- "I have given you all eternity to change your mind. Yes... eternity. An eternity of darkness, feeding like a beast in the night on human blood alone – feared and reviled by every living creature. And anyone who dares to love you... shall die!"
| Dark Shadows|
|Cover date:||November, 1992|
|Writers:||David Campiti; Scott Rockwell|
|Pencilers:||E. Silas Smith|
|Inkers:||E. Silas Smith|
|Cover artists:||E. Silas Smith|
|Cover inker:||E. Silas Smith|
|Cover colorist:||E. Silas Smith|
|Colorists:||E. Silas Smith|
|Assistant editors:||George Broderick, Jr.; Jim Pierson|
|Editors:||David Campiti; Scott Rockwell|
|Previous:||Dark Shadows: Book One #2|
|Next:||Dark Shadows: Book One #4|
"Old Friends" is the title to the third issue of the Dark Shadows: Book One comic book limited series by Innovation Books. Combining all Dark Shadows related comic titles together, it is the thirty-eighth comic book issue released that relates to the franchise. This series is set in the continuity of the Dark Shadows revival series that aired on NBC from January to March, 1991. The story was written by David Campiti and Scott Rockwell. Painted interiors were provided by E. Silas Smith who also composed the cover art illustration for this issue. Lettering was provided by Vickie Williams. The story was edited by David Campiti and Scott Rockwell with George Broderick, Jr. and Jim Pierson as consulting editors. This issue shipped with a November, 1992 cover date and carried a cover price of $2.50 per copy (US).
Barnabas Collins and Julia Hoffman have come to the village of Barrettstown to investigate Julia's family background. They find that centuries' worth of selective inbreeding has produced a colony of strange dwarf creatures. The dwarves take the two of them to their leader, the preacher Redmond Swann. Swann takes both of them and locks them up inside of a barn. Barnabas instinctively falls into a death-like state as soon as the sun rises. Julia takes notes on the state of his condition and wonders if the lack of injections will have an adverse effect on Barnabas.
Meanwhile back at Collinwood, David Collins is up to his old tricks again. He has broken into Vicki's room and taken some of her personal belongings. He has hidden himself in a secret basement room somewhere in the house. Carolyn and Vicki begin looking for him, but Elizabeth warns them about going into the basement. She doesn't want people down there at all.
Later, Roger spends some time with Maggie down by the beach. On his way back to the house, he runs across Willie Loomis. Willie needs Roger's car because he says that Barnabas is in trouble. Roger has no interest in helping Willie so Willie punches Roger to the ground and steals his keys.
Back in Barrettstown, Barnabas dreams of the time before he became a vampire. He remembers the year 1791 when he first gave his true love Josette an antique music box. Angelique was forced to play the part of a dutiful servant despite the love that she harbored for Barnabas.
As the sun goes down, Barnabas awakens. They are released from their cellar prison, and Barnabas attacks one of the dwarves.
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