his foe Dr. Sun where he takes out his fury on the machines that still decorate the main lair before returning to his coffin. While elsewhere still, Blade is still on the trail of the man who killed his mother, and on this night as he stalks a nearby apartment, waiting for it's occupant to return home.
Meanwhile, back in New York, Dr. Strange returns to the spot where Wong was attacked and uses the Eye of Agamotto to track Dracula's movements after the attack. This leads him to Boston where he arrives at Dracula's lair. The Sorcerer Supreme's presence does not go unnoticed and Dracula detects the mystics presence the moment he arrives. Dr. Strange appears before Dracula and attacks him with a full out mystical attack. When Dracula counter-attacks, Strange attempts to bind him in the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, however Dracula manages to free himself by changing into his mist form.
Doctor Strange then blasts Dracula with the Images of Ikonn to learn what Dracula's greatest fears are. The two are transported into an illusion where Dracula relives his battle against Turac, with Doctor Strange playing the role of Turac. When the battle ends with Dracula's "death", and subsequent transformation into a vampire, the illusion ends.
Doctor Strange then demands that Dracula assist him in the resurrection of his servant Wong, to which Dracula refuses. Dracula advances on Dr. Strange who cannot seem to marshal enough mystical forces to keep Dracula at bay. Dracula then uses his hypnotic powers to put Strange in a trance. Easily over powering Strange, Dracula then prepares to feed upon him.
While finally, at the apartment being watched by Blade, when someone enters the room Blade bursts through the window. However, Blade realizes that the vampire that has entered the room is not the one he's been looking for, but none other than Hannibal King, the vampire detective.
This story is continued in Doctor Strange (Vol. 2) #14.
Appearing in "Blood Lunge"
Synopsis for "Blood Lunge"
Appearing in "The Tomb of Dr. Strange"
- Maria (Vision)
Synopsis for "The Tomb of Dr. Strange"
Dracula feeds upon Doctor Strange, and tosses the mystic's body in the lower dungeon of Dr. Sun's base before going out into the night once more to feed again. Dracula is amused that Doctor Strange will eventually rise as a vampire and become his slave.
However, unknown to Dracula, he has not put Strange under his hypnotic spell as he had originally thought, but projected his astral form out of his body before Dracula fed upon it. Strange finds that he cannot return to his body. Trapped outside his body and at risk of becoming a vampire in three days time, Doctor Strange begins to ponder a strategy to save himself from destruction.
Dracula meanwhile wanders around Boston where he comes across a desecrated church and feels as though it is calling out to him. His thoughts are interrupted by a homeless woman who is hoping that Dracula isn't with the city as she sleeps in the church. Dracula feeds upon her, but his feeding is interrupted when suddenly a spirit form of Doctor Sun appears and begins to mock Dracula and tell him that he must pay for his past sins before vanishing into thin air.
Returning to Doctor Sun's lair, he finds that no machinery was the cause of the illusion and considering that it was possibly mystical in nature he checks on Doctor Strange's body and is convinced that Strange is dead. Furious at not finding the source of the illusion Dracula curses it and angrily shouts a proclamation of eternal life.
Two nights later, Dracula decides to search for Wong to see if the Sorcerer's manservant is his vampire slave. Returning to the scene of the attack, Dracula is infuriated that Wong's body is nowhere to be found. He is then visited by a spirit of his wife Maria, who attacks him, causing Dracula to lash out, drawing a crowd that cannot see the spirit that is mocking him. When the spirit flies off, Dracula turns into bat form and follows after it. The spirit changes into the form of Doctor Strange, who reveals to Dracula that the vampire lord has fallen into his trap. Far over the ocean, and with the sun rising, there is nowhere for the vampire lord to go to seek shelter. Fleeing the scene to try and find some, Dracula's luck works in his favor and he manages to find refuge in an abandoned house by the ocean.
On the third night since Dracula bit Doctor Strange, Dracula returns to Doctor Sun's lair with a wooden stake ready to drive it into Strange's heart. With his body now transformed into that of a vampire, Strange is able to return his soul to it's form and fight off Dracula. Grabbing the stake, Strange attempts to do unto Dracula what the vampire lord intended to do to him, but the stake is broken in the fight. Furious that Strange is able to resist his commands, Dracula attacks Strange directly.
The battle ends with Strange using his mystical powers to summon the image of a crucifix which horribly burns Dracula and seemingly kills him. With Dracula dead, Strange summons Wong to his side and cures both himself and his manservant of the vampire curse. With Dracula seemingly destroyed, Strange and Wong depart from Doctor Sun's lair to return home.
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