Now here’s something you probably were expecting to see return to print. 25 years ago, Roy Thomas and Mike Mignola (pre-Hellboy) adapted the Francis Ford Coppola Dracula film for Topps Comics. Yes, Topps. Don’t feel bad if you forgot Topps used to do comics.
IDW has managed to secure the material, because that’s what Scott Dunbier does, and they’re issuing a hardcover collection.
Official PR follows:
25 years ago one of comics’ most celebrated creators, Mike Mignola, adapted to comics, along with Roy Thomas, the star-studded Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures Entertainment) film by Francis Ford Coppola, Dracula, based on the world-renowned novel by Bram Stoker. Now at last fans of this lost treasure will have a chance to relive the terror, or discover it for the first time, as IDW is bringing the complete story back to print!
“I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have this book back in print,” said artist Mike Mignola. “People have been asking about this one for ages—More than any other book of mine—and I honestly didn’t think it was ever going to be possible to see an edition, but here it is. Thank you Scott Dunbier and IDW. No idea how you did it but very glad you did. I’m generally not a fan of my older work (pretty huge understatement there) but I think this one holds up. Despite the fact that I was doing a movie adaptation (which has its own unique set of problems) I think there is some nice drawing and storytelling in here. One of the very few older jobs I’m still pretty proud of.”
The 136 page hardcover collection features Mignola’s stunning black and white artwork, and showcases the master creators’ final work before launching Hellboy.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Mike Mignola is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold using ISBN 978-1684053155. The feature film Bram Stoker’s Dracula is now available on Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD™.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula ᵀᴹ & © 2018 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.