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Next (above), we have The DRACULA FILES, reprinting all 15 episodes from SCREAM!, a short-lived comic from toward the mid-'80s, as well as a couple of stories from the 1986 Holiday Special and the covers that featured ol' Drac. Some moody ERIC BRADBURY art in this one, so if you're a fan of vampire stories and Eric's artwork, then this is the one for you. Strangely, one story departs from a well-known aspect of vampire lore, though it is adhered to in an earlier tale. Writer and editor slipped up there, methinks.
Mind now, I'm not presenting these books in order of preference, I'm just showing them as I pick them up from a pile, and the next and last one for the moment is MARNEY The FOX, which featured in Buster from between 1974 and '76. This volume contains every episode and is a cracking read, with great art by JOHN STOKES, and stories by SCOTT GOODALL that will tug at your heartstrings. You may wonder how a young fox can have such a good 'vocabulary' and know the names of things he's never seen or experienced before, but it's a necessary expediency in order to carry the story forward, so overlook my pedant's observation.
Anyway, hopefully there's something there that you like the look of and want to add to your collection. If you already have any of these publications or remember reading the strips back in the day, feel free to share your thoughts about them in the comments section.