Llanwelly Sir John Talbot’s wife dies in childbirth, with the child being
That same year Sir John’s father, Lawrence Milo Talbot, in werewolf
Another member of the Frankenstein clan, this one known as Dr. Matius
Llanwelly Birth of John and Lawrence Stewart Talbot, twins, to Sir
John Talbot and Cleva Creighton Tull (Sir John’s mistress, an actress
from California) in Llanwelly, Wales.
Painting of John Talbot Jr. found hanging in Talbot castle. As there are no portraits of Lawrence Stewart to be found, one must
conclude that Sir John favored one twin over the other.
Lawrence "Larry" Stewart Talbot
Living in the small town of Dwarves Bay, England, which bordered a large
forest full of supernatural manifestations--and was the home of several
camps of gypsies (likely many of the Kalderash tribe)--Arthur Lemming
accidentally scraped his leg on a branch of wolfsbane while strolling
through the woods one day, thus unwittingly triggering his family's
hereditary potential to develop lycanthropy.
Becoming a raging, bloodthirsty werewolf on the three nights of the full
moon each month, Lemming viciously stalked and murdered several
hapless fellow residents of Dwarves Bay who were unfortunate enough to
be out on those particular nights, thereby creating a panic in the town.
Before he realized that he was actually the bestial nocturnal murderer that
had his home town living in mortal terror, Lemming ended up slaying his
own beloved young daughter Miriam.
After being driven out of the town and into the surrounding forests, the
bestial Lemming wreaked havoc upon various gypsy tribes he came
across, and after discovering his curse and his culpability in his daughter's
savage murder, he went nearly insane with grief and guilt, wandering
aimlessly through the forests surrounding Dwarves Bay, and earning the
ire of the gypsy inhabitants of those woods. During this time, he was
reunited with his estranged wife Angela, only to end up slaying her too.
Eventually, he encountered a gypsy mystic who pretended to want to help
him end his curse, but out of revenge for slaughtering several of his tribe
members, the gypsy instead inflicted a second horrific curse upon
Lemming: the entrapment of his consciousness in the body of a cursed
mummy of Egyptian origin, which he discovered he could animate and
move about in. Trapped in the fetid body, and still suffering the curse of
his lycanthropy on the nights of the full moon (thus suggesting a
meta-genetic basis for the curse), Lemming went on a quest to the New
England area of America in an attempt to locate an Egyptian amulet that
would enable him to restore his consciousness to his human body.
Unfortunately, his real human body was taken over by an unscrupulous
dwarf named Throgmore via magickal techniques he picked up from a
tome owned by his master, who was a wizard that was killed by
Lemming eventually managed to catch up to Throgmore, cause the vile
dwarf's soul to vacate his real body, and restore his own consciousness to
it. However, his celebration was short-lived, as the atrocities committed by
Throgmore while inhabiting his body for a few weeks caused Lemming to
become the target of a vengeful father (believed to be of the Irons family,
who later produced armored hero John Henry Irons, as per the
conjecture of my esteemed colleague Prof. Henry Covert), and
he was stabbed to death while still in human form.
What happened to Lemming after that is unknown, as there has yet to be
reports of him returning from death, something that other lycanthropes--
including his fellow members of the Daninsky clan--have accomplished
on several occasions.
For the full story on Arthur Lemming, see the files of agents Al Milgrom and
Steve Skeates entitled "Curse of the Werewolf," collected under the
auspices of agent James Warren in his magazine Eerie, which were
indexed and analyzed in-depth by Prof. Nero here.
London Death of Baron Henry Frankenstein. The cause of his death
is unknown, though his granddaughter, Elsa Frankenstein, once stated
that it was because of his tampering with forces beyond his control, but
there is some speculation that he was slain by the renegade Dracula soul-
clone known as Dracula-Vladisla after being recruited by him to
construct another Monster.* Henry’s widow Elizabeth remains in
London. This year also marks the marriage of Baron Wolf Frankenstein
to Elsa Muller.
Based upon the research of vampire expert Zahir Blue, it may be surmised
Dracula-Mordante also arrives in London this year, and challenges
Sherlock Holmes and his ally Dr. John Watson to a deadly game of wits
after the Vampire Lord was apparently slighted by a statement Holmes
once made denying the reality of vampires. Dracula-Mordante--the one
properly belonging to this time period--lost the battle after Holmes tricked
him into entering the Crystal Pavillion, where he is reduced to ash by
sunlight reflected through its large array of reflective windows.***
* See Stephen Sommers' file VAN HELSING.
** The direct involvement of Dracula-Mordante in the creation of the
Marlowe Clone is the result of research conducted by Prof. Zahir Blue, later
extrapolated upon a bit by Prof. Nero.
*** See agents Bill DuBay's and Kevin Duane's file "The Singular Case of
the Anemic Heir," published in The Rook #10 by Warren Comics, reprinted
in Sherlock Holmes--A Study in Scarlet, published by Thorby Enterprises,
The above report, taken from the written records of Dr. John Watson,
appears to once again have fudged some of the facts by implying that this
was the first encounter between Holmes and Dracula, which isn't the case,
though this is the first time he encountered this particular soul-clone, so he
likely didn't recognize him at first. However, this published version of
Watson's report also incorrectly makes it appear that Holmes was unaware
of the existence of actual vampires, which certainly wasn't true, as he
encountered Dracula-Prime on two occasions prior to this, and possibly
another of his soul-clones, if a file compiled by Fred Saberhagen turns out
to be true.
China Lawrence Van Helsing and his son Leyland team up with eight
mighty martial artists--Hsi Ching, his six brothers and sister, Mei Kwei--to
fight Dracula-Kah and his minions.*
Vampire expert and researcher Zahir Blue has uncovered strong evidence
that the Seven Golden Vampires were of the Orlockian strain of vampirism,
which makes it clear that Dracula-Prime was hoping to use the Kah Clone
in one of his endeavors to gain control over segments of a vampiric strain
other than his own bloodline, i.e., the Varnaean strain (which is likely
related to the Dacian strain that Zahir has identified). See Zahir's research
blog entry/article, Upon the Classification of Vampires.
* See file entitled THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES (a.k.a.,
Europe Dracula-Denrom revives time and time again to terrorize and
feed, building up more energy for Dracula-Prime.
* See agent Sangster's report DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS. Below
* See the files "...And An Immortal Died," "Enter the Dead-Thing," and
"The Son of Dracula" compiled by agent Bill DuBay, and published by
Warren Comics in Eerie issue #'s 47-49, respectively.
It should be noted that it was never revealed in the last file how Dracula-
Mordante escaped from the clutches of his unnamed dhampir son, though it
later became clear he somehow did, and apparently remained in this time
period for good, surfacing again two years later--see entry for 1908 below.
Prof. Zahir Blue has since conducted some research suggesting Dracula-
Mordante was saved from his dhampir son by Countess Marya Zeleska, the
vampiric daughter of Dracula-Lejos, who was then in control of the
particular castle that the time-tossed Mordante Clone had traveled to. What
became of the vampirized Josephine and Elisabeth have yet to be
Soon after recovering from his near-fatal encounter with his vengeful
England Dracula-Denrom has his final battle with Lawrence Van
Helsing. Van Helsing triumphs and the Denrom clone is reduced to
ashes.A servant of Dracula's secretly bears away the ashes, along with
Lawrence Van Helsing soon dies of heart failure.*
* See prologue to Agent Sangster's report DRACULA A.D. 1972.
** See report The Modern Prometheus by Lovern Kindziersky.
Frankenstein, Germany Hjalmar Poelzig and his followers retrieve the
female monster known as the Bride of Frankenstein from the rubble of
the late Henry Frankenstein's laboratory, and smuggle it out of the
London Countess Elizabeth Bathory hunts the surviving members of the
party that temporarily destroyed Dracula-Prime in 1887, then runs afoul of
the benevolent soul-clone Dracula-Vlad, whom she also attempts to
destroy. In a final confrontation, Dracula-Vlad (whom Bathory secretly
realized was not truly Dracula-Prime) destroys Bathory. Prior to the final
fight between Vlad and Bathory, many members of the party are forced to
fake their own deaths, to avoid further persecution by the Countess.**
* Information derived from the file The Devil's Brood by David Jacobs.
Transylvania Dracula-Prime reanimates and enters the Latos soul
-clone, sending him out under the name Count Lajos Czuczron, to join
the Balkan allies against the Turks.
Shortly after this, Dracula-Prime renews his interest in gaining a foothold
in Asia, this time on the island nation of Japan, when he encounters a
Japanese scholar and teacher named Shiro Kishida, who is
investigating the Vampire Lord's legend. Dracula-Prime vampirizes
Kishida, thus creating the soul-clone Dracula-Kishida, and sends him
back to his native Japan in order to create a power base for the Varnaean
strain of vampirism to which Dracula-Prime belonged. The Kishida
Clone proves to be quite savage but proficient, as he's a particularly
sadistic master of deception. He is unable to utilize Dracula-Prime's
shape-shifting or animal-and-weather-controlling abilities, and for reasons
unknown his eyes will flare gold rather than red when he's angered.
Shortly after this, Dracula-Prime encounters an English aristocrat
named John Falsworth, who travels to Transylvania in an attempt to
locate and gain control over the Vampire Lord. Dracula turns the tables
on him, however, transforming Falsworth into a vampire and sends him
back to his native England to wreak havoc there however he could.
Falsworth took on the identity of "Baron Blood," and upon returning to
England, he not only sides with Germany during World War I, he ends
up clashing with his older brother James, who is secretly the first
costumed patriotic soldier who to call himself Union Jack. Driven off by
his brother after being wounded with a silver blade, Baron Blood goes
into hiding to study the occult and develop his vampiric abilities further.
He would turn up again during World War II, where he sides with the Axis
powers. Nazi scientists perform experiments on him in order to attempt to
duplicate the process by which Dracula-Prime enables himself to move
about in sunlight, albeit in a weakened state, when he has absorbed
enough power through the Star Stone ring and specifically focused it
towards that purpose. The procedure is successful, though at the cost
of Baron Blood losing the shape-shifting power typical of a Varnaean
vampire. Nevertheless, Blood somehow gains the ability to levitate
and fly without transforming into a bat, which is an ability typically
exhibited by vampires of the 'Airskimmer' sub-strain of the Aurelius
bloodline of demonic vampire,* descended from the primordial
Turok-han, but not by most Varnaean vampires (including
During the second World War, Baron Blood battles the original
Captain America and a team of fellow 'super-soldiers' he would
occasionally lead into battle for a few missions on behalf of the Allies, who
were sometimes code-named "the Invaders" or the "All-Star Squadron,"
depending on the mission and who was commanding it. He also manages
to permanently cripple his older brother James when the latter resumes
his Union Jack identity to battle him. He sometimes works alongside a
team of Axis 'super-agents' who were alternately code-named
"Super-Axis" or "Axis Amerika" by the Axis forces.**
He is eventually slain when the aquatic hero Namor the Sub-Mariner
thrusts a silver blade through his heart. Baron Blood would be awakened
again by Dracula-Prime three and a half decades later.
Vasaria, Vasaria Ludwig Frankenstein, having recently obtained his
degree in studies of the mind, opens a new practice in the country and
village both called Vasaria, located somewhere near the border of
Switzerland and Bavaria. Ludwig brings his young daughter Elsa with
him. She quickly learns to love her new home.
Dr. Franz Frankenstein, the heavily egotistical younger brother of Dr.
Vincent Frankenstein, decided to try and emulate his family's infamous
legacy by creating a monster of his own after acquiring a copy of Henry
Frankenstein's journal, The Secrets of Life And Death. With the aid of
his servant, a hunchback named Eliot (who suffered a deformity similar to
that of Henry Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant, Fritz), the scientist
created his own man-made monster. Upon bringing the Monster to life
using Henry Frankenstein's methods, Franz Frankenstein hypnotized
the Creature to serve his will after he briefly escaped from the scientist's
laboratory and proved himself highly dangerous after killing two children
he encountered in the woods who had thrown rocks at him after the
Monster startled them with his appearance.
Managing to illegally travel to America a few months later after bribing a
farmer named Hobbs, Frankenstein and Eliot sequester the Monster
there with them so he could gain fame and fortune by presenting his
creation to a major international scientific convention being held in New
York City, which would feature lectures by many scientists who researched
the effects of electrical stimulation on living beings. However, the mission
takes a disastrous turn when Eliot accidentally releases the Monster from
the hypnotic trance that kept him in a harmless state, and the Creature
went on a destructive rampage that resulted in him being chased onto an
ocean liner departing from the city's harbor. During an altercation with
crewmen on board the vessel, the Monster accidentally caused a fire that
apparently consumed him along with the rest of the ship, but Franz
Frankenstein and Eliot--who had pursued the Monster aboard the
ocean liner in an attempt to retrieve him--evidently managed to escape
* Much of this info is thanks to the research conducted by vampire expert
** See agent Roy Thomas' file "The Blackout Murders of Baron Blood!,"
published in The Invaders #7 by Marvels Comics. Some of the info in that
story was embellished for disinformation and entertainment purposes,
including the exaggeration of the power levels of the Sub-Mariner and the
synthetic "Human Torch" agent.
*** See Don Segall's file Frankenstein [#1], published by Dell Comics,
which is not to be confused with other files of the same name. The version
of the file that Segall wrote up for publication by Dell changed certain
details around in an attempt to make it appear to be an "adaptation" of the
file of the same name that was turned into a famous 1932 film by Universal
Studios. One of these changes was re-naming Dr. Frankenstein's
hunchback servant Eliot as "Fritz," which was the name of Henry
Frankenstein's own hunchbacked assistant and lackey in the Universal file.
Birth of Peter Frederick Frankenstein to Baron Wolf and Elsa
Birth of Heinrich Wolfstein to Count Imre Wolfstein and Christina
Transylvania Dracula-Latos returns to Transylvania and, in the guise of
a military officer named 'General Targo,' who has again taken up Vlad
"The Impaler" Tepes' ghastly practice of impaling enemies, in this case
German soldiers imprisoned in a P.O.W. camp. There he encounters a
young adventurer named Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr., who was sent
there as one of a small group of secret agents to investigate the raid on
Just prior to his enslavement of Andreas, Dracula-Lejos encounters a
Frankenstein, Germany Baron Wolf Frankenstein, his wife Elsa, and
their young son Peter Frederick move to their ancestral estate, Castle
Frankenstein, much to the fear of the villagers.
The Baron soon makes the acquaintance of his father's assistant, Ygor.*
Ygor had been hiding Henry Frankenstein’s Monster all these years,
Wolf is caught in his endeavors by Inspector Krogh, who as a boy had
** Ygor was planning to deliver the fully charged creature to his dark sire,