Cover by John CassadayThough he’s semi-regular when it comes to comics, when Dracula shows up in comic shops this spring from Dynamite Entertainment, it will be in a new form.
The publisher has announced it will launch a five-issue miniseries, The Complete Dracula in April, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion, with painted art by Colton Worley. The name does reflect the contents, as the adaptation will take Bram Stoker’s original novel as well as the short story “Dracula’s Guest” (which was removed from the beginning of the novel) and other original materials and weave them into one complete story.
issue #1, page 1"John and Leah are perfect for something of this scope," Dynamite President Nick Barrucci said. "Their faithful attention to detail, scripting prowess and meticulous research have created something unparalleled in the world of graphic novels. This is one of our most ambitious projects of the year, and the beginning of a new series of literary adaptations with more surprises to come! After 112 years, fans deserve to read the whole story!"
John Cassady will provide covers for the five issue series. Each issue will contain 32 pages of story, with additional bonus material, including script pages, annotations and samples of Stoker’s original text - for a total of 40 pages per issue.
The Complete Dracula #1 is due in stores in April.