It's 1975. On an island in the Philippines, at an abandoned church, an emaciated vampire feeds on the remains of an animal and is then killed by something more ferocious than it. Then, we go to the set of a low-budget monster movie on which actor Romy Verzosa is lamenting about being attacked by plant monsters rather than acting in Othello. Mr. Hauser, the director, is also the writer and an actor in the production and is interested in the female lead, Kandy, who is hired because of her Kung Fu abilties. Hauser gets a call from the producer of the movie studio in Manila, Mr. Goldman, who wants him to fly out to a remote island to meet a potential investor. As soon as he arrives he's met by the man, who takes him on a long journey through the jungle to an ancient looking mansion. Along the way they run into a terrified young girl and he explains there's a village nearby. Once they continue the girl continues to run in the other direction and is attacked and killed by what looks like one of Dracula's brides. And what of Dracula? He's the real reason that Hauser was contacted, which the director soon discovers.
But why him?
The first issue pf ETERNAL THIRST OF DRACULA has the same feel as one of those Eddie Romero BLOOD ISLAND movies, which I'm sure is entirely intentional (as the characters are making a movie about a killer plant man). Plus there are vampire gorillas that serve the Lord of the Undead. And they have wings. Vampire gorillas with wings! How can you beat that? All in all I was very entertained and look forward to the next issue. Highly recommended. <a href="https://www.americanmythology.net" target="_new">Check it out</a>.