Comic Book Cats, number 102: Dracula #8, drawn by José Beá and written by Luis Vigil, published by New English Library in December 1972.
Dracula was a horror-fantasy anthology series that ran for 12 issues in early 1970. It featured work by a number of Spanish creators, translated to English by editor Lawrence James. Among the artists whose work was presented in Dracula was José Beá, who also drew a number of stories for Warren (he was previously spotlighted in a Daily Comic Book Coffee entry).
“The Cat” features Sir Leo house-sitting for his friend Mehitabel. Also living in the house is Mehitabel’s cat Jolyon. Leo discovers that Jolyon is both telepathic and eeeeevil. The cat tries to use his mental powers to get Leo to kill Mehitabel. Instead, Leo shoots Jolyon. At the end of the story, another cat informs us that ALL felines are telepathic; it’s just that most of them are perfectly content to be pampered pets.
Beá does a fantastically eerie job with this little vignette. He renders some unsettling, nightmarish, hallucinogenic sequences. For more of Beá’s work from the Dracula anthology, check out the blog Seduction of the Innocent…
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Comic Book Cats, number 102: Dracula #8, drawn by José Beá and written by Luis Vigil, published by New English Library in December 1972. Dracula was a horror-fantasy anthology series that ran for 12 issues in early 1970. It featured work by a number of Spanish creators, translated to English...