You might think you know the real story of Count Dracula, but how much can be certain when our only account of the legendary vampire is a composite of multiple persons' different points of view? Who's to say Jonathan Harker wasn't a vicious liar? How do we know Van Helsing wasn't fiercely insane? Those are among the highly dubious positions CA writer Chris Sims has taken in order to create Dracula the Unconquered, a new comic book series that has the audacity to put forth not just the real story of Count Dracula, but also tell us what happened next. Spoiler: it involves a certain amount of rising from the grave, a certain a
As the artist of 70 issues of Marve's Tomb of Dracula, the legendary Gene Colan defined the look of the world's most famous vampire in comic books. Teamed with equally legendary writers like Archie Goodwin and Marv Wolfman, Colan drew a Dracula filled with equal parts demonic menace, villainous arrogance and all-too-human regret, and became one of the greatest horror artists in comics -- no mean feat, considering that he was also one of the greatest super-hero artists in comics.
Sadly, Colan died earlier this year, b
A lot of people have Halloween traditions. Some carve pumpkins, some dress up, but me? I watch syndicated action shows from the '90s. Usually, I go with the spooky episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that features vampires, a severed head and a level of lesbian subtext that's pretty high even for that show, but this year I added something new to the tradition: The episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys where Hercules fights Dracula.
As much as comic book fans love superheroes and monsters, it's amazing that so few publishers have merged the concepts better than Dell, who combined Universal's movie monsters with Silver Age style costumed crimefighters in the mid '60s to stunning (if short-lived) effect. Lasting only three issues each, Dell's Dracula, Frankenstein and The Werewolf have sorely been lacking fro
In our recurring feature, ComicsAlliance imagines a finer world to bring you a look at the Best Comics Ever that Did Not, Will Not, and occasionally Can Not Happen! We're sad to bid farewell today to our regular Great Comics That Never Happened artist, Rusty Shackles, who has moved on to other projects, but we'll have a slew of guests artists from comic books and webcomics filling in in the weeks to come. This week, just in time for Halloween, Na
I've mentioned before that Marvel's long-running Tomb of Dracula comic by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan features what's probably my favorite version of the Lord of All Vampires. I remember reading through the series for the first time and -- with the episodic nature, the Scooby-esque ensemble cast and the fact that Dracula was an antago
Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: What with Halloween approaching, could you please explain why Marvel Dracula is more awesome than any Dracula alternative? -- Matt, via email
A: Long-time readers who recall last October's Dracula Week festivities may recall that I straight up love me some Marvel Dracula. He's probably my favorite version of the character, and considering that Dracula has 11
Between the premiere of the new "Twilight" movie, the "Curse of the Mutants" storyline launching in the X-Men tomorrow, and the thousand other stories, comics and goddamn cell phone commercials about vampires that sprout up every time you kick over a rock, one could be forgiven for feeling a little weary of the mythical bloodsucking monsters, who have managed to supplant zombies as the favorite overused trope in comics of the moment.
Regardless, we would be completely remiss if this glut kept us from recognizing how cool Ben Templesmith's original cover of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" is -- and when we say cover, we mean
In our recurring original art feature, writer Chris Sims and artist Rusty Shackles carry on the noble comic book tradition of the imaginary story by bringing you the Best Comics Ever that don't actually exist! This week, we step into the Squared Circle for the most off-beat tag-team of all!
Marvel Two-In-One Annual #9 (1984)
Writer: Chris Sims
Artist: Rusty Shackles
48pp, Full Color
When the Lord of the Vampires loses a battle with Mephisto for the right to rule the underworld, his only chance for survival is to challenge him to a duel, showing up at the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation charity event to demand the Thing act as his second! Now, Ben Grimm and Dracula must unite in the ring to face off against Rey Infernerio and El Hijo de Mephisto in a no-holds-barred tag-team match -- with the souls of every fan in the arena at stake! Will their unlikely tag team be able to defeat two demonic rudos who honed their skills battling El Mascara De Plata in the '70s? Find out in this senses shattering throwdown!
For more Great Comics that Never Happened from Sims & Shackles, check out the GCTNH Archive!
ZOMBIES AND DRACULAS AND ROBOTS (OH MY) - Marvel Zombies 5 #4 / The Death of Dracula One-Shot
Unless you've been buried alive for the past decade you've probably noticed that various incarnations of the undead in fiction have experienced bursts of popularity in the last several years. And that this in turn has led man