This was a speculative buy based on having read the books over a decade ago, and I was not disappointed. In fact I'd have to say the artwork was sumptuous . The story was okay, but there are a few problems. First this release seems'out of the blue' - like it's a part 2 - without a part 1. The other (main) thing missing from the books are the major historical or fictional characters embedded as characters. I detected a couple but they weren't as easy to spot or as clear to identify.
That said I will definitely get any subsequent releases I can as this one looks to be a 'grower'. Kind of reminds me of the PC Blake stories. (the artwork is similar too.)
"Compulsory reading... glorious" - Neil Gaiman "It's brilliantly done, smart as hell, but also, most importantly, it's FUN." - Mike Mignola (Hellboy) "The story is action packed, full of conspiracy and betrayals." - Scream Magazine "The whole thing is so cinematic." - Mark Kermode "Anno Dracula is a real treat" - SciFi Pulse "A worthy addition to Kim Newman's canon of fantastic, beguiling, and terrifying alternate history." - We Are Cult "Definitely worth checking out" - Major Spoilers "Exceptional" - Comics For Sinners "Exactly what I wanted as a die-hard fan of the novels." - Comics Alliance "Newman's style is refreshingly literate...Anno Dracula is a book that looks as good as it reads." Rock Shock Pop "An intriguing premise!" - Horror Talk "Wildly imaginative!" - Diabolique Magazine "The period setting and the mixed society of vampires, humans, and other fantastic beings set a rich backdrop, and the art compliments the storytelling perfectly. These aspects ooze gothic, steampunk atmosphere. It looks and feels like you're reading a Hammer film. The story is action packed, full of conspiracy and betrayals...This graphic novel is a blast - very enjoyable." -- Scream Magazine
Collecting the critically acclaimed comic series based on the best selling Anno Dracula novels by Kim Newman. Written by creator Kim Newman, with art by Paul McCaffrey