Of course, part of the issue with having Dracula be the little bat that was helping Simon was that Dracula was _helping_ Simon in Simon's quest to kill Dracula. A little weird.

So here we just sort of hand wave it away.

To note, I lined this comic up to coincide with Richter meeting up with Dracula in the past. It seemed like a nice moment for the two comics to share -- two heroes in the past, two encounters with Dracula.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.