Dracula: The Original Graphic Novel by Otto Binder, Russ Jones, & Craig Tennis et al.
Hardcover – Vanguard – Oct 2021 – 168 pages
Tales of the vampiric Prince of Darkness have been adapted to every format including a number of graphic novels. But just as Stoker’s 1897 novel ever holds its historic place, so too does the original Dracula graphic novel. The premier, 1966 graphic adaptation of Stoker’s classic was edited and packaged as a paperback by legendary Creepy magazine founding editor, Russ “Unca’ Creepy” Jones.
Creepy launched as a full-sized, uncensored black and white horror comics magazine in 1964. It ran, most-famously adorned with covers by Frank Frazetta, for near 300 issues over two decades, spawning a tsunami of imitators and competing horror magazine lines including from Marvel. From 2008-2019 Dark Horse released a complete library of Creepy Archives hardcovers which often made the New York Times bestseller list.After leaving Creepy magazine, for the landmark Dracula graphic novel, Jones enlisted Supergirl co-creator/writer Otto Binder and Star Trek, Twin Earths and Creepy artist Alden McWilliams to adapt Stoker’s novel. Legendary Dracula actor, Christopher Lee even provides an Introduction!
For Halloween 2021, Vanguard has enlarged, revised, and expanded, this historic but long-out-of print classic in a luxurious hardcover edition with a new historic essay by How To Draw Chiller Monsters author, J. David Spurlock, examples of historically related art by Neal Adams, Gene Colan and a new cover by the most celebrated Creepy artist of all, Frank Frazetta.