|Series:||The Tomb of Dracula|
|Associations:||Church of the Damned|
|1st appearance:||Tomb of Dracula #45|
|Final:||Tomb of Dracula #59|
Anton Lupeski is a fictional cult leader and a recurring secondary antagonist featured in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is part of the mainstream Marvel Universe and is associated with the Dracula line of comic titles. He first appeared in Tomb of Dracula #45 in June, 1976. He made nine appearances in the series in total.
Anton Lupeski was a cult organizer and leader of an organization known as the Church of the Damned. The Church of the Damned committed itself to the traditional evil affairs of any type of Satanic cult, including worship, ritualism, human sacrifice and so on. The church was based out of Boston, Massachusetts and was also known as the Church of Satan and the Dark Church.
Anton Lupeski indoctrinated a woman named Domini into the cult's ranks. The cult's activities earned the attention of the lord of vampires known as Dracula, who believed he could take control of the church and use it in an ambitious plot for world domination.
Anton Lupeski offered up Domini as a human sacrifice to Satan. Dracula, being the wily son of a gun that he is, disguised himself as the Devil and accepted Domini as his "Satanic" bride.
Lupeski eventually learned the truth about Dracula's ruse, but allowed it to continue since the vampire's presence actually served his own agenda. Lupeski conducted a ritual that allowed Domini to become pregnant with Dracula's child. The infant was named Janus.
Lupeski believed that Janus could serve as an Antichrist, and at this point, he began putting together a plan to betray Dracula and re-assert himself as leader of the church. To this end, he even allied himself with Dracula's most determined foes, Quincy Harker, Rachel van Helsing, and Frank Drake. They attacked Dracula and Lupeski shot at him. Dracula turned to mist however, and the bullet passed through him, striking Janus instead, killing him. Thrown into a fit of rage, Dracula crushed Lupeski's head with his bare hands. 
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Anton Lupeski was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artists Gene Colan and Tom Palmer.
- Tomb of Dracula 45
- Tomb of Dracula 46
- Tomb of Dracula 47
- Tomb of Dracula 49
- Tomb of Dracula 50
- Tomb of Dracula 51
- Tomb of Dracula 54
- Tomb of Dracula 55
- Tomb of Dracula 59
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This article relates to characters featured in the Tomb of Dracula comic book franchise.