BITS & PIECES: Marvel Looks To Suck Your Wallets Dry All Summer Long

As I walked around the convention floor of C2E2 this past weekend (till the point of bleeding, literally.) I made a point of hanging out at the Marvel Comics booth a lot. Maybe it was the mass amounts of hooting and hollering from fans at the “IRON-MAN” trailers, or the fact that they had a plethora of video games to demo, but I couldn’t help but notice the massive amounts of vampire ads lying around the tables and booths. We have heard plenty of rumors of the publisher doing crossovers into the world of “DRACULA”, and the “NEW X-MEN” teasers have been plastered just about everywhere that Marvel can put them. All of this was hearsay and rumors until the publisher held their panel in the conference room of the convention where it revealed plenty of blood-drenched details on the projects that it will be rolling out all Summer long, and if you are a Marvel faithful you’ll be sure to take notice. inside you can get a glimpse at all the plans the company has to bring the bloodsuckers to some of its most popular titles, and then chime in with your thoughts on the move. Trust me, there will be no sparkling, except maybe for Jubilee. She’s always spark-ly though, she can’t help it. Read on for the skinny.

So far there are no real details on the full extent of what the “X-MEN” Vampire project will entail, stay tuned to Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Graphic Content as more info becomes available.

“BRAM STOKER’s DRACULA”

WRITTEN BY: ROY THOMAS
ILLUSTRATED BY: DICK GIORDANO
COVERS BY: JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

“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)

“DEATH OF DRACULA” Issue #1

WRITTEN BY: VICTOR GISCHLER
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
COVERS BY: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & MARKO DJURDJERVIC

“He is the legendary Lord of the Vampires. Dracula. Who would dare attempt to overthrow him? Only Dracula’s son Xarus, a ruthless and clever upstart with the bold ambition to unite all the world’s vampire sects under one flag. But Xarus’s older brother Janus isn’t sure he likes the idea of a new regime and seeks allies to oppose Xarus. The ultimate battle to control Earth’s Creatures of the Night unfolds, with the future of the vampire race and possibly the Marvel Universe at stake.”

“DEATH OF DRACULA” Issue #1 Drops This July From Marvel Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)

“MARVEL VAMPIRES POSTER BOOK”

COVER BY: Kalman Andrasofszky.

“Thirty-six posters featuring the legendary Lord of Vampires”

“MARVEL VAMPIRES POSTER BOOK” Drops This July From Marvel Comics! (MSRP-$5.99)