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1937: Tomb of Dracula #21 (v1)

" Deathknell "
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Tomb of Dracula #21 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Tom Palmer
Colourists: Tom Palmer
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: June 1974
Release Date: March 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 200                 Times Rated: 128
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tomb of Dracula #19 (v1)
Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1)
Tomb of Dracula #21 (v1)
Marvel Spotlight #14 (v1)
Marvel Spotlight #15 (v1)
1935: Tomb of Dra...
#19 (v1)
1936: Tomb of Dra...
#20 (v1)
 
1938: Marvel Spot...
#14 (v1)
1939: Marvel Spot...
#15 (v1)
 
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The horrible origin of Doctor Sun is revealed, as is his plan for Dracula.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Frank Drake
Frank Drake last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1). Frank Drake next appears in Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1).
     
  Rachel van Helsing
Rachel van Helsing last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1). Rachel van Helsing next appears in Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Quincy Harker
Quincy Harker last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1). Quincy Harker next appears in Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1).
     
  Taj Nitall
Taj Nitall last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #14 (v1). Taj Nitall next appears in Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1).
     
  Blade
Blade last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #19 (v1). Blade next appears in Tomb of Dracula #24 (v1).
     
Villains
  Dracula
Dracula last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1). Dracula next appears in Dracula Lives #4a.
     
  Doctor Sun
Doctor Sun last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1). Doctor Sun next appears in Tomb of Dracula #26 (v1).
     
  Lucas Brand
Lucas Brand last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #20 (v1). This issue features his death.
     
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RikerDonegal
   January 27, 2014
Very enjoyable, as several issues worth of story arc building are brought to fruition. Itís an action-packed installment with each battle feeling like a struggle. This is also one of the few issues that has successfully portrayed Dracula with dignity and nobility. 8/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-29 03:10:01  
  Some panels really were full of text, it was like a flashback to a decade earlier. That in itself is not that bad, if the story were any interesting.

...

It wasn't.
 
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-31 16:14:57  
  Sad to see that long-going sub-plot leading to that disappointing issue.  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-02-18 07:54:36  
  Gets an extra star solely on the basis of the two page brain transference splash. Still, that's only two stars.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-04 11:55:50  
  Disappointment... Disappointment for everyone!  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-17 23:30:05  
  I had fun with this issue, I thought it was a cool blend of sci-fi and horror, with a good amount of action. The protagonists were pretty much a non-factor in the story, but it tied up a lot of plot threads and gave some good insight into Drac.  
 
 

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-11-19 20:24:43  
  I liked this too. There was good suspense about the relative strengths of Dr Sun and Brand, and I like seeing Drac fighting a different set of enemies.  
 
 

  phogbear Says:    
  2016-03-22 21:59:54  
  "You're services are invaluable!"....Blade is the only useful hunter! I hate this little vampire hunting group.

Dr. Sun and Blade are the best characters in the book, even with the disappointing conclusion this issue.
 
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:45:27  
  A disappointing conclusion to this storyline.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-01 18:02:57  
  I was a bit disappointed, but at Brand's death. Not that he was all that interesting, but he made for a cool counterpoint to Dracula. Of course, it was Doctor Sun that made this issue, and this arc. I agree with @jwerth; Drac needs different enemies to fight because the usual dance with Frank and Rachel is getting way too stale to sustain this title any more.

2 stars, but this title could stand more shenanigans from Doctor Sun!
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-31 00:29:36  
  I didn't like Dr Sun, something about a floating brain in a jar doesn't scream threat to me.  
 
 

 
 
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