Universal Monsters: Dracula – Universal Monsters Comic Series Coming to Skybound
Universal Monsters: Dracula is a four-part comic book series coming our way from Skybound Entertainment in collaboration with Universal Products & Experiences. The series is written by James Tynion IV and illustrations by Martin Simmonds. This is only the latest in a long line of collaborations between Skybound Entertainment and Universal, which has been around for almost 10 years and covers everything from movies and video games and now comics. The bestselling award-winning creative team is no strangers to delivering quality storytelling and this classic tale finds itself in the best of hands.
The new miniseries is set to be a four-part series that kicks off with the first issue which takes readers into the world of Dr. John Seward and his asylum when he gets a new patient who seems to be hallucinating. He tries to figure unravel his accounts of a demonic entity and to make matters worse, his daughter Lucy ends up succumbing to the mysterious influence of Count Dracula.
The series will have readers encounter Dracula himself as well as some of the classic characters from the original movie, like R. M. Renfield and Mina. There’ll be new twists and turns, and you’ll get to explore some of the darker corners of these classic stories which promises to bring readers more limited series featuring the lineup of iconic monsters from Universal.
Tynion IV welcomes the challenge of taking an iconic character and bringing him to life in a bold new way, saying:
“A few times in my life I’ve had the pleasure of writing about one of the great pop culture icons, but there is something singular about Dracula that made this opportunity too good to pass up. The challenge in front of Martin and I is to take the bloody heart of the Universal Pictures classic and find a bold new way to bring the character to life. It’s been one of the most exciting creative challenges of my life, and I am phenomenally excited for you to see the horrors we have in store for you.”
“Dracula has always been a horror favorite of mine, so to get the chance to work on an exciting new interpretation of this character alongside my Department of Truth Co-creator, James Tynion IV, was one I couldn’t pass up. I’m so excited for readers to experience our version of Universal’s classic monster–and I hope you enjoy the direction we take the story.”
Along with the riveting tale of Dracula, fans can look forward to variant covers featuring artists Joshua Middleton, Francis Manapul, Julian Totino-Tedesco, and Jenny Frison.
Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on October 25, 2023.
Check out the covers below: