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Preview: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi

Written by Robert Place Napton, Bram Stoker
Art by Kerry Gamill, El Garing
Pencils Kerry Gamill, El Garing
Inks Kerry Gamill, El Garing
Cover by Kerry Gamill, El Garing

Bram Stoker. Bela Lugosi. Two names forever bound by Dracula.

15 years after the novel’s publication, Dracula creator and author Bram Stoker passed away. He never got a chance to see how actor Bela Lugosi’s ground-breaking stage and screen portrayal of his character electrified and terrified audiences in the late 20s and early 30s. This performance became iconic and set the standard by which all actors taking on the caped mantle would be judged.

With a tale so rich in detail and atmosphere, the version of Dracula that Lugosi starred in departed significantly from Stoker’s original gothic tale. Now, for the first time, Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror and Bela Lugosi are properly introduced in an all-new graphic novel.

With the cooperation of Lugosi LLC, Artist El Garing, Art Director Kerry Gammill, and adaptor Robert Napton take us on a journey into the heart of Stoker’s masterpiece and reminds modern audiences why Bela Lugosi is Dracula.

Bram Stoker's Dracula Starring Bela Lugosi

Preview: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker, Roy Thomas (w) • Mike Mignola (a & c)

Mike Mignola is one of the most popular comic book artists of the past 30 years, known for such important works as Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Cosmic Odyssey, and, of course, Hellboy. Considered to be among Mignola’s greatest works, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was his last project before Hellboy launched and was originally released as a full-color four-issue adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 movie released by Columbia Pictures (Sony). Unavailable for nearly 25 years, and collected here for the first time ever in gorgeous black and white, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a book fans have long been clamoring for… and the wait is finally over.

HC • B&W • $29.99 • 136 pages • 8” x 12” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-315-5

IDW Presents In The Shadow of Dracula

Official Press Release

IDW Presents In The Shadow of Dracula

A Collection of Vampire Stories Chosen by Literary Scholar and Author Leslie S. Klinger

[In the Shadow of Dracula Cover]San Diego, CA (October 10, 2011)— IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of IN THE SHADOW OF DRACULA, a collection of expertly selected vampire prose stories. As popular and influential as Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic tale is, Dracula did not invent vampire fiction, nor was it alone in feeding the Gothic fantasies of the Victorian period. This anthology of tales from IDW either informed or benefited from Stoker’s hugely popular creation, and establishes the core cannon of classic vampire literature. IN THE SHADOW OF DRACULA will be available in comic and bookstores throughout North America tomorrow, October 11, 2011.

The eerie tales of the undead found in IN THE SHADOW OF DRACULA are carefully chosen, introduced and annotated by celebrated literary scholar, editor, and author, Leslie S. Klinger, best known as the editor of the award-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes as well as The New Annotated Dracula. With illustrations by noted horror artist Michael Manomivibul (That Hellbound Train), readers will be treated with outstanding stories of nocturnal terror that have lived in Stoker’s shadow for too long.

The assortment of authors in this collection include Sheridan Le Fanu, Aleksei Tolstoy, John Polidori, M.R. James, and Stoker himself amongst the many others to bring together the roots of the vampire genre.

IN THE SHADOW OF DRACULA ($16.99, 450 pages, full color) will be available in book stores on October 11, 2011. ISBN 978-1-60010-957-7.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.