Conrad Van Helsing marries Ruth Parrish Krogh, one of the lovely
Helen Rossi, a descendent of Vlad Tepes, begins her travels through
Istanbul alongside a man named Paul, the former student of her late
father, Prof. Bartholomew Rossi. This leads them on a dangerous cat
and mouse chase throughout Eastern Europe with a vampiric lackey of an
as yet unidentified soul-clone of Dracula who was posing as a librarian,
after they discover that this librarian abducted Prof. Rossi when his
scholarly studies came too close to revealing the secret location of
Dracula's tomb, which this particular soul-clone was now apparently
utilizing. They ultimately trace the tomb of this Dracula soul-clone to a
monastery called Sveti Georgi, which is located in Bulgaria. There they
do not find the Vampire Lord, but they do find the now vampirized
Bartholomew Rossi, whom they are forced to slay, but not before he
reveals that this particular Dracula soul-clone is also a scholar who has a
secret library (this fact goes a long way towards explaining why this
particular man was turned into a soul-clone, presumably by Dracula-
Prime). Helen and Paul then move to the United States together, get
married, and have a daughter whose name has yet to be revealed.*
* See Elizabeth Kostova's report The Historian.
Mexico El Santo (a.k.a., the Saint, a.k.a., Samson), the latest in a long
family tradition of silver-masked heroes, thwarts the plans of
Dracula-Delgado’s Mexican Vampire Women.*
The birth of Vanessa Van Helsing to Kurt and Anna Van Helsing.
* See file SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN (a.k.a., SANTO CONTRA
The family was given the surname of Munster (in a bit of wry humor on
Other occasional reformed or harmless monsters of various sorts were
Transylvania Agents from the criminal organization known as
T.H.R.U.S.H stage an operation in Castle Dracula. They are foiled in their
plans by L.O.A.D. agent Forest J. Ackerman, Zoltan Dracula, and two
agents from the spy agency known as U.N.C.L.E.
Our first report of this event came from Agent Ackerman himself. Later it
Click here to read JAIME'S STORY at James Sherrard's THE BIONIC
Further, see Ray Austin and Michael Sloan's file THE RETURN OF
Later this year, the second bio-synthetic Frankenstein Monster created
by the Ummoans and sequestered in suspended animation in the Arctic
(see entry for 1795), was finally activated (it probably wasn't a coincidence
that this activation occurred at around the same time Frank Stone was
reactivated from his own suspended animation, as this was the time when
the Ummoans were launching a covert attempt to take over the Earth****).
The Frankendroid 2, unlike the Frankendroid 1 (a.k.a., Frank Stone),
was fully under the control of the Ummoans' destructive programming,
and the deadly synthoid hitched a rid on a scientific freighter back to
America. Upon arriving, the Synthoid Monster ended up battling the
team of posthuman misfits known as the "Legion of the Strange," who
ultimately destroyed the Frankendroid 2 for good.*****
***** See Roy Thomas' file "The Mark of the Monster!", published in X-Men
Vol. 1 #40 by Marvels Comics. The depiction of events in this story was
heavily fictionalized, with the Legion of the Strange replaced by the
fictitious team of mutant super-heroes called the X-Men, whose series
Marvels based on collected reports of the actual exploits of the Legion of
the Strange, much as DC Comics based their fictitious team of strange
super-heroes called the Doom Patrol upon. Other details, such as the
power levels of the Frankendroid 1, were also exaggerated.
Nevertheless, this report may have given us our only hint to date of the
actual appearance of the Ummoans, and what their dying homeworld, are
like. It's believed their homeworld was rapidly loosing all available
resources due to the growing instability of the binary star system it existed
within, and they lacked the resources to find an uninhabited planet to
terra-form to their needs, something the fascistic worldwide governmental
body ruling that world was loathe to consider anyway; to the Ummoan
governing body, it was far more expedient to simply take over a nearby,
resource-rich world whose inhabitants were technologically inferior, which
they deemed Earth to be.
Death of Kurt and Anna Van Helsing. Their remains are found in a plane
wreck along with their very frightened daughters by Kurt’s brother Conrad
Van Helsing. Puncture marks are found on the necks of the two corpses.
Birth of Michael "Mike" Nero (a.k.a., Beowolf), a mentor of the Monster
**** The ruling council of the fascist planet Ummo has been displaying an
* See agents Roy Thomas' and Marv Wolfman's series of files entitled The
Mexico El Santo defeats the plans of Dr. Freda Frankenstein (the
daughter of Dr. Irving Frankenstein) and her assistant, Dr. Yanco.
Freda constructed and brought to life a man-made monster composed of
* See Miguel M. Delgados' file SANTO VS. FRANKENSTEIN’S
Victoria Von Frankenstein, who said the original version of the serum was
** See agent Alan Gibson’s report THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA.
Doug Moench's file "The Frankenstein Monster Meets Werewolf By Night!",
** Agent Marv Wolfman collected many records of Dracula-Prime's
exploits during the 1970s, and they were published in The Tomb of Dracula
series #'s 1-70, as well as the spin-offs Giant-Size Chillers #1/Giant-Size
Dracula #'s 2-4, by Marvels Comics.
The Vampire Lord also inadvertently crossed paths with Peter Parker, the
original Spider-Man, during an incident on an ocean vessel, and this report,
entitled, "Ship of Fiends!" was chronicled by Len Wein in Giant-Size
His 1970s conflict with Jack Russell, the "Werewolf by Night," was
recorded in a 2-part file entitled "Enter: Werewolf By Night!," both of
which were collected by Marv Wolfman, the first of which was published in
The Tomb of Dracula Vol. 1 #18, the second of which appeared in
Werewolf By Night #15, both by Marvels Comics.
His initial battle with the supreme sorcerer Dr. Strange was chronicled in a
2-part file entitled, "The Tomb of Dr. Strange," the first of which was
recorded by Marv Wolfman in The Tomb of Dracula Vol. 1 #44, with the
second part recorded by Steve Englehart in Dr. Strange Vol. 2 #14, both
published by Marvels Comics.
Additionally, many of Dracula-Prime's exploits throughout the centuries
were recorded in the magazine Dracula Lives, and these series were
followed by a second magazine version of The Tomb of Dracula, where
more of his exploits were recorded by different chroniclers working for
These files have since been reprinted in the various volumes of Marvels'
Essential Tomb of Dracula series.
Mexico El Santo and Blue Demon foil the plot of 113-year-old Dr. Irwin
Frankenstein, who has been transplanting the brains of women into the
skulls of other women, and vice versa. The operations fail, but instead of
disposing of the bodies secretly, Frankenstein reanimates them and
sends them out into the street.
Thank God for El Santo and Blue Demon, who thankfully both arrived to
thwart the evil scientist's plan.*
New York City Prof. Damien Harmon and Cameron Sanchez are visited
Harmon also develops a form of synthetic blood, which the Latos clone
Vlad Tepes himself might be the host of a force dating back to before the