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    Posted 13 years ago

    justinsalv
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    New Monster mag i picked up.
    Dracula Lives #7
    Dracula Lives was a magazine-sized, black-and-white-interior comic from the 1970's, part of Marvel's larger effort to dominate the comic-magazine field and do away with pesky rivals like Warren Publishing. The effort was a failure, but some interesting issues did come out of it, especially those devoted to horror and monster themes.

    Dracula Lives was on the shelves at the same time as the longer-running Tomb of Dracula comic. The continuities of the two overlapped, with story lines often weaving between the two; most of the time, however, the magazine tales were stand-alone stories, more generic adventures of the Count. Because of the magazine format, DL could afford to be a little racier - but, unfortunately, it rarely was. Instead, what we got were Dracula stories by various creative teams from the Marvel stable, alongside a partial adaptation of the original Bram Stoker novel and articles on the Count's doings in the movies. This provided a fairly decent mixture of material, but the main meat of the magazine - the comic stories - were only slightly above average most of the time. It was interesting to see the King of Vampires in various historical periods and different situations; but what this also meant was that the internal consistency and continuity of stories was uneven and ultiamately unsatisfying.

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    1. Frosty21 Frosty21, 13 years ago
      The cover of this Mag say's so much. Like I will kill the Dracula wearing this nighty.Oh and it's a full moon too. It's just to much for me to handle.Ha Ha Ha.Frosty21!

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