LILITH

Real Name: Lilith (uses the surname Drake purely for legal reasons - see comments)

Identity/Class: human vampire (atypical);

Legal Status: Lilith has obtained American citizenship with the help of forged documents

Occupation: Eternal Nemesis to Dracula; Adventurer; government agent

Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit (Abominable Snowman, Bradley Beemer, Brother Voodoo, Clone of Frankenstein, Glob (Timms), Gorilla Man, Groot, Hellstorm, It the Living Colossus, Living Mummy, Joshua Pryce, Clay Quartermain, Sasquatch, Vampire by Night; Warwolf, Zombie (John Doe), many others)

Affiliations: Armand, Viktor (and possibly Karl) Benzel, Horace Milton Biggotty V, Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm), Colossus (Peter Rasputin), Anton Florescu, Martin Gold, Noelle, Gretchin, T. J. Novello, Angel O'Hara, Audra Pennington, Kitty Pryde, Charles Seward, Tamsin, Zombie (Simon Garth)

Enemies: Ace, John Blaze, Dracula, Duff, Della Fiorella, Quincy Harker, Damien Hellstorm; Walter Kallen, Frances Ketch, Hannibal King, Hellphyr?, Tom MacDonald, Maltz, Merlin; Nobody Anybody Knows, Martin O'Hara, Roger McGuire, Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton), Charles Seward, "sex crime killer," Siegfried, Spider-Man, Storm (Ororo Munroe), Jacob Weisenthal, Zombie;
    various unidentified leaders of vampire clans

Known Relatives: Dracula (father), Zofia (mother, deceased);
    Vlad Dracul (Vlad the Elder, paternal grandfather, deceased);
    Mircea, Radu the Handsome (paternal uncles, deceased);
    Vlad Tepulus (half-brother, deceased), Janus (half-brother)
    Frank Drake (descendent of Dracula by Vlad Tepulus);
    Maria (father's second wife, deceased).
Domini (father's third wife)

Aliases: Lily Drake, Lilith Drake, Angel O'Hara (while possessing her body), Queen of the Undead

Place of Birth: Castle Dracula (original), Wallachia, Transylvania, Hungaria

Base of Operations: Area 13, Pine Barrens, New Jersey;
    formerly Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York;
    formerly Transylvania;
    formerly a scientific research facility on the English countryside;
    formerly the British Isles;

First Appearance: Giant-Size Chillers I#1 (June, 1974)

Powers/Abilities: Lilith has all of the standard powers of a vampire, to a higher degree than most, but was unencumbered by most of the standard limitations. She has enhanced human strength (able to life @ 1100 pounds). She can mesmerize and control others by catching their gaze for three seconds, though beings with sufficiently strong wills can resist her to some degree. In addition, she has a much harder time trying to maintain control over a group of people. She can transform partially or fully into a bat or mist, she can control the weather, and she can command animals such as rats, mice, bats, wolves, and dogs.

    Lilith is immune to sunlight and does not fall into a coma-like trance during daytime hours, and she is not dependent upon sleeping on her native soil. She is not affected be religious talismans and can even wield them herself against other vampires. She is immune to garlic. She heals almost instantly from wounds, and she cannot even be killed by dismemberment. She can be killed by a wooden stake through the heart or the Montesi formula, but as long as Dracula exists, her spirit will return. Her spirit can enter the form of an innocent woman who hates her own father, and she can transform that body into a duplicate of her own. Lilith can also regain her own body through an elaborate mystical ritual.

    Though Lilith is not dependent upon ingesting human blood to survive, she does savor its taste. By biting a person on the neck and depositing an enzyme in their system, she makes her victim highly susceptible to her commands. The victim also develops a perverse erotic fixation on Lilith. In addition, if that person dies, they would rise again in three days as a vampire, though such vampires would have the conventional vampiric powers and limitations. Not all of those bitten in such fashion would be reborn as vampires, but the conditions of such transformations are uncertain.

    Lilith possesses a virtually all-consuming desire to see her father dead, but she is unable to cause his death directly. Though she can physically strike him, she would be unable to plunge a stake through his chest. In addition, as long as Dracula exists, so, too, does Lilith. If Dracula is destroyed, Lilith could meet her own death, but her spirit would return as soon as Dracula were resurrected.

Height: 6'                        Weight: 125 lbs.                       Eyes: Red                       Hair: Black  

History:
    (Tomb of Dracula II#3/2 (fb) - BTS) - Sometime between 1451 and 1456, Vlad Dracula was forced by his father Vlad the Elder into an arranged marriage with a Hungarian noblewoman, Zofia.

(Tomb of Dracula I#60 (fb) - BTS) - Dracula invited Zofia on a horseback ride through the Borgo pass towards their castle, but then slapped her to the ground, telling her how much he despised her. Back in the castle, Dracula locked Zofia in the closet while he forced himself on a servant woman. When the servant woman resisted, Dracula slew her with a knife.

(Giant-Size Chillers I#1 (fb)) - Born to Vlad Dracula and Zofia, both Lilith and her mother were despised by Dracula.

(Tomb of Dracula II#5 (fb)) - Dracula physically forced Zofia to bring the infant Lilith out on his balcony so she could see why he was known as Vlad the Impaler.

(Tomb of Dracula II#5 (fb)/Giant-Size Chillers I#1 (fb)) - A year after Dracula and Zofia's wedding, Dracula's had fulfilled his familiar obligation to the arranged marriage, and he was free to rid himself of the woman he so despised (see comments). Dracula battered Zofia, stripped her of her royal standing, and gave her a single night to leave the Castle with her belongings, and with Lilith. Dracula intended for Zofia to live out her days as a penniless peasant.
    Having no place else to go, Zofia fled to a nearby Gypsy camp and sought out the wizened elder, Gretchin. In exchange for Zofia's remaining gold pieces, Gretchin promised to care for Lilith as long as she lived. In defiance of Dracula's intent, Zofia then plunged a dagger through her heart.

    Years later, after Dracula had become a vampire, he slew Arni, the son of Gretchin, in a savage assault on the gypsies. In retaliation, Gretchin used a magical spell to transform Lilith into an adult vampire, but without fear of the sun or crucifix. Gretchin deemed it Lilith's destiny to haunt her father throughout Eternity, to thwart his plans and to be an everpresent gadfly, reminding him always of the horror of his deeds. Furthermore, should Lilith ever die, it was pre-arranged that she would be reborn in the body of another woman who hated her father, for as long as Dracula's unlife continued.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#18) - Lilith at first attacked humans for blood indiscriminately, driven by the vampire's animalistic lusts. Eventually she learned to control her bloodlust to a large degree, and chose usually to attack only those humans whom she believed were evil enough to deserve such a fate.

(Tomb of Dracula I#60 (fb))- During the 20th Century, Lilith interrupted an attempt by Dracula to feed on a woman in Paris by taking her herself. Lilith vowed that from that point on, she would feed on her father's victims before he would be able to. Eventually, the two of them fought in London, and Dracula shoved her off the top of Big Ben, where she was impaled below on a spike.

(Tomb of Dracula II#5 (fb)) - Resurrected by Gretchin's spell, Lilith continued to oppose Dracula. However, at some point after this, she and Dracula reconciled their differences in an uneasy truth, and agreed never to see each other again.

(Tomb of Dracula II#3/4) - Lilith sought a meal and allowed truck driver Horace Milton Biggotty the Fifth to pick her up. She pitied him after hearing the story of his pathetic life and heritage, and thought that killing him might be a blessing. When she discovered that he was transporting blood to a hospital, she instead chose to knock him out and drink that blood, allowing him to live--uncertain whether this was actually doing him any favors.

(Tomb of Dracula II#5 (fb)) - Dracula and Lilith met once again at the home of Quincy Harker on the night that Harker's wife Elizabeth killed herself from fear of Dracula. That same night Harker took his revenge by killing Lilith.

(Giant-Size Chillers I#1)- After Martin O'Hara struck and killed Ted Hannigan for marrying his daughter Angel and making her pregnant, Lilith was reborn into Angel's body, and slew Martin O'Hara. She next set after Quincy Harker for revenge, using the form of Angel O'Hara to gain entrance to his home, and bit him in the neck. However, Harker survived.

    After feeding on a man named Stephen at a bar in London, Lilith set after her father, and the two of them recollected their past. Lilith proposed an alliance with Dracula, but he refused, preferring to continue their quarrel.

(Tomb of Dracula I#25)  - Aboard a jet from London to Kennedy airport in New York, Lilith drained all 75 passengers and the crew. After the plane landed, the inhabitants were discovered, and one passenger was noted as being missing.

(OHotMU#18 (fb) - BTS) - Wearying of the British Isles, Lilith induced Angel to move to New York's Greenwich Village.

(Vampire Tales#6) - After vamping a pair of muggers, Lilith returned to the form of Angel O'Hara, and as such she was drawn to Martin Gold, who had just lost his wife to the crazy "sex crime" killer. Lilith induced Angel to move in with the traumatized Gold. That night the killer returned and tried to take her out, as well, but Lilith slew him instead.

(Dracula Lives#10/4) - In a bar in Greenwich Village, Lilith beat up and then vamped Duff, a Hell's Angel type who had become abusive towards a woman singing there. Later, when Angel's boyfriend Martin was framed by a drug dealer (Tom MacDonald), Lilith mesmerized the dealer to confess to the police, then found his superiors (Ace and others) and defeated them, forcing the ringleader to confess as well. In the course of the battle she suffered a major head wound, which left Angel with a severe concussion upon awakening. Angel was taken to a hospital, where it was revealed to Martin that she was pregnant.

(Dracula Lives#11/3) - Lilith slew a would-be rapist, and Angel explained to Martin that the baby was her previous husand's. Angel took work at the East Village Oracle newspaper, taking classified ads. Her first customer was "Nobody Anybody Knows," who claimed that he would soon kill. Angel had no luck convincing anyone to take the threat seriously, until the killer showed up and slew someone at the Oracle. Lilith then took over Angel's form and they pursued "Nobody" until he leapt to his death, having his face crushed in the process.

(Marvel Preview#12) - Martin Gold was hired to write public relations brochures for the Kallen Chemical Works, and discovered there that the company's plan to purify the earth's water would render water incapable of supporting life. After making the mistake of revealing what he knew to his supposed friend Roger McGuire, Martin was taken captive by the staff at Kallen. Sensing this danger, Angel transformed into Lilith, and broke into the Kallen building to rescue Gold. However, one of Kallen's bodyguards threw her out of the building.

    Returning to the offices, Lilith found McGuire, and by biting his neck, forced him to tell her where Kallen was taking Gold. She found their car and flew in through its windshield, causing it to plunge off the road and into the river. Lilith brought Gold home to safety, but Kallen and his men perished.

(Marvel Preview#16/4) - "Death by Disco."
    Lilith slew a pair of muggers, while Angel took an assignment on the Disco Scene. After Angel was accosted by a pair of overzealous "admirers," Lilith took over her form and knocked one of them flat. Lilith attracted the attention of disco king T. J. Novello, who intrigued her with his moves and attitude. Lilith sought to give TJ the dramatic exit to life that he felt he deserved, but he was instead shot & killed by his jealous girlfriend, Della Fiorelli. Lilith slew Della's assistants (the same pair who had accosted her before), and she then mesmerized Della to show her her dance moves, too. Afterwards, Lilith gave Della the end she had intended for TJ, vamping her.

(Tomb of Dracula I#66)- Having been transformed back into a human, Dracula sought out Lilith in the hopes of being made back into a vampire by her. As he was now photographable, Lilith caught sight of a picture of him in the newspaper, and prepared for his arrival.

(Tomb of Dracula I#67)- Dracula tracked Lilith down the apartment home of Martin Gold and Angel O'Hara, and Lilith transformed from from Angel to her true form while in the shower. When he refused to depart, Lilith attacked him, deciding to take this opportunity to slay him once and for all. Their battle lead them into a theatre, where a play called "Passion of Dracula" was playing, and the two continued their fight on stage before the audience. Lilith finally drove Dracula away by summoning armies of rats and dogs against him, and she vowed that she would eventually slay him.

(Tomb of Dracula II#5) - Lilith observed from a distance as Dracula destroyed his Brides and other vampire servants in a fit of rage. Seeing that this would make the perfect chance for her to attack her father, she decided that she must first free herself from her human component, Angel O'Hara. She sought out Viktor Benzel, the descendent of Gretchin (who had created Lilith). The two had an affair, and then Viktor performed an arcane ritual involving the dismemberment of Lilith that successfully separated the two. Lilith then confronted Dracula in his Castle and fought him in a brutal battle. Thinking Lilith might need help, Viktor entered the castle, but Dracula then slew him. Lilith then swore to end Dracula's life once and for all, but Dracula challenged her by handing her a spike and mallet, and baring his chest before. Lilith leapt at the chance, but was mortified to learn that she could not physically slay Dracula. Gretchin's curse had made her his eternal nemesis, not his killer. Dracula mocked her as he vanished into mist.

(Tomb of Dracula II#6/2) - Lilith spent her rage against Dracula by trashing her own apartment. Thinking that Viktor's brother, Karl, might have the means with which she could slay Dracula, she headed out to meet him. Her car broke down in a small villa and she stayed there while it was repaired. While there she was recognized as a vampire and suspected in a series of grisly murders, which turned out to be the work Siegfried, a local gardener, who had been killing those who had trampled upon his violets. After solving the mystery, Lilith left the town behind.

(Uncanny X-Men Annual#6) - When Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde's parents filed for a divorce, the young X-Man was so upset that she briefly hated her parents with all of her heart. Since she hated her father, she was a suitable host for Lilith, who possessed her and used her in a plot against her father, who was in the process of turning another X-Man, Storm, into his slave. Quickly seducing and biting (but not vamping) Colossus, Lilith/Kitty confronted Storm in Pendarrow Hill, where she had been sent by Dracula to obtain a copy of the Montesi formula (a spell to obliterate vampires). Going so far as to shoot Storm in the shoulder with an arrow, Lilith/Kitty obtained the book herself.
    Lilith and Colossus then confronted Dracula in his manor off the coast of Cornwall, where the X-Men had arrived to fight him as well. She began reading the formula, which would have killed Dracula, but cost Kitty her soul. Nightcrawler interrupted the spell, and Dracula then recognized Lilith's presence. Lilith insisted that the X-Men slay Dracula or she would never release Kitty, but Rachel van Helsing speared Dracula through the heart. The mansion, kept in existence by Dracula's magic then collapsed before the final rites could be performed to permanently slay Dracula. Nonetheless, Lilith thanked the X-Men for their "assistance," returned Kitty to them, and vanished into the wind.

(Dr. Strange II#62)- While staying in a villa in southern France, Lilith was slain by the effects of the Montesi Formula spell being cast by Dr. Strange. Having already sensed that her father had died, Lilith died with a smile.

(Dracula: Lord of the Undead#3 (fb)) -  With Dracula resurrected by other means, Lilith, his eternal nemesis, was restored as well.

(Ghost Rider III#84 (fb) - BTS) - Lilith, who had always enjoyed drinking blood but had not required it as normal vampires do, began to develop a new, almost uncontrollable thirst for blood. Fearing that this bloodlust would distract her from her mission against her father, Lilith sought out a man who could help her control the bloodlust: Jericho Drumm, aka Brother Voodoo. Drumm used some of Lilith's own blood to cast a spell that would allow him to control her hunger, and in return, she would help him rid the world of the undead, if that were possible.

(Ghost Rider III#82) - Brother Voodoo sensed the presence of a zombie awakened by the Scarecrow and informed Lilith that they had a new mission.

(Ghost Rider III#83) - Voodoo and Lilith located six corpses stolen from the Cypress Hill Cemetery and found the seventh corpse, Barbara Ketch, reanimated by the Scarecrow, who then sent a murder of crows after them. In response, Lilith summoned an army of rats to fight the crows.

(Ghost Rider III#84) - With the Scarecrow distracted by a battle against Dan Ketch/Ghost Rider and John Blaze, the crows dispersed. However, the bloodshed of the animals' fight unleashed Lilith's bloodlust and Voodoo was forced to command her to stop when she attacked him for more blood. Lilith then tracked down the Scarecrow and sent a plague of bats against him. However, she also saw John Blaze as having defiled the dead, and attacked him as well.

(Ghost Rider III#85) - Lilith overpowered Blaze and went forth to drink his blood. Frances Ketch (Dan's adoptive mother) tried and failed to stop Lilith, who sent her bats to torment Frances while she went after John again. Blaze recovered and stabbed Lilith in the leg with a hellfire-charged knife. Though pained by this, Lilith knocked away Blaze's knife and then put the bite on him. Voodoo arrived and forced her to stop drinking his blood. Cursing Voodoo that he would someday push her too far, Lilith changed into a bat and flew off.

(Spider-Man Unlimited#20)- Having obtained the Amulet of Damballah, Lilith took control of Simon Garth, the Zombie, and sent him around New York to bring people to her so that she could feed on them and transform them into her vampire servants.

At this time, Lilith had become obsessed with the notion of finding herself a male vampire to serve as her own general. She first sought out Morbius, and stole files from Simon Stroud which lead her to Morbius' friend Dr. Jacob Weisenthal, who was trying to find a cure for Morbius. She slew him, and continued her search for Morbius. Happening to encounter Spider-Man, she assumed the guise of "Lily Drake", Now Magazine reporter, and convinced him that Morbius was behind the recent disappearances in New York, hoping Spider-Man would draw Morbius out of hiding.

At the Club Jugular, a club for vampire wannabes, Lilith encountered Peter Parker, who was continuing his own search for Morbius. Before they had a chance to speak, they were interrupted by Hannibal King, who had been hired by Donna Garth to find her father's body. As King and Lilith fought, Parker switched to his Spider-Man identity, but mistakenly fought King, giving Lilith a chance to attack Spider-Man from behind and hurl him away. Lilith decided to make King her general, but when Spider-Man returned, she fled, leaving King behind.

Spider-Man and King formed an alliance against Lilith, but Spider-Man was soon captured by the Zombie, and brought to Lilith. When King located Lilith's base, he too was taken captive, and Lilith made her proposal to him that he become her general. King pretended to go along with her, only so that he could snatch the Amulet of Damballah from her. He then ordered the Zombie to free Spider-Man, and the three of them destroyed her vampires by letting sunlight into her base. Lilith fled, intending to find another ally.

(Dracula: Lord of the Undead#3 (fb)) - Lilith traveled to the original Castle Dracula and ransacked the place out of frustration. Realizing that she couldn't slay Dracula directly, she decided to attempt aid via scientific means. She robbed the castle of its priceless treasures, sold them to Audra Pennington, and used the money to finance her plot. She hired Dr. Charles Seward to create a virus that would slay Dracula.

(Dracula: Lord of the Undead#1) - Under Lilith's direction, Seward unleashed his virus, injecting a vampire, Maltz, that Lilith had captured. Seward then released Maltz on a human woman, and they found that the virus had had the successful effect, as the vampire found himself physically nauseated and utterly unable to swallow the blood. However, the virus had the unanticipated side of effect of causing a rapidly progressive purpura hemorrhagica (a disorder involving uncontrollable bleeding through the skin and every body orifice), which culminated in a rotting death. The virus was highly transmissible, and the woman unwittingly spread the virus to her family in Littlepool.

(Dracula: Lord of the Undead#2-BTS) - Lilith sent her agent, Anton Florescu, to shoot Dracula with a dart containing the virus. Dracula then confronted Florescu, who broke his own neck to avoid being forced to give Dracula information. Meanwhile, the virus spread through the town of Littlepool, which was placed under medical quarantine. Dracula began to feel a powerful hunger, and then he encountered Maltz, who told Dracula of a danger against all vampires and of the significance of the plague, but Maltz perished before he could explain the situation. In Littlepool, Dracula encountered Seward, who was mortified at the unwanted human side effects of his virus. Seward explained to Dracula what was going on, and that only he might develop a means for a cure. Dracula directed Seward to take him to his employer.

(Dracula: Lord of the Undead#3) - Seward brought Dracula to the scientific research facility in which Lilith was operating, and Dracula slew Lilith's servant, Armand. Lilith, who explained how she had accomplished what she had. However, Seward then broke free from Lilith's control and tried to inject her with the virus as well. Surprised, Lilith swatted Seward away, breaking his neck and killing him in the process. Enraged at Lilith for destroying his one means of salvation, Dracula attacked her. However, he was rapidly aging and weakening from the effects of the virus, and Lilith smashed him to the ground. Dracula surprised her and stuck a piece of wood through her chest and then drove that stake into a wall.
    Realizing that Seward had used his own blood in the creation of the virus and that he had been the only one immune to it, Dracula drank blood from Seward's corpse. Lilith laughed at Dracula for how low he had sunken, but the process did cure him of the virus and restore him to full power. Dracula then blew up Lilith's laboratory (with her still in it), and then created a powerful storm that wiped Littlepool from the face of the Earth, eradicating the virus in the process.
    Afterwards, Lilith confronted Dracula again. Each of them claimed victory: Dracula for defeating Lilith's plans, and Lilith for having driven Dracula to the depths that she had, and because she knew that he would lose respect from the other vampires for those actions. The two parted, and Lilith felt that Dracula's downfall was on the horizon, and so she planned to move on to other pursuits.

(Witches#1) - Lilith was presumably one of the magical beings on Earth assaulted by the Hellphyr.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2 (fb)-BTS) - At some point, Lilith was recruited into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit of supernatural and "monstrous" agents.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2) - Lilith walked by as Nina Price and N'Kantu discussed the resurrection of "Merlin." (see comments)

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#3) - Lilith and Price (Vampire by Night) were sent on a mission by Clay Quartermain to infiltrate the area near Stonehenge where "Merlin" had made his camp and transformed the land into a fantasy-like world. Lilith spent much of her time chiding her teammate for being only part-vampire. While Price fought off a randy troll, Lilith noticed Damien Hellstorm (an undercover Commando who had infiltrated the Lords of the Living Lightning) being brought in to the grounds.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#4) - While spying on "Merlin," Lilith turned Price over to the mage to gain his favor. Nina was left tied to stakes to await the morning light. Hellstorm made his displeasure in seeing Lilith known.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#5) - Lilith and Hellstorm remained by "Merlin"'s side while the other Commandos (including a rescued Price) prepared to invade.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6) - After bedding "Merlin," Lilith drank his blood and believed she had killed him. However, it was a ruse, and "Merlin" incinerated her. After shifting through her ashes to see the future, "Merlin" realized it was not yet his time to rule, and withdrew from the ongoing battle with the Commandos. Once he departed, Lilith's ashes reformed and she lived once more.

(Legion of Monsters: Morbius#1/2) - As Lilith completed a feeding, Dracula confronted her, having killed her human familiars, Noelle & Tamsin. Dracula proposed a truce with Lilith alleging to wish to consolidate the vampire clans under his rule. In reality, he knew that his proposal would lead her to slaughter the leaders of the vampire clans, which she did. This left Dracula without rivals and without blame but made Lilith many enemies.

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan.

    Both Giant-Size Chillers#1 and Tomb of Dracula II#5 tell the story that Vlad the Elder died a year after Dracula and Zofia's marriage. However, the detailed history of Dracula from Tomb of Dracula II#2, which is reaffirmed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, states that Vlad the Elder (and his eldest son, Mircea) was killed by his own advisors (led by John Hunyadi) for his support of Turkey while Dracula was a prisoner of Murad II. Dracula was not married until after being freed and becoming the Voivode (ruler) of Wallachia. So, there is a breakdown somewhere.
    It makes sense to me that Dracula would not have inherited the castle and the rule until after his father's death, so it seems more likely that Vlad the Elder was already dead when the marriage took place. Dracula's arranged marriage can be explained as part of a familial and/or political agreement, and the length of the agreement was for one year. Dracula may have been referring to the vow as his last ties to his father when he told Zofia that his father had died, or he was just misquoted.
    The issue is not detailed/clarified, as Lilith's entry in the OHotMU still described her parents' marriage as it was told in GS Chillers, but the above explanation seems to make the most sense to me. Anyone else have any light to shed?

    Lilith appeared in Tomb of Dracula I#28 as a hallucination created by Dr. Sun. She also appeared as a personal hallucination to Dracula in Tomb of Dracula I#60 and 68.

    According to some sources (somewhere in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I'm told), Lilith is not her birth name, but rather the name she was given after she had become a vampire, using as her namesake Lilith, the original demonqueen. However, there are several examples of both Dracula and Zofia calling her Lilith as an infant.

    Despite it just being a torso and bottom chin in Howling Commandos#2, that is indeed Lilith walking by, as Giffen has her explicitly in that role in the script.

    Also, there's some history hinted at between her and Hellstorm in the series but when it could have occurred is unknown.

    Lilith has entries in OHotMU I#13, Deluxe Edition#18 and Horror 2005.

    Thanks to DB Sommer for pointing out the Tomb of Dracula I#25 appearance.

    Thanks to AJ Lewis and Will U for pointing out that I had mistakenly listed Bebe Newmar as the actress who played Lilith from Cheers.
You are obviously confusing her with Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman in the old "Batman" TV series of the 60s.

Profile by Snood and Prime Eternal.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:

Charles Seward is the great-grandson of Dr. John Seward, who hunted Dracula in the 19th Century alongside Johnathon Harker and and Abraham van Helsing, @ Dracula Lives#11/3


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OHotMU Deluxe Edition#18, p23 (Lilith main image)
(Lilith b&w image)
(Lilith with claws)
(Lilith leather outfit)


Other appearances:
Vampire Tales#6 (August, 1974) - Marv Wolfman & Steve Gerber (writers), Bob Brown (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Tomb of Dracula I#25 (October 1974) "Night of the Blood Stalker!" by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, and Tom Palmer. The editor was Roy Thomas.
Dracula Lives#10-11 (January-March, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Bob Brown (pencils), Crusty Bunkers (#10), Frank Chiaramonte (#11) & Pablo Marcos (#11) (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Marvel Preview#12 (September, 1977) - Steve Gerber (writer), George Perez (St.4) & Bob Brown (St.5) (pencils), Pablo Marcos (St.4) & Frank Springer (St.5) (inks), Roger Slifer & Ralph Macchio (editors)
Marvel Preview#16 (June, 1978) - Steve Gerber (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inks), Richard E. Marschall & Ralph Macchio (editors)
Tomb of Dracula I#60 (September, 1977) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks)
Tomb of Dracula I#66-67 (September-November, 1978) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks)
Tomb of Dracula II#3 (February, 1980) - Lora Byrne (writer)
Tomb of Dracula II#5 (June, 1980) - Ralph Macchio & Lynn Graeme (writers), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Lynn Graeme (editor)
Tomb of Dracula II#6 (August, 1980) - Lynn Graeme & Ralph Macchio (writers), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils), Eric Von Krupp (inks), Lynn Graeme (editor)
Uncanny X-Men Annual#6 (1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Dr. Strange II#62 (December, 1983) - Roger Stern (writer), Steve Leialoha (artist)
Ghost Rider III#82-83 (February-March, 1997) - Ivan Velez Jr. (writer), Pop Mahn (pencils), John Lowe (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#84 (April, 1997) - Ivan Velez Jr. (writer), Pop Mahn (pencils), Jason Martin & Karl Story (inks), James Felder (editor)
Ghost Rider III#85 (May, 1997) - Ivan Velez Jr. (writer), Gabe Alberola (pencils), Hilary Barta (inks), James Felder (editor)
Spider-Man Unlimited I#20 (May, 1998) - Christopher Golden (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Dracula: Lord of the Undead#1-3 (December, 1998) - Glenn Greenberg (writer), Patrick Olliffe (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks)
Witches#1 (August, 2004) - Brian Patrick Walsh (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (artist), John Miesegaes (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2 (January, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Eduardo Francisco (penciler), Rob Campanella (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#3 (February, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Dan Norton (penciler), Terry Pallott (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#4 (March, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Derec Aucoin (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#5 (April, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Derec Donovan (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6 (May, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Mike Norton (penciler), Derec Aucoin & Norman Lee (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Legion of Monsters: Morbius#1/2 (September, 2007) - C.B. Cebulski (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Mike and Crimelab Studios (inkers), Ralph Macchio (consulting editor), John Barber (editor)


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