The Secret Origin of DRACULA (and His Brother) In Bunn & Colak's BROTHERS DRACUL

The Brothers Dracul #1
Credit: Mirko Colak/Maria Santaolalla (AfterShock Comics)
Credit: Mirko Colak/Maria Santaolalla (AfterShock Comics)

Cullen Bunn continues his string of horror comic books with a new miniseries from AfterShock Comics in April titled The Brothers Dracul. Working with his Unholy Grail artist Mirko Colak, Bunn is developing a new origin for Vlad Tepes - a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Dracula - and it involves a career as a vampire hunter with his brother.

“I'm thrilled to be working on Brothers Dracul, a 15th century horror tale that explores the 'true' history of the infamous Vlad the Impaler," Bunn said. "With this book, we've brought the entire creative team of Unholy Grail along. I'm working with artist Mirko Colak, colorist Maria Santaolalla, and letterer Simon Bowland once again. We had so much fun telling a horror story with King Arthur as its central figure, we had to get the gang back together for this story, featuring one of the most shocking icons of horrific history!”

Credit: Francesco Francavilla (AfterShock Comics)

The Brothers Dracul is scheduled to debut April 11. Here is the solicitation:

THE BROTHERS DRACUL #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 4.11.18
writer: Cullen Bunn
artist: Mirko Colak
color: Maria Santaolalla
letterer: Simon Bowland
cover A: Mirko Colak w/ Maria Santaolalla
cover B: Francesco Francavilla
The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters—Dracula—Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things—archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court...and how to stalk and slay vampires.
From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL,The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.

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