The Blood Queen/Dracula, a mini-series Showdown Between Horror Icons
Dynamite Entertainment is bringing the first-ever confrontation between two of its premiere horror characters in Blood Queen Vs. Dracula, a four-part storyline scheduled for March 2015 release. Written by Troy Brownfield and illustrated by Kewber Baal, the series will debut with captivating cover images courtesy of artists Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves, Ardian Syaf, and Lucio Parrillo.
In Blood Queen Vs. Dracula, the Prince of Darkness returns from war to face a potential threat in the form of the Blood Queen. Will they become allies, or adversaries? Whatever the outcome, one thing is certain: blood will be spilled.
Dracula has been a staple of Dynamite Entertainment projects throughout the years: plaguing Army of Darkness hero Ash Williams, leading a supernatural assault on the Top Cow Universe in the Monster War crossover, and fighting alongside his daughter Eva in the Prophecy miniseries event by Ron Marz. The literary character’s classic story was retold in The Complete Dracula in 2009, while Dynamite has also revived Dracula’s long-standing feud with Vampirella, stemming back over forty years to his first appearance in Vampirella Magazine. In April 2014, Dynamite published the digital prose novel Prince Dracula, written by Troy Brownfield and told from the perspective of Mina Murray.
The Blood Queen is a much more recent addition to Dynamite canon, debuting in June 2014. The Blood Queen portrayed the historical “blood countess” Elizabeth Bathory as a tragic figure whose descent into villainy is not without good reason.
Blood Queen Vs. Dracula #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2015 Previews catalog for release in March.