I read these on the Comics DVD and was struck by how many rediculous stories there were. Dracula, Gnomes, Ghosts, etc. I know they were working under limitations, but seriously? There were a few hard scifi stories as I recall that were far better than the majroity in terms of story quality.
As I recall, the issue with the Dracula cameo was done by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, who were also doing Marvel's TOMB OF DRACULA series at the time, so that was probably a bit of an in-joke. (It was only one or two panels, right?)
Or maybe they just had Dracula on the brain . . . .