Thursday, March 18, 2010

COMIC NEWS: All Aboard Bram Stoker’s Death Ship

All-new vampire comic series based on Stoker’s world-famous Dracula

Coming in May

For more than one hundred years, Bram Stoker’s iconic vampire has frightened readers around the world. Now, IDW Publishing and writer Gary Gerani (Pumpkinhead) add another layer to this horrifying tale with Bram Stoker’s Death Ship. Starting in May, the all-new four-issue series offers the untold story of the harrowing, nightmarish sea voyage from Transylvania to England.

“This book is a really creepy,” commented IDW Senior Editor, Bob Schreck. “If you love the Bram Stoker original, you’re absolutely going to love this comic book series, as both Gary and Stuart worked very hard to capture that sense of dread in the pit of your stomach and stark raving mind-shattering fear.”

Helmed by Gerani, the creator and co-screenwriter of Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead, this horror series takes readers on a blood-pumping journey on the Russian schooner Demeter. One by one, the terrified crewmembers vanish, victims of the unearthly lifeform that lies comatose in the ship’s hold during daylight hours. Artist Stuart Sayger brings this un-dead tale to life with gripping interior art as well as a variant cover for the first issue. Popular hardcover and paperback cover artist, Cliff Nielsen, provides all four stunning, spine-tingling painted covers for the entire series.

Bram Stoker’s Death Ship #1 (of 4, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May. Diamond order code MAR10 1013.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; YOE Books, a partnership with YOE! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at

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