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Dracula’s Legendary Comics Life is Classic

30 Oct

By Ed Sum
|(The Vintage Tempest)

Release Date: Nov 3, 2020

By Hunter’s Moon, ask any cineaste who the best actor was to play Dracula, it’s reasonably safe to say Bela Lugosi tops the list. He’s appeared in the classic film that started it all and also the horror-comedy Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein that cemented his status. To this day, I still get goosebumps. I remember my babysitter letting me watch that film and his entrance. As a seven-year-old, I ran screaming from his home back to mine! Somehow, all that helped kindle my interest in the supernatural and horror. Learning how genre movies were made decades ago helped lessen the scars.

Legendary Comics graphic novel release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (starring Bela Lugosi) shows Halloween won’t be over. He’s on the prowl, and this publication faithfully adapts the seminal book, brings some of that cinematic prowess from Francis Ford Coppola‘s adaptation, and bridges all those letters, journals and recordings into a solid tale where you don’t notice it’s being told from multiple perspectives. Robert Napton made the transitions between these products unnoticeable.

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Legendary Comics’ has a Special Trick ‘r Treat Omnibus Style!

8 Oct

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Legendary Comics

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Not every comic book publisher has an authentic Halloween day narrative every year, but when they can deliver, it’ll be hard to top Legendary ComicsTrick ‘r Treat Omnibus! Anyone who has seen the cult hit of the same name knows just how nasty things get if you don’t observe this holiday’s tradition of paying respect to the undead! In this collection’s case, observing the rituals which the faithful follow to the tee.

Each story that’s featured has Sam, a pint-sized terror, wearing loose pyjamas and a round burlap sack over his head, appearing in a panel or two. Sometimes he has full reign, like in the wrapping narrative which makes up the comic book adaptation of the film, and his role is to enforce the rules of the season. Anyone who doesn’t precisely observe the traditions this day requires is fated to die.

Michael Dougherty (writer and director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Krampus) crafted this cult hit before becoming well known with the aforementioned blockbusters. This celebratory edition—uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time and featuring a new special introduction from this filmmaker and other cool extras—is now on sale in stores and online.

Plus, this publisher has a promotional trailer which includes some live-action awesomeness (from the film) mixed in to show how this universe gels in different mediums!

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Discovering the Science of Ghosts will be … Legendary!

26 Jun

The Science of Ghosts_Title Treatment (jpg)By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The paranormal is just that … something above and beyond what humanity recognizes in a world as its presently defined. Whether that’d be with entities that defy explanation, namely ghosts, or just learning about what drives us as individuals deep inside, Legendary Comics upcoming graphic novel, The Science of Ghosts, is certainly going to upend the tropes normally explored in this format.

This book is written by Eisner and GLAAD Award-nominated Lilah Sturges (Jack of Fables; Lumberjanes) and I believe her goal is to do just like what M.R. James did when he redefined the genre.

From the Press Release:

The story—centered around Joy Ravenna, a transgender parapsychologist—will feature art by veteran comic book artist Alitha E. Martinez (known for her work on the Eisner Award winner Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and will be available in stores and online in Summer 2021.

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Bela Lugosi Lives! Dracula re-told courtesy of Legendary Comics!

15 Oct

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Legendary Comics, in partnership with the Lugosi Estate and writer Kerry Gammill, announced Bram Stoker’s Dracula, os set for release in late 2020. Although the wait will be long, to see the novel fully rendered with Lugosi’s distinct look will be something to read. My introduction to horror was with the classic film; and although it freaked me out when I was a wee tyke–having ran from my babysitter’s home back to my own (it was across the street)–it did not stop me from becoming a lover of the tale of terror when I had a better understanding of the horrors to come.

This new graphic novel will feature art by El Garing. One look at his DeviantArt page he is the right talent to bring Lugosi back to life in all his enchanting glory.

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