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Appearing in "Where Soars the Silver Surfer!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #50.

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Synopsis for "Where Soars the Silver Surfer!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #50.

Dracula goes out into the night to seek another fresh victim, however before he can finish feeding he is attacked by a mob of people coming to save his victim. Dracula easily beats them back, but doesn't wish to waste his power on mere humans and flees into the night. While at the home of Anton Lupeski, Lupeski meets with four of his fellow Satanists and they agree that now that Domini is impregnated with Dracula's child, they no longer require the vampire lord and begin plotting Dracula's death.

While elsewhere, the Blade Doppelganger attacks Hannibal King, and despite his savage fury, he is easily fought off by King who stabs the faux-Blade in the chest with one of his own wooden daggers, sending the imitator out a window allowing Hannibal to escape.

While on Three Ridges, Lupeski's minions cast a spell to summon the Silver Surfer, the being they hope to manipulate into destroying Dracula. The Surfer is soaring the sky following a fruitless trip to Latveria to search for his lost love Shalla-Bal. Along the way he is fired upon by humans on the ground and decides to teach them a lesson. However, before he can he is teleported to Three Ridges instead. Knocked out by the mystical teleportation, the Surfer is then implanted with knowledge of Dracula's existence and his need to consume the blood of innocent victims to survive, and given the command to destroy Dracula.

Meanwhile, Dracula and his wife Domini have returned to Dracula's church where they allow for their followers to make offerings to Dracula. Domini tells Dracula that she knows their child will grow up healthy and strong, when Dracula inquires how she could know, she states that she received the "word" that he would. Dracula is oblivious to the fact that Domini is looking at the oil painting of Jesus Christ as she says this. The Silver Surfer meanwhile revives and with the implanted memories about Dracula, decides that it is up to him to end the creature's abominable life. Arriving at the church and materializing out of the oil painting, the Surfer attacks Dracula in front of his wife.

Reminded of his wife Maria's life ending at the hands of Truac, the furious Dracula stops the Surfer's attack quickly. Both agreeing that they should take their battle outside where Domini cannot be harmed by the fight, the two beings fight on. While the Surfer commands the Power Cosmic, Dracula's supernatural powers make him a hard target to defeat. Dracula soon unleashes an army of rats upon the Surfer. Trying one final assault on the Dracula, the Surfer fails to harm Dracula who has changed into his mist form and is able to sneak up on the Surfer. Besting him in battle, the Surfer agrees to battle another day and Dracula departs.

While at the home of Anton Lupeski, Frank Drake and Harold H. Harold are brought before the Satanic cult's leader. Lupeski decides to keep the men as his prisoners. However, before anything else can be done, Rachel van Helsing enters the room having come to save her comrades.

The Silver Surfer meanwhile has realized that he battled Dracula without previously knowing of his existence until this day and wonders if the vampire lord did not manipulate him. Returning to Dracula's church, the Surfer attempts to attack him again but is stopped by Domini. Recognizing Domini's natural goodness, the Surfer wonders why she protects such a horrible creature. She tells him that she knows how everything will end, the Surfer notices the oil painting of Jesus reflecting in Domini's eyes, and turns to look at the painting itself. The Surfer decides to take her word for it and departs. When Dracula inquires what the Surfer saw in her eyes, and Domini tells him that it was the future, and it was good.

Appearing in "The Wildest Party"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #51.

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Synopsis for "The Wildest Party"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #51.

Continued from last issue...

Rachel van Helsing has come to the home of Anton Lupeski to save Frank Drake and Harold H. Harold from the clutches of Lupeski's Satanic cult. As she attempts to do so, Dracula arrives to see what the commotion is and Rachel manages to strike him with an arrow. Although it strikes true, it doesn't pierce into Dracula hard enough to kill him. In extreme pain, Dracula allows the three vampire hunters to leave. Dracula asks Lupeski to pull the arrow out, and Lupeski realizing that he has no choice because it would reveal to his followers that Dracula is really a vampire and not Satan (which would work contrary to his plans) pulls the arrow out, saving Dracula's life. When the vampire hunters return home they find Quincy Harker has collapsed due to his heart condition and call him an ambulance.

While the vampire hunters are tending to their leader, Dracula and his wife Domini throw a party in an attempt to gain followers among the wealthy and elite. Dracula puts on a display of his powers, and when one woman calls out their Satanic Cults evil intent, he uses his hypnotic powers on the crowd to convince them to join his cause. While mingling with the crowd, Dracula swears that he sees someone that he encountered long ago, but when he chases the shadowy figure he finds nothing there. Dracula simply dismisses the notion that it was the person he thought it was, while Lupeski takes note of the fact that there is someone that exists that can put the fear into Dracula.

Not far away, Hannibal King is still fleeing from the vampire doppelganger of Blade and their fight crashes into Dracula's party. Deacon Frost is among the crowd and he watches eagerly as this is all part of his on going plan. Furious of Blade's interruption of his party Dracula attacks and is shocked to find his long time vampire hunter foe is now a vampire himself. As the battle rages, Anton takes Domini, already visibly pregnant somewhere safe.

While at the hospital, Frank and Rachel get into an argument over Rachel's outward emotions toward Quincy's condition. However, as the two argue it becomes apparent that they are really talking about their feelings toward one another and how their changes in personality of late (Frank's brazen attitude and Rachel's emotionlessness) and the two decide to bury their differences and make up with a kiss.

Back at the party, as Dracula and the Blade doppelganger battle on, Hannibal King spots Deacon Frost and chases him around the banquette hall of the party. However, before Hannibal can capture his foe, Frost turns into bat form and escapes into the night sky, leaving Hannibal to wonder what to do next. Dracula and the faux-Blade's fight procures them wooden stakes from smashed furniture and the two duel with them, Blade manages to impale Dracula in the chest but not hard enough to kill him. Upstairs in one of the bedrooms, Anton Lupeski reveals to Domini that he knows that Dracula is not Satan, but a vampire and asks for her help in destroying him as he views Dracula as a hindrance to his Satanic Cult. Domini in turn reveals that she knows all about the truth, and regardless of the facts she warns Lupeski that she is loyal to her husband and will see to it that no harm is done to him.

While downstairs, Blade appears to have the upper hand when he stabs Dracula in the back with one of his wooden daggers. However, Dracula turns around, and mocking the fake Blade's inferior skill to the original impales the vampire doppelganger in the chest with a stake killing him.

Appearing in "Demons in the Mind!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #52.

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Synopsis for "Demons in the Mind!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #52.

With the death of the Blade doppelganger, Blade's friends believe that Blade himself is dead as well and have the body buried in a nearby cemetery. As the men bury the body, Rachel van Helsing tries to console Blade's girlfriend Safron, while Hannibal King tells Harold how Blade had died. After they leave, Blade's grave is visited by Dracula who has come to mock his opponent.

While there, Dracula spots the being whom he saw earlier at the party thrown for him by Anton Lupeski. He demands that the being reveal who he is, but gets no answer. Dracula departs the scene wondering why this being would reappear in his life after all these years and thinks back to their previous encounters:

The first time was centuries ago when Dracula ruled a province in Spain and had ambitions to take over the entire country by killing it's king. Dracula would eventually flee the province when this strange figure would visit him as he is about to execute an accused spy. They would cross paths again in 1870 when Dracula attempted to lead a vampire invasion of Venice, which would also end in Dracula calling a retreat.

His recollection done, Dracula wonders why he felt compelled to retreat and he is shaken by these thoughts. Not wishing his wife to see him like this, Dracula would decide to spend his time examining humans to by taking in a movie. Forcing the ticket girl to give him a ticket to see a film adaptation of Dracula, the vampire lord finds being among the humans intolerable. After witnessing the stranger having followed him to the theater, the increasingly agitated Dracula would kill a woman in the theater when she scolds him for bring rude to a child, causing everyone to flee.

The stranger then confronts Dracula and reveals his true face, that old a golden skinned male. The golden being tells Dracula that his mission to stop Dracula will take longer than his previous encounters, and as a show of power reveals his eyes. They illuminate a powerful light that sends Dracula reeling backwards into the movie screen. The golden one tells Dracula that his masters have decreed that the vampire must be destroyed. Assuming that the being was sent by Satan, Dracula accepts the challenge, boasting over how he believes that Satan has always been afraid of him.

The two battle on, with the golden one's superior power giving him the upper hand. Their fight takes them to a near by carnival where the golden one hopes to defeat Dracula publicly before the humans that Dracula has nothing but contempt toward. As the fight rages on, elsewhere Hannibal King visits with the grieving Safron and tells her that he got an idea that just dawned upon him.

As Dracula continues to battle this golden being, he realizes that it will take more than just strength to defeat his attacker, and so he uses his hypnotic powers to make the viewing crowd begin to fight each other to the death. Wanting to stop this madness, the golden one uses his powers to stop the senseless fighting. While the golden one is distracted, Dracula manages to sneak up being him and impale him in the back with a piece of metal.

As the golden man begins to die, he corrects Dracula's assertion that he is a demon from Hell, telling the vampire lord that he works for a higher power than that. Dracula begins to realize who just as the soul of the dead man rises from his body and flies off. Dracula chases after it and finds that it is leading him back to the church he has taken over. Arriving there, he finds nobody but Domini within. Dracula notices that the eyes on the oil painting of Jesus Christ are glowing with the same light that came from his attackers eyes, and screams in frustration.

Appearing in "The Final Glory of Deacon Frost"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #53.

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Synopsis for "The Final Glory of Deacon Frost"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #53.

Hannibal King has sought out Daimon Hallstrom to help him resurrect Blade from the dead, finding that there could be a way to restore the vampire hunter back to normal. Digging up Blade's grave, the two men remove the stake that has been rammed through the doppelganger's heart. Changing into his Son of Satan form, Hellstrom casts a spell that separates Blade from his doppelganger who has been resurrected as soon as the stake is removed from his heart. Before the evil doppelganger can do any more evil, Hannibal once more rams the stake into the impostors chest. With Blade resurrected, the duo thank the Son of Satan for his assistance.

While elsewhere, Dracula bids good night to his wife before going out to find a fresh victim to feed upon. He initially chooses a woman, however when he sees that she has a child he refrains from killing her. He instead opts to feed off of a lone man walking by himself.

Blade reunites with Saffron and the two share a brief reunion before Blade and Hannibal go to Deacon Frost's hideout to deal with him once and for all. Arriving at Frost's lair, Hannibal King explains to Blade what he's learned about Deacon Frost's past: That he was a brilliant chemist who lived in Germany. In the year 1868 he had developed a serum from a dead vampire that once injected into a person would turn them into a vampire as well. Experimenting on a dead girl named Ilsa, Deacon would be attacked by her husband and in the struggle Frost would accidentally be injected with his own serum, turning him into a vampire. Hannibal's research showed that Deacon Frost had additional powers that most conventional vampires did not, such as the ability to create doppelgangers.

Just then, Frost would enter the room with an army of doppelgangers fashioned after both Blade and Hannibal King. Blade and Hannibal would destroy all their doppelgangers despite the fact that they are greatly outnumbered. With the battle over, Deacon Frost would retreat further into his lair with the two vengeful men following after him. Trapping Deacon Frost in his lab, the desperate vampire threatens to throw a jar of a lethal fungus as the two men. This doesn't stop Blade from throwing two wooden daggers at Frost, causing the vampire to reel back into some machines. The machine would explode, killing Deacon Frost. Blade and Hannibal would then flee the scene and barely manage to escape before Frost's lair explodes.

Later, after Blade has regrouped with his fellow vampire hunters, he meets with Hannibal King one last time. With their revenge complete both men feel that they can move on to the next chapter of their lives. Hannibal says his goodbyes to his new found friends before leaving on a bus.

Appearing in "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #54.

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Synopsis for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #54.

It is Christmas Eve, and Dracula's bride Domini is due to give birth to their son at any moment. Returning home to her, she requests that Dracula bring her to the church that he has commandeered. However, Dracula has his reservations about doing so due to the oil painting of Jesus Christ in the church that he is unable to remove. However, Domini convinces him that because the mystical ceremony that impregnated her happened at the church, then the birthing of the child must happen there as well. Dracula reluctantly agrees and when Anton Lupeski interrupts them, Dracula orders him to help transport his wife to the dark church.

While at a nearby hospital where Quincy Harker is recovering from his last heart attack the vampire hunters compare notes about what they know about Dracula. Their sources tell them, although hard to believe, that Dracula has a wife who is about to give birth to a child they all agree that Dracula must be destroyed. As Dracula and and Domini prepare for the birthing of their son, Rachel van Helsing leads the other vampire hunters to believe that she is going out for supplied. In reality she is really going after Dracula alone, and catches Anton Lupeski and demands that he take her to Dracula immediately. While back with the others, Frank realizes Rachel has been gone for too long and deduces that she went after Dracula alone. Rachel manages to "force" the location of Dracula out of Lupeski (who in reality is willingly giving her the information in the hopes of having Dracula destroyed so that he can continue his own agenda for his Church of the Unholy.) Rachel calls the others and gives them the location and goes there by herself.

Arriving at the church before the others, she would attempt to attack Dracula by herself and end up getting knocked out for her trouble. Ironically, Dracula would order Lupeski to tie her up before assisting with the birth. Dracula is completely oblivious to the fact that Lupeski has left van Helsing tied up with her crossbow in easy reach. She manages to use it to smash open a window and send out a signal flair to get the others to come to her aid. Frank, Blade, and Harold arrive shortly thereafter and help free Rachel. While elsewhere in the church Domini begins to give birth with the aid of Dracula and Lupeski.

As Domini enters the final throws of child birth, the vampire hunters burst in prompting Dracula to defend himself. Dracula fights off the vampire hunters with relative ease until Domini gives birth to her child, a strange boy with gold skin, red eyes and pointed ears. With the first cries, the battle stops, and Domini orders that everyone stop fighting and leave peacefully. Surprisingly, Dracula lets the vampire hunters leave and in turn they allowed Dracula, Lupeski and Domini leave with the child. Rachel later tells the others that she wanted to stop Dracula, but couldn't bring herself to do it.

Appearing in "Requiem for a Vampire!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #55.

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Synopsis for "Requiem for a Vampire!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #55.

As a howling winter storm rages across Boston, Dracula prepares to address his followers in the Church of the Damned. However, he is called to take pause when Domini asks him to have a look at their newly born son. The two contemplate his golden skin and blood red eyes, and Dracula pauses to wonder if the golden skin has anything to do with his adversary but dismisses the idea. They are visited by Anton Lupeski, who has come to see his master about preparations for Dracula's address to the Church of the Damned. Dracula reveals to Lupeski that he has no interest in the Satanic cult's original agenda and advises Lupeski that he is taking over the church to pursue his own ends of world domination. Dracula then sends Lupeski off to gather the others. Although appearing to be obedient, Anton Lupeski is plotting to eliminate Dracula so that he can once more regain control of his cult.

While at home of the vampire hunters, Frank, Rachel and Aurora come to visit the still recovering Quincy Harker. They discuss their last encounter with Dracula and how they found that some force prevented them from killing Dracula during that battle. They then consider their next move against Dracula, unable to simply destroy the church because it's legally owned by Lupeski who may attempt to slap them with a lawsuit if they try any drastic measures.

While back at the Church of the Damned, Dracula and Domini have Anton Lupeski introduce their followers to their child, whom they have named Janus after the month of January and the coming of their new order. Lupeski tries to manipulate the crowd into believing that Janus is the most important thing to the group and downplay Dracula's importance. Recognizing what Lupeski is trying to do, Dracula takes control of the meeting and reasserts his command. This angers Lupeski who vows to himself that he will see Dracula destroyed. As the ceremony continues, one of the people in attendance slips out, and as it turns out it is Harold H. Harold who had been sent in to spy on Dracula by Rachel and Frank, Harold reports to them of the obvious rift between Lupeski and Dracula.

Later that night, Dracula and Domini spend their evening with their son Janus, and Dracula speaks with pride about his new male heir, but also expresses the difficulty he's had trying to love the boy and his mother. Domini would explain her strained relationship with her father, and how it led to her joining Anton Lupeski's cult. How she had gotten so low that she was a mindless zombie that was submissive to Lupeski's will, until Dracula came into her life and gave her a reason to live once again. She tells Dracula that she loves him, and they share an embrace before Dracula goes out on his nightly feeding.

Elsewhere in the church, Anton Lupeski is preparing to make silver bullets to kill Dracula, unaware that Dracula has one of his loyal vampires spy on Lupeski. Confirming Dracula's original suspicions that Lupeski intends to betray him, the vampire goes to Dracula's home but finds only Domini.

Being told the information, Domini would travel out to Lupeski's home with Janus and confront the Satanist with his plot. While Dracula returns home, he ponders his recent quarrels with Lupeski and his battle with the golden angel and finds nothing but questions. However, considering it all, Dracula finds that he is happy with his wife and child and recognizes that he finally knows the feeling of contentment once more.

Appearing in "The Vampire Conspiracy!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #56.

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Synopsis for "The Vampire Conspiracy!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #56.

Harold H. Harold sits down at his typewriter and continues working on what he feels will be his masterpiece novel, "The Vampire Conspiracy". While the story is fiction, it is populated with characters that Harold knows personally, including Harold himself.

The Vampire Conspiracy

Harold H. Harold is the leader of the Harold Supernatural Slayers. At the behest of a woman named Aurora Rabinowitz, Harold and his friends, Frank Drake and Rachel van Helsing investigate the haunting of Aurora’s inherited estate, Hellion House. Aurora tells Howard about strange happenstances taking place in the haunted mansion including ambulating empty suits of armor. Having researched the history of the manse, Harold informs Aurora of the mansion’s dark two-hundred year history.
Elsewhere in the house, Satan, having taken the form of a large black cat, commands his servant Dracula to route out the unwelcome guests. Dracula attacks Rachel van Helsing and turns her into a vampire. Frank is forced to quickly end Rachel's undead existence.
Harold meanwhile, as a master of the martial arts, easily defeats both Dracula and Satan. He pushes Dracula backwards onto an upended sharpened stake, destroying him. They burn the house to the ground and Harold shares a passionate embrace with Aurora.

Completing his novel, Harold pulls the last page out of the typewriter and drops the complete project into the mailbox. Aurora drives up and Harold asks her out on a date. She humbly declines, citing that she already has plans. As they drive off Harold mutters, "As they always say – the nice guys really do finish last".

Appearing in "The Forever Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #57.

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Synopsis for "The Forever Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #57.

India, 1792, Gideon Smith, a man with a crescent shaped birthmark on his face meets with an Indian mystic, who tells the man that every time he dies he will be reincarnated in a new body, the only way to end his eternal existence as the "Forever Man" is at the hands of Dracula, someone the mystic tells the man to avoid at all costs. The man would dismiss this notion as superstition and go on about his life. Three days later while on a sailing ship three days out to sea, Smith would participate in a poker game that would go bad. Accused of cheating he would be shot point-blank. Smith would find himself reborn to a woman in Ireland and be named Patrick J. O'Reilly.

So it would go on over the years he would die ending one life only to be reborn moments later in a new one. In 1820, Patrick would meet his end giving way to Franklin X. Pomeraze, who would be killed in 1860. He would next be Roger Perry-Van Dumann, who would die and be reborn as Clark Jackson, who would get cut down in World War II on May 8, 1945. He's next incarnation would be once more Gideon Smith, and would grow up to be a prominent insurance salesman living in Boston in the modern age.

One night after greeting his wife who has come home from work, Gideon would look out the window and see Dracula and his wife Domini passing by and vaguely recall the centuries old warning from the Indian mystic. His attention would be taken off the sight when dealing with his wife's suggested plans to visit her sister.

Continuing from the story left off last issue... Domini has come to the home of Anton Lupeski to confront the Satanic cult leader about his plans to murder her husband, Dracula. However, Anton manages to talk Domini out of warning Dracula by advising her that any attempt to do so would lead to Lupeski to revealing manufactured evidence that would frame Domini and make her appear to be involved in the murder plot against Dracula. He then summons his followers to take her away and begin preparing the celebration feast they are holding for Dracula and Domini's son Janus.

Meanwhile, Dracula would be out on the prowl trying to find a fresh victim at the same time that Gideon Smith and his wife arrive at her sisters home for a visit. When Gideon's sister-in-law makes a joke about her tenement home being "Castle Dracula", the reference to the vampire unnerves him, and he can't explain why. A pair of police officers find Dracula feeding on his latest victim and try to stop him. While one of the police officers is killed, the other flees into a nearby tenement to seek shelter. Dracula cannot enter as he has not been invited in, and demands that the police officer open the door. Realizing that he's dealing with a vampire, the police officer invites Dracula inside.

At that same moment, Gideon is run down by a drunk driver, and Dracula is held at bay with a crucifix. Dracula attacks the man, anyway, and although he manages to kill the police officer, the officer manages to horribly burn Dracula's face with the cross. Dracula stumbles out of the home and passes out in the snow, he is found and taken to a hospital by a nun.

As fate would have it, Dracula (his face all bandaged up) would end up sharing a room with Gideon Smith. When the doctors remove the bandages from Dracula's face and are shocked to find it healed, Gideon gets a good look at his roommate and is horrified to see that it's the very man that the Indian mystic warned him about so long ago. Having a better recollection of Dracula, he begins to shout warning the doctors that Dracula intends to kill him. Dracula revives and feeds on the two doctors in the room who are trying to restrain Gideon. When Dracula hears Gideon's ravings, Dracula boasts that he can kill whomever he wants, but when some nurses enter the room Dracula bats them side and decides to take leave from the hospital.

On his way out, he happens upon Frank Drake, Rachel van Helsing and Quincy Harker. The trio had come to have Quincy get a check up on his heart condition. Upon spotting Dracula, the three vampire hunters attack the vampire king. Finding himself out matched, Dracula flees back into the room he came from. Blaming Smith for this confrontation, Dracula prepares to kill him, however the nun that rescued Dracula enters the room and her crucifix drives Dracula away. Dracula turns into a bat and flies out the window into the night sky, deciding to return to his wife and child.

In the aftermath, some doctors contemplate the fact that they now know that vampires truly exist. When they check on Mr. Smith, they find that the encounter has frightened Smith so badly that it has turned his hair white and put him in a catatonic state. They contemplate over how it appears that Smith looked his own death right in the face and that he now waits his death to finally come.

Appearing in "Undead by Daylight!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #58.

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Synopsis for "Undead by Daylight!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #58.

Blade confides in his girlfriend Safron that he doesn't know what to do now that Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother, has now been destroyed. Even with his quest over, Blade explains that all he is really good at is killing vampires. Safron cuts in to say to Blade that she needs to tell him something.

While not far away at the Boston General Hospital, a man named Musenda has his wife Lorraine brought in because she has been turned into a vampire with a strange twist: by night she is normal, but by day she grows fangs and becomes much like a vampire. Finding the case interesting, the doctor calls in the local expert, Rachel van Helsing to look into Lorraine's condition. During the examination, Musenda reveals that he has had an encounter with Dracula in the past when he was a vampire hunter with Blade. Shocked to learn this, Rachel tells Musenda that Blade is in town and gives him Blade's address.

The two vampire hunters are reunited, and Blade agrees to go with Musenda back to the hospital to look at Lorraine. When they arrive they find that Lorraine has broken free and killed the doctor. Blade jumps in to attack. When the moon rises, Lorraine converts back to normal and passes out. With the threat over, Rachel theorizes that somehow, Lorraine is linked to a real vampire, and that when that vampire rests during the day it in turn transforms her into a vampire that walks in the day. Rachel suggests that the only possible way to save Lorraine is to kill the vampire that she is bonded to.

After getting a device that tracks bats from Quincy Harker, Blade tests it out and finds that it actually works. The next day just before dawn, Blade and Musenda decide to allow Lorraine to wander freely so that they might track her, hoping that she would lead them to the vampire that is linked to her. When she changes into a bat, Blade and Musenda uses Quincy's device and track her on a motorcycle. Chasing her to a water-side road, the two trackers are forced off the road by a car that is hogging the road.

After pulling themselves out of the water and returning to Blade's apartment, they begin to consider where Lorraine may have gone after they lost her. Blade gets an idea and the two men return to the scene where they lost Lorraine. Out at sea they spot a lighthouse and the two men swim to it's location. Venturing inside, Blade is attacked by Lorraine and accidentally stabs her in the heart with his wooden dagger, killing her. Reminding Musenda that a vampire is instantly brought back to life when the stake is removed, they take her back to Safron's home, and just before nightfall they pull the wooden dagger from Lorraine's heart. She is restored to life and then reverts back into her human form.

Blade theorizes that the vampire who has been manipulating her would not appreciate the interference and that theory stands correct when the vampire in questions arrives to kill them. The vampire arrives and vows to get revenge against Blade for his interference by turning Safron into a vampire. Threatening Blade's girlfriend proves to be the worst threat the vampire could make, as Blade quickly kills it by driving a wooden dagger through it's heart causing it to crumble to dust. With the vampire destroyed, Lorraine is restored to normal with no memory of what happened.

Appearing in "The Last Traitor!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #59.

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Synopsis for "The Last Traitor!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #59.

Anton Lupeski has come to the apartment of Quincy Harker, asking for their aid in killing Dracula. He provides them with guns loaded with silver bullets to do the deed and explains that Dracula will be holding a celebration feast for his newborn son Janus. The vampire hunters find themselves at a moral cross-roads because although both the vampire hunters and Lupeski want Dracula dead, they want to do so for fundamentally different reasons. However, when they contemplate all the loved ones that Dracula has killed between themselves, they decide to go along with Lupeski's plan.

Meanwhile, Dracula returns home to his wife and child and after spending time with his boy Janus, Dracula decides to go out for a feast of his own before the celebration. Dracula goes to Boston College, where a student called Barry is trying to seduce his teacher Emily Arthurs. She is saved from him by Dracula, who sends the student running. However, the teacher is far from safe as when she is alone with Dracula, the vampire lord feeds upon her. Dracula instructs Emily that when Barry returns next week, he will again try to seduce Emily. But this time, she must allow him to kiss her. After Barry rapes her, Emily would give him the dark kiss of the vampire.

Shortly thereafter at the home of Anton Lupeski, the dinner celebration for young Janus starts off, with Lupeski preparing to betray Dracula, and Quincy Harker and the other vampire hunters waiting outside. After Dracula has arrived and Lupeski has made an opening speech, Frank Drake and the others burst in. Stunned by the intrusion, Dracula is caught off guard enough for Anton Lupeski to get his first shot on Dracula.

As the vampire hunters begin unloading their silver bullets into Dracula, Domini (with Janus in her arms) attempts to stop them from harming her husband. Although weakened, Dracula manages to fight off Harold, Quincy, and Frank. He then dodges a bullet fired by Rachel van Helsing by turning into his mist form. When Dracula returns to his physical form, Anton announces his next shot will go for Dracula's heart. Dracula goads Lupeski into firing again and turns into mist form. Lupeski's bullet misses Dracula, however the battle meets a tragic end when Domini screams and announces to all present that Lupeski's bullet had struck and killed Janus.

All present are horrified and stop fighting, and Dracula in a brutally angry moment crushes Anton Lupeski's head with his bare hands. Domini turns her attention to the oil painting of Jesus Christ, asking the glowing painting why so much blood must be shed before her son can be allowed in heaven, what purpose is this vengeance. Dracula, believing that Domini is addressing him tells her that his vengeance is not complete and turns his attention toward the vampire hunters. However, before he can attack them, Domini orders Dracula to stop, not wishing for more bloodshed on this tragic day. She assures her husband that even this was ordained and tells the vampire hunters to leave quickly.

After Quincy and the others have departed, Dracula wants to know how his own wife would dare to command him. Domini explains that these were not her commands, but those of the painting. Noticing it's glowing eyes for the first time, Dracula curses the painting and wonders why he did not and still cannot remove the painting. He then demands to know why his wife listen to it's words over his. Domini only expresses her love for Dracula and asks him to share in an embrace and accept Jesus Christ's words. Horrified, Dracula cannot bring himself to do so, and flees the scene in his bat form.

Appearing in "The Wrath of Dracula!"

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Tomb of Dracula #60.

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Synopsis for "The Wrath of Dracula!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #60.

Continued from last issue...

Dracula is furious that his son Janus has been killed by the treacherous Anton Lupeski. Domini attempts to calm the vampire lord, however Dracula can only rage on as he recounts the moment that led to his son's death. Dracula rages on about those who would try to destroy him and turns his fury toward the oil painting of Jesus Christ. He attempts to destroy it, but finds that it still has power over him and he cannot. Looking upon the throne he hoped to rule over, he finds it not a symbol of accomplishment, but one of mockery and smashes it.

As his rage subsides a little, Dracula thinks back to his many years of existence and thinks about his past. His thoughts turn to the years before he became a vampire, when he was merely Vlad Dracula, and he was forced into a marriage with a woman named Zofia, a woman he did not love and treated very poorly. He would recall how one night he attempted an affair with a chamber maid, when she refused because she was betrothed to someone else, Dracula would kill her. Dracula would wonder why he was brought to remember this memory, and he is visited by the memory of his daughter through Maria, Lilith, who mocks Dracula for his poor treatment of her mother, driving her to suicide so that Dracula could marry his second wife.

This brings Dracula to recollect a time in recent history when he was in Paris and weak from lack of blood consumption. His attempts at sustenance would be thwarted by the interventions of Lilith, who would swoop in and kill his victims before he could get a chance to feed on them. This would carry on until Dracula would lead her to England five days later and have her impaled on a spike near Big Ben.

His recollections done for now, Dracula flies off into the night sky and summons down a storm and contemplates about ending his own existence. Lamenting over his centuries of losses, Dracula's mind once more turns to the time when his second wife was killed by the invader Turac centuries ago. Dracula would recall how after he was turned into a vampire, he would turn his first born son over to a gypsy for raising, and that boy would grow up to hunt and attempt to kill his own father.

After lamenting over how all of his family members would eventually turn against him, Dracula goes out to find fresh victims to feed upon. He feeds upon a man, and when he is about to attack the woman accompanying him, he spots that she has a son. Delirious with grief, Dracula believes the boy to be his son Janus. Snapping out of it when the boy affirms that he is not Janus, Dracula goes to the rooftops once more and demands the powers that be to end his miserable existence. However in possible response, the storm only clears and Dracula's unlife is not ended. Dracula takes it as a sign of mocking, that his continued suffering is the penance for his life of wickedness. Furious at being left to this damnation, Dracula swears to these powers that he will rededicate his life to their destruction.

Realizing that he has not lost it all, that his wife Domini still lives, and with her at his side, he is invincible. Dracula flies off once more into the night sky, passing by his wife Domini who is leaving flowers by her sons grave. Domini speaks to the grave, asking the boy that -- when he returns to life, not to destroy his father, and not to make her choose between father and son. She leaves a flower and says that she will return with the proper prayer, and the proper words that will bring them back together.

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Appearing in "Resurrection!"

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Tomb of Dracula #61.

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Synopsis for "Resurrection!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #61.

Continued from last issue....

Dracula is out pondering if he should return to his wife Domini, considering the fact that perhaps leaving her is best as he feels that he has caused her enough grief. Unable to come to a decision, Dracula flies off into the night sky in bat form to contemplate this further.

While in the rented apartment of Quincy Harker, Frank Drake curses their inability to destroy Dracula when they had the chance. The vampire hunters consider Dracula's relationship with Domini and the death of Janus. With their intervention causing Dracula to abandon the Satanic Cult that followed him, Quincy deduces that Dracula will stay out of the public eye for a while, and that they should use this moment of weakness to their advantage to destroy Dracula once and for all.

Meanwhile, Dracula returns home to find that Domini is nowhere to be found. Domini is at the graveyard where Janus has been buried casting a spell to resurrect her slain son. Despite the outcry from mystic forces, the spell begins, unearthing Janus' coffin. A bolt of energy comes from the sky and lifts the lifeless body out of the coffin. Sensing what Domini is attempting to do, and fearing that the process with change their son, and not wishing for such a fate for Janus, Dracula rushes off to stop his wife from completing the ritual.

While at the offices of Midnight Publishing Company, Harold H. Harold, guilt stricken over his involvement in the death of Janus, has come to say goodbye to Aurora before leaving town to either go to Hollywood (where a film adaptation of his book "The Vampire Conspiracy" is in the works) or England, so that he can get away from the on-going battle against Dracula. Aurora wishes him well, but before letting him leave asks him to take her out to dinner.

As Dracula rushes to stop Domini, Domini is summoning the spirit of the Golden One whom she knew upon meeting him was destined to be born as his son, to return and repossess the body of her dead boy. The spirit of the Golden One appears in the sky just as Dracula arrives, and the king of the vampire watches in horror as his hated enemy's spirit is about to merge with the dead body of his son. Attempting to stop the merging from happening, Dracula approaches, but is struck and knocked back by a bolt fired from the sky. Dracula regains his footing and attempts to stop the final merging but arrives too late, as there is a bright flash of light. Denouncing the Golden One as a Satan Spawn, he demands that it leaves the dead body of his boy alone. Suddenly a foreign voice comes from Domini's mouth telling Dracula that this has been ordained ever since Janus, an innocent creature, died a useless death.

Dracula pleads with the forces at work to not change his son, however his pleas go unheard, and the union between Janus and the Golden One is completed, and Janus is reborn as a full grown man, resembling the Golden One. Janus greets his mother with open arms, however when she asks him to also love his father, Janus tells her that he cannot, because even though that he is Dracula's son, he will also be his murderer. With this proclamation, Dracula screams in fury.

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Appearing in "What Lurks Beneath Satan's Hill?"

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Tomb of Dracula #62.

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Synopsis for "What Lurks Beneath Satan's Hill?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #62.

Continued from last issue...

Domini laments to God why she is forced to choose between her husband Dracula, and her resurrected son Janus. When Janus enters the room to meet with his mother, she tries to convince him not to kill Dracula. Janus refuses to be swayed from his mission as he believes that Dracula needs to be punished for all he has done in his many hundred years existence. When Janus tries to show Domini what Dracula does to his victims, Domini slaps him across the face and continues to profess her love of the vampire lord. Janus admits that he loves his father, but despite that love he has to carry out his mission. Transforming into a golden eagle, Janus flies out into the streets and finds Dracula feeding on another victim. Janus blasts his father away with mystical bolts from his eyes.

Using his magical abilities to prevent the dead girl from rising as a vampire, Janus and Dracula then battle each other. Their battle takes them across Boston, both in their avian forms and human forms. Dracula is forced on the defensive as he is no match for the mystical abilities of his reincarnated son. As the two battle on, a strange creature is attacking women as well, catching them unawares and dragging them off with it's tentacles. As Domini considers the relationship between Dracula and Janus and it's parallels with her relationship with her father, more women fall victim of the strange creature that stalks the city. These women are found by paramedics who note that each dead victim is found devoid of all hair.

Dracula, fleeing Janus, comes across the ambulance and decides that it is an easy mark for his need for blood. Attacking the ambulance he notices the women condition and demands answers from the ambulance drivers. When none are forthcoming Dracula decides to investigate the situation as it might mean a threat to his existence. The ambulance drivers check on the women in back and are shocked to find that the women have risen from their comatose states and walked out of the ambulance. With no ability to accept what they have experienced that night, the drivers faint.

Dracula locates the women and follows them to a mansion on what's called Satan's Hill. Entering within he finds that the interior is modeled after ancient Rome. Dracula finds the decorum dull and it angers him, however his attentions are diverted when he hears a scream and rushes upstairs to investigate the sound. Breaking into an upstairs bedroom, Dracula finds that the scream has come from Topaz a woman he had met not long ago in Transylvania. Topaz tells Dracula that she has summoned him to face what lurks beneath Satan's Hill.

As Topaz is telling Dracula this, elsewhere Frank Drake is out with Rachel van Helsing when he is suddenly put under a trance. He begins to walk off, ignoring the fact that Rachel is behind him trying to get him to snap out of it. While outside of the mansion on Satan's Hill, Janus flies overhead having tracked his father to his location. Finally, lurking on the grounds is the creature that has attacked all the women in town.

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Appearing in "The Road to Hell!"

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Tomb of Dracula #63.

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Synopsis for "The Road to Hell!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #63.

Continued from last issue...

Dracula has come to the mansion on Satan's Hill to find Topaz waiting for him, wanting his aid in destroying the creature that lives there. She explains that she had come to Boston after parting company with Jack Russel, and one night she was attacked by the creature that has been stalking the area. She was able to fight it off with her magical abilities when she awoke she found herself in the Roman garb that she wore. When Dracula inquires as to where they are, Topaz tells the vampire lord that it's a gate to Hell.

Meanwhile, still in some strange trace, Frank Drake races to the mansion on Satan's Hill, oblivious to the fact that Rachel van Helsing is following not far behind. While above, Janus also arrives on the property having stalked Dracula to this spot. When Rachel attempts to enter the house with Frank, a powerful wind blows up and prevents her from entering the building, she is locked out when Frank enters it. Inside, Frank snaps out his trance and comes face to face with Janus. When Dracula and Topaz arrive downstairs, the vampire lord is less than enthusiastic that his hated son and ancestor are in the house as well.

Just then, a voice of the powers that summon them tells them that all the members of the Dracula bloodline (except for Lilith) have been called together as Dracula has used Satan's name in vein too often and that they have all been brought forth to witness Dracula's ultimate end, the voice also explains it's reasons for bringing Janus (being an angel spawn), Drake (for nothing but contempt) and Topaz (for being a potential threat) to this location to meet their end as well.

The quartet soon finds themselves transported to a strange other-dimensional arena, where the tentacled monster demands that that Janus and Dracula fight to the death, in order to force Janus' co-operation, they threaten to end Topaz's life. Dracula and Janus both agree that this is not the time for their final battle and attack the monster that has brought them there. Despite their best efforts, the demon easily fights them side and keeps them at bat with hell fire. Realizing that this decree has come down from Satan himself they have no choice but to fight. As Dracula and Janus fight, Frank begs Topaz to use her magic to free them, however Topaz cannot as times have changed and her powers are not what they used to be.

The battle ends with Janus seemingly slaying Dracula much to the surprise to Satan's minions who anticipated Dracula's victory. When the demon attempts to contact Satan, Janus uses his heavenly powers to destroy all the demons viewing the combat. As the demon perishes, it is further horrified to find that Dracula is still alive and that it was all a ruse.

Back on Earth outside the mansion of Satan's Hill, Rachel van Helsing tries in vein to open the door, it is not until she is met by Domini does the door open and grant them entrance into the mansion.

While back in the demon's realm, the demon calls out for Satan's aid in destroying Dracula and Janus, however Dracula ends it's existence by driving a wooden stake into it, destroying it. They find themselves transported back to the house, which is now set ablaze and crumbling down around them. As Janus, Frank, Rachel and Domini flee, Dracula and Topaz remain inside, laving the others to believe they have perished. In reality, the two have been transported into Satan's realm, being called down a stairwell and past a gate, they find themselves in Satan's chambers where the dark lord tells Dracula his time has ended and that he will spend all eternity in hell.

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Appearing in "Life After Undeath"

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Tomb of Dracula #64.

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Synopsis for "Life After Undeath"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #64.

Continued from last issue...

Dracula and Topaz have been transported to Hell where they stand face to face with Satan himself. Satan is furious with Dracula for using his name in vein far too often and has decided to end the vampires eternal existence once and for all. After much gloating, and explaining the necessity of those who would call themselves Satan, as they provide the temptation that humanity would have to fight against, Satan explains to them that Topaz's mystical skill poses a future threat to them, and that Dracula has already put into motion events that could potentially lead to Satan's destruction, and to that end that is why both most be destroyed. When Dracula offers defiance, he is struck down by Satan's powers, detecting that Dracula is not dead, Topaz inquires what Satan had done to the vampire lord. Satan merely tells the girl that she will find out soon enough.

While back on Earth, Frank and Rachel have taken Domini to meet with Quincy Harker to discuss their plans to destroy Dracula. Domini tells Quincy that his quest is over, as the Dracula they knew is now destroyed. Domini manages to shake the group when she suggests that they should not fear or hate, but learn to love. This hits Rachel the hardest when she comes to realize that she has never felt love in a very long time. While elsewhere, a wealthy man who's daughter had fallen victim to Dracula hires bounty hunter Francis Leroy "Cowboy" Brown to hunt down and destroy Dracula.

While back in Hell, Topaz is told by Satan that Dracula is not dead, only changed and prepares to destroy her. However, Topaz's latent powers appear to manifest and Satan begins to believe he was tricked into bringing about his own demise. Out of the panicked clash of powers between Satan and Topaz, that which held Dracula in Hell is severed.

When Dracula's return to Boston is spotted by Rachel, she goes out to attack him, however when Dracula turns to face her, she is shocked to find that Dracula has been turned into a human once more.

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Appearing in "Where No Vampire Has Gone Before!"

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Tomb of Dracula #65.

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Synopsis for "Where No Vampire Has Gone Before!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #65.

Continued from last issue...

Shocked that Dracula has been restored to human form, Rachel finds herself unable to kill the vampire lord. She returns to Quincy Harker's apartment where she reports her findings to Frank, Janus and Quincy. Taking the situation into consideration, they wonder if they still should stalk and attempt to destroy Dracula for his past crimes now that he has been returned to human form.

Elsewhere, "Cowboy" Brown, unearths a vampire and tortures it a vampire to learn who killed his employers daughter, learning that it was Dracula and he is located in Boston, he kills the vampire and continues on his bounty hunt. While on the street, Dracula wanders around trying to get used to being human once more. He comes across a prostitute named Harriet, shooting up heroin in an alleyway. Thinking that Dracula is a "John" she takes him back to her apartment, where Dracula finds old habits die hard, asking to be invited in and cringing at the sight of a crucifix.

When Harriet offers Dracula some junk the former king of the vampires refuses, they are interrupted from the sudden arrival of a thug named Gunther who has come to collect what she had stolen from a criminal named Wild Jack. Dracula tries to intervene and is shot in the arm. Realizing his own mortality, he quickly tosses one of his attackers out the window. The fight brings the police who arrests them and attempt to bring them downtown. Dracula panics as it is dawn, but finds that for the first time in centuries the sun poses no threat to him.

When Harriet explains the situation to the police and they cannot charge Dracula with any wrong doing, they let him go. When a newspaper photographer takes his picture wanting it for a story on Harriet's "hero" Dracula loses his temper and attacks the photographer. When the police pull him off, Dracula fights free and runs away. Now with an A.P.B. out for his arrest, Dracula once more goes into hiding. Finding his existence as a vampire intolerable, Dracula contemplates a way to be turned into a vampire once more. He finds that not just any vampire would do, and decides the only one worthy of turning him would be his own daughter Lilith. While finding that he has no money to buy food to eat, Dracula is almost struck by a car. When he attempts to attack the driver of the car, he finds that a mob of eye witnesses arrive, and when they are told that Dracula attempted to attack the driver, the mob chases him away.

The bizarre series of events make the news which reaches the vampire hunters who muse over the circumstances and how Dracula has chosen to cope with his new existence. At a nearby airport, Dracula steals aboard an light airplane, threatening to kill the pilot if he does not take him to New York at once. When the plane attack is called into the police station, the call is overheard by the "Cowboy" who was on location to find out more about Dracula's previous attack. After overhearing the conversation, he leaves and returns to his hotel room. Reloading his gun, the "Cowboy" decides that he will follow his bounty to New York, even though he is not a vampire anymore.

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Appearing in "Showdown in Greenwich Village!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #66.

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Synopsis for "Showdown in Greenwich Village!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #66.

Continued from last issue....

Dracula has come to New York City seeking out his daughter Lilith in the hopes that she can restore him to his vampire nature glory after it was stripped from him by Satan. Desperate for food and money, he is reduced to mugging a couple. Realizing the lows that he has stooped to, Dracula damns Satan for condemning him to a life of humanity. He is quickly chased off by a crowd that has been attracted by the woman's screams for help. Dracula ducks away into a church and loses them, however when the priest inside offers Dracula aid, the former lord of the vampires' pride gets in his way and he refuses the priest's help, returning to the outdoors.

Dracula ducks into a disco bar, where he is able to buy a meal with the money that he has stolen. There he is met by a woman named Ann Keats. Keats explains that she is recently divorced and invites Dracula to come home with her. Along the way she tells Dracula her life story. When she asks what Dracula is doing in New York, he tells her that he is looking for his daughter. When she asks if he knows where she is, he tells her he does not. Wanting to help, Ann takes Dracula to an office where they try and locate runaways who have come to New York. Once more Dracula's pride gets the better of him, and when the man at the desk asks for more information, Dracula angrily rejects the notion of being aided by a human and bolts out the door.

Ann follows after him and the two are soon attacked by muggers. Despite the fact that they are outnumbered and Dracula is injured in the fight, Dracula easily defeats their attackers. When Ann asks how, Dracula tells her his real name. When he hears police sirens he tells her he must go. Ann takes him back to her home, unaware that they are being stalked by the 'Cowboy'.

At Ann's apartment, Dracula tells her his life story, however she finds it more than a little hard to believe. Noticing that she has a phone, Dracula asks if he might call his wife Domini. He tells Domini what he is doing in New York and although she accepts it, she is saddened that Dracula would wish to turn himself back into a vampire.

After Dracula is off the phone, the Cowboy bursts into Ann's apartment with guns blazing. Although he manages to shoot Dracula in the arm, the former king of the vampires manages to throw his attacker out of the window. Unfortunately the Cowboy reenters the apartment and shoots Dracula in the leg, causing Dracula to flee. The Cowboy follows Dracula to the roof where he lands another shot on Dracula. As Ann calls the cops for help, Dracula manages to get the better of the Cowboy in a hand to hand fight. The battle ends with Dracula throwing the bounty hunter off the roof of the apartment building to his death.

Ann comes to his side to tell Dracula that an ambulance is on its way as Dracula passes out from blood loss. Dracula survives the attack and the attempt on his life makes the front page of the newspaper. This headline is read by Dracula's daughter Lilith, who finds the recent developments in her father's life very interesting indeed.

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Appearing in "At Long Last -- Lilith!"

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Tomb of Dracula #67.

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Synopsis for "At Long Last -- Lilith!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #67.

Continued from last issue...

Dracula continues his search for Lilith in New York City, and finds himself drawn to the woman Angel O'Hara. Dracula finds it odd that he is drawn to this pregnant woman, completely unaware that Angel acts as a host body for his evil daughter. Dracula follows them back to their apartment where he bursts in and demands Angel's man Martin Gold to not interrupt them or face death. Entering the bathroom where Angel is taking a shower, Lilith takes hold and transforms to her vampire form. Lilith informs Dracula that she knows why he has come to see her: So that she might once more turn him into a vampire after he had his powers taken away from him by Satan.

Lilith refuses to grant Dracula his wish, in revenge for causing her mothers death centuries ago, she then changes into bat form and attacks Dracula, driving him out of the home she shares with Angel. Defeated, Dracula swears to her that he will get his revenge against her for the humiliation she has brought about him.

Dracula would chase after Lilith in her bat form, unaware that she is luring him to a stage production of a Dracula inspired play titled "Passion of Dracula", the idea that another is capitalizing on Bram Stoker's story from his diaries angers Dracula. As fate would have it Harold H. Harold has tickets to see the show and has taken an aspiring actress named Darlene who has been reeled into going to Harold because he has promised her a role in the film adaptation of his film. This is a sleazy move on schmoozing with an actress on Harold's part, and his pathetic advances are easily rebuffed.

While in Boston, Janus returns home to his mother, who asks him once more if he intends to kill his father. Janus tells her that now is not the time, but he is ordained to do so, no matter how she feels that death is unnecessary.

Back in New York, the play about Dracula is interrupted by Lilith's entry in the theater in bat form with the real Dracula not far behind. This leads to a fight between the two, which causes the audience to stampede out of the theater. When Lilith sicks an army of rats on Dracula, Harold comes to Dracula's aid. Harold is easily swatted away by Lilith who flees outside.

Dracula fights off the rats and the two go outside where Lilith has unleashed a tempest and has also unleashed a legion of stray dogs and hypnotized humans to attack him. Not sure what to do Harold rushes to a phone booth and attempts to call Quincy Harker in Boston, but learns that the legendary vampire hunted has relocated to New York as well. As Harold calls for Quincy and the others to come to the scene Dracula fights off his attackers.

Cursing Lilith, Dracula is sent fleeing into the night when a police man comes to see what the disturbance is. This all amusing to Lilith who mocks Dracula's attempt at fighting her and flies off just as Quincy and the other vampire hunters arrive.

Dracula meanwhile, seeks shelter in an alleyway where he is asked for change from a homeless man. The man stops his begging when he sees that Dracula has been roughed up pretty badly. Dracula wanders off considering that if he failed in seeking aid from Lilith, perhaps he can get it from his son Janus.

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Appearing in "The Return to... Transylvania!"

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Tomb of Dracula #68.

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Synopsis for "The Return to... Transylvania!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #68.

Continued from last issue...

In a last attempt to regain his vampire powers, stripped from him by Satan, Dracula climbs to the top of the Empire State Building to boast over his continued survival to Satan. When Janus arrives, Dracula orders his son to help him regain his vampire form. Janus declines at first until the powers that command him order him to aid. Janus does help by transporting Dracula back to Transylvania, the place where the forces that be say Dracula might regain his vampire heritage.

However, it appears that Janus has brought Dracula into a trap as Quincy Harker and his vampire hunters are waiting for him. As Quincy and his allies attack, Dracula demands that Janus help him, but Janus flees the scene.

Although the vampire hunters get the drop on Dracula, they fail to kill him when Frank (in anger) gets too close to Dracula for Rachel to fire a kill shot from her cross-bow. After fighting off an attack from Saint, Dracula makes an escape through a secret passage way. The vampire hunters continue their hunt, while Janus meets with a man that will be instrumental in Dracula's downfall in the near future.

Meanwhile, Dracula locates the coffin of a vampire named Marissa, whom he awakens and demands that she turn him back into a vampire. She refuses, telling Dracula that she serves a new master, a vampire named Torgo before swatting Dracula away and fleeing in bat form. Marissa's departure leads the vampire hunters to Dracula, where they resume their attack on him. During the fight, Dracula almost chokes Rachel to death but she is saved by Frank. Fleeing outside, Dracula gets into a struggle with Frank and when Frank attempts to impale Dracula with an arrow, he fails and gets stabbed with it instead.

Dracula flees into a near by cemetery and soon finds himself surrounded by his legion of vampires, all loyal to Torgo. The vampires attack him and leave the scene, leaving Dracula beaten but still alive. Quincy Harker and Harold catch up to Dracula. Dracula offers no resistance to his old foe, and renounces Satan and asks God for help. This leads Quincy to believe that he has finally won over his old foe and laughs. However as it turns out, it is not Quincy at all, but Satan in disguise. Satan shows his true form and boasts that this was his plan all along, to make Dracula suffer so badly that he would shamefully renounce his master and ask for the aid of his mortal enemy. Having made Dracula suffer the sin of pride, Satan disappears before Dracula can say anything else. However, with Satan's departure, Dracula realizes that his vampire powers have been restored.

Having witnessed the scene, the real Quincy calls down his vampire hunters. Telling them on this day even though Dracula has been restored as a vampire, he has suffered a monumental loss and is now a broken man and allows the former lord of the vampires to wander away in shame.

Appearing in "Batwings Over Transylvania!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #69.

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Synopsis for "Batwings Over Transylvania!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #69.

Continued from last issue...

Broken and beaten, but with his vampire powers restored, Dracula flees across the Transylvanian countryside as his once loyal minions hunt him down. Being swarmed by an army of vampires, Dracula transforms into his bat form and flies into a nearby village. Aware that the vampires are out, the village closes up for the night.

While elsewhere in the home of the widowed Maria Turaka, her daughter Teresa has fallen ill and needs medical attention. Knowing the risks she decides to try and get her daughter to a hospital anyway and leaves her children alone, but arming them with crucifix's to protect themselves from the vampires that are outside.

Dracula comes across Maria as she takes her daughter by horse carriage to a doctor and attempts to feed upon her. Maria manages to ward away the weakened vampire with a crucifix. With the other vampires gaining on him, Dracula flees to Maria's home and pleads to the children to let him in. Despite the fact that he is weakened and is caused pain by the crosses the children wear, Dracula decides to stay in the home and try to figure out a way to escape his once loyal army.

Maria is later found by Quincy Harker and his vampire hunters who pick her up in their car and take her and Teresa to a hospital. Meanwhile, the vampires have all gathered outside of Maria's home, flapping around the house causing a horrible racket. Driving the one of the children to fearfully try to escape the home, but the eldest child stops the child from opening the door which would give the vampires access to the house and kill them all.

The vampires then smash all the doors and windows open, and demand that Dracula come out. Since they have not been invited in, the vampires cannot actually enter the home and so they send an army of rats in to try and force the children and Dracula out. Dracula fights off the rats and tells the children to believe in the power of Christ so that their crosses might ward off the vampires. Despite the fact it would cause him pain, Dracula also grabs a crucifix off the wall and uses it to drive the vampire army off as well.

With the vampire gone, Dracula flees the scene, and later Quincy Harker and the others drive Maria home to find the carnage wrought on the house. Going inside and finding the children safe, they hear about how a "good man" taught them how to fight off the vampires.

Appearing in "Lords of the Undead!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #70.

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Synopsis for "Lords of the Undead!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula #70.

Continued from last issue...

Dracula chases after his once loyal legion of vampires back to the cemetery where they live with a cross. Confronting them there, the other vampires mock his former leadership and point out that he's stopped to the low of carrying the cross of their hated enemy. Realizing what he's done, Dracula tosses the crucifix aside and demands to be taken to the vampire named Torgo, the creature that has taken over since he lost and regained his vampire powers. As the vampires lead Dracula on, they are unaware that they are being stalked by Dracula's son Janus.

When Dracula is brought before Torgo, the former vampire lord is shocked to find that Torgo is indeed the lord of the vampires now, and is able to force Dracula to do his bidding. As Quincy Harker and the other vampire hunters prepare to make their next move against Dracula, the once king of the vampires challenges Togo to a battle to the death to determine who is the rightful ruler of all the vampires, a challenge which Torgo accepts. Before they fight, Torgo explains his origins, how centuries ago how he was gravely wounded in a battle against Attila the Hun and was left for dead. His near dead body was exhumed by Lianda, the gypsy vampire who turned Dracula himself into a vampire, who bit him and turned Torgo into a vampire as well.

Dracula and Torgo are armed with wooden stakes and the two go into battle to the finish. During the fight, while Torgo manages to get the upper hand against Dracula, Dracula proves to be the superior and manages to drive his stake into Torgo's heart, killing the usurper instantly. With Torgo dead, Dracula reclaims his mantle of lord of all vampires.

With the legion of vampires now loyal only to him, Dracula returns to his castle alone to recuperate from his fight. There hie finds Quincy Harker waiting for him all alone. Quincy sets his wheelchair to self destruct and then attacks Dracula head on. Impaling the vampire lord in the heart with a spoke from his wheelchair. With time running out, Quincy attempts to sever Dracula's head and stuff it with garlic so that the vampire lord cannot return ever again. Quincy fails to do so before the timer on his bomb goes off, and it explodes killing Quincy and seemingly atomizing Dracula's remains.

Hearing the explosion, Frank, Rachel and Harold rush out to find it's source and find the rubble of Castle Dracula, and the remains of Quincy's wheelchair. Rachel is deeply upset with Quincy's passing, and a few days later she returns to Quincy's manor with Frank. There Rachel tries to come to terms with her feelings over Quincy's death, and they are interrupted when a mailman delivers a letter. Rachel finds that it is written by Quincy and she reads it. The letter explains that Quincy is a dying man and had less than a year to live, he explains that he went to Castle Dracula for a final showdown against his old foe. The letter ends telling Rachel to go to Frank as he is a good man and live a happy life and that he will be happy in heaven after his death. With the letter read, the two lovers embrace and Rachel cries over the loss of her dearest friend and greatest mentor.

While in Boston, Domini looking out to the stars when Janus returns to tell her that her husband and his father is dead. Domini believes that Janus will leave her alone, however he tells her he will not and tells her to hold him. As she does, the Golden Angel within the boy leaves it's body, restoring Janus into the form of a normal human baby.

After many centuries Dracula is finally dead, however he has left a long legacy.

Appearing in "Black Genesis"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #1.

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Synopsis for "Black Genesis"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #1.

Years ago, In the desert a man named Yazdi travels by foot after his camel dies from thirst. Although he is blinded and desert worn, he follows a comet along it's path to an oasis. There he finds water, and a gem, what would be called the Yazdi Jem, which upon touching glows with fire.

Five years ago.... Florence Ebers comes home one night to find her husband dead, she removes his wedding ring and places it on her own hand, vowing to get revenge against the person responsible for the death of her husband.

The present... Sandy Sommers, has been grieving over the end of her marriage, seeking therapy and having random encounters with new men. Although most of these encounters were to fit her needs, not all the men were respectable and some of the affairs tawdry leading to much shame for Sandy. Sandy however has decided to turn a new chapter in her life, leave town get a job and get her life back on track.

One day she happens upon a job offering for "Tours of the Supernatural" ran by David Loring who is looking for a production manager. He hires her and the next day she begins her first job: Taking a couple (Alan and Betty Gold) as well as Florence Ebers on a trip to Europe to see many sights of the supernatural, the star attraction being the ruins of Dracula's castle in Transylvania. Once they arrive in Transylvania, Florence takes a deeper and deeper interest in learning the fate of Dracula, while the townsfolk warn Ebers from pursuing her obsession the other travelers dismiss Dracula's existence as nothing but myth.

However, upon exploring the ruins of Dracula's castle, they come across the remains of Dracula's final battle against the late Quincy Harker. Among the rubble they find Dracula's skeleton, still with a spoke from Quincy's wheelchair impaled in the vampires chest. When Florence attempts to remove the spoke, the others try to stop her, however Florence pushes them aside, telling them that she needs to resurrect the vampire king because he is needed in conjuction to the Yazdi Gem which she has in her possession. Removing the spoke, Ebers resurrects Dracula once more.

Alive once more, Dracula quickly pounces on Betty and feeds upon her and fights off Alan and David. Before Dracula can kill them, their Transylvanian guide wards Dracula off with a crucifix, however Dracula regains his composure and kills the man by tossing a stone slab on him. Dracula is about to feast upon Sandy when Florence shows Dracula the ring that was once on her husbands hand. Dracula recognizes it as one the one he attempted to covet for himself before he killed Ebers' husband. Florence offers to talk to Dracula about the ring itself, however she wishes to do so alone. Dracula agrees to discuss matter and Florence uses the ring and the two disappear leaving Florence's traveling companions to pick up the tattered pieces of their lives.

The others return to London where Betty is taken to a hospital and the others tell of their experience to Inspector Chelm of Scotland Yard. Dracula has also returned to London, and that night he stalks after Sandy who is spending the night with David. Dracula sends a legion of rats into David's apartment and orders them to attack. As David tries to fight off the vermin, Dracula hypnotizes Sandy and orders her to invite him in. However, before he can feed upon the girl David fights off the rats and wards Dracula off with a copy of the Bible. Snapping out of her trance, Sandy is mortified by what happened to David who has passed out from blood loss. Florence enters their home and tells Sandy not to worry as she has a plan to deal with Dracula. Florence helps Sandy take David to a hospital where she leaves the two in the care of Inspector Chelm.

Florence goes to meet Dracula on Westminster Bridge, and summons him forth, offering out the ring. Dracula arrives ready to fight the woman for the ring, however Florence only wishes to talk to the vampire king about the ring itself. She explains the gems origins to Dracula:

The gem was first found by a man named Gholem Yazdi, who upon touching the gem once it fell from the sky found himself turned into a skeletal form and found that the gem itself harness great power allowing him to form and destroy cities with but a thought. The ultimate fate of Yazdi and the gem is unrecorded however the gem at least would resurface in the middle ages. There a portion of the gem would be fashioned into a ring by a German noblemen and would pass hands from mystic to mystic over the centuries until it ended up in the hands of Florance's husband, whom Dracula ultimately slew five years ago. Florence explains that she has learned the location of the rest of the jewel, and agrees to split half it's power with Dracula if he agrees to help her out. Dracula agrees and the two travel to the desert temple where the ring is located.

There they find those who have foolishly tried to claim the gem without learning mastery over it have met with instant death. When Dracula attempts to seize the ring from the pool which it rests in, Florence uses her ring to make Dracula sink into the sand to prevent him from gaining it under the pretense that it would kill him upon contact. However, Florence gains the gem and uses it to transport both her and Dracula back to her apartment where the decaying corpse of her husband still rests.

However, this is all a ploy by Florence so that she can use the gem to resurrect her long dead husband, to which she succeeds in reanimating his corpse in the hopes of allowing her husband the chance at revenge against the creature that killed him. This starts a battle between Dracula, Florance's husband not he slightest bit interested in his wife's plans almost smothers her under the rubble of his initial attack. With Eber's mystical powers burning to the touch, Dracula becomes weak quickly and attempts to replenish his waning strength by feeding upon Florence. Fed up of being used by others, Florence then smashes the gem.

When Dracula attempts to resume his attack on her he is fought off by the animated corpse of Augustus Eber. When Augustus asks why she smashed the gem, she tells the unliving corpse of her husband that she did it for love, not power. Realizing the errors of his ways, Augustus goes to his wife and the two perish in the burning house while Dracula makes good his escape.

Back at the hospital, Betty is on the mend and Dave and Sandy leave to resume their lives. However, Sandy wishes to end things with David before they get serious. After a discussion over each others wants, Sandy insists that she wants to be alone and leaves David in the streets. Even though he believes that Sandy is making a mistake, David begins to return home when he's attacked by Dracula in his bat form. David flees from Dracula back to Sandy's apartment and smashes through her window just as she's packing her things.

When Dracula arrives and gets the better of David, Sandy grabs the Bible from her night table and wards Dracula off with it. With Dracula gone, David points out that Sandy did so all by herself, and realizing that she does care about David tells him to be quiet because there will be time to talk of their encounter tomorrow.

Appearing in "The Dimensional Man"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #2.

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Synopsis for "The Dimensional Man"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #2.

A being known as the Dimensional Man staggers through New York's Bowery low on energy and passes out. When a would be mugger attempts to rob him has his life essence absorbed by the Dimensional Man, leaving nothing but his would be mugger's clothing. The Dimensional Man's parents, members of a cult called the Enclave have gone after their son and attempt to kill him in retaliation of killing five other cult members. Although the Dimensional Man -- Joshua by name -- is shot by his own father, he is not killed and when Joshua's father attempt to check the body shortly after he too becomes a victim of the Dimensional Man, his own wife soon following his fate as well.

Elsewhere a medium named Angela -- Joshua's sister -- senses the death of her parents and cries out, breaking seance that she is conducting. Dracula enters the room room and sends the other people home and escorts young Angela back home, listening to her premonitions of danger. Dracula offers her his aid should she only call his name, and tells her that he is truly count Dracula before leaving her in his bat form.

Returning to her home, Angela is captured by members of the Enclave cult who have come to take her as a sacrifice to their master a demon known as Asmodeus. Angela, wanting no part in the Enclave's plans refuses, but she is taken as their prisoner despite her protests.

Meanwhile, Dracula is out stalking a fresh victim and comes across a young woman trying to push off the advances of a male companion in an alley. Using his hypnotic powers, Dracula entrances the girl and easily bats her unrequited suitor aside. The woman takes Dracula back to her home, and misunderstanding Dracula's interest in her, strips off he clothing and gives herself openly to him. Regardless of the misunderstanding, Dracula easily feasts on the woman and leaves her dead. His departure is witnessed by the Dimensional Man who has tracked the Enclave cult back to their hideout where they are forcing Angela onto an inverted cross. Trying to fight them off, Joshua is stopped by their leader Damien who uses his magical powers to stop Joshua's attack.

Damian reminds Joshua of his origins: How his parents Hungarian Jews that were fleeing the Nazi's during World War II. They would be granted safe haven from the Gestapo from Damien, under one condition: That they give up their beliefs to worship the Anti-Christ and makes them put the sign of the inverted cross on their foreheads using Damien's own blood. Seeking to survive the atrocities brought on by the Nazi's, Joshua's parents agree and through Damien's magic they were rendered invisible to the Nazi's who searched Damien's home.

Over the years they would migrate to America where Joshua's mother would become pregnant with twins: Both Joshua and Angela. Both children would be born with inverted cross birthmarks, marking their true heritage. While Joshua believed in the teachings of Damien and the coming of Asmodeus, Angela did not and one day during a mystical ceremony Joshua would be turned into the Dimensional Man to act as the vanguard for Asmodeus' coming and prepare his sister to be Asmodeus' bride.

While elsewhere, Dracula sense that something is amiss and is risen from his coffin. When he draws the curtains he finds that the sun is still setting and is burned by it's light. Dracula manages to close the drapes but passes out before he can return to his coffin. His screams are heard by the hotel housekeeper who goes into Dracula's room to find out what the commotion is. Finding Dracula's unconscious body on the floor, she assumes he is dead and reaches for the telephone. However, before she can call for help, the sun sets completely and Dracula springs alive and chases the woman outside to feed upon her. In chase the woman falls off the roof of the hotel, however Dracula manages to feed upon her by turning into bat form and grabbing her mid-fall and feeding upon her before she hits the ground.

After his feast, Dracula is summoned by Angela and is drawn to her location. There he finds the Enclave has successfully summoned Asmodeus, a formless demon that is already mating with Angela. Dracula fights off the cult members, but is barred from saving Angela by Joshua who is in Asmodeus' thrall. The Dimensional Man attempts to drain Dracula's energy, but the vampire king is not as easy victim and lashes back by summoning lightning to strike Joshua, burning away his clothing. Dracula is able to escape by turning into mist and drifting to safety.

Hearing Angela's please for help, Joshua attacks Asmodeus, and while he attempts to drain the demon's energies, Dracula pulls Angela free and flees the scene while Joshua is pulled back into the dark pit by Asmodeus, back to where the demon was summoned. His last sight is Damien standing over the pit and Joshua begins to weep because he believes that Hell on Earth has only just begun.

Appearing in "And from Order, There Will Come Chaos"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #3.

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Synopsis for "And from Order, There Will Come Chaos"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #3.

Not long ago, Dracula rode a train from Germany to Transylvania, his attempt to feed on a young mother named Anna was interrupted by the intervention of his foes the vampire hunters Frank Drake and Rachel van Helsing. They would chase Dracula off before finding that the woman is okay, and that Dracula did not take enough blood to change her into a vampire. They would go after Dracula, and the woman would long be forgotten by her attacker and her rescuers.

She would be brought to a hospital and is diagnosed with severe anemia, however she would eventually recover. She would go on with her life and eventually meet Peter McDonald a computer salesman. The two would fall in love and get married and they would relocate to America and have a daughter named Jacqueline Louise McDonald. One day while out on Miami Beach with her mother, Jacqueline would be attacked by a dog that gets loose from its owner leading to the girl to be hospitalized and require blood transfusions as she is rapidly losing white blood cells in much the same fashion as her mother did when she was attacked by Dracula all those years ago.

In some strange twist of fate, the girl is somehow linked to Dracula, who is also greatly weakened and requires to feed on more than his usual sum of victims. Having relocated to New York, Dracula rises and goes on the hunt, feeding a young woman being courted by a young man. The girls condition worsens, and the next night Dracula manages to get three girls who are out driving for a wild long weekend of partying. He feeds upon the two girls riding in the backseat and flees the vehicle before it can crash. However, despite the additional victims, Dracula still feels weak and drained.

As Dracula weakly stumbles through an alley trying to find a fresh victim, young Jacqueline is possessed by some demonic force that gives he great strength and she fights off the medical officials that are attempting to restrain her. Dracula finds his next victim in a prostitute, whom he feeds upon, however he is still weakened and passes out. Suddenly, vampire-like bite marks appear on Dracula's neck. When police arrive later, they assume Dracula is another victim like the dead hooker and take them both to the city morgue.

At the morgue the two pathologists that have come to examine the bodies are surprised to find that the dead prostitute has been drained of blood. Suddenly one of the pathologists is put under the control of Dracula and he is forced to kill his partner in order to drain the blood for the evil force that controls him. Back at the hospital where Jacqueline is being held, the doctors are stumped as to why none of the tranquilizers and other treatments they try to use on the girl can stop her haunting condition. Believing their daughter to be possessed the McDonalds seek out a priests to perform exorcisms but are refused as the priests they approach don't believe in possession of the devil. They get the aid of a elderly gypsy medium however who agrees to see their daughter and -- although with some resignation from the hospital staff -- is allowed to try and cure the girl.

While back in New York, the pathologist has spent this time feeding the blood to Dracula, enough so that Dracula is revived enough to change into bat form and flee the scene. Dracula then begins flying toward the cause of what is draining him. While at the hospital, the gypsy lights a special candle that reveals that the girl is somehow linked to Dracula, a revelation that does not surprise Anna in the slightest. Just then Dracula appears in the hospital and begins fighting his way to the girls room. When a security guard attempts to stop him, Dracula forces him to turn the gun and shoot himself in the head.

Sensing Dracula's presence coming closer, the force inside Jacqueline erupts with mystical energy, furious that the vampire would come to take back the blood that it had stolen from him. It breaks free from its bonds and when Anna tries to go to her child she is knocked back by the mystical force within the child. The creature within the girl fights off her parents until Dracula arrives and demands that the creature give back his stolen power.

When Anna attempts to separate the creature from her daughter by showing love, the creature proves too strong and Dracula gets in the way. During the altercation, a sudden flare of energy shoots across from young Jacqueline and strikes Dracula's brow and out the window. With Dracula gone, Anne notices that her daughter has been restored to normal.

Dracula meanwhile, has been left in the gutter. Weakened but alive, Dracula rises from the trash and is approached by a young woman who has come to see if he's all right. She, like so many other women before her, becomes a fresh victim to the lord of the vampires.

Appearing in "Angelica"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #4.

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Synopsis for "Angelica"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tomb of Dracula Vol 2 #4.

Dracula is aboard a sailing vessel in the midst of a terrible storm. As the ship begins to crash on the rocks off Harrow's Point, Maine, Dracula attacks the ship's captain, turning him into a vampire. He then turns into a bat and escape.

Some time later, Frank Neal and his wife Laurie and daughter Angelica arrive at Harrow's Point. Frank has just accepted the position of lighthouse keeper for the island, much to the chagrin of his wife. That evening, Dracula appears outside Angelica's window. She responds to his summons, but as she opens the window sash, her mother enters her bedroom and Dracula disappears.

The next night, Frank gives Angelica a tour of the lighthouse. She keeps talking about the "dead man", and Frank grows frustrated with her. As they explore one of the upper towers, they are attacked by a horde of rats. Angelica is fine, but Frank stumbles backwards and hurts himself.

Later that evening, Angelica hears another summons - this time, it is coming from the ruins of the old schooner. Leaving her room, she goes to the ship only to find the vampire captain waiting for her. The vampire lunges, but suddenly Dracula appears to claim the child as his own. He decapitates the captain with a single stroke from his claws. Afterwards, he takes Angelica into his arms and drinks her blood.

The following morning, Frank and Laurie find their daughter unconscious on the beach. They summon the local phsyician Doctor Chowder who immediately recognizes Angelica's symptoms. He performs a blood transfusion and advises Frank Neal to hang cloves of garlic from the windows of Angelica's room. That night, Dracula arrives to visit Angelica once again, but he cannot enter her bedroom due to the garlic. Instead, he decides to satiate his thirst for blood on Laurie Neal. Frank hears Laurie scream in pain, but when he arrives in the room he finds her dead.

Funeral services for Laurie Neal are ministered by Father McFarland. After the service, McFarland tells Frank that he has dealt with vampires in the past. He brings him to a small cabin where he shows him the staked remains of the former lighthouse keeper. He tells Frank that they must put a stake through Laurie's heart before she too rises as one of the undead. Reluctantly, Frank agrees and they visit Laurie's coffin to execute the deed.

Dracula meanwhile, takes advantage of the opportunity to strike at Angelica anew. He murders Angelica's attending nurse and lurches over the young girl, but Angelica awakens and keeps the vampire at bay with a cross. Frank Neal, Father McFarland and Doctor Chowder burst into the room brandishing crosses and drive Dracula away. They pursue him to the upper tower of the lighthouse. Dracula summons the very elements to aid him and a mighty wind smashes out the windows of the tower. Strong wind and shards of broken glass hurl Father McFarland backwards, killing him. His blood sprays upon the lens of the beacon in the pattern of the cross. At Doctor Chowder's urging, Frank activates the beacon and the intense light, combined with the shadow cast by the cross-shaped blood stain drives Dracula away. He shapeshifts into a bat and flies off. Frank Neal collects his daughter and leaves Harrow's Point forever.

Trivia

  • Original appears in the movie Trinity at the 41:53 mark.

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