Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "The Myth of Dracula" by Hewetson and de la Fuente

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove is a big Dracula fan, so it's always cool to see a "true history" of our favorite vampire king. Looks like Archaic Al Hewetson actually wrote an essay on "the historical" Dracula ("...the weird way it was"), then turned it over to Ramon de la Feuente (brother of Victor de la Fuente) to bring it to comicbook life. Kinda different and cool methinks. What thinkest thou? From Psycho Annual 1972/#1, here is "The Myth of Dracula!"


  1. From a historical point of view, I wouldn't say this is accurate.
    For example, at a certain point in his life, young Vlad was held hostage by the Turks along with his brother (his name was Radu, if I recall correctly). That experience might have been, partly, the cause of his behaviour.
    It would have been much more interesting to focus on Vlad's early days.
    Great art, though.

  2. I don't think Archaic Al was trying too terribly hard to be historically accurate, honestly. I think he used what he wanted (from whatever research there was back in 1972) and wrote what he thought sounded cool. The format is more interesting than his writing, imo. And oh, yes, the art is wonderful. :D

  3. I could never get into Skywald's Spanish artists any more than Warren's which were running at the same time. With the exception of the incomparable Esteban Maroto.

  4. Beautiful artwork. Reminds me of Creepy artist Juan Ortiz.



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