Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/horror
Size: 128 pages
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Dracula Company of Monsters series
Source: Book Expo America
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the second trade paperback of the Dracula Company of Monsters series. I actually picked this up at BEA a couple years ago…yeah it’s taken me awhile to get to it. I enjoyed the first book and this book did an excellent job of continuing that story.
Evan is dealing with fallout from the first novel. Dracula is trying to recruit him to his cause, as are a vampire fighting group, and his evil uncle is doing the same. As Evan’s world falls apart around him, and vampiric numbers swell, Evan has to decide whose side he is on.
This was a well done continuation of this graphic novel series. The artwork is fantastic, full color, and very well done. Seriously, just like with the first one of these, I was very impressed by the full color artwork.
This graphic novel is easy to follow, I was never confused about who was who, or what was going on. The plot is intense and full of twists and turns. It is also Adult only with lots of gore and violence.
We get to see a bit more about what Dracula can do in this book. I loved reading about the Dracula mythos and seeing it expanded upon. The legend of Dracula has always fascinated me. I was absolutely drawn into the story and desperate to find out what Evan is going to do to deal with the swelling number of vampires.
Overall an excellent horror graphic novel. The artwork is fabulous, the story is easy to follow and very engaging. I enjoyed reading this and can’t wait to see what happens in book three. Highly recommended to fans of horror graphic novels, and more particularly fans of the legend of Dracula.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– 150+ Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge
– TBR Pile Reading Challenge