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1998: Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1)

" Night of the She-Demon "
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Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: June 1974
Release Date: April 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 24
Cover Price: $0.35
Times Read: 190                 Times Rated: 122
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Universes:   Earth-616  
 
FULL ORDER

Amazing Adventures #27 (v2)
Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1)
Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1)
Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1)
Vampire Tales #6a
1996: Amazing Adv...
#27 (v2)
1997: Tomb of Dra...
#22 (v1)
 
1999: Tomb of Dra...
#23 (v1)
2000: Vampire Tal...
#6a
 
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Dracula decides to move into an English castle, but it is occupied by a tormented woman. Meanwhile, Dracula's hated daughter, Lilith, creates havoc.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Quincy Harker
Quincy Harker last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1). Quincy Harker next appears in Tomb of Dracula #27 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Inspector Chelm
Inspector Chelm last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #16 (v1). Inspector Chelm next appears in Giant-Size Dracula #2.
     
  Taj Nitall
Taj Nitall last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #21 (v1). Taj Nitall next appears in Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1).
     
  Saint
Saint last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1). Saint next appears in Tomb of Dracula #27 (v1).
     
  Shiela Whittier
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Shiela Whittier in the mainstream continuity. Shiela Whittier next appears in Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1).
     
  Angel O'Hara
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Angel O'Hara in the mainstream continuity. Angel O'Hara next appears in Vampire Tales #6a.
     
  Miss Rigby
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Miss Rigby in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Ted Hannigan
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ted Hannigan in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Martin O'Hara
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Martin O'Hara in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Zofia Dracula
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Zofia Dracula in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
     
  Gretchin
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Gretchin in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance.
     
Villains
  Dracula
Dracula last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1). Dracula next appears in Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1).
     
  Lilith
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lilith in the mainstream continuity. Lilith next appears in Vampire Tales #6a.
     
  Lord Henry
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lord Henry in the mainstream continuity. Lord Henry next appears in Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1). Dies in this issue.
     
 
Group Appearances
Metropolitan Police Service
Metropolitan Police Service last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #16 (v1). Metropolitan Police Service next appears in Tomb of Dracula #24 (v1).
   
     
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Issue Notes

The editors note and continuity problems with the Harnknesses are an un-correctable error between this issue, and the events in Tomb of Dracula #22 and #23. The order follows the continuity of Dracula (which conflicts with the continuity of the Quincy and crew), as he has a large role in these three issues.
 
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RikerDonegal
   February 24, 2014
Strange mixture of half-developed ideas. It never really amounts to much, but it frustratingly hints that something is about to happen, or that something is about to be revealed. But nothing materialises. 3/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  StoneAngel Says:    
  2015-03-25 11:18:59  
  Such a man like a vampire  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-13 09:24:09  
  Wait, I thought Quincy was in his residence at the end of Tomb #22... I'm confused...  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-18 19:00:11  
  Too many minor characters show up in the Drac books, hard to keep track I find. Also what's with all the domestic abuse?
Dracula pinning the things "haunting" the manor on that guy was pretty dumb. The girl said that they beat her every night, but she's never seen them.
 
 
 

  Magik_Rune @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2016-04-20 14:37:17  
  I think the Dracula part of Tomb of Dracula #22 was before Giant-Size Chillers #1, but the Quincy part was after (there is a mention of a 2 days gap in ToD 22). It is indeed confusing.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-21 06:11:54  
  @Magik_Rune: Right, this is confusing. I think it might be better served for this story and Tomb of Dracula #22 to swap places in the Order. Too much happened here that was referred to as already transpired in the other book.

This story, however, actually wasn't half bad. Lilith clearly has some potential, and the mystery of Sheila's tormentor had me wondering for a bit. The story itself didn't do a lot toward advancing the main plot running throughout ToD, but it didn't give some interesting bits.

3 stars. So, if Dracula has renounced his desire to take over the planet, what's he really hanging around for?
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-12-02 07:17:41  
  I can't say that I read comics for stories that are mostly about Dracula moving house and going to a rugby match.  
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-12-30 21:50:31  
  Lilith and her abilities, along with Wolfman's essay at the end were the highlights of this issue. I'm still not a fan of Dracula-as-superhero.

Is it just me, or is there a plethora of red-heads in this book? (Not complaining, mind, just commenting on it.)

Three stars.
 
 
 

  CrazyforRAMU Says:    
  2018-01-21 16:52:08  
  Woof, Marv Wolfman. Giving Mike Friedrich some stiff competition for my "Least-Loved Marvel Writer" prize. His editor's note at the end of this is *shameful*. He really really cares about continuity - and totally messes up same. And he takes the opportunity to slag off Superman twice and deploy a cowardly "But Stan Lee messed up Bruce Banner's name once, so back off" defense.

And yet he commits an actual act of laudable writing in this issue's script. Lilith is introduced mysteriously and then her backstory successfully explains that mystery later on. Add on some restrained narration, for a change, in the first act, and there's just enough quality here to chisel three stars out of me. So Mr. Friedrich remains the front-runner for my prize.
 
 
 

 
 
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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
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   January 25, 2017 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Gretchin to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Zofia Dracula to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Martin O'Hara to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Ted Hannigan to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Lord Henry to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Miss Rigby to the issue.
   November 11, 2015 fragsel Added Metropolitan Police Service to the issue.
   August 25, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 8, 2013 Drax Changed comic details.
     
 
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