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“KIM NEWMAN’S ANNO DRACULA COMES TO COMICS!
« on: October 28, 2016, 12:34:34 PM »
Titan Comics is pleased to announce the upcoming release of an all-new comic series based on the best selling ANNO DRACULA novels, written by creator Kim Newman with art by Paul McCaffrey (The Third Doctor).

The Anno Dracula novels depict an alternate 19th-century history where the characters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula fail to prevent Count Dracula’s subjugation of Great Britain, creating a world where vampires are living among humans and a central part of society. The series also features characters including Jack the Ripper, Professor Moriarty and Van Helsing.

Kim Newman is a critic, author and broadcaster. He writes the Anno Dracula series of horror novels, which was first published in 1992. Kim Newman has written four Anno Dracula novels to date, as well as short stories.

Anno Dracula has garnered high praise since its initial release, including from literary superstar Neil Gaiman, who helped to develop the series and called Anno Dracula “compulsory reading,” citing the series as a main source of inspiration for his Hugo award-winning short story, ‘A Study in Emerald’.

Described as “the definitive account of…the self-obsessed undead” by New York Times, the Anno Dracula novels have won numerous awards including the Dracula Society’s Children of the Night Award, the Lord Ruthven Award and the International Horror Guild Award.

Titan Comics’ Anno Dracula hits stores in March 2017, and is available to pre-order from January’s Diamond PREVIEWS catalogue.
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Re: “KIM NEWMAN’S ANNO DRACULA COMES TO COMICS!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 02:23:48 PM »

I haven't read Kim Newman's Anno Dracula novels, but I have read a ton of his short stories and am a big fan. His 'video dundgeon' column in Empire magazine is a good guide to low budget/straight to dvd horror releases too!
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Re: “KIM NEWMAN’S ANNO DRACULA COMES TO COMICS!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 12:59:36 AM »
I haven't read Kim Newman's Anno Dracula novels, but I have read a ton of his short stories and am a big fan. His 'video dundgeon' column in Empire magazine is a good guide to low budget/straight to dvd horror releases too!
The books are well worth reading. Newman's mix of historical and literary characters in an alternate universe version of "Dracula" is truly inspired. His latest book, "Angels of Music," is set in the Anno Dracula universe, but doesn't include Dracula himself. This comic looks to be quite a lot of fun, set in the period immediately following the events of "Anno Dracula" Book One.
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Re: “KIM NEWMAN’S ANNO DRACULA COMES TO COMICS!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 02:39:53 AM »

I'll definitely read them at some point. I've read most of his stories in 'Best New Horror' which I buy every year, and I'm sure at least one of his contributions have featured characters from his Anno Dracula series. I like it when authors crossover characters/events.
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