Dracula isn't usually portrayed as a good guy. From Nosferatu to Van Helsing, he's a force of evil that must be stopped. But the comic Impaler is changing the vampire mythos by making him the hero. Here Vlad Dracula (the real-life historical inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel) is not a vampire; he's a vampire-hunter. The comic book's story goes something like this: In 1460, Vlad is facing a vampire invasion and he orders a priest to give him supernatural powers so he can fight them off. Now, Vampires are taking a bite out of the Big Apple and, after five centuries in purgatory, the "impaler" comes back to save New York City. Yea! READ MORE.