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Dracula: The Company of Monsters #1 Preview!

Posted on: August 24, 2010

Vampires are everywhere right now (really, X-Men? Really?) and when I saw that a book with a title like Dracula: The Company of Monsters was coming out on BOOM!, my first thought was, “Oh, shit, not you guys, too!” But then I saw a glimmer of hope shining through my funk of apathy for the genre: Kurt Busiek.

Dracula: The Company of Monsters, written by Busiek (Avengers, Astro City) and Daryl Gregory (Pandemonium) and illustrated by Scott Godlewski (Codebreakers), tells the story of Evan Barrington-Cabot, a research and development guy at a corporation that’s fallen on hard times. His boss (and uncle), Conrad, has a three-point plan to save the company:

  1. Resurrect Dracula
  2. ????
  3. Profit

Pffft. Yeah, no way that can go awry.

It’s refreshing to have a vampire book that’s actually doing something (gasp!) original. It’ll be interesting to see why anybody would ever actually want to resurrect Dracula rather than, you know, do something sane. What’s he gonna do, sic him on his competition? Wait. Oh, shit. Now that I said that, that’s awesome. I hope that’s where this book is going.

Anywho, here’s the first 12 pages of the first issue! That’s, like, half the book for free!


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