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1999: Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1)

" Shadows In The Night! "
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Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Tom Palmer
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: August 1974
Release Date: May 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 194                 Times Rated: 125
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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FULL ORDER

Tomb of Dracula #22 (v1)
Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1)
Tomb of Dracula #23 (v1)
Vampire Tales #6a
Vampire Tales #6b
1997: Tomb of Dra...
#22 (v1)
1998: Giant-Size ...
#1 (v1)
 
2000: Vampire Tal...
#6a
2001: Vampire Tal...
#6b
 
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Issue Blurb
Sheila Whittier's torments at Castle Dunwick continue as Dracula realizes that the mansion contains a filth which even he is repulsed by.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Dracula
Dracula last appeared in Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1). Dracula next appears in Dracula Lives #6a.
     
Supporting Characters
  Taj Nitall
Taj Nitall last appeared in Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1). Taj Nitall next appears in Tomb of Dracula #24 (v1).
     
  Shiela Whittier
Shiela Whittier last appeared in Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1). Shiela Whittier next appears in Tomb of Dracula #24 (v1).
     
  Caroline Bascombe
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Caroline Bascombe in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Henrietta Dunwick
Cameo Appearance First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Henrietta Dunwick in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance. This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Rodney Dunwick
Cameo Appearance First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Rodney Dunwick in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance. This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Freddy
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Freddy in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
     
Villains
  Alestar Dunwick
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Alestar Dunwick in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Lord Henry
Lord Henry last appeared in Giant-Size Chillers #1 (v1). Corpse Only.
     
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   February 13, 2014
Lots of mood and atmosphere but the story doesn't quite work, as a lot of implausible info must be delivered at the end to make it resolve. 5/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  sewixo Says:    
  2012-08-18 02:59:01  
  The story wasn't exactly that very bad, but all these walls of text... ugh.  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-08-08 09:52:07  
  I prefer the stories with the vampire hunters to these mysteries.  
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-09-21 02:29:30  
  That was a good last line.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-13 10:53:18  
  I couldn't get into this one either... The mysteries kinda suck.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-19 00:10:52  
  Story wasn't that great, but that ending was the first time I really felt like Dracula was a bad-ass.
And what was up with uncle/dad/father in law? That all confused me a bit, especially when there was the one panel where she called him Duncan instead of Dunwick.
 
 
 

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-12 05:32:38  
  Great art, terrible story. Same as always.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-21 10:29:56  
  You really gotta watch these eccentric uncles. This guy was passing himself off as one to Sheila, then claimed to be her dad. Wha...?? And the will reading when he left her the mansion: "May you find it as irresistible as I find you." Uhmm, eww?

I don't mind the occasional mysteries in this title; since Dracula and the vampire hunters are just dancing in circles at this point, stories like this serve as a necessary diversion to break up that repetitiveness. But after a pretty good setup in Giant-Size Chillers #1, this one kinda fell flat. And psycho-uncle-dad seemed to be thrown in as an afterthought after Lord Henry's demise.

2 stars. The Chillers story did establish that Sheila knew who Dracula was. Here, she seemed ignorant of that fact. Kinda threw me a couple of times, so it might confuse some readers who didn't read that first part.

 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-12-04 07:07:36  
  And on your left is my corpse. Please, no touching the exhibits, they may or may not be the source of my eternal life.  
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-12-30 22:00:41  
  As a fan of serious ghost mysteries, I quite enjoyed the mystery in this one. I'd give it four stars but for my disdain for Dracula-as-superhero stories. (Yeah, I say that a lot.)

Three stories.
 
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   January 22, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   November 19, 2016 Drax Added Petra Scotese (Goldberg) creator listing.
   November 19, 2016 Drax
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Freddy to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Rodney Dunwick to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Henrietta Dunwick to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Lord Henry to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Alestar Dunwick to the issue.
   November 13, 2015 fragsel Added Caroline Bascombe to the issue.
   September 12, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 8, 2013 Drax Changed comic details.
     
 
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