Friday, December 19, 2008

Reprint This! I... Vampire!

Given the success Marvel has had with its Tomb of Dracula reprints, I'm shocked that DC hasn't seen fit to reprint this fine series from the early 80s. Created by J.M. DeMatteis and Tom Sutton, I... Vampire ran as an ongoing series in the pages of House of Mystery during that title's final days. The story follows Andrew Bennett and his quest to right past wrongs by tracking down his former lover and her band of vampires. There's a nice little dash of Gothic romance thrown into the mix, and everything is smaller in scale than we've seen in Tomb of Dracula. It's a very engaging tale and many mature themes are touched upon. The always great Tom Sutton is really in his element here, and Mike Kaluta provided some fine covers. I'm not sure if there are enough pages here for a Showcase Presents volume, but one way or the other, DC has got to get this back on the shelves.


The Fortress Keeper said...

Andrew Bennett reappeared in that meta-Doctor 13 series last year, but I would definitely like to see that series back in print somewhere, somehow.

You can't get enough Tom Sutton in my book!

aaronking said...

As a child of the '80s, this was one of the first comics that I saw that was meant to be scary. And to the young me, it was definitely scary.

Anonymous said...

That takes me back, and yes, I would like to see a reprint.

ollieno said...

De matteis has written many stories about vampire, at DC and MArvel .. way before it became Hype ;) (and in more interesting ways)

Blood, a tale was good.; but I prefer (over I ... vampire) the not so loony "Greenberg the vampire" in bizarre adventures and others magazines at the time..and the GN in 86.
(Leialoha did the stories in bizarre adv, Mark Badger did the GN)