Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 SIR LEO "Closed Room"

We celebrate the final adventure of the psychedelic Victorian monster-hunter...
...with the never-reprinted-in-America artwork from his sole cover appearance on NEL's Dracula #10 (1971)!
And now...on with the tale of terror...
So, Sir Leo's final opponent was...himself!
Appropriate, eh?
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(from 1971, featuring the first six issues of the translated-from-Spanish Dracula magazine)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 SIR LEO "Mark of Death"

There's something inhuman lurking in London...
...and only psychedelic Victorian monster-hunter Sir Leo can deal with it!
Written and illustrated by Jose Bea and co-written by Luis Vigil, this tale from from Dracula #9 (1971) is a kool take on the "transforming human" trope popular in horror and sci-fi literature.
Even though it'll be after Halloween, we're presenting the remaining, never-published in the US, story of Sir Leo the first Tuesday of November!
Don't miss it!
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(from 1971, featuring the first six issues of the translated-from-Spanish Dracula magazine)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 SIR LEO "Cat"

Another never-seen in America tale of the psychedelic Victorian monster hunter...
...from the 1970s!
Written and illustrated by Jose Bea and co-written by Luis Vigil, this tale from from Dracula #8 (1971) answers a lot of things regarding cats that I (and, I'm sure, a lot of readers) wondered about.
We're presenting the remaining two stories of Sir Leo during October and November.
Don't miss them!
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(from 1971, featuring the first six issues of the translated-from-Spanish Dracula magazine)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 SIR LEO "Sea of Blood"

We enter into uncharted waters...
...with the first of Sir Leo's never-published-in-America stories!
This tale from the British magazine Dracula #7 (1972)...which never had a story with the title character...was written by writer/artist Jose Bea and co-writer Luis Vigil.
We're presenting the remaining three stories of the psychedelic Victorian monster-hunter during October and November.


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(from 1971, featuring the first six issues of the translated-from-Spanish Dracula magazine)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 SIR LEO "End of a Legend"

...Sir Leo Wooldrich encountered a Lovecraftian-type being lurking in the appropriately-named Black Lake...
This two-part tale from New English Library's Dracula #1 and; #2 by writer/artist Jose Bea and co-writer Luis Vigil was the only Sir Leo story published in Warren's HTF 1972 Dracula anthology which reprinted issues #1-6.
The series continued in #7 through #12, which have never been reprinted in the US, so most American fans have never seen them...unless they keep checking this blog, where we'll be re-presenting them during October.
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(from 1971, featuring the first six issues of the translated-from-Spanish Dracula magazine)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 SIR LEO "Thing from the Lake"

Here's the first chapter in the saga of a Victorian-era monster hunter...
..produced for a Spanish partworks comic series in the early 1970s!
You'll find out if a lead projectile will stop the creature (and if it doesn't...what will?)...next Tuesday!
This first part of a two-part tale from Dracula #1 (1971) was co-written by Luis Vigil & Jose Bea, and illustrated by Bea.
The Sir Leo series was published irregularly in Dracula (1971), a 12-issue partworks magazine* by Great Britain's New English Library, the first two Sir Leo tales made their American debut in Warren Publishing's HTF Dracula TPB in 1972 which reprinted #1-#6 of the British Dracula's run.
The remaining tales from #7-#12 have never been published in the US...but you'll see them during this weekly series, which is part of the CountDown to Halloween 2019 Blogathon!
*Partworks magazines are a limited series issued from weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.
They usually run 12-24 issues for each volume.
When the final issue in a volume is published, the publishers offer a wraparound cover to make the complete set into a hardbound book. 
The buyer is offered the option to bind the magazines themselves or send the set to the publisher who professionally-binds the mags and sends the bound volume back to the customer.
This concept is extremely popular in Europe, but has never caught on in America, despite numerous attempts.
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(from 1971, featuring the first six issues of the translated-from-Spanish Dracula magazine)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CRAZY "Tales from Aesop's Stables"

Here's a "Happy Halloween" treat: a never-reprinted example of horror humor...
...from Atlas' Crazy V1N7 (1954)
Despite the title, this piece written and illustrated by Howie Post was not part of a series!
Perhaps it was, but since this was the last issue of one of Atlas' three simultaneous MAD clones, no other installments were ever seen!
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