|Base of operations:||Harrow's Point, Maine|
|First:||Tomb of Dracula, Volume 2 #4|
Doctor Chowder is a fictional character who is part of the Tomb of Dracula comic book franchise published by Marvel Comics during the 1970s and 80s. He was introduced in the first story in the fourth issue of the Tomb of Dracula comic magazine, cover date April, 1980, entitled "Angelica".
Doctor Chowder was an elderly physician who lived on the island of Harrow's Point in the early 1900s. Chowder was called upon to examine young Angelica Neal who had suffered from a vampire attack. Chowder immediately recognized the symptoms and informed her father Frank that his daughter was the victim of a vampire. He performed a blood transfusion between Angelica and her mother Laurie. Rather than administering conventional medical care, Doctor Chowder provided Frank Neal with a string of garlic cloves (which he just happened to have been carrying on his person). He advised Neal to hang them from his daughter's window. That evening, Dracula attacked again, but this time his victim was Laurie Neal. The viciousness of the attack, in combination with the blood she already loss due to the transfusion, resulted in Laurie's immediate death. Doctor Chowder attended the funeral service officiated by bishop Father McFarland and later accompanied McFarland and Frank Neal on an attack against Dracula. Though McFarland was killed, Doctor Chowder assisted Frank Neal in operating a lighthouse beacon which drove the vampire away. Doctor Chowder's activities following this incident are unknown, though it is safe to assume that he likely passed away of natural causes in the intervening years.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Doctor Chowder was created by writer Roger McKenzie and artists Gene Colan and Tom Palmer.
- Doctor Chowder was an expert in the field of medicine and possessed limited understanding of the occult.
See also Edit
- Tomb of Dracula
- Tomb of Dracula characters
- Tomb of Dracula locations
- Tomb of Dracula comic titles
- Tomb of Dracula comic issues
- Tomb of Dracula miscellaneous
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