Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — October 15, 2004 — Mark Wheatley has announced that his Image
Comics hit, Frankenstein Mobster,
will be making the real life journey to Transylvania.
With Halloween just a few weeks away, a group of dedicated night owls are
gathering for the ultimate Halloween adventure: one full week of haunted
horror happenings in Transylvania!
Billed as “DraculaTour” and now in its seventh year, a
professionally-guided, fully-escorted journey is set for Romania’s famous
(or infamous) Transylvania region, October 27 through November 3, 2004.
Travelers from all over the U.S. will be partying for a week of fear-filled
fun and festivities under the theme of a “vampire vacation.” And their
vacation now includes Frankenstein Mobster.
Charles F. Rosenay, who runs the DraculaTour, said copies of Frankenstein
Mobster will be included in the trick-or-treat bags all tour participants
“We’re always looking for ways to reach readers outside our traditional
audience,” said Mark Wheatley, “and Transylvania is definitely pretty far
outside our traditional audience. It seems like a great fit.”
Travelers on the tour will actually follow in the footsteps of Jonathan
Harker’s trail from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. They spend time in ancient
Bucharest ascending the Carpethian Mountains to Vlad Castle. They visit
medieval Sighisoara, birthplace of Dracula, as well as climb up eerie Clock
Tower with time for the nearby gruesome Square History Torture Museum. All
participants journey through Borgo Pass to Dracula’s Castle to experience
the definitive Halloween eve –Masquerade Ball, Vampire Show, Bonfire,
Dinner and “Monster Mash” Dance Party right in Dracula’s Castle! It’s scary,
spooky but most of all, fun.
“This is the kind of thing that I think Frankenstein Mobster readers will
enjoy, and Frankenstein Mobster has the kind of odd and somewhat whimsical
horror that the folks on the tour should love,” Wheatley said.
Couples, families and single travelers all take this trek of terror. For the
third year in a row, there is even one couple getting married in Dracula’s
Castle. This year’s tour is the first time all participants will receive a
travel goodie bag, which will include horror film posters, magazines, DVDs
and copies Frankenstein Mobster.
Dracula Tour is a $3300 value for only $1699 per person including airfare
from N.Y., $1999 including airfare from L.A., based on double occupancy.
Package price includes round-trip airfare to Bucharest, deluxe hotel
accommodations, transfers, luxury coach ground transportation, all events –
attractions – admissions and of course, copies of Frankenstein Mobster!
Space is limited.
For those who can’t go this year, or can’t ever go during Halloween, the
tour organizers have scheduled a similar version of this haunted travel
adventure for July 11-18, 2005. As a special treat, the guest host for that
tour is actor Butch Patrick, TV’s Eddie Munster.
To read about past vampire vacations, or for any additional information,
visit the website: www.toursandevents.com.
Additional information on the tour, including a free color brochure, is
available by writing to Tours of Terror, 315 Derby Avenue, Orange, CT 06477
or emailing DracTour@aol.com.
Frankenstein Mobster, which is concluding its acclaimed original story arc
“Made Man,” is available bi-monthly from Image Comics, www.imagecomics.com.
The online Frankenstein Mobster comic strip is also presently running on
www.toursandevents.com in addition to Imagecomics.com, Wheatley’s
Sunnyfundays.com and many other websites.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a
collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to
become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are
currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc
Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three
major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image
Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre,
sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and
writers working in the medium today.
Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.
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