Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, and Udo Kier are just a few of the names that come to mind when taking into consideration all of the actors who've played Dracula over the years, but none are more synonymous with the character than Bela Lugosi. Now, the late actor will be reprising the role in print form, as Legendary Comics, in partnership with the Lugosi Estate and Kerry Gammill, has announced Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a new graphic novel starring the iconic film and stage actor, with art by El Garing.
"In the late 19th Century, Dracula, an ancient Transylvanian vampire, moves to England to find fresh blood and spread his evil contagion. There, he encounters two women, Lucy and Mina, who become the targets of his dark obsession. Aided by a group of brave men, Professor Van Helsing arrives on the scene to take on the Vampire Prince in the ultimate battle between the forces of light and dark!"
"Bela Lugosi created his unique portrayal of Count Dracula on the Broadway stage and has become a cultural icon for his performance in the 1931 film," said Lynne Lugosi Sparks. "This graphic novel beautifully answers the question: What would Lugosi’s performance look like in a direct interpretation of Bram Stoker’s novel? We believe Legendary Comics has proven what fans already know—Bela Lugosi is Dracula."
The graphic novel is set for release in late 2020. Check out the cover art below.
Fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con are invited to join the Legendary Comics team as they share secrets about Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Bela Lugosi and upcoming comic releases at the "Legendary Comics 2019 and Beyond" panel on Saturday, October 12th at 11:00am in Room 404AB.