First ‘Universal Monsters’ Series by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds Will Feature Dracula

Skybound Entertainment, in partnership with Universal Products & Experiences, has announced a new series of Universal Monsters comics beginning with Universal Monsters: Dracula, a new four-issue mini-series by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds.

The series begins appropriately enough in October, and Tynion IV said “A few times in my life I’ve had the pleasure of writing about one of the great pop culture icons, but there is something singular about Dracula that made this opportunity too good to pass up. The challenge in front of Martin and I is to take the bloody heart of the Universal Pictures classic and find a bold new way to bring the character to life. It’s been one of the most exciting creative challenges of my life, and I am phenomenally excited for you to see the horrors we have in store for you.”

Simmonds is excited to work with Tynion IV again, and said “Dracula has always been a horror favorite of mine, so to get the chance to work on an exciting new interpretation of this character alongside my Department of Truth Co-creator, James Tynion IV, was one I couldn’t pass up. I’m so excited for readers to experience our version of Universal’s classic monster–and I hope you enjoy the direction we take the story.”

The story begins in an asylum run by Dr. John Seward, who is particularly interested in one of his new patients who claims that an evil presence is stalking him. Seward begins to believe the man after his adopted daughter Lucy is stricken with an illness that may defy medical explanation.

In addition to Dracula, expect to encounter other characters from the original Universal film including R.M. Renfield, Mina Seward, Van Helsing, and more.

Universal Monsters: Dracula will soon be followed by more new limited series spotlighting the classic monsters from some of the top creators in comics.

Look for Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 at your local comic book shop and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on October 25.

Check out the first two cover reveals below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your Universal Monsters news.

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