I really love this graphic novel adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula by comic artist Fernando Fernandez. Originally created for the Spanish version of Creepy magazine in 1982, then printed as a hardcover graphic novel in the U.S. two years later (the softcover reprint scanned below is from 2005), the artwork is simply magnificent. Almost any frame could be blown up and mounted to the wall. And although it's been a long time since I've read the original novel, this comic seems fairly faithful to that text, including details that are often omitted in other adaptations, such as the scene where Dracula delivers a whimpering infant to the women vampires.
I'm not sure how I managed to miss this when it was first published back in 1984, but I can tell you that if I had found it the first time around, I would have had to keep it somewhere safe, out of the eyes of prying parents, because of some partial nudity. (This is, after all, a graphic novel.)
Click on any of the scans below to enlarge.
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