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Frankenstein's Monster

Appearing in "The Fury of a Fiend!"

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  • Victor Frankenstein (Referenced)
  • Numerous unnamed gypsies
  • Unnamed Constable (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Numerous unnamed Transylvanians
  • Fritz (Villager)

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  • Dracula's Coffin

Synopsis for "The Fury of a Fiend!"

The Frankenstein Monster arrives in a small Bavarian town. As he nears a lake, he finds an angry hunchback named Drako attacking a gypsy girl – Carmen. The monster leaps out and wrestles with Drako, ultimately breaking his neck. Carmen runs in fear of the monster, into the arms of her grandmother – Madame Marguerita. Marguerita invites the Monster to join the gypsy camp and he accompanies them on a tour of the Bavarian Alps. During this time, he expresses his desire to find the last Frankenstein.

After several weeks, the gypsy caravan arrives in Transylvania. Marguerita tells the Monster that she knows the location of the last Frankenstein. He presses her for more details and she reveals that Frankenstein is dead, but she will take him to his tomb.

That night, Madame Marguerita transforms into a vampire bat and attacks a constable in the nearby village. The villagers learn of the attack and decide to mob the gypsy camp. The gypsies flee into the mountains and Marguerita leads them to a cave blocked by a giant boulder. The Frankenstein Monster pushes the boulder away and rolls it towards the onrushing mob.

With the danger temporarily averted, Madame Marguerita and the Frankenstein Monster enter the cave. She shows him a sealed coffin, which she claims to be the final resting place of the last Frankenstein. The Monster removes the lid revealing a skeleton with a wooden stake sticking out of it. Marguerita rushes past him and pulls the stake free from the body. The body reforms into the shape of the Lord of Vampires – Dracula!

Appearing in "The Executioner!"

Reprint of the 5th story from
Adventures into Terror #16

Featured Characters:

  • Tourneau (First and only known appearance; dies)

Supporting Characters:

  • Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (First appearance)

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  • Numerous unnamed French Revolutionaries

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Synopsis for "The Executioner!"

Reprint of the 5th story from
Adventures into Terror #16

Tourneau is an executioner to King Louis XVI of France in the year 1789. He labors to find a more efficient means of executing prisoners. A physician named Joseph-Ignace Guillotin provides him designs for a mechanized decapitation device. The device (dubbed the guillotine) is put into use, but a revolution takes place and the prisoners storm the Bastille. They capture Tourneau who subsequently becomes the guillotine's first victim.

Notes

  • John Buscema becomes the regular series penciler with this issue.
  • This story takes place in the year 1898, several years following the events of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Dracula was sealed inside of the cave in the second story in Tomb of Dracula (Vol. 2) #3.

Trivia

  • First appearance of Dracula in this title. This is also the first encounter between Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster. Cinematically, the two characters first met one another in the 1944 Universal Pictures film, House of Frankenstein.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not actually invent the guillotine.

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