Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Hellmouth: Dell/Gold Key, Night 1: Well, you caught her, now what are you gonna do with her, Drac?

Welcome to October, which means a new monthly feature as well as this here blog's traditional Octember Countdown to Halloween! Each and every day, at least one Halloween-flavored (mmmm!) post spotlighting comics most scary and spooky denizens (and I'm not just talkin' about Wonder Woman on a bad hair day!) There will be periodic pumpkin-scented editions of our regular features like Ten of a Kind, Today in Comics History and 365 Days of DC House Ads, as well as the Octabulous daily feature at the precise stroke of midnight, Hellmouth: Dell/Gold Key, casting a bloodshot eye on the monster, horror, and Halloweeny covers of the world's greatest comic book company based in Poughkeepsie, New York! What better way to kick off our Countdown to Halloween than with the Monster with the Mostest, the Terror with the Teeth, that Vampire You Desire...Dracula!

Cover of Dracula #1 (Dell, October-November 1962), painted cover by L. B. Cole or Vic Prezio (?)

And don't forget, just like last year and the year before, this blog is a part of the spookily massive (or is that massively spooky?) ring of Halloween-featurin' blogs over at Jolly John Rozum's Countdown to Halloween, where you'll find a veritable graveyard of links to online ghoulies and ghosties at dozens of blogs all month long. And remember...we all get candy at the end! WHEEEE! If April is the cruelest month, then October surely is the best. And scariest. Join us here and don't miss a minute of the blood-curdling, candy-appled fun! Boo!


Michael Jones said...

Looking forward to this with great anticipation...

Blam said...

It looks as though the Count's interior decorator one-upped you, Bully. You got three posts up on Oct. 1st, but that bed is a four-poster.