Challenge 2: Day 101: Brothers Dracul #1 (2018)

COMIC TITLE: Brothers Dracul #1 (2018)
Mirko Colak– Artist
Cullen Bunn–Writers
April 11, 2018
Aftershock Comics

bookBROTHERSDRACULThis week’s New Comic Book Day was a lot more exciting than last week which is why I am a little happier this week. Whether you’re collecting Captain America #700, Domino #1, or even Pink Panther Vs The Inspector #1 it was a great week and we have a cool new title for you guys today. One of the most interesting figures in history has always been that of Romanian king Vlad Tepes a.k.a. Vlad Dracul a.k.a. Vlad The Impaler a.k.a. the one every one knows as Dracula or at least the one who inspired that story by Bram Stoker. There have been variations on the story of how he became the infamous man in history and we have a new comic book for you guys from Aftershock Comics entitled The Brothers Dracul which was written by my main man Cullen Bunn (X-Men: Blue, Venom) and illustrated by Mirko Colak (The Punisher). In the issue, Vlad’s brother Radu is coming to visit him, but when he steps foot near the castle, he notices all of the carnage of the bodies that are impaled and he questions Vlad as to why the need. Vlad then takes us on the journey back to the days when they were captive to tell us how.

draculCullen Bunn has to be one of the busiest guys in the comic book world because I feel that I pick up a different title every week and he is attached to it. The man is great and I love everything that he has put out so far. I like that the comic book is historical fiction much like the Judas comic book that I read earlier in the challenge. Some of it is very historical while they generate some details or add actual vampires. I can definitely dig it because it builds on the legend of the character that is already there. The story itself is great because it establishes the fact that Vlad was very defiant even from the get go while his brother seemed more submissive, but he was taking advantage of what they were offering. I love the artwork in the comic book because it has a very European look to it as far as style. It’s hard to describe, but if I were to I would say this was Hammer horror style versus the Hollywood horror style. If you understand what I mean by that, but I am a huge fan of it. I think this is a comic that is going to go in so many cool directions and I look forward to the journey. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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