One is a villain that has been plaguing civilization since the time of the Pharaohs. The other is the deadliest vampire to ever walk the earth. It's the battle to end all battles as Apocalypse confronts Dracula! Enemies since the Crusades, they've met again in 19th century London.
It is the year of 1459 and Vlad Tepes otherwise called Vlad the Impaler is the notorious tyrant historians remember. He and his army are waging war with . They are victorious but as victory stands theirs the enemy retreats and a new foe approaches. It is the army of myth….the dark Riders…..servants of the immortal Apocalypse. Lead by the incarnation of “War” Apocalypse’s Horseman, Vlads army is cut down and those surviving flee. Not one to be easily deterred he decides to fight on alone but he too is struck down and mighty Apocalypse crushes him under his heel.
In present day Egypt Ozymandias Opens a secret cavern and checks in with his lord Apocalypse who sleeps in his rejuvenation chamber. He remembers the last time Apocalypse rose to save the mutant race.
1897 a young woman is found in an alley with strange puncture marks on her neck and the body being drained of blood. The two officers also find a small hieroglyphic tattoo on the dead body which they connect with an affluent family in town. Jack starsmore another officer arrives on the scene late and tries to convince his fellow officers not to bother the wealthy family but they decide they will follow through nonetheless.
Once at the house they speak with Hamilton Slade who tells them the history of the tattoo in question and about the descendants of Apocalypse before revealing his own tattoo exactly the same but far bigger. The tattoo’s it turns out are given at birth with the stronger the Apocalyptic bloodline the bigger the tattoo it also is a class system within the clan. More Apocalypse Blood equals higher status. He then slaughters the police and reveals that starsmore is his underling since his Apocalyptic bloodline is less than . Starsmore says the clan is under attack and they should summon Apocalypse Slade refuses, in his arrogance he thinks himself Apocalypse’s equal and thus decides to put an end to the attack on the clan himself. He then went missing and Starsmore convinced the council to summon Apocalypse. This they did but Apocalypse was not fully rejuvenated when summoned.