Man, I remember this when it first came out as part of a tie-in to Francis Ford Coppola’s stylish adaption if this classic gothic novel of the late 19th century. Back then, its was a bold attempt by trading card company, Topps, to stick their feet into the growing – eventually bloated – comic book speculator-driven market of the early 90’s.
Well, minus the unnecessary bells and whistles, IDW are planning on reprinting the full series, by Roy Thomas and Mike Mignola, as a 136 page graphic novel, even stripping away the colours to show off Mignola’s black and white art. This was the book he did directly before Hellboy! A must for fans of the novel, Dracula, the film (are there any?) and of course, the gothic grandness of Mignola.
Mike Mignola says:
I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print. People have been asking about this one for ages—More than any other book of mine—and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is. Thank you Scott Dunbier and IDW. No idea how you did it but very glad you did. I’m generally not a fan of my older work (pretty huge understatement there) but I think this one holds up. Despite the fact that I was doing a movie adaptation (which has its own unique set of problems) I think there is some nice drawing and storytelling in here. One of the very few older jobs I’m still pretty proud of.
Available for pre-ordering now, I’ll be sure my LCBS gets a copy in for me. After all, I’ve been waiting 25 years for this one.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Mike Mignola is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold using ISBN 978-1684053155.