The pilgrimage to the EU follows a dark and stormy path with no guarantee of a happy ending. Story by Philip Birzulis, illustrations by Paul Beckman.Once upon a time in the East there was a dark and evil kingdom, a land of fear and misery, of meat queues and bad personal hygiene, polyester fashions and communal living. Its subjects knew not the pleasures of "Playboy," cable TV or pizza delivery.The rulers of this far flung empire lived behind high walls in a forbidding castle, and emerged but once a year to stand atop the tomb of their ancestor, Vlad the Red. For many moons, the descendants...
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