Book Two #3 (of 4)

"Touch Me Not"

An intimate stranger. The sisters next door. A Vampire's obsession.
Dark Shadows - Book Two - 3

Dark Shadows: Book Two #3

Issue 3
Volume 2
Date July 1993
Publisher Innovation
Color Color
Distribution Monthly
Writer Maggie Thompson
Artist José Pimentel
Cover Price $2.50
Pages 36


Victoria Winters:
My name is Victoria Winters. Sometimes even dear friends can be a danger to each other.

Barnabas attacks Nathan Fairfax and prepares to drink his blood. Willie Loomis arrives and convinces Barnabas to let him go. Barnabas returns to the Old House to continue his treatments with Julia Hoffman, leaving Willie alone with Nathan.

Nathan is a telepath and he saw into Barnabas’ mind and knows that he is a vampire. He also knows that Barnabas killed Daphne Harridge and that she rose as a vampire.

That morning, Nathan goes to Barnabas’ coffin determined to put a stake through his heart. Willie arrives once again to save his master and points a gun at Nathan. Nathan sees into Barnabas’ mind and is overwhelmed by the vampire’s memories. Shaken, he drops the gun and leaves the room.

Nathan later comes into contact with Allie and Thenno Grimm, the strange sisters who have been staying in Collinsport. He grabs Thenno’s arm and sees into her mind. Nathan learns that the sisters are actually monstrous gorgons from ancient Greece.

Memorable Quotes

  • Barnabas: "Trust none, for oaths are straws."
  • Nathan Fairfax: "And now here I am, with two voices in my head. One is a kind, innocent woman who has never done a wicked thing – the other is a monster who may destroy her."
  • Nathan Fairfax: "Still no dreams, Barnabas? Doesn’t seem fair. You’ve given nightmares to so many."


This story takes place on December 26th-27th, 1991. It follows the timeline established in issue #2.


Dramatis Personae

Allie Grimm

Barnabas Collins

Daphne Harridge (in flashback)

Joe Haskell

Julia Hoffman

Nathan Fairfax

Sarah Johnson

Thenno Grimm

Victoria Winters (cameo)

Willie Loomis


Asulon Studio


Old House

Old House drawing room

Other Items

Barnabas' wolf's-head cane.

Portrait of Josette Collins


Writer - Maggie Thompson

Artist - José Pimentel

Cover Artist - Hector Gomez

Letterer - Vickie Williams

Editor - Jim Pierson

Editor - David Campiti

Editor - Scott Rockwell


  • Contains a flashback of the Greek tale of Perseus killing the gorgon, Medusa.
  • Earliest chronological appearance of Nathan Fairfax as revealed in flashback.


Allie Grimm; Angelique Collins; Asulon Studio; Barnabas Collins; Collinwood; Daphne Harridge; Elizabeth Collins Stoddard; Joe Haskell; Julia Hoffman; Millicent Collins; Old House; Old House drawing room; Portrait of Josette; Roger Collins

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