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Dracula: The Company of Monsters Volume 1
     

Dracula: The Company of Monsters Volume 1

by Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory, Scott Godlewski (Illustrator)
 

A powerful predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset...Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the son of the dragon. It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker in this new original graphic novel from the mind of legendary comics’ writer Kurt Busiek, best known for the top-selling MARVELS graphic novel.

A new ongoing horror series sure to

Overview

A powerful predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset...Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the son of the dragon. It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker in this new original graphic novel from the mind of legendary comics’ writer Kurt Busiek, best known for the top-selling MARVELS graphic novel.

A new ongoing horror series sure to make your blood run cold! A powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset...Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the Son of the Dragon. Now, there's a monster in their midst that puts Hannibal Lecter to shame — and he plans to gain his freedom in blood. Kurt Busiek, along with award-winning author Daryl Gregory and sensational artist Scott Godlewski, take you through the dark corridors of the corporate American boardroom and show you vampires aren’t the only kinds of bloodsuckers!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
How do you make Count Dracula scary in the age of Twilight? By getting in touch with the man behind the legend, according to Busiek and Gregory, creators of this intriguing remake. Conrad Barrington, the unscrupulous CEO of a major conglomerate, manipulates his milquetoast nephew, Evan, into using ancient spells to resurrect Vlad III of Walachia, the Romanian hero who inspired the legend of the vampire king. The story is told from the nephew's perspective as he gradually learns the dark arts necessary to control Dracula, eventually coming to sympathize with him. The aristocratic Vlad opposes Conrad's self-serving corporate ambitions, and is characterized as a morally complex character with a strict code—the result is a thought-provoking Dracula that the reader can actually root for. The writers do a good job of contrasting Dracula's 15th-century value system with contemporary culture. Couceiro's colorful if slightly generic artwork serves the narrative well. While there is quite a lot of action in the series, the gore never feels tacked on, even when the expected team of vampire hunters shows up. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608860449
Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Dracula: The Company of Monsters Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Multiple Eisner Award-winning superstar comics’ writer Kurt Busiek has written everything from SUPERMAN to SPIDERMAN alongside his own creation, fan-favorite ASTRO CITY. In 2003, Busiek was picked by Marvel and DC to pen the best-selling JLA/AVENGERS crossover event; the first and only meeting between the two competing franchises. Daryl Gregory's first novel, PANDEMONIUM, appeared from Del Rey Books in 2008 and won the Crawford Award for 2009. It was also a finalist for several other awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. His second novel, THE DEVIL'S ALPHABET, appeared in November, 2009, and was named one of the best books of the year by Publisher's Weekly. Scott Godlewski is co-creator of MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE MAGAZINE and a freelance comic book illustrator and writer living in Mesa, Arizona

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