This week’s Comics Load is a little delayed, so I apologize. First, my comics were a couple of days late because of last week’s holiday, then I was overbooked all week and had to sneak in reading time whenever I could, (FYI: Be careful with your comics in the shower). So without further ado, here’s a quick sampling of the titles I’ve been reading this week. Feel free to share your own thoughts and reviews in the Comics Forum.
FBOTU Comic of the Week
The Complete Dracula #1: Before vampires were all dreamy and brooding and glittering in the sun, they were terrifying, blood-sucking monsters from hell. The Complete Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s original text, is a moody and creepy reminder of the origins of the modern vampire in literature. The dark and atmospheric artwork highlights Jonathan Harker’s descent into despair perfectly, and the text is sparse, yet evocative. The arch 19th century tone of the text is a great counterpoint to the decidedly uncivilized tale of undead bloodlust. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series. Dracula would eat Edward Cullen for breakfast! (But, then, so would I.)
(More of the Load after the jump!)