This was another very serviceable entry in the Marvel Essentials line. Like many of the books, there was little “essential” about it, other than the wonderful artwork of Mike Ploog that predominates the volume. The black-and-white reproduction really brings out the atmospheric, Eisner-esque quality of his work.
All in all, this is a good, solid read of some simple and reliable seventies storytelling. I always found Werewolf By Night to be a bit more accessible than Tomb of Dracula, since it, like Man-Thing, Morbius and some of the other horror series of that decade, it had more a few more ties to the Marvel Universe (at least until the latter half of the vampire comic’s existence).
If you’re a Marvel Horror fan, then this *is* essential reading. If you’re a fan of good comic book stories, again, this is a good choice for a couple of evenings’ worth of reading.