by Vaneta Rogers at www.newsarama.com:
With all the media frenzy over vampires lately, it’s easy to forget that vampire stories go back centuries. But in November, one graphic novel will trace its roots right back to the classic centuries-old tale of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The new graphic novel by writer Tony Lee, From the Pages of Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Harker, serves as a sequel to the original, continuing the classic story in comic book format. With 2009 being called the year of the vampire — with releases like Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain, HBO’s True Blood, this fall’s Twilight Saga: New Moon, and this Thursday’s debut of the Vampire Diaries — Lee is hoping this story will attract people to the earliest tales of vampires.
“It starts six months after the Count dies and ends on the exact anniversary of his death,” Lee said. “There’s a reason that Jonathan and Mina’s son, Quincey is born that day, and this is the story why.”
The story will be illustrated by two South African artists, Neil Van Antwerpen and Peter-David Douglas, who recently worked on a Starship Trooper one-shot.
The graphic novel comes out in November and is in this month’s Previews under AAM/Markosia, something Lee was quick to point out because independent books rely so heavily upon pre-orders.
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This is really interesting and the art looks really good! I’m a fan of Dracula, but I’d wish people stop thinking that just because twilight attracts fans, every other vampire project will do too. What do you think of the comic?