Wow, it’s taken this long…?
One of the most beloved titles of the 1970s was Tomb of Dracula — a dark exploration of the horrors of the Marvel Universe, brought to you by megatalents like Marv Wolfman, Gerry Conway, Archie Goodwin, Gene Colan and many others.
So it’s something of a surprise that the book hasn’t had a Marvel Masterworks edition yet — but that’ll change this fall.
Marvel Masterworks: Tomb of Dracula Vol. 1 is set to be released Oct. 20 — just in time for Halloween — according to the publisher’s new solicitations released Thursday.
Dig the official description:
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: TOMB OF DRACULA VOL. 1 HC
Written by MARV WOLFMAN with GERRY CONWAY, ARCHIE GOODWIN, GARDNER FOX & STEVE GERBER
Penciled by GENE COLAN with NEAL ADAMS & RICH BUCKLER
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
The Marvel Masterworks cracks open the TOMB OF DRACULA! If there was one title that ushered in the Marvel Age of Horror in the early 1970s, it was TOMB OF DRACULA, the longest running of those seminal monster classics. TOMB was the title Gene Colan was born to draw, and he and writer Marv Wolfman crafted a legacy of undead action that has become an evergreen of Marvel storytelling. The hunt is on to slay Count Dracula, and the descendants of the Van Helsings are still around to make the kill — or die trying. But a new vampire hunter is on the scene, and his name is Blade! These classics have been newly restored to look better than ever! Collecting TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) #1-11 and material from DRACULA LIVES #1-2.
280 PGS./Rated T+ …$75.00
Trim size: 7 x 10
A few thoughts:
— As usual, there will be two covers. Here’s the direct-market-only variant:
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