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C2E2 | Marvel signals The Death of Dracula

Dracula, in happier times

Dracula, in happier times

In its presentation Thursday at the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2, Marvel seems to have all but confirmed an “X-Men vs. vampires” storyline with the announcement of The Death of Dracula.

In its extensive overview of the summit, IGN.com reports that Arune Singh, the publisher’s manager of sales and communications, said the demise of Marvel’s lord of the vampires isn’t simply a throwaway story or an attempt to draw in horror fans.

“One of the biggest changes in the Marvel Universe in years starts here,” Singh is quoted as saying. It’s unclear from the report whether The Death of Dracula will be a one-shot, a miniseries or a banner for a crossover. Presumably, more details will be revealed this weekend in Chicago.

Dracula, who made his Marvel Universe debut in 1972, most recently appeared in the Hugo Award-nominated “Vampire State” story arc of the now-canceled Captain Britain and MI13. He was shown seemingly being destroyed at the end of the storyline, dispatched by an Excalibur-wielding Faiza Hussain.

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I know Dracula is a bit passe’ now, but I dug the old Dracula series. I recently bought out of the 25 cents bin the issue with Silver Surfer, thinking..how silly and bad it would be. THEY PULLED IT OFF though. Silver Surfer in Dracula worked. So…here’s to you VLAD!

Soooo they’re repeating the Captain Britain story?

I was about to say that I was pretty sure Marvel had played the “Death of Dracula” card before, but whatever.

Finally, a comics event with some teeth.

“Dracula hasn’t died before, has he?” – clueless comic book fan

He’s friggin Dracula. He always comes back. Just ask Buffy. Besides, Marvel really needs to use a vampire to show those TWILIGHT fans what really makes them cool.

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