Real Name: Count Dracula
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Affiliations: Fleeta (sidekick)
Known Relatives: Unspecified ancestors
Aliases: Al.U Card
Base of Operations: Abandoned radar station, U.S.A.; formerly Transylvania
First Appearance: Dracula #2 (Dell Comics, 1966)
Powers/Abilities: Able to control bats, turn into a bat and possesses ultrasonic hearing
History: Seeking to redeem his family's image, the modern-day Count Dracula was working on a serum derived from vampire bats to cure brain damage. After accidentally ingesting some of his serum in his wine he gained the power to turn into a bat, control bats and recieves ultrasonic hearing. Realizing that he couldn't do his experiments any more, he decided to help humanity by fighting crime, building up his body, and wearing a bat-like suit. Once Communists took over his castle the Count moved to the U.S, and took over an abandoned radar site as his secret hide out. He also adopted the secret identity of Al U. Card. He has a female sidekick named Fleeta.
Comments: Dell launched the Dracula superhero in 1966 with Dracula #2 (there was an unrelated one shot with that name in 1964). The series was never popular, and it was discontinued after #5 in 1967. In 1972 issues 2-4 were reprinted as #6-8.
Thanks to Jonathan L. Wright for much of the above information.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Dracula, Bram Stoker's
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