Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Son Of Dracula!
The memorable Atlas-Seaboard comics company was a flash in the pan, but an exceedingly bright flash. They came forth with comics in nearly all genres and horror was no exception. Attempting to steal a bit of Marvel's glamour, the powers at Atlas thought a comic which brought Dracula into the modern world was a grand idea, but since Marvel already had a very successful one of those, they decided to give Dracula a son and let him serve. Featuring delicious art by the expressive Frank Thorne, the book (technically titled Fright) had one single issue.
Here is one of Thorne's early attempts at a cover for the comic, showcasing his ability to capture motion in frozen frame.
And here is the art for the original cover, more dramatically posed with all eyes directed to the lovely damsels naked neck. Too bad there weren't more of these.