Friday, October 25, 2013

THE COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: DAY 25

(Dracula & Vampires in the Comics)

I know I mentioned my favorite portrayal of Dracula outside of the novel, and perhaps Christopher Lee's near silent performance in a couple of the Hammer films, was Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's Count from THE TOMB OF DRACULA.  It's probably more Gene than Marv that guides my opinion in this, the fact that Colan's shadowy, foggy, dreamy lines and shades add such a gothic feel to the whole book.  That he is able to portray emotion more realistically than nearly any artist of any era is probably another good reason.

That's still to come.



Tonight we focus on other portrayals of the Prince of Darkness and his ilk within the panels on a comic book page.  There are legion, but we'll see how many pics blogger will allow me to throw up here to show you the diversity...
















 






From this sampling alone, the face of the vampire is as hard to pin down as the tail of a squirrel on nut patrol!


And now, the music for tonight's episode is from the album She Hangs Brightly, it's Mazzy Star's "Taste of Blood"...

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Holy buckets! For the Dracula completest, it must be quite the challenge to get them all!