Monday, March 3, 2008

Dracula (Part 4)

And now the startling conclusion of--- Dracula!

From the August 1953 issue of Eerie #12







The End

9 comments:

AndyDecker said...

Lol. At first I thought one part for a good third of the novel? But it is all there!

Marvellous adaption :-)

Anonymous said...

GREAT ENDING! I AM NOW INCLINED TO READ THE ORIGINAL NOVEL WHICH I STILL HAVE NEVER DONE. THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE FIRST COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION OF DRACULA!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Great stuff. Love the fact that (true to the novel) Dracula is NOT a seductive, alluring figure--he's a beast, a monster, a very devil. The whole "seduction" aspect was added much later--for the stage an films, I believe--but in the novel there's no question of it.

The vampire attacks ARE sexual in the novel--but Mina's subjugation is NOT a seduction...it's a RAPE. That is really maintained in this surprisingly faithful comic adaptation.

Great stuff! Karswell, did you ever see the water-color graphic novel that came out in the 90s sometime? I still have it somewhere, but I remember the art being fantastic. Around the same time Berni Wrightson illustrated an edition of Frankenstein. I'm sure I still have that too...

Karswell said...

Glad to hear everyone enjoyed DRACULA! And just a reminder that there's plenty more vampire action coming up all this week, tomorrow a classic tale from Gene Colan!

>did you ever see the water-color graphic novel that came out in the 90s sometime?

Need a little more info on which book you're talking about...

Anonymous said...

Sweet posts Karswell! Keep 'em coming!

Horror pariah said...

Really great,faithful adaption!,as i've said better than all the movies.hey'Vicar,nice point about the book,it's the romantic depiction of Dracula which had me groaning just 30 minutes into Francis Ford Coppola's movie,along with the Kenneth Branagh version of Frankenstein,my beef is that those movies were(a bit)more faithful to the plot,but never managed to capture the spirit,oe even monster descriptions.though i do like Coppola's movie better than Branagh's.

Anonymous said...

>did you ever see the water-color graphic novel that came out in the 90s sometime?

Are you talking about the one by Warren? They did a "water color" Dracula graphic novel but that came out in 1972 (though it may have been reprinted in the 90s).
-AAG

The Vicar of VHS said...

Found it...it was Dracula: a Symphony in Moonlight by John J. Muth. Beautiful art.

And here's Berni Wrightson's Frankentstein as well. It actually had the whole text of the novel with full page illustrations, I think.

Karswell said...

I'm not familiar with the Dracula book but of course the Wrightson Frankenstein book is legendary... I had him sign my copy of it at San Diego Con one time.