Official Press Release
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT today released images and information concerning one of their most ambitious publishing projects of 2009 – The Complete Dracula!
“As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me… a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal.” –– Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Based upon the original novel by Bram Stoker, writers Leah Moore and John Reppion have crafted a dense, atmospheric, and faithful adaptation of the most powerful and heralded horror novel of all time!
While its legions of readers – generation after generation – think they are familiar with the story of Count Dracula and his terror-filled reign across England, what they may not know is that the original publication altered the very beginning and end of Stoker’s novel, Now, these missing elements have been worked into this DYNAMITE adaptation for The Complete Dracula!
“John and Leah are perfect for something of this scope,” explained DYNAMITE President Nick Barrucci. “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!”
Joining the writers is painter Colton Worley, new to the world of comics, being introduced by Dynamite! A talented painter who perfectly complements the moody script with his dark and atmospheric vision of Dracula and the world around him.
The “dynamite” talent is topped off by the dramatic cover work of multiple Eisner Award-Winning artist John Cassaday, who serves as cover artist for the 5 issue series – each issue featuring 32 fully painted pages of story and art, plus bonus material for a total page count per issue of 40 dynamite pages.
THE COMPLETE DRACULA #1 (of 5) By Moore, Reppion and Worley with covers by Cassaday!
DIAMOND ORDERCODE: FEB09 4190
For the first time in 112 years the tale that Bram Stoker intended to tell is told (including “Dracula’s Guest”!). If you thought you knew how it began or how it ends, you were wrong! Writers John Reppion and Leah Moore are joined by painter Colton Worley for a 5 issue odyssey of life, death, and the blood that flows within us all!
This fully painted series features a massive 40 pages of story and art and additional material per issue, each page fully-painted in a rich, moody style by Worley, all under covers by modern master John Cassaday! Moore and Reppion also provide bonus material such as script pages, annotations and samplings of the original text by Bram Stoker!
ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE FOIL EDITION, AND THE JOHN CASSADAY INCENTIVE COVERS!
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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of ’04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic — and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite’s new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company’s first major launch of ’06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue. Dynamite’s ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned – Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews – as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy and Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Tim Truman’s Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com