With the final issue of Damsels out today, we thought it would be good to give the last word to the amazingly talented artist Aneke who it has been a genuine pleasure to work with on the series.
When I first read the script of Damsels I was surprised by the freshness of the story. The main characters were all beautiful women, each distinct from the other but all trying to rise above their personal difficulties, struggling to recover their lives and finding their own paths.… Read the rest
“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
Dynamite presents an unprecedented comic book series that tells the complete story of the Lord of the Undead — Dracula! 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!
What people are saying…
“The only adaptation of Dracula you’ll ever need,” praised comics author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Astonishing X-Men). “This is the new gold standard.”
“The forefather of all gothic horror, Dracula, faithfully reassembled to its original state by a talented and exceptional creative team is a wonderful gift to the reading public,” said artist Jae Lee (Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born). “Putting Stoker’s masterpiece back together for this new generation is like peeling away a magnificent piece of art to discover the artist’s true vision buried beneath.”
“A tremendous exercise in authenticity and precision that stretches to the proper organisation of keys on an antique typewriter keyboard,” said writer Paul Cornell (Doctor Who: Human Nature, Captain Britain and MI: 13). “Atmospheric, chilly and excellent, with an art style and a clarity of adaptation that really suits the subject matter. This is the definitive expanded version of the tale.”
“I’ve taken a look at this, and think it’s terrific,” raved author Kim Newman (Anno Dracula, Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959. “I’ve got a bunch of comics in my collection of editions and adaptations of Dracula, and I suspect this will be the best to date.”
“If Moore, Reppion and team maintain their commitment to the level of detail on display in Dracula #1, they’re bound to deliver the definitive adaptation of Stoker’s magnum opus by the series’ end!” said writer Brian J. Showers (Literary Walking Tours of Gothic Dublin, The Bleeding Horse and Other Ghost Stories). “An invigorating new look at a hoary old chestnut!”
“A superb work of art, combining fidelity to the original text with visuals that evoke the primal fears lurking in the novel.” Elizabeth Miller (Dracula: Sense & Nonsense and co-author of Bram Stoker’s Notes: A Facsimile Edition)
“A meticulous graphic adaptation of Stoker’s classic text, with powerful images that take the original tale to new heights of horror!” Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Dracula)