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TV Review: Dracula

TV REVIEW!

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Starring: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Sacha Dahwan

As someone who owns about five different versions of Bram Stoker’s famous novel, I approach new adaptations of Dracula with a sense of cautious optimism. For every Universal Studios or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, there’s a Dracula 2000 or Dracula Untold that attempts to update the famous gothic horror novel and fails spectacularly. The latest attempt from Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creative minds behind the BBC smash Sherlock, initially made me pretty intrigued, though not without some reservations, as the pair’s track record is fairly spotty as of late. But even with those misguided past few series of Sherlock, everything I’ve seen surrounding the project made it seem like the adaptation I’ve been waiting for.

It wasn’t. But it was still a pretty interesting new spin on the story of the Count. Read the rest of this entry

Trade Spotlight: Batman & Dracula: Red Rain

red-rain-dracula-batman-kelley-jonesHalloween, the greatest of all holidays, is rapidly approaching. And while you may be putting the final touches on your costume, loading up on candy, or binging your favorite spooky movies, there’s still plenty of other ways to get into the Halloween spirit, and one of my favorite ways to do it is by rereading one of my favorite Batman stories: Red Rain. Read the rest of this entry

Where’s Dracula?

1088759-xmen_vs_dracula_742202One of my earliest nerd memories was getting a Dracula action figure from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon. I still have no idea why Dracula was in that line of action figures, but ol’ Drac fought many a battle against Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, Superman, He-Man, Skeletor, and even a few Ninja Turtles. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out the Count was also heavily featured in comic books, especially from the big two. Read the rest of this entry

Dracula vs. Marvel vs. DC

draculamarvel01It’s Halloween (or close to it), and that means it’s time for one thing: monsters! Specifically, one of my favorite monsters: Dracula. The Prince of Darkness is no stranger to the world of funny books, and has crossed paths with a surprising number of comic book heroes, from Spider-Man, to Superman, and even Zorro. There’s a lot of Dracula stuff to sort through, but not all of it is good. For every Tomb of Dracula or Captain Britain and MI-13, there’s an Apocalypse vs. Dracula. But these two stories stand out as my favorites of the Count’s appearances in the big two. Read the rest of this entry