Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dracula Power Records Book & Record Set!

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Here's one of the comic-book-sized Book and Record Sets that Power Records (a division of Peter Pan Records) produced in the 1970s. This Dracula one used an issue Marvel's Tomb of Dracula comic!

6 comments:

  1. I passed on this when it was new, opting instead for the concurrent Monster of Frankenstein and Werewolf by Night (or, Curse of the Werewolf, actually)titles. Silly me didn't read Marvel's Tomb of Dracula but devoured the other two on their bi-monthly basis. I always wondered what kind of accent the actor gave the sanguinary count on this record....

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  2. I never had any of the Marvel Monster Power Records as a kid myself... we opted for the Planet of the Apes and some of the Marvel Super-Heroes ones. All of the Power Records can probably be found at the Power Records Plaza http://powerrecordsplaza.blogspot.com/

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  3. You can find most of the Marvel Monster Power Records on ebay. Dracula and Frankenstein are fairly easy to find, Werewolf By Night and Man-Thing not so easy. I bought a flawless copy of both Dracula and Man-thing from the same seller not long ago. They're not cheap, although I got a pretty good deal. The Overstreet Price Guide lists them for $65 apiece in near mint condition, but they're really hard to find in that shape. And if you get one and don't have a record player? They released all the Power Records on a cd. I don't know if Power Records did or somebody else. I myself went to a certain...site and, uh, kinda downloaded it. So I pop in that nifty cd, open up the comic, and I'm 4 years old again! Cool, huh?

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  4. Well, Anonymous, that's where I got the posted image, was from eBay.

    I've never seen a commercially-available CD of the Power Records stuff... I'm pretty sure Peter Pan Records (the parent company) dissolved before CDs became the main way to release audio.

    There are probably dozens of places out there to download MP3s of the Power stuff!

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  5. Well, I'll spill the beans. I downloaded the Power Records library off Vuze. As far as a commercially released CD, I saw it on ebay. Somebody probably did the same thing I did but made a cover and case to make it look legit. I bought the Tomb of Dracula cartoon that was made in Japan in '79, I think, and I know it was a burnt CD. It came in a nice case with a nice cover, but it was burnt, I have no doubt. Anyway, if you want to be semi-illegal and you have Vuze, just type in Power Records and it'll pop right up. Also if you want the entire run of the Tomb of Dracula comics and can't afford the omnibuses you can download that as well. I don't want to get anybody in trouble, but the option's there if you want. Most of the time they look the other way (the copyright holders) unless you're trying to download a movie that just came out in the theaters, then you'll get a notice from your IP giving you a warning. Just be careful, is what I'm saying.

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  6. While I can't necessarily recommend doing that, I'm pretty sure it won't stop anyone from tracking it down!

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