Dracula (Graphic Novel)

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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!!!

Ploy Synopsis:

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

Fangs But No Fangs

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Fangs But No Fangs by Sholly Fisch

Fangs But No Fangs is a graphic novel and a collection of “minute mysteries”, short mysteries that are, typically, easily solvable.

Read it today!

Read it today!

Mystery #1: The gang is threatened by a vampire, Count Hemoglobin, in a Haunted House. Fred doesn’t believe he is actually one. How does he know?

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Mystery #2Shaggy is attacked by a skunk and Velma shares the story of Aniwye, a giant skunk that hunts people.

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Mystery #3At a museum one of the portrait’s ghost comes out scaring everyone. When people come back to the museum they discover the painting is stolen. Daphne thinks it is the owner of the museum who stole it, how does she know?

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Mystery 4: Fred is competing in a mini-gold tournament but is distracted by a recent theft of pearls. Meanwhile a werewolf or golf-wolf is attacking the park trying to shut down the tournament. The mystery gang is on the case.

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Thoughts After Reading:

I thought it was a cute children’s book with easily solvable, fun mysteries.

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Good choice for any kid you know who is a mystery or Scooby-Doo fan.

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For more young adult books, go to The Princess Plot

For more on vampires, go to Grave Peril

For more werewolves, go to Fool Moon

For more mysteries, go to Bloom and Doom

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