Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dracula, The Complete-Comic

#2 of 5

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

The bloody saga of Count Dracula continues as writers Moore & Reppion and ,painter Colton Worley provide comics readers with not only a faithful adaptation of Stoker's classic, but also what will surely be regarded for some time to come as the definitive edition.

Issue #2 concentrates on the fate of the doomed Lucy.

Worley's art is front and center, as it perfectly captures the dark gothic mood of the story.
Some panels are frame-worthy; others, however, can be a bit disconcerting as they take on a photographic quality. But this is to quibble.

Overall, the telling thus far is a delight.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly-Comic


Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Writer Chuck Dixon continues to assert his ownership of The Man With No Name in the second issue of Dynamite's new western title, which revives the Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood-created character from those Dollars Trilogy spaghetti westerns of the 60's.

If there was any doubt Mr Dixon would be able to maintain the laconic temperament of the drifting loner, it is dispelled with this second issue.

The violent search for gold and Miles Devereaux continues.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dracula, The Complete-Comic

#1 of 5

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment, 2009.

Leah Moore and John Reppion adapt Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale.
And they are off to a good start.
With painted art by Colton Worley, and the writing team's commitment to remaining faithful to their source material, Count Dracula receives the best treatment he's received in a while.
Lucky count.

Purists will surely notice the story opens with, not the beginning of the novel, but with Stoker's short shorty, Dracula's Guest. "Complete" indeed.

The darkness and foreboding of Jonathon Harker's horrific journey are rendered masterfully in each panel, as Mina waits, and Renfield...