Legendary Comics has partnered with the Lugosi Estate and Kerry Gammill to announce Bram Stoker’s Dracula graphic novel starring the iconic film and stage star, Bela Lugosi. Set for release in late 2020, the book features art by El Garing.
The beloved classic horror tale is set in the late 19th century as Dracula, the Transylvanian vampire, moves to England in search of fresh blood. He meets two women, Lucy and Mina, who become his prey, as Professor Van Helsing begins hunting the creature of the night.
“There have been great Dracula graphic novels, but to unite Bram Stoker’s novel in a faithful adaptation with the definitive Dracula in the form of screen icon Bela Lugosi is a dream come true,” Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics, said. “I am grateful to the Lugosi Estate, artist El Garing, and art director Kerry Gammill for bringing their passion to this project.”
“On behalf of the Lugosi Family, I want to thank Legendary Comics, especially Robert Napton, as well as artists El Garing and Kerry Gammill, for honoring my father with a stunning graphic novel that features Bela Lugosi as Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Bela G. Lugosi said.
“Bela Lugosi created his unique portrayal of Count Dracula on the Broadway stage and has become a cultural icon for his performance in the 1931 film,” Lynne Lugosi Sparks said. “This graphic novel beautifully answers the question: What would Lugosi’s performance look like in a direct interpretation of Bram Stoker’s novel? We believe Legendary Comics has proven what fans already know – Bela Lugosi is Dracula.”
“It is a great honor to handle this epic project and working with Robert Napton and Kerry Gammill has been an amazing experience,” Garing said. “Bela Lugosi is the best Dracula and bringing him back to the character he defined through the artwork has been a thrill.”
“It is very exciting to work closely with such a talented creative team on this graphic novel that places Bela Lugosi, the most iconic screen Dracula, into a direct adaptation of Bram Stoker’s original novel,” Gammill said. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the Lugosi family for many years and I’ve worked on several projects with them, but this is the ultimate Lugosi project to me.”
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