We really should just start making a daily column to collect any and all vampire comic related stories. Anywho, today Big 4 publisher IDW announced that it will be soliciting a massive 400 page vampire anthology this August with “IN THE SHADOW OF DRACULA”. Below you can check out the specs for the cover art and get the full list of writers contributing to the project, and the synopsis.
WRITTEN BY: John Polidori, Johann Ludwig Tieck, Aleksei Tolstoy, Theodore Gautier, James Malcolm Rymer, Sheridan Le Fanu, Eliza Lynn Linton, Anne Crawford, Mary Cholmondeley, Count Stenbock, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Augustus Hare, Hume Nisbet, F. G. Loring, Marry E. Wilkins-Freeman, M. R. James, F. Marion Crawford, Algernon Blackwood, E. F. Benson, Bram Stoker, Alice and Claude Askew
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Michael Manomivibul
“As popular and influential as Bram Stoker’s classic tale of nocturnal menace is, that 1897 novel did not invent vampire fiction, nor was it alone in feeding the Gothic fantasies of the Victorian period. IDW Publishing presents an expertly selected menu of outstanding vampire prose stories that either informed or benefited from Bram Stoker’s hugely popular creation. These eerie tales of the undead — some 22 in all — form the core cannon of classic vampire literature. Chosen and introduced by celebrated literary scholar and author Leslie S. Klinger, with illustrations by horror artist Michael Monomivibul, In the Shadow of Dracula brings to adventuresome readers stories of nocturnal terror that have lived in Stoker’s shadow for too long.”
“IN THE SHADOW OF DRACULA” Hits Stores This August From IDW Publishing! (MSRP – $16.99)