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4269: Tomb of Dracula #5 (v2) [A Story]

" Sanctuary / --Lilith, daughter of death! "
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Tomb of Dracula #5a (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Howard Chaykin
Writers: Roger McKenzie, Ralph Macchio, Lynn Graeme
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Dave Simons, Tom Palmer
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Lynn Graeme, Ralph Macchio
Cover Date: June 1980
Release Date: April 1980
Story Arc: -
Pages: 40
Cover Price: $1.25
Times Read: 67                 Times Rated: 51
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Dracula last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #4b (v2). Dracula next appears in Tomb of Dracula #5b (v2).
Main Characters (2nd Story)
Lilith last appeared in Tomb of Dracula #3b (v2). Lilith next appears in Tomb of Dracula #6b (v2).
Supporting Characters (2nd Story)
  Angel O'Hara
Angel O'Hara last appeared in Marvel Preview #16.
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Issue Review
   August 10, 2017
It's really two stories, but it works well as one.

The first 15 pages (by Roger McKenzie) put the focus on the newly-resurrected Dracula, and are quite dark and gruesome. After we see some innocents meeting a terrible fate, we watch a very disillusioned Dracula bringing death down on his own followers.

After that, two different writers take over and shift the focus to Dracula's estranged daughter.

This part of the script uses her continuity/backstory well to bring a palpable fury to her desire to kill her father.

That journey brings a new character into the story, and his very shocking methods.

The Angel O'Hara character appears (briefly) for the last time.

Finally, there's a confrontation/fight between father and daughter. It's been so well set up, it really feels like a fight to the death.

But there's a twist. And it's a good one at that. Ending the tale in a downbeat way.

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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-11-04 14:39:20  
  -Cool transition between the two stories.
-I must say I preferred Lilith's old look to the new "Bat Girl" outfit.

  Drax Says:    
  2014-08-15 20:17:21  
  Na na na na na na na na Batgirl... I mean Lilith!  

  danico Says:    
  2015-08-08 11:32:16  
  That cover! Dracula is livin' LARGE, I tell ya, haha  

  danico Says:    
  2015-08-08 15:08:03  
  After reading, it's not so much livin' large as living angry! He was in a particularly foul mood it seemed.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-12-23 18:42:32  

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Date User Name Update
   February 15, 2018 TStarnes Added Lynn Graeme creator listing.
   August 10, 2017 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 15, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
   March 15, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   July 4, 2013 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   May 12, 2013 fragsel Added Angel O'Hara to the issue.
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