We have word about a Kickstarter comic book project that all Dracula fans will love.
Part historical fiction, part horror fantasy, it’s the blood-soaked epic of the real-life Vlad the Impaler’s transformation into the vampire Dracula. Created by writer Mark Sable (TWO FACE: YEAR ONE; GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES) and artist Salgood Sam (THEREFORE REPENT, SEA OF RED, Warren Ellis’ GHOST RIDER 2099), DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON serves as a prequel to Bram Stoker’s DRACULA.
We know the story of the Vlad Tepes, the so-called “historical Dracula”. But how did a 15th century "Impaler" become the world’s most notorious vampire?
This first, heavily-researched book in this series will start with Vlad Dracula’s childhood. He’ll learn early, hard lessons in politics and betrayal as a young prince in his native Wallachia and Transylvania as a prisoner of the Ottoman Turks.
Then, drawing from hints in Bram Stoker’s novel, we’ll begin to learn how Vlad became introduced the Dark Arts at the infamous Scholomance.
To survive his adolescence, young Prince Vlad believes he must kill in the name to serve the Holy Roman Order of The Dragon. But when the same Church that sanctified these deeds denies him access to Heaven, he’ll realize the only way to escape eternal damnation is the immortality that only the undead can grant.
Learn more at their kickstarter page.