I recently picked up a cheap copy of Werewolf by Night #35 by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and was kind of intrigued. This is one of the few Marvel titles I know almost nothing about.
1st, I never knew that Moench worked on the title. How long was he on the book? The only issue I have ever read of WWBN before this was Moon Knight's 1st appearance, I'm guessing that Moench wrote that as well since he did a lot of work later on the character.
Anyway #35 was much more gory and violent than I would have expected, even for something that came out during the 70s horror boom. The story is pretty damned close to Richard Matheson's Hell House. Belaric Marcosa is the name of the villain here and the novel's villain is named Emeric Belasco... Their origin stories are extremely similar, down to the maimed leg/legs, gathering up a group of people who quickly descended into debauchery, etc..I'm guessing Doug must have just read the book? It's a bit too close actually.
I'm just interested in the quality of the rest of the series and what people have to say about this comic. I hardly ever see anyone talking about it, Tomb of Dracula seems to have had a lot more fans.