no 1 a poison of the blood

série: Dracula lives
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1973
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 30 €
critère: *
remarques: Dracula Lives! was an American black-and-white horror comics magazine
published by Magazine Management, a corporate sibling of Marvel Comics,
the series ran 13 issues and one annual publication from 1973 to 1975
and starred the Marvel version of the literary vampire Dracula
with on the cover the logo of the Marvel Monster Group
black and white, 76 pages, 75 cents

>> only 7 issues of this serie is collected here
as representative samples of the serie

Dracula lives no 1, serie 2187, 1973
cover Boris Vallejo

1/ poison of the blood, the supernatural
symbolized by the presence of a vampire bat
by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan+Tom Palmer

2/ the lord of castle Dracula,
suffer not a witch
by Roy Thomas and Alan Weiss+Dick Giordano

3/ Zombie, a timeless tale of terror
by Dipreta

4/ ghost of a chance

5/ fright

6/ Dracula, to walk again in daylight
by Steve Gerber and Pablo Marcos+Rich Buckler

a magazine rather than a comic book, it did not fall under the purview
of the comics industry's self-censorship Comics Code Authority,
allowing the title to feature stronger content
— such as moderate profanity, partial nudity, and more graphic violence —
than color comics of the time featuring Dracula stories.

running concurrently with the longer-running Marvel comic the tomb of Dracula,
the continuities of the two titles occasionally overlapped,
with storylines weaving between the two,
most of the time, however, the stories in Dracula Lives
were standalone Dracula tales by various creative teams,
later issues of Dracula Lives featured a serialized adaptation
of the original Bram Stoker novel, written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Dick Giordano

copyrighted as simply Dracula Lives and commonly known by its trademarked cover title,
the magazine ran 13 issues from 1973 to 1975,
with sister titles including Monsters Unleashed, Tales of the Zombie and Vampire Tales,
it was published by Marvel Comics' parent company, Magazine Management,
and related corporations, under the brand emblem Marvel Monster Group

the character Lianda first appeared in Dracula Lives #1,
the character Turac first appeared in Dracula Lives #2 (Sept. 1973) the character Nimrod the first debuted in Dracula Lives #3 (Oct. 1973),
created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema.

painted covers of the series were done by artists
including Boris Vallejo, Neal Adams and Luis Dominguez,
text and photo articles were mostly of the Count's various film appearances
the title of the magazine's letter column was "Dracula Reads!"
an annual publication titled Dracula Lives Annual was published in 1975,
reprinting stories from the magazine

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