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Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – D

Again, coinciding with First Second Books’ Vampire Month, here’s the next in our alphabet of comic book vampires!

It’s the big bad voodoo daddy this time around!



The main man, Count Dracula himself, has made many comic book appearances, but his most prominent one is certainly the Tomb of Dracula series.

Said series really took off with #7, when Marv Wolfman came aboard as the writer to go with artists Gene Colan and Tom Palmer!

Dracula was the brilliant Carmen Sandiego of the book – the character whose actions drove the plot.

However, Dracula wasn’t just some ephemeral figure – he showed up often, and was quite the tough guy, shown most notably when he went head to head with the Silver Surfer!!

After the series ended, Dracula popped up here and there…

Finally, though, Roger Stern got rid of Dracula once and for all in a dramatic (and quite awesome) storyline in Doctor Strange.

Of course, this being comics, Dracula has since returned.

Recently, Marvel gave him a mini-series (set in the past) where he fought, of all people, Apocalypse!!

Weird, huh?

While the Marvel series was the most famous, it was far from the only Dracula series out there over the years.

Here is just a taste…

Dracula sure is well represented in the world of comic books!!


Graham Vingoe

May 23, 2008 at 12:33 am

Dracula just had to be the D choice really. Whilst Tomb of Dracula is far and away the bst vampire title ever I think its worth reporting that Wolfman/Colans Curse of Dracula had a great deal of potential and its a shame that it was so short-lived.

Tom Fitzpatrick

May 23, 2008 at 3:22 am

While one lives by the alphabet, one will die by the alphabet.
Give up the alphabet, Mr. Cronin, give up the alphabet.

The next alphabet list would be: W for werewolves, and then, Z for Zombies.

V, W, and Z.

Dunno what’s for X and Y, tho’.

Tom’s suggestion is kinda scary in the amoutn fo work it entails — an alphebatized a-z lists of TOPICS that could get an alphabetized A-Z list of them! yikes

X has got to be mutants.

Y could be Yellow characters — certainly there’s a warning list of them in Oa somewhere… Or Y: the Last Man characters. Or Yancy Street members. Or young characters — anyone under 18. Bucky, the Archie gang, Teen Titans, Legionaires…

Awesome, Dracula vs. Zorro!

And I’ve always really liked that Tomb of Dracula #1 cover. Just something about it…

Hey, Brian, you forgot to list Dell’s super-hero version of Dracula!

I think X should be a Comic Book Alphabet of Cool Things About Xemnu the Titan.

Dracula versus Silver Surfer? An idea that sounds so ridiculous that I almost have to read it. Dracula looks like he is wearing Doctor Strange’s cape on the cover.

Love these alphabets!

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