Friday, July 09, 2010

Vamp Champ

In light of the current vampire mania that's swept the pop culture arena, Glenn Greenberg has a piece at his new blog site looking at the history of Marvel Comics' Dracula.  For those who don't know, Marvel's Tomb of Dracula, which lasted 70 issues throughout the '70s (one of the longest-lived series centering on an ostensible villain) is revered both for artist Gene Colan's terrifically moody art and for the complex plots and subplots longtime writer Marv Wolfman wove and brought to fruition over several years.  The series continues to gain new followers today, and in addition to some beautiful deluxe hardcovers, is also being re-issued in affordable trade paperback form.  Greenberg himself has some personal history with the Marvel Drac, having written 1998's Dracula: Lord of the Undead miniseries during his time with the publisher.  Small factoid: That book came out when I was a college freshman, and it was what moved me to go and seek out the rest of the Marvel run, so thanks, Glenn!

1 comment:

The Mad Swede said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Zaki. I've now added Glenn's blog to the one's I try to keep track of.