Rossella transforms from mist to flesh and enters the bedroom of Solomon Kane

ROSSELLA CARSON

Real Name: Rossella Carson

Identity/Class: Human vampire, (English citizen, 16th century)

Occupation: Dracula's pawn

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Count Dracula (master)

Enemies: Solomon Kane

Known Relatives: Goodman Carson (father)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Castle Dracula, Transylvania (Central-Eastern Europe)

First Appearance: Dracula Lives#3/3 (October, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Rossella Carson had apparently the usual strengths and weaknesses of vampires. She had a strength far greater than a normal human (peak human), could transform into mist and see well in darkness. Her nourishment was blood, her skin was pale white and cold, and she could maintain her youth indefinitely, if appropriately fed. However, she could be killed by a wooden stake through heart, and probably by sunlight as well.

Rossella before becoming a vampire

History:

(Dracula Lives#3/3 (fb) - BTS) - Rossella was the beautiful daughter of Goodman Carson, a friend of Solomon Kane.
    Rossella left England to travel through Europe. When she reached Transylvania she disappeared and her father lost any contact with her. Actually she had met Dracula and had been transformed into a vampire. She went to live in Castle Dracula and learnt to like human blood.

(Dracula Lives#3/3 ) - Months later Solomon Kane reached Transylvania in search for Rossella, using a pendant with a image of her, to show it to the people.
    Kane's life was saved by Dracula, who welcomed Kane in his castle, but Rossella was told by the Dracula to stay out of sight, because the stranger was his.

Rossella tempting Kane    Nonetheless, that night, few hours before dawn, Rossella approached the window of the room where Solomon Kane was sleeping. She managed to open the window but Kane was awake and sensed the intrusion. Still thinking that her prey was asleep, Rossella lay next to him in bed, trying to seduce him. She failed, Kane was strong enough to resist her beauty and, after a moment in which he thought she was a prostitute, he recognized the vampire as Rossella. The adventurer didn't hesitate a single moment. He attacked the monster but was flung and smashed against a wall by her strength. She broke in two the wooden staff that Kane used as defense but it was a trick. Kane used one half to stab her through the heart, killing her.
    Dracula and Kane duelled, Kane won the duel but had to spare the Count to pay the debt for his life. 

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (writer), Alan Weiss (pencils), Crusty Bunkers (inks).

    An appropriate first name for a vampire, Rossella, in Italian "little red"; red like blood.

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:

Rossella Carson has no known connections to

images: (without ads)
Dracula Lives#3/3, p7, pan3 (Rossella, full body)
Dracula Lives#3/3, p4, pan2 (Rossella's cameo)
Dracula Lives#3/33, p8, pan1 (Rossella on the bed)


Appearances:
Dracula Lives#3 (October, 1973) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Alan Weiss (pencils), Crusty Bunkers (inks)


Last updated: 12/23/12

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