Real Name: Trudy Taylor
Occupation: Exotic dancer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Blade (Eric Brooks), Safron Caulder
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Somewhere in London, England
First Appearance: Tomb of Dracula I#24 (September, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: She is a talented dancer. She has a strong survival instinct and is courageous in the face of danger, but also knows when to run away and ask for help.
Height: Unrevealed (5'7"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (125 lbs.; by approximation)
(Tomb of Dracula I#24 (fb)) - During her last show that night Trudy was already thinking about her date later that night when she noticed a man (it was Dracula) gazing at her. After the dance she put her hair up in the dressing room and was going to grab her coat and head back home, which was only two blocks away. Trudy heard someone entering the dressing room and thought it was her boyfriend Ralphie, but it was Dracula instead. He introduced himself to Trudy and asked her if she had any plans for the evening and she told him that she had not even though she did, but she just couldn't resist him (because of his hypnotic influence). She put on her coat and walked with Dracula back to her apartment. She noticed his fangs when she turned on the lights. She locked the door when she went to her bedroom to pick some clothes to change into, but was suddenly attacked by Dracula. She grabbed a crucifix, pressed it against his forehead and Dracula jumped out through the window. Trudy quickly put on her coat and ran out into the street to hail a cab, but was ignored by the driver. A bat followed her and dived down at her to scratch her and people just looked away. Whenever the bat came too close Trudy pulled out the crucifix, which forced the bat to retreat. She approached a policeman guiding the traffic to ask for help, but he wanted nothing to do with a dancer, who was probably on drugs. Trudy had finally escaped the bat and then made it to Safron's apartment.
(Tomb of Dracula I#24) - Trudy rang her co-worker Safron Caulder's bell. Blade was surprised to see her, but she immediately asked him for help because Safron had once told her that Blade was a vampire hunter. Trudy was shocked when she saw a body on the floor, but Blade only joked about it (and probably told her later that it was a vampire). They sat down and Blade asked Trudy to tell him what was going on. She told Blade and Safron how Dracula was hunting her. She was sure he was still outside somewhere waiting for her. Blade promised to deal with him.
Trudy had put on a sweater and was having coffee with Safron when Blade returned from an unsuccessful hunt. He didn't really want to talk about it because he had been beaten up so badly by Dracula.
Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan & Tom Palmer.
Her last name was revealed when Dracula called her by it in the same issue.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Trudy Taylor has no known connection:
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Tomb of Dracula I#24, p6, pan2 (main)
Tomb of Dracula I#24, p7, pan1 (head shot)
Tomb of Dracula I#24 (September, 1974) - Marv Wolfman (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
First Posted: 11/22/2022
Last updated: 11/22/2022
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