A symphony of shadows…a symphony of shudders. Beyond the Carpathian Moutnains, in the land called Transylvania, there lived a monster that preyed on men and fed on their blood. It crossed the sea on day, driven by a greater need than the bloodlust, to seek out a woman of great beauty and great power. Featuring the comic adaptation of F. W. Murnau s classic film of life and undeath. Issue 1 of 2. This first issue of the expressionistic classic that was released as a German film in the 1920 s, it was notable for being the first incarnation of a filmed version of Dracula although the names were changed to avoid a lawsuit with the Stoker estate. However, the estate sued and all prints were ordered destroyed. Fortunately, some of the prints stayed available to allow the classic to come to light.