Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Complete Dracula coming in April 2009

Coming April 2009


Written by Bram Stoker, Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Colton Worley, covers by John Cassady.

Dynamite presents an unprecedented comic book series that tells the complete story of the Lord of the Undead -- Dracula! For the first time in 112 years the tale that Bram Stoker intended to tell is told (including "Dracula's Guest"!). If you thought you knew how it began or how it ends, you were wrong! A five-issue issue odyssey of life, death and the blood that flows within us all!

This fully painted series features a massive 32 pages of story and art per issue, each page fully-painted in a rich, moody style by Worley, all under covers by modern master John Cassaday! Moore and Reppion also provide bonus material such as script pages, annotations and samplings of the original text by Bram Stoker!

40 pages, $4.99.

At last we can talk about this project! We have been working on The Complete Dracula since late 2007 and the finished scripts add up to over 120,000 words (which isn't all that far behind the 166,000-ish words of the original text really). It's been a mammoth undertaking but we have really enjoyed it and can't wait for people to see what Colton has done with the artwork.

Here's to the year of the vampire!


Edward Kaye said...

Wow, this looks really nice. I really like Colten Worley's artwork, so I'm looking forward to seeing a fully painted book.

120,000 words? That is quite a bit!

Your Doc Who cohort Ben Templesmith is also doing an illustrated Version of Dracula soon. So, this year really is a treat for vampire fans :)

John Reppion said...

Thanks mate, glad you're digging it thus far.

Yes, I believe IDW have an illustrated edition coming out soon too (should be good).

2009: Year of the Vampire!