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in: Comics, 1991, 1991, October Copper-Age, Tomb of Dracula Vol 3, Epic Comics, Tom DeFalco/Editor-in-Chief, Gene Colan/Cover Artist, Marv Wolfman/Writer, Gene Colan/Penciler, Al Williamson/Inker, Lovern Kindzierski/Colourist, Chris Eliopoulos/Letterer, Terry Kavanagh/Editor, Mark Powers/Editor, Vlad Dracula (Earth-616)/Appearances, Frank Drake (Earth-616)/Appearances, Marlene McKenna (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gregor Smirnoff (Earth-616)/Appearances, Rachel van Helsing (Earth-616)/Appearances, Quincy Harker (Earth-616)/Appearances, Charles Benton (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Eric Brooks (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Taj Nital (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Belonging (Earth-616)/Appearances, Rebecca Glass (Earth-616)/Appearances, Lila (Belonging) (Earth-616)/Appearances, England/Appearances, London (England)/Appearances, Transylvania/Appearances, Castle Dracula/Appearances

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Appearing in "Day of Blood! Night of Redemption!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Day of Blood! Night of Redemption!"Edit

Marlene McKenna is having a nightmare. She dreams of the vampire lord Dracula and his final battle against aged vampire hunter Quincy Harker - a battle that seemingly resulted in the deaths of both men. She also dreams of Dracula attacking. When she awakens, she finds herself at a special dream research clinic run by Doctor Gregor Smirnoff.

Marlene leaves the clinic, but while driving, she sees images of another late vampire hunter - Rachel van Helsing. The image startles Marlene and the car swerves off the road. A short while later, Marlene's husband Frank Drake arrives at the hospital to pick her up. Marlene tells him about her experiences and the visions of Rachel van Helsing. She knows of Rachel from Frank's diary, back in the days when he used to team up with her to hunt down Dracula.

Over the course of several evenings, Marlene's emotional state grows more chaotic. She continues seeing images of Rachel van Helsing, and before long the spirit of the dead vampire hunter takes full possession of her. Frank doesn't understand what is happening to his wife.

Doctor Smirnoff arrives at the Drake residence and finds Marlene. He deliberately used Marlene's natural empathic abilities to make her a suitable receptacle for the spirit of Rachel van Helsing. Rachel was one of the few people on Earth who knew where Dracula's remains were buried. Taking Marlene/Rachel to Transylvania, he wishes to unearth the vampire so that he can obtain the secret of immortality for himself.

Frank Drake discovers that Marlene is missing and determines where Doctor Smirnoff has taken her. He follows them to Castle Dracula in Transylvania and finds them at the exact spot on the grounds where Dracula's corpse lies. Smirnoff and some hired servants unearth Dracula and Gregor removes the silver wheelchair spoke lodged in the creature's chest. Frank tries desperately to stop them, but he is too late. Dracula lives again.


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