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Tomb of Dracula #12: in which Blade is utterly uncool

July 22nd, 2005 (05:37 pm)

I'll be doing a scans_daily post about TOMB OF DRACULA at some point fairly soon. Great horror comic, if you've never read it. It's also where Marv Wolfman introduced Blade, the vampire hunter seen recently in three produced and two watchable films starring Wesley Snipes.

Blade is, of course, a deeply cool bad-ass.

But this is the seventies, and "deeply cool" is relative.

Yes, it's the seventies.  Why do you ask?

Let's just take a moment to appreciate Blade's home decor.

The man has a bed hanging, by chains, from the ceiling. *In his living room.* Note also the fur comforter, which appears to somehow overlap with the coffee table in the vicinity of Blade's right leg.

Alternatively, that's a sofa, and the chains securing it to the ceiling are designed to prevent it from moving around too much during earthquakes.

Moving on, let's meet Blade's lady:

Hey, nice tablecloth!

No. No, I do not like. I don't care if it *is* the seventies. Change out of your sleeveless bathrobe and get the flowers out of your hair.

Blade's reaction, though, is somewhat different. And it torpedoes any bit of cool he might have had:

How about some Colt .45?

I'm reminded of Xander's line in "Innocence:" "I only need two minutes. -- Forget I said that."


Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)

I can't help noticing she's kind of... um... uneven. In the Lara Croft sense of the word.

Posted by: riah_chan (riah_chan)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)

Yeah... one looks about DD and the other C+.

Posted by: Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*. (thete1)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
Nighthawk: Eye

But, David! He's a BLACK hero. The chains are NECESSARY to represent liberal guilt woeful ignorance THE STRUGGLE.

Posted by: i'm a pirate! arr! (badficwriter)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)

There's a KITTY on the table. That can't possibly be his place. Gotta be hers. Why would she be still getting ready at his place?

As I recall, Blade spent most of his time running around everywhere.

God, I miss Hannibal King. He was the first comic book character I had a crush on.

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