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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Comic Review: Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 (of 4) from Skybound (Image Comics)

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: DRACULA #1 (OF 4)
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Martin Simmonds
Imprint: Skybound -
Image Comics
32 pages
Arriving: October 25, 2023
Lunar Code: 0723IM809
MINISERIES PREMIERE
THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMICS RESURRECT THE MOST ICONIC MONSTERS!
THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH creators JAMES TYNION IV (W0RLDTR33, Something is Killing the Children) and MARTIN SIMMONDS reteam to tell a new tale of the monster who started it all! 

When Dr. John Seward admits a strange new patient into his asylum, the madman tells stories of a demon who has taken residence next door. But as Dr. Seward attempts to apply logic to the impossible…his surrogate daughter Lucy begins to fall under the spell of the twisted Count Dracula!

You can't beat the classics for monster stories... *dances around to "It's a story as old as time..."*  After checking out Dracula issue #1 from Skybound (Image Comics), I am excited to see how the other monster stories will be interpreted.

The cover on the left matches the classical movie version of Dracula. But the cover on the right represents the artwork used to tell the Bram Stokers version.

I was struck by the macabre artwork used to symbolize Renfield's loss of identity and decent into madness. Truly nightmarish in all the right ways.  

 
 



Issue #1 is all about character set up, but not much action. I can't wait for Dracula to make his first appearance, in issue #2 maybe? The four issue series is off to a good start.

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SharonS

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