Nov 06

D. UGG-las Adams eat yr heart out

Do You See + FT/4 comments • 943 views

A rare tick in the ‘comics’ category for me as I am reminded to share with Freakytrigger readers a great GURLS COMIC EXPERIENCE of my youth that remains with me to this very day. A very small Sarah on visits to her grandma and grandad would usually disappear from the living room full of grown-ups drinking tea from ‘best’ china mugs into the spare room where there were a stash of 50s-60s girls annuals with names like Tammy, Bunty, Jacksy etc etc.

Anyway the story that sticks with me is of a BRAVE NOBLE etc etc skoolgirl who moves to a new village… in TRANSYLVANIA gasp! Ever so tragically this village is plagued by the MYSTERIOUS DEATHS of local peasants who are all under the treatment of the strange Dr. Ula! Can you guess wot is coming readers?? Eventually all the yokels have turned against Dr. Ula, but before they can storm his surgery-cum-spooky-castle, a lurching servant accounces the good doctor is DEAD! As the village parties, only the brave noble etc skoolgirl feels sorry for poor lonely doctor, who never did go make any friends in the village at all. Clutching some posies, she takes a chum along to visit his grave.

“You’re right, I suppose it is a shame Aleister died”, says the friend.

“Aleister?”, says noble skoolgirl?

“Yes – didn’t you know his first name?”, chuckles the inappropriately amused chumling.

Noble skoolgirl looks down, and sees the grave spell out the name of the ‘deceased’… and what could it be??

Dr. A. C. ULA!!

cue AGHAST CLOSE UP on skoolgirl’s face! COULD IT BE???? Gasp! Choke!!

That was probably my favourite comic EVER and 10000xboos to Neil Gaiman (I don’t need to make the obvious un-pc and ever so slightly h0m0ph0bic pun on his last name here do I? Good).


  1. 1

    do you ‘C’?

  2. 2
    Pete Baran on 29 Nov 2006 #

    I hope he was buried near Friar A.N. Kenstein.

  3. 3
    Admin on 29 Nov 2006 #

    I think it’s Dracula 1972 that features a character called Johnny Alucard, and ISTR Ed Wood (at least in the on-screen bio) pitching a film called Dr Acula

  4. 4
    DV on 30 Nov 2006 #

    It’s “Dracula 1972 AD” – the AD making it super exciting, like 2000 AD. Or maybe “Dracula AD 1972”. But oddly, Johnny Alucard is just some vampire groupie rather than the good count himself.

    this kind of thing goes all the way back to Sheridan Le Fanu’s top lesbo vampire story “Carmilla”, in which the evil but saucy vampire can only change her names to unconvincing anagrams of Carmilla.

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