hellsing vol. 8

!0fgjYSVu.g No.12544706 ViewReplyOriginalReport
OK, /a/, I just finished vol. 8 of Hellsing (slowpoke,jpg) and now I'm really fucking confused.

Is Alucard actually supposed to be Dracula or just some other crazy ass noble? And if that's true, then why is he still alive if supposedly he was killed by van Helsing and those other dudes 100 years ago?
Also, wtf is up with Walter and the Nazis, and him getting young again or will Hirano just explain that later?