DRACULA ORIGINAL HC GN (09/14/2022)
DRACULA ORIGINAL HC GN (09/14/2022)
DRACULA ORIGINAL HC GN
(W) Stoker, Bram (A) McWilliams, Al (C) Frazetta, Frank
StockID: 55343 SKU: AUG221940
Dracula -both the legendary blood-thirsty vampire and his historic inspiration- Vlad The Impaler- has terrified and fascinated the world via a myriad of films and books ever since Bram Stoker's original 1897 novel. Tales of the vampiric Prince of Darkness have been adapted to every format including a number of graphic novels. But just as Stoker's 1897 novel ever holds its historic place- so too does the original Dracula graphic novel. The premier- 1966 graphic adaptation of Stoker's classic was edited and packaged as a paperback by legendary Creepy magazine founding editor- Russ 'Unca' Creepy' Jones. Creepy launched as a full-sized- uncensored black and white horror comics magazine in 1964. It ran- most-famously adorned with covers by Frank Frazetta- for near 300 issues over two decades- spawning a tsunami of imitators and competing horror magazine lines including from Marvel. From 2008-2019 Dark Horse released a complete library of Creepy Archives hardcovers which often made the New York Times bestseller list. After leaving Creepy magazine- for the landmark Dracula graphic novel- Jones enlisted Supergirl co-creator/writer Otto Binder and Star Trek- Twin Earths and Creepy artist Alden McWilliams to adapt Stoker's novel. Legendary Dracula actor- Christopher Lee even provides an Introduction! For Halloween 2021- Vanguard has enlarged- revised- and expanded- this historic but long-out-of print classic in a luxurious hardcover edition with a new historic essay by How To Draw Chiller Monsters author- J. David Spurlock- examples of historically related art by Neal Adams- Gene Colan and a new cover by the most celebrated Creepy artist of all- Frank Frazetta. The package makes a surprisingly tastefully terrifying addition to every library and horror fan's bookshelf.
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