EXCLUSIVE: A Bronze Age classic by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan…
One of the biggest announcements coming out of San Diego Comic-Con is that Blade — starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali — is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Well, Marvel Comics is getting a head start on things by releasing 1973’s Tomb of Dracula #10 — the cult-fave vampire hunter’s debut by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan and Jack Abel — as a Facsimile Edition reprint this November.
Here’s the solicitation info, which will be released officially later this week:
TOMB OF DRACULA #10 FACSIMILE EDITION
WRITTEN BY MARV WOLFMAN
PENCILLED BY GENE COLAN
COVER BY GIL KANE
Step inside the Tomb of Dracula, if you dare – and meet the deadliest enemy of the Prince of Darkness! His name is Blade, and he’s a vampire hunter like no other – because he’s part-vampire himself! The stakes are always high when Blade and Dracula clash, and that’s never been more true than in their very first encounter! But what will fellow vampire hunters Quincy and Edith Harker make of Blade and his methods? This momentous issue of Dracula’s classic series introduced the Daywalker – and set him on the path toward multimedia superstardom! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!
Reprinting TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) #10.
32 PGS./RATED T… $3.99
A few quick thoughts:
— The chief selling points of Facsimile Editions — which are full-on reprints including ads, letter columns and whatnot — are the price and the reading experience. Generally speaking, the spotlighted stories have been reprinted many times over, but rarely do you get to see them in their original context unless you happen to own an original. In this particular case, the Facsimile Edition is a mere four bucks when an original right now is fetching hundreds on eBay.
— For example, one recent sale of an ungraded, high-end copy went for $776. Hell, an earlier reprint of Tomb of Dracula #10 just went for about $80 on eBay, so…
— This is one of two Marvel Facsimile Editions coming in November. The other is X-Men #266, featuring Gambit’s first major appearance. Click here for the full rundown.
— AMAZING FANTASY #15 to Be Re-Released as FACSIMILE EDITION. Click here.
— INCREDIBLE HULK #1 Gets FACSIMILE EDITION Reprint. Click here.