He rose from the grave in 1972, ushering in an age of horror like nothing seen before or since! Now behold the Prince of Darkness' first encounters with his most implacable enemies of the era, including legendary Blade the Vampire Hunter!...
|Title||:||The Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Volume 1|
|Number of Pages||:||784 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Volume 1 Reviews
Finally read this after years of sitting on my shelf. I can't say I was disappointed, since I kind of expected it. Definitely a lot more racy than what other Marvel comics got away with at the time. There is a lot of murder and implied sex. The the violence is covered up by those motion blurs that Colan does. And the blood that should be there is sort of avoided most of the time. The majority of the characters could have a little more personality, which would have made this ten times better. Earlier stories are standard, forgettable stuff. But the last third of the volume really improves in the writing department. Plots are more compelling and the requisite vampire hunter team is placed on the sidelines. What does Wolfman do instead? He centers more of the stories around Dracula, occasionally making him a reluctant hero. This always fails, because it's never convincing, but makes for more interesting situations. Also, new characters are introduced and this is a spoiler, but those new additions could die at any time.
The stories are pretty mediocre, except for Dracula's melodramatic dialogue and Blade's constant badassery. But the art pops, and every few issues there's a great moment like Dracula being zapped by a Chinese brain in a jar. Just ignore that half the series is Dracula attacking helpless women but still appearing vaguely heroic.