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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: DRACULA #2 review – This reimagining of Dracula will become no less than a classic (Tynion IV, Simmonds, Wooton) Image/Skybound

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Martin Simmonds
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Designer: Jillian Crab
Editor: Alex Antone

Thanks to Image and Skybound for the review copy!

The next chapter in the bold and refreshing reimagining of one of the most revered and classical horror stories ever created. Horror Maestro James Tynion IV and acclaimed artist Martin Simmonds reunite for a Dracula mini-series that’s sure to add even more prestige and fans to its long history. In this issue Dracula makes his presence known, Renfield continues to wildy spin out of control, and Lucy succumbs to the Counts hypnotic allure.

Tynion and Simmonds continue to weave a masterpiece in storytelling here as we dig deeper into the meat of the story in this second chapter. Professor Van Helsing is a big focus in this issue as Dracula starts to maneuver around Lucy and Dr. Seward begins to put the pieces together as he deducts both Renfield and Count Dracula appear to have both arrived from Transylvania. It’s apparent Professor Van Helsing is not yet trusted by the good doctor but we all know that will change soon enough as our story progresses. Simmonds’ art continues to shine as if it could tell the story on its own. Its vivid, dreamlike quality remains the perfect accompaniment to Tynion’s prose. We’re witnessing the work of two masters at the top of their game and this book is already something special 2 issues in. I expect none the less as we move forward and believe this reimagining of Dracula will become no less than a classic. I only hope we get more team-ups like this for other monsters in the Universal catalog. 

My rating – 10/10 Superb! 

Universal Monsters: Dracula #2 is now available.

Check out the interview our own Editor-In-Chief did with James and Martin about the title here:

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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