Dracula by Michael Mucci & Bram Stoker
Thoughts Before Reading:
Years earlier, my friend wanted a Dracula costume, but not the one from the films but the one from this graphic novel.
He didn’t have the book so I couldn’t give him the contact info of the person who could make it for him. Instead he was a knight.
Years later, I was shopping for a friend’s birthday and I spotted this graphic novel and knew it would be perfect.
As I was looking at it, I couldn’t resist reading it:
And I loved it!!!
The book starts off with Jonathan Harker going to Transylvania to meet with Count Dracula, helping him as he is moving to London. Count Dracula is friendly but has some strange rules regarding his house, never eats, and soon Jonathan realizes he is locked in the house.
And Count Dracula is more than meets the eye.
Meanwhile, back in England-Mina Murry stays with her best friend Lucy Westenra and anxiously awaits to hear from her fiancé Jonathan. But it has been so long since she has heard from him. Will she ever get a letter or will he come home again?
Meanwhile, her friend Lucy has a strange disease attacking her in which she needs constant transfusions. And there are some weird marks on her neck. Lucy’s former boyfriend, Dr. John Seward, has to use his blood, her fiancé Arthur Holmwood, former boyfriend Quincey Morris, and has to call in his former doctor and professor: Abraham Van Helsing, for help.
Van Helsing starts looking into it, and concludes it is Vampires.
Jonathan is found and comes back to England. Using his knowledge-Van Helsing, Harker, Mina, Dr. Seward, Morris, and Holmwood all team up to take the beast down.
Thoughts After Reading:
This was fantastic!
I loved the art
I loved the pacing of the story and everything else about this book.
And I never realized that Jonathan Harker was so tough. In the movies he never really does anything as he is always recuperating or doesn’t know what to do. In this he was pretty hardcore going after Dracula. And so wa Mina, she was one tough lady and a great character.
For more classic novels, go to The Sign of the Four
For more supernatural mysteries, go to The Winter People
For more graphic novels, go to Fangs But No Fangs
For more vampires, go to Grave Peril