Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesday Cover: Dracula

Here's a great comics concept that I think should be resurrected: Dracula as a costumed super-hero!

I'm sure it made sense at the time – super-heroes were getting big again thanks to Marvel Comics and the Batman television show, and the classic monsters were popular with kids thanks to Forry Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland and "Shock Theater" TV syndication packages, so why not combine the two? Dracula's a natural, since he's kind of a "bat man" anyway. And while we're at it, let's make Frankenstein's Monster into a super-hero, too! Can't miss!

Of course, it did.

I'm guessing that the goofy costume didn't help....

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

They've sort of done this in TV shows, though, like a recent series, whose name I forget. And there was "Forever Knight." And Buffy's lover.

laughingwolf said...

new to me, this comic....

Glen said...

They made costumed heroes out of Frankenstein and The Wolfman too.