Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dracula the SuperHero "Rain of Terror"

...he was taken captive by Admiral Maltemps, whose weather-controlling dirigibles are approaching the American coastline...
Written by Don Segal and illustrated by Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico, the finale of Dell's Dracula #3 (1967) sets up future plotlines involving both the underworld and the young lady Our Hero met on board.
Fear not, faithful one!
The superhero incarnations of Dracula and Frankenstein will return...next Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dracula the SuperHero "Sky Fleet"

...travelling by ship from Europe to America, the incognito hero discovers a fleet of mysterious airships also heading for the USA...
Is Dracula's superhero career over before it's begun?
Will Admiral Maltemps freeze/drown the USA and Canada into submission?
For the answers to these and other questions...
Tune in tomorrow...
Same Bat-Time!
Same Bat-Blog!
Written by Don Segal and illustrated by Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico, Dell's Dracula #3 (1967) finally gets our hero into costume, into super-heroic action, and into his first cliffhanger-style death-trap.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dracula the SuperHero "Meets the Master of the Sky"

As neophyte superhero Dracula makes his way to America...
...he encounters not only the first of many threats, but somone destined to play a major part in his future!
But first, let's recap his origin...
Tomorrow:
Dracula Takes Flight!
Written by Don Segal and illustrated by Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico, Dell's Dracula #3 (1967) will not only finally get to some costumed kick-butt action, but introduces the person who will shortly become his sidekick.
(A "Bat-Man" without a sidekick? Inconceivable!)
Can you guess who, of the people we saw in this chapter, it is?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Frankenstein the SuperHero "Programmed for Death"

...actually, we haven't seen this battle, and there's a good reason for that, which will be revealed shortly!
A criminal computer can control humans' thought processes...including Frankenstein, whom it uses as a super-powered slave until he is freed by his butler and aide, William!
As Frankenstein plans his counter-attack, nosy reporter Ann Thrope is taken captive by the computer's men.
When Frankenstein attempts to invade the computer's base of operations, he's trapped.
With its' hq's location no longer a secret, the diabolical device prepares to move to a new base...
Doc Savage had the same idea decades earlier, resulting in his Crime College, where he performed brain surgery on criminals to achieve that result!
The end of the digital device's criminal career is from Dell's Frankenstein #3 (1966), written by Don Segall and illustrated by Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico.
Next Week:
The Return of Dracula the SuperHero!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Frankenstein the SuperHero "The Trap"

...so let's continue as Alfred...I mean William...deals with Vicki Vale...I mean Ann Thrope...before considering how to help The Batm...I mean Frankenstein...
Will Frankenstein get free and stop the Criminal Computer!
Will Ann Thrope escape...and file her scoop?
Tune in...TOMORROW!
Same Frank Time!
Same Frank Blog!
(One hint, the weirdest is yet to come!)
This odd, never-reprinted, combining of Superman and Batman tropes is from Dell's Frankenstein #3 (1966), written by Don Segall and illustrated by Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico.

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