I guess Marvel had to combat “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” somehow. Today it was announced that the publisher would be adding its own vampire themed mini to its summer arsenal by taking on Bram Stoker’s classic “DRACULA” with a title by the same name. (As if we needed ANOTHER adaptation) Click on beyond the break for all the details. “The original story of the novel is mainly composed of journal entries and letters written by several narrators who also serve as the novel’s main protagonists; Stoker supplemented the story with occasional newspaper clippings to relate events not directly witnessed by the story’s characters. The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, a newly qualified English solicitor, journeying by train and carriage from England to Count Dracula’s crumbling, remote castle (situated in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania, Bukovina and Moldavia). The purpose of his mission is to provide legal support to Dracula for a real estate transaction overseen by Harker’s employer, Peter Hawkins, of Exeter in England. At first enticed by Dracula’s gracious manner, Harker soon discovers that he has become a prisoner in the castle.”
“Bram Stoker’s DRACULA colored for the first time! Bram Stoker’s legendary novel of gothic horror comes to life in this stunning adaptation by comics legends Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano — newly colored by June Chung. Solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to distant Transylvania and encounters the enigmatic and sinister Count Dracula unearthing dread secrets about his foreign host and his castle. The horror continues in issue #2 as Dracula makes his way to England, setting his sights on Lucy Westenra and Mina Murray, Jonathan’s fiance, and we’re introduced to Abraham Van Helsing, the one man who may be able to stop the vampire lord’s terrifying plans.”
“DRACULA #1” Hits Stores From Marvel Comics This June! (MSRP-$3.99)
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