Duh-nuh-nuh-nunt! (snap, snap)
Schreck Blutbild (front row, center): Evil 500-year-old Belgian vampire. One of only five living vampires in the world, not counting his estranged son Vlad, who left for a new life in America at the young age of 10. There are rumors that the evil Count may have turned over a new leaf, ceasing to feed on the living and experimenting with the mysterious blood substitute invented a scant hundred years ago.
Professor Vivisektus Von Eyck (front row, right, seated): The Count's oldest friend, a former Nazi soldier who didn't share the party's views but appreciated their open approach to research. At present all that remains of his original body are the head, left arm, and a number of organs.
Walloon / "Wally" (front row, left): 200-year-old ghost of a boy who drowned just before puberty, leaving him constantly frustrated and guessing what sex might have been like.
Flanders / "Flem" (front row, holding chain): Wally's brother, Flem died of protracted pneumonia, leaving his ghost with a permanent sniffle and a constant urge to be helpful, lest people get sick of his continuous nose-blowing.
Vavasor Jowles (back row, left): Count Blutbild's butler, a long-suffering but slow to anger werewolf. The black specks on his shoulders are in fact his weredander, fuzzy little semi-sentient creatures that are created whenever he sheds his fur coat. They are attracted to static electricity.
Nana Lebkuchen (back row, center): Once as feared herself as Count Blutbild for her habit of luring children to her delectable gingerbread house in the heart of the Schwarzvald, the witch has mellowed since becoming the vampire's prisoner. She's still intensely fond of baking, and always looking for a new taste tester. She was young Vlad's nursemaid, and mother in all but blood.
Costabbot (back row, right): Formerly an idiotic comedy team who blundered onto the Count's land. After the Count dealt with them, Professor von Eyck saved their lives by merging them. Oddly enough, the lower face, Costello, is the straight man of the team, while Abbott on top is the wise guy. With ten fingers to a hand and arms long enough to reach the highest shelf, together they've become a remarkable head chef for the Count's kitchen.
What became of young Vlad Blutbild? What would drive him to leave his weird but wonderful family and find a new life in faraway Jupiter City, USA? Find out... someday.