Sunday, December 31, 2017

More "Penny Dreadful"

Titan Comics' "Penny Dreadful" #10, available March 7, 2018, based on the Showtime horror TV series created by John Logan, is written by Chris King and illustrated by Jesus Hervas, with a cover by Lenka Simeckova:

"...this comic book prequel miniseries reveals terrifying events that led 'Vanessa' to try and find her missing childhood friend, 'Mina Harker', exposing the true nature of the 'vampires' infesting Victorian London.

"The horrifying truth of the disappearance of 'Mina' is revealed to 'Vanessa', 'Sir Malcolm' and 'Sembene'. They realize they face a foe that exists outside anything they've encountered. As they frantically regroup, they learn they are not the only ones with a score to settle with a monster in their midst..."

Refrerring to the 19th-century British 'penny dreadfuls'...

...the series uses public domain characters from 19th-century Gothic fiction, including 'Dorian Gray' from Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray", 'Mina Harker', 'Abraham Van Helsing', 'Dr. Seward', 'Renfield' and 'Count Dracula' from Bram Stoker's "Dracula", 'Victor Frankenstein' and his 'Monster; from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and 'Dr. Henry Jekyll' from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful"...