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This week saw the release of issue 2 of Dracula: The Company of Monsters, Boom! Studios' new ongoing about corporate bloodsuckers versus literal ones. Story by Kurt Busiek and Daryl Gregory, art by Scott Godlewski.



After much difficulty, our protagonist Evan has managed to resurrect the Impaler Prince, a.k.a. Dracula. Next step: Get the secrets of the Scholomance out of him.








Date: 2010-10-01 05:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
Art is rather meh.

As for the basic premise and Dracula's personality. Fuck yes! This is what we need more of. Things like this, Hellsing and Dresden Files. Less brooding anti-heroes or Heaven forbid severely outdated romantic arctypes and more complete monsters.

Date: 2010-10-01 07:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yaseen101
Agreed! :D

(away another Hellsing fan, woohoo!)

Bring that Dark Stuff Gooey...no not the 'Rise and Fall Arsenal/Stroke!Titans' bucket, the other dark and gooey stuff and put it where it belongs!

Date: 2010-10-01 07:22 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
I was more refering to the treatment of vampires in recent years.

Date: 2010-10-01 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yaseen101
Which would be, that they are not being treated as being sparkling romantic, hence my 'dark, gooey' comment, which meant 'bring back the darkness and horror that made the vampires great in the first place and by darkness I do not mean ones mixed with bad writing ala Rise and Fall of Arsenal'.

Get it?

Date: 2010-10-01 07:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
Ah that makes much more sense.

Date: 2010-10-01 07:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yaseen101
:)

Date: 2010-10-03 12:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
There IS some inherent sensuality and romanticism in the Dracula story, but everything these days seems to whoosh right past the point and zero in on that.

*grump* KIDS THESE DAYS.

Date: 2010-10-03 12:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
I always got more of a rapist vibe than any kind of romantic sensuality from Dracula.

Date: 2010-10-03 12:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
Well, it's VICTORIAN "romantic sensuality."

So, er, yes. Victorian "romance"... kinda... was creepy sometimes.

Date: 2010-10-03 12:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
...Ironically, Twilight firmly held on to that while ENTIRELY missing the point that it was kinda creepy.

Oh well.

Date: 2010-10-03 12:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
And then it references better novels that didn't miss that point and used it for creepiness as counterparts to the romance.

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