Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tomb Of Dracula #1

We now jump ahead to the seventies as horror books started to become popular again due to a relaxation of the Comics Code. Perhaps the finest horror book to come from this period was Marvel's Tomb Of Dracula. Running 70 issues from 1972-79, this series was groundbreaking due in large part to the art of Gene Colan. Colan's moody use of shadows and his dark line brought true chills to this series. Most of the issues were written by Marv Wolfman but this first issue was scripted by Gerry Conway with cover art by Neal Adams. The entire series has been reprinted in Marvel's Essential Tomb Of Dracula series. I highly recommend these black and white reprints. It brings Colan's art a new level of creepiness. Great stuff!!

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