Friday, September 20, 2013

Pursuit of the Vampire!

Here's a highly atmospheric Warren vampire tale originally brought to life by Archie Goodwin and Angelo Torres in the Creepy #1 debut from 1964. Reprinted nearly a half dozen times over the years, again in Creepy, as well as Eerie, and finally baring its fangs in the September 1979 issue of Dracula '79, aka Warren Presents #5, and featuring a terrific Christopher Lee cover painting by Basil Gogos. (Note modifications to the title page --see the end of the post for the original Creepy #1 page scan.)











6 comments:

Alex said...

Looks like one of the Knight Templars from The Blind Dead snuck in for a cameo on the second panel of the first page.

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Mestiere said...

Terrific art! Very successful in establishing a mood. And how creepy is that King Vampire!

Brian Barnes said...

What are you insinuating, Kars, that maybe Warren liked to reproduce work over and over? Why, that's outlandish! :)

Goodwin, along with Jones, was probably the strongest story tellers at Warren, but this wasn't his best effort. Way to much "as it turns out."

That aside, the art is fantastic and, except for the ending, the flow it top-notch and very Hammer-ish.

Keir said...

Interesting how the reprint specified the location as the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.