Blacula isn’t as well-known as Dracula, however he has an incredible deal extra to be offended about. The star of the 1972 blaxploitation horror hit was an 18th-century African prince who requested Dracula’s assist to finish the slave commerce. Instead, Dracula turned him right into a vampire, killed his spouse, and imprisoned him below his fortress. Eventually, he awoke to star in two horror classics (Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream) within the ‘70s. But now his hunt continues thanks to a stunning new graphic novel.
Written by Rodney Barnes with art from Jason Shawn Alexander, Blacula: Return of the King isn’t only a new chapter for the cult traditional vampire, it’s additionally completely attractive. io9 is greater than delighted to provide you a large preview of the graphic novel, coming later this month.
G/O Media might get a fee
Up to $100 credit
Reserve the next gen Samsung device
All you need to do is sign up with your email and boom: credit for your preorder on a new Samsung device.
Here’s how amazing this comic looks: I’ve never even seen Blacula before but now I want to watch the movie and read Return of the King. Here’s the official synopsis, by the way:
“Los Angeles—the City of Angels. Two souls, one is looking for vengeance and one is looking for the truth. They share one thing in common, they are both searching for the legendary vampire Blacula. Tina Thomas is a reporter for the blog Dark Knights, which chronicles all things unnatural, uneasy, and undead. She meets a young man named Kross whose family was forever changed by the vampire. Kross asks Tina to help him kill Blacula. Blacula too is on a mission, he is searching for the one who forever changed his life centuries ago. His name is Count Dracula.”
Blacula: Return of the King comes to comic shops Tuesday, January 18, and regular bookstores the next day.
Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s subsequent for the DC Universe on film and TV, and every thing you must find out about the way forward for Doctor Who.