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Experience The Cinematic Horror Of “Gene Colan’s The Tomb Of Dracula Artist’s Edition” On The Wednesday Run
They’re ever-lasting, it seems. Undying works of art that are discovered and re-discovered by generations that follow the witnesses to the original release.
The Tomb of Dracula, featuring everyone’ favourite undying vampire is one such publication.
Maybe you’ve heard of it?
You should have. We’ve featured The Tomb of Dracula on Biff Bam Pop! a number of times. The late, great, Glenn Walker gave a fantastic historic account of the 1970’s Marvel Comics monthly horror series a while back, which you can find right here. Site contributor, Jason Shayer, also shared his love for the title in a Tales From The Longbox column a few years ago.
More recently, I too brought up The Tomb of Dracula in one of BBP’s 31 Days of Horror (the October 2017 edition) features. You can find that piece here.
But it’s today’s release of the sumptuous and absolutely stunning Gene Colan’s the Tomb of Dracula Artist’s Edition that’s got everyone talking – so long as they can stop their mouths from watering!
Created by much loved old school comic book talent.
That’s the kind of stuff many old school comic book fans love to read.
So, who are these old school folks?
Well, they’re people like me, and they’re people who write for this site, and many, many others that stop by this site to read articles, reviews, and editorials highlighting the stuff they enjoy. Don’t get me wrong. We all love new, modern storytelling takes in our comic book reading. But who doesn’t love those genre throw-back tales of high adventure, or fantasy or pulp fiction or sci-fi?
Nobody, that’s who!
And that’s why the much loved old-school writer/artist, George Perez and his new hardcover comic book compilation, Sirens, is the focus of this column, today!
What a sight that was! The Magic Castle, the rides, the fireworks and the cartoons, walking alongside, in real life! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – especially Goofy!
Of all the rides I liked, I remember Pirates of the Caribbean as a top favourite. But there was another attraction that took hold of my young imagination, and now, nearly forty years later, still hasn’t let it go.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
Inspired by the serialized novel of famed science fiction author Jules Verne 1869, I was taken with the design and functionality of the Nautilus ride at Disney, the fictional Captain Nemo’s famous sea monster-inspired submarine.
Today, imaginations around the world are fired up with the release of a new hardcover graphic novel, dedicated to the old Captain – and his awesome sub!
Today, Nemo hits the shelves!
Whether it’s snow softly falling from the nighttime sky, children skating on a frozen pond, the reflection of your own face, peering in storefront windows draped in seasonal cheer, or random acts of kindness from strangers, December can show you that magic exists in our very real world.
But magic exists in other worlds as well – and, occasionally, we get to go on a trip through them via the best in fantasy fiction!
That brings us to today, and a new publication from renowned publisher, Boom! Studios, and two of comicdom’s most fertile, magical minds!
Just in time for the magic of the holiday season, comes the magically wonderful, The Stardust Kid!
There’s snow on the ground here in Toronto…and also in the fictional town of Riverdale!
We must be smack dab in the heart of the holiday season!
Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other mid-to-late December celebration, you’ve hopefully got the spirit of the season in you by now! I mean, it’s been nothing but ornaments, tinsel, candles, multiple Santa, Hallmark Holiday movies and family get-togethers the past few weeks (and weeks to come).
And even the comic book industry has gotten in on the holiday cheer, publishing some seasonal specials this month. This very column focused on one of them a week ago, which you can read here.
Today sees the release of another one of them, as always, perfectly timed and full of fun! Check out the Archie Christmas Spectacular!
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!
Well, we’re inching closer to the end-of-year holiday season. Maybe you’ve noticed that your local mall is decked to the gills in tinsel? Perhaps you’ve guiltily watched one or two bad made-for-TV holiday movies on some run-of-the-mill specialty channel (so that’s what Winnie Cooper is up to these days! Also, she was great!)? Maybe you’ve been busily writing, then scratching, then re-writing various dinner engagements with friends and family in your December calendar?
Well, DC Comics and their stable of writers and artists have been busy getting various superheroes and villains in the spirit of the season, working tirelessly on a holiday-themed production of their own.
Today sees its very timely release!
Get set to jingle all the way to the DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 #1!
Can a beloved action character make waves on the printed page? That’s what we’ll find out this week, when Dynamite releases John Wick #1, based on the successful film franchise.
John Wick #1
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Giovanni Valletta
Following two big movies starring Keanu Reeves, the character of assassin/enforcer John Wick is now the focus of a series from superstar writer Greg Pak. Here’s what to expect from the first issue, titled JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE:
When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga?
It will definitely be interesting to see how the franchise translates to comic books, which is why John Wick #1 is our big pick of the wick…I mean, week.
That’s what Steve Miller expertly told us, in the 1976 Steve Miller Band mellow release titled “Fly Like An Eagle”. The song went to number 2 on the US Billboard Charts and the lyrics about time ceaselessly moving forward while we worry about life and death and freedom of the soul in the present tense, has since become quite famous.
Tick. Tick. Tick.
That’s the general sound effect for a clock, an apt aural representation of time, of course. But any reader of comic books knows that the Tick. Tick. Tick. sound is also the noise a bomb makes – right before it’s detonated.
Interestingly, today’s long anticipated release of DC Comics’ Doomsday Clock #1, the first issue of a twelve issue monthly series, plays on all three of the “time” and Tick outcomes. And all for various reasons:
The future the DC Comics Universe!
The past of DC Comics publishing!
The critical and commercial bomb that the Doomsday Clock series could be!
The best kind of art takes risks, right? Doomsday Clock #1 is a huge risk – and we all can’t wait to dive right in!