Monday, November 24, 2008

Gothic Nights (1995)

Recently, Kitty LeClaw, the dark mistress of the horror blogosphere, gave us an an excellent posting on SPLATTER #1, an anthology comic that featured what appears to be an early installment of Tim Vigil's GOTHIC NIGHTS, here titled "The Countess." The story follows the doomed romance between Tanya, a truly demonic vampire woman, and her werewolf lover, Anton, who falls victim to bloodthirsty mob. Mourning the loss of her lover, Tanya turns to Dr. Frankenstein for help.




The above graphic comes from SPLATTER, but notice how Vigil revised these frames when he later published the story in the two issues of GOTHIC NIGHTS.





These issues are favorites of mine, as they give us what is essentially a Universal/Hammer story hopped up on a cocktail of steroids and Viagra.



At some point, the story was available as a graphic novel, but I've only been able to track down the individual issues of the comic book. Below, I've scanned the striking cover art, and apparently, Broken Halo still sells copies. Trust me, these are well worth seeking out.



4 comments:

Kitty LeClaw said...

Great post!! The artwork in both of these is fantastic, but methinks I prefer the original - feels a little more visceral to me. Although the revision did provide us with a rare, weiner shot... And I love the laboratory accoutrements!

Karswell said...

Vigil loves drawing weiners. Practically everything he ever did is chock full of them.

The Headless Werewolf said...

The lab shot actually happens later (in the second issue, to be precise). The weiner should remind us that even werewolves have their share of soft spots . . .

Frederick said...

Wolfman's got nards!