Thanks to IDW Publishing, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola’s adaptation of the film Bram Stoker’s Dracula will return to print decades after its original release.
Mignola adapted Francis Ford’s Coppola’s star-studded film Bram Stoker’s Dracula into comic book form roughly 25 years ago. The title was originally published by Topps Comics in 1993 and had a limited run as a four-issue miniseries scripted by legendary writer Roy Thomas. Now, Mignola and Thomas’ adaptation returns in the 21st Century treatment at IDW as a hardcover collecting 136 pages of Transylvanian terror in black and white.
“I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print. People have been asking about this one for ages — more than any other book of mine — and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is,” Mignola said in a statement. “Thank you Scott Dunbier and IDW. No idea how you did it but very glad you did.”
“I’m generally not a fan of my older work (pretty huge understatement there) but I think this one holds up,” he added. “Despite the fact that I was doing a movie adaptation (which has it’s own unique set of problems) I think there is some nice drawing and storytelling in here. One of the very few older jobs I’m still pretty proud of.”
Mignola is known for his work on the likes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, B.P.R.D. and, of course, Hellboy. Like his other renowned works, Mignola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula contains his unique style of artwork and eye for composition. As well as being the only comic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the graphic novel was the acclaimed artist’s final work before he moved onto Hellboy.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Mike Mignola is now available for pre-order.
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