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Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – P

First Second Books’ Vampire Month is over, but we are still going!

Here is a fan favorite that I know folks were clamoring for as soon as we began!



Pryemaul was a gorilla who was experimented on by the Nazis and made a part of the Primate Platoon (later the Primate Patrol)

Years later, he popped up in the pages of Doctor Thirteen’s adventures in Tales of the Unexpected. Count Julius (as he was going by at the time) was one of the group of characters who no longer had a place in the DC Universe.

However, once he became a talking Nazi gorilla VAMPIRE, then the Architects of the DC Universe found a use for him – and renamed him Pryemaul.

At the end, he stuck with Team 13. Someone really needs to bring Team 13 back!! Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang rock!


A Nazi Gorilla vampire? He should fight Swarm, a Nazi made of bees!

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

“At midnight, all the letters and the alphabets crew,
go out and round up everybody who knows more than they do.”

Bob Dylan

Personally, I’ve been clamoring for the Vampire Lestat!! ;-)

Since I think this is the 2nd Vampire who is also a Nazi in this list, I think it would be hysterical to see if you could do a Comic Book Alphabet of Nazis.

Ian Astheimer

June 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Swarm is definitely a Nazi. He was one of Hitler’s top scientists before he was eaten alive by bees that, subsequently, gained his consciousness.

And, Pryemaul is awesome. Great choice, Brian.

Ian Astheimer

June 4, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Or…gained his conscience rather.

But, yeah, Pryemaul? Rock. I’d kill for a Team 13 follow-up. Does anyone know how the trade is selling?

I second the wish for an A-Z of comicbook nazis.

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