Comic Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula HC (IDW)

IDW Comics brings you an old novel of Dracula by Bram Stoker but now gets turned into a graphic novel. Now I was surprised that this miserable little pile of […]

IDW Comics brings you an old novel of Dracula by Bram Stoker but now gets turned into a graphic novel.

Now I was surprised that this miserable little pile of secrets literary got turned into a comic in the first place, but seriously Bram Stoker’s Dracula, of all comics that I’ve read this thing just came out. Anyway, the script wrote by Roy Thomas and the art made by Mike Mignola and John Nyberg. The illustration and the story are more like you’re actually playing a Castlevania series which probably took place in Europe between Transylvania and Walachia. Instead of hearing Trevor Belmont’s famous words or seeing Simon Belmont’s arrival in this year’s Smash Bros game, this time the story would take you just by reminding that you’re reading the actual novel.

If you grew up reading that story from the novel or the film in the early 90s when you’re young, if not then try to go for the imagery of the story. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is an iconic American gothic horror genre which believed that the story of Vlad Dracula who won the battle against the Turks and find his wife after the battle, and was cursed after his wife’s death and seek vengeance against humans, then a man named Johnathan teams up with Abraham Van Helsing, and Mina to take down Dracula and died by thrusting the knife through his heart and etc. However, the story of Dracula is much more popular, the legend actually tells from fictional books, a film, the animated shows, video games, even this comic book today. It’s the same as the story of King Arthur and his Excalibur. But how in the Medusa’s head gets to inspire the novel and turned into a comic book? Surely, there are some other creators who made the story based on the Bram Stoker’s novel.

So anyway, the story is just like the novel like I said before. However the art is having much more realism as I thought, even though the film were in black and white, but now this graphic novel worked a lot putting ink on so many pages. Is there’s any purpose? Or are they trying to cover everything in black and white just like the oldest film? However, the story is just like the rest of the novel and the film, I don’t mean that the story is the same, but creating the comic of the Bram Stoker’s novel is more of an inspiration and they created this comic to show how these illustrations portrayed and see how the characters do in action. This is something that Tim Burton would do if he makes this into a horror film, well if I rather see it one day. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is more than just a comic, the story became a legend when readers are amused that the story is inspiring to them, and later created some other stories based on the novel. Like the Castlevania series, Vampire Hunter D, the Helsing series, anything you can think of. If you rather read and read back from the actual Bram Stoker’s novel, then this comic is for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, currently residing in another country. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.