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Tomb of Dracula #66: Review

Sep 1978
Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan

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Showdown in Greenwich Village!

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4 stars

Tomb of Dracula #66 Review by (January 4, 2022)

Review: So now, Dracula wanders the streets of New York with no clue as to how to find Lilith. That’s what you gets for going off half-cocked. Fortunately, he meets Ann Keats, who seems like a better catch than Domini (less goth) but he remains faithful to his missus. Then he battles an extremely incompetent hitman and that’s that. The best moment is his encounter with the priest, Drac’s darkened soul and toxic pride leading him to shame in the presence of a house of God. There’s haven’t been enough character moments like this in the series recently.

More loose ends: So why does Bently, whose daughter was killed by the tentacled monster in issue #62, think she was killed by a vampire—and how could she come back as one next? Did Drac ever did pay for the hamburger? Why is human Drac still supernaturally strong? Dracula uses a telephone for the first time to call Domini in Boston but how would he know the number? And how did Cowboy Brown find Drac so quickly in New York City, of all places? And why can’t the hitman kill Dracula with gunfire in a small apartment with the element of surprise?

Comments: Part two of three parts. Final appearance of Cowboy Brown. The Bible quote is from Proverbs 16:18 (“Pride goeth before destruction….”).


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Tomb of Dracula #66 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The now-human Dracula arrives in New York City in search of his daughter Lilith with no idea of how to find her. Hungry, he robs a young couple but only gets one dollar. Disgusted with himself for stooping to petty theft, he is pursued by bystanders. He ducks into a church, losing his pursuers but when the priest asks if he needs help, Dracula is ashamed and walks away. He enters a disco bar and buys a hamburger, the counterman assuming from the way he is dressed that he has money. As he chokes down the bloodless meat, he is approached by a woman, Ann Keats, a divorcee looking to meet men. They leave together, Ann talking constantly and finally asking Dracula (a/k/a “Drake”) what he‘s doing in town. He tells her he is looking for his daughter and she, assuming the daughter is a runaway, takes him to an organization that finds missing children. Realizing there’s nothing he can tell them about Lilith that they would believe, he flees, followed by Ann. They are attacked in an alley by a trio of hoods intent on robbery; Dracula easily clobbers all three of them, shocking Ann into asking who he really is; he tells her his real name. Approaching police sirens cause them to leave and we learn that the hoods were hired by Cowboy Brown so that he could gage Dracula’s powers from a nearby rooftop….

Ann takes Dracula home where he explains exactly who he is but she doesn’t believe him. He telephones Domini in Boston to assure her he is all right but offers no details. Then Cowboy Brown bursts in, guns blazing, wounding the ex-vampire. Dracula hurls him out of the window but Brown catches on to the fire escape. Dracula flees to the roof with Brown in pursuit; the hitman tackles his quarry but Dracula looks into his eyes and Brown loses all will to live and Dracula easily hurls him from the roof to his death. As the police, called by Ann arrive, Dracula passes out from his injuries….

The next day, an account of the incident appears in the newspaper; Lilith reads it, knows her father is no longer a vampire, and smiles….

Gene Colan
Tom Palmer
Michelle Wolfman
Gene Colan (Cover Penciler)
Tom Palmer (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: John Costanza.


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Plus: Domini, Lilith (Lilith Drake).

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