The Curse of Dracula

The Curse of Dracula

by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, Dave Stewart
     
 

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In the 1970s, writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan created 70 issues of terrifying tales in the classic Marvel series The Tomb of Dracula. Now, Wolfman and Colan are together again, offering a fresh take on the most enduring character in horror fiction and catapulting the Lord of the Dead back into comics stardom. A mysterious and persuasive figure is moving

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In the 1970s, writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan created 70 issues of terrifying tales in the classic Marvel series The Tomb of Dracula. Now, Wolfman and Colan are together again, offering a fresh take on the most enduring character in horror fiction and catapulting the Lord of the Dead back into comics stardom. A mysterious and persuasive figure is moving amongst the circles of San Francisco’s political elite. When Jonathan Van Helsing and his team of vampire hunters come to town investigating a string of grisly murders and stumble into a virtual pit of blood-soaked horrors, they know it’s only a matter of time before they come face to face with the master of the dark!

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Wolfman and Colan collaborated on one of Marvel Comics' outstanding series of the 1970s, Tomb of Dracula. Lately Marvel has been less welcoming toward comics veterans, but in 1998 Dark Horse invited Wolfman and Colan to devise the new Dracula series that has been collected here. The center of Tomb was Wolfman's rich portrayal of Dracula, a figure who combined aristocratic grandeur and viciousness, capable of both love and despair. Curse's Dracula is a more one-dimensional figure of pure evil. His scheme is intriguing: he is the power behind a presidential candidate whose wife is his love slave. But they too submit to Dracula without qualms. Wolfman's new vampire hunters display the psychological toll of their grim calling, yet never come alive as individuals. One of the great comics artists of the 1'60s and '70s, Colan is also one of the last belonging to the brilliant illustrative tradition of Alex Raymond. The Curse of Dracula is printed directly from Colan's penciled artwork, enabling readers to see his fine line work and atmospheric shading, which no inker can capture. Despite the explicitly gruesome subject matter, Colan's art is reason enough to buy this book. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621156772
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
03/05/2013
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NOOK Book
File size:
49 MB
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