Appearing in "Fear Stalker"Edit
- Louis Belski (First appearance)
- McGruder (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "Fear Stalker"Edit
Louis Belski screens his big come back film "The Fangs of Dracula" for McCrudder the producer of the film. However McCrudder is less than enthusiastic about the aging actors poor performance as Count Dracula. McCrudder tells Belski that his film is being canned and mockingly tells him that he might sell it overseas to an unfriendly nation.
Thinking that he is more talented than he appears, the embittered Belski begins to drink his sorrows away unaware that the real Dracula has recently arrived in Hollywood. Completely drunk, Belski gets in the middle of a fight between McCrudder and his girlfriend and assistant Liza. When McCrudder tries to rough up Belski, the drunken actor somehow manages to over power him and throw him against a wall. The impact kills him, and pushes Belski over the edge. Thinking that he is really Dracula, Louis attempts to feed on Liza and then flees back to his dressing room.
Louis is then confronted by the real Dracula who mocks the man who has dared to imitate him. Thinking that Dracula is really a replacement actor, Louis pulls out a gun and attempts to kill the vampire king, but is shocked when the bullets have no effect. Dracula's mocking laughter drives Louis more insane and he hides out on the studio lot.
Two weeks later after the police have failed to find Belski, and the studio has been closed up, it is visited by Liza and her new man, Sammy. When the two try to have a romantic interlude, they find one of Liza's colleagues dead. Fleeing in fear, Liza runs into Belski who once more thinks that he is Dracula and attempts to feed upon her again. The real Dracula reappears, disgusted by this performance and throws the pathetic actor aside and feeds upon Liza himself.
When an indignant Belski gets to his feet and attempts to attack Dracula again, the king of the vampires uses his hypnotic gaze and make him submit, Belski is reduced to a blubbering coward before Dracula kills him as well. Later at the city morgue, Sammy identifies the boadies of Belski and Liza. As he leaves with the coroner, the two rise as vampires and attack the two men.
Appearing in "When Calls the Vampire"Edit
- Appearances not yet listed
Synopsis for "When Calls the Vampire"Edit
--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Adventures into Terror #10.--
Appearing in "This Blood is Mine"Edit
- Csejthe Castle
Synopsis for "This Blood is Mine"Edit
1606: A young woman flees from the castle of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, the "Blood Countess", pursued not only by Bathroy's guards and blood hounds, but an entirely separate stalker as well: Count Dracula, who is out searching for his next evening meal. However, spotting the guards that are after her, Dracula pulls off his chase to see what they are up to. Learning that the Countess loves the sight of blood, Dracula decides to investigate what is going on at Bathory's castle.
Waiting in the castle is the countess herself, a vein woman who fears the ravages of aging. When her victim is returned, she has her stripped naked and whips her all the while Dracula watches from the window in his bat form. Elizabeth whips the girl until her blood splatters all over Elizabeth's face. Satisfied, she orders her guard to whip the girl to death and throw her carcass on the dung heap. She retires to her room, unaware that Dracula is following her, the vampire lord witnesses the woman bathing in a bathtub filled with blood, which she hopes will keep her vital and young. With the coming dawn, Dracula returns to his castle meaning to return the following night to stop this mad woman from taking from Dracula's food supply.
The following day, Elizabeth continues her rituals of torturing, killing, and draining young women of their blood and then bathing in it. Eventually, her work comes to fruition as she starts seeing results. The next night she joins her hunting party in finding a new fresh victim. However, when they find one she is also being stalked by Dracula. Dracula makes his presence known to Elizabeth. The Blood Countess then orders her men to attack, however Dracula makes short work of them and then goes after Elizabeth. Dracula bites her and drinks some of her blood in the hopes that she will do his bidding. However, to Dracula's surprise somehow her bathing in others blood makes her immune to Dracula's control and she propose that the two form an alliance.
She offers to share her women, and allow Dracula to rest in her castle so that they both can take advantage of her supply of young women and fresh blood. However, Elizabeth double crosses Dracula the next dawn when she has her slave women put cloves of garlic on top of his coffin. When Dracula awakens, he finds that he cannot open his coffin because of the garlic, however he manages to escape when he turns into mist and seeps out of a crack in the floor. Resuming his human form, Dracula decides to get revenge on the woman.
Dracula steals Elizabeth's diaries that implicate her in killing the women and bathing in their blood and turns them over to King Mathias of Hungary. The following day the Countess is brought to trail and is sentenced to be sealed away in a stone room with no exit. Elizabeth's pleas that she will grow old in the dungeon are ignored and she is sealed away. That night, Dracula comes to her room and feeds upon her, when her body is found the next day they find the corpse of an extremely old woman.
Appearing in "Of Royal Blood"Edit
- Appearances not yet listed
Synopsis for "Of Royal Blood"Edit
--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Journey Into Unknown Worlds #29.--
Appearing in "Look Homeward, Vampire"Edit
Synopsis for "Look Homeward, Vampire"Edit
Now king of the vampires, Dracula returns to Transylvania with his vampire legions seeking to get revenge against the Turks who still rule his home whom he blames for his transformation into a vampire, as well as reclaim his castle which has since been taken over. Stopping at near by tavern to feast, Dracula overhears a patron named Aton Lekva boasting about Dracula's death. Furious over Lekva's words, Dracula feeds upon him, draining him dry before he resumes his travels to his castle.
One of the bar patrons Josef Yurac goes to the local church where he tells the priest Father Bordia about Dracula's coming. Josef is unaware that Bordia is also a vampire as well and seeking the title of king of the vampires decides to go and destroy Dracula, he flies off to meet the vampire lord in bat form.
When Dracula arrive at his castle, he sicks his legions upon the soldiers that still reside there and forwards on to the throne room where he kills the men who are there as well. One survivor flees to the tavern and finds Anton standing inside, when he tries to get Anton to try and help, Anton reveals that he is a vampire and feasts upon his former comrade.
Back at the castle, Dracula has spared the women for his own personal use and becomes interested in one named Zaveria who hates the Turks because they killed her father. Just then Father Bordia appears in the room and challenges Dracula. Dracula is thrown off by Bordia's priestly appearance, however realizes the "Father's" true nature when he transforms into a wolf. Turning into bat form, Dracula easily fights off Bordia tossing the faux-man of the cloth across the room. Transforming back into human form, Bordia grabs a wooden stake and attempts to drive it into Dracula's chest, but the vampire king easily knocks his opponent aside.
When Bordia attempts to throw the stake at Dracula, Zaveria deflects it with a candle stick. She takes the stake and then drives it right into Bordia's heart killing him. Dracula then tests Zaveria to see if she would turn on him with the candle sticks as well, however she drops them to the ground and follows Dracula out the door.
- Ernie Chan is credited as Ernie Chua in this issue.
- "Look Homeward, Vampire" is reprinted in Dracula Lives Annual #1
- Louis Belski appears next in Werewolf by Night #19.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
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- Tomb of Dracula - Lord of Vampires
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- Dracula article at Wikipedia
- Dracula article at the Marvel Universe
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