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Originally written by Bram Stoker in 1897, Dracula gave the world one of literature's most compelling characters. This graphic novel is written by an expert in animation and design. It has compelling text that maintains the suspense of the original along with action-packed images.


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Originally written by Bram Stoker in 1897, Dracula gave the world one of literature's most compelling characters. This graphic novel is written by an expert in animation and design. It has compelling text that maintains the suspense of the original along with action-packed images.

30 review for Dracula

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jill Kenna

    I could not recommend this book more! I loved the artwork and the story was fantastic! I would give it more than five stars if I could

  2. 4 out of 5

    Evan

    I read it twice because my mom said I could get a game after I read it...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Osborne

    It was ok for a comic but not one of my favorites that I have read

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jenny E. (knasentjej)

    En helt okej seriebok. Störde mig en del på lite dålig översättning, men på det stora hela var den bra. Det börjar verkligen bli dags att läsa originalet ...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    For years I read and watched adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula before I even read the book. Beforehand I did not have the original to compare to, but now that I do, I still find myself enjoying them and not being overly critical, if I am critical at all sometimes. This adaptation I couldn’t help myself though because even though the amount of the original story used is far better than expected there’s still something to be desired. It isn’t so much what has been cut out from the original, but For years I read and watched adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula before I even read the book. Beforehand I did not have the original to compare to, but now that I do, I still find myself enjoying them and not being overly critical, if I am critical at all sometimes. This adaptation I couldn’t help myself though because even though the amount of the original story used is far better than expected there’s still something to be desired. It isn’t so much what has been cut out from the original, but what has been left out between panels so the story doesn’t flow smoothly in places, leaving it to feel disjointed and even confusing at times. I know I have mentioned in previous reviews for comics that I can get easily confused, but after doing my comic reading challenge and nearing the end of it, I’ve learnt to appreciate the difference between my problem of following and a graphic novels’ lack of seamlessness. Other than that it isn’t a badly done graphic novel. It is aimed at a younger audience and that would probably explain the art. There isn’t anything wrong with the art, in fact it is pretty good, but for me it is too cute. Not only for an old school horror story, but for Dracula. That doesn’t feel right to me and I also feel that the story, and any sinister aspects it may have had, wasn’t at its full impact because of it. But if the art is done the way it was to help lesson the horror of it then, it has achieved what it was meant to do, which is cater to a younger audience with an intriguing story.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rae

    A major function that graphic novels of classics like this one serve is to provide access to the story for readers who have difficulty with the original text. I don't think that reading this book would allow a student to pass a test on the original novel because it diverges substantially from Stoker's classic text.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    I read this as a book club selection, because otherwise this wouldn't normally be on my reading list. Not bad really and quite a surprise for me because I have never read a graphic novel before. I can see why readers enjoy them.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Hope

    It is weird to me to read Dracula as a graphic novel, that said it was well written... I guess. I mean, there aren't really a lot of words in a graphic novel, although I think this had more than usual. Regardless, Chloe asked me to read it and I did. LOL! 😉😄

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bailey Allison

    I was addicted to this book in the sixth grade. I made all my friends read it, I screwed up the spine. I actually covered the pages where Lucy died because it upset me too much. The art style is unique and is the coolest depiction of Dracula the character I've ever seen.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bud Latanville

    nice, quick read of Stoker's famous novel. the adaptation is well-done, keeping the characters and all major scenes. the Art is expressive and very nicely rendered and coloured.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Abby Strom

    The story of Dracula written in graphic novel. I was very impressed by how closely it stayed to the actual book by Stoker!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    Was fantastic from the art, the pacing of the story, etc.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Fyfe

    Not bad at all. A fresh imagining of a very old story, although it did remind me a lot of Nosferatu. Really nicely drawn, making the characters vivid. A really nice little read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    This graphic novel adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula is a great introduction--and possibly substitute--for the original. I wrote my thesis on Dracula, so I am very picky. Michael Mucci's writing both preserves Stoker's style and tone, and, when possible, lifts from directly from the book. Many of the elements that help Dracula stand out in Victorian literature are also preserved: the characters' anxiety over the "old" world tainting modern, technologically and morally advanced England; superst This graphic novel adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula is a great introduction--and possibly substitute--for the original. I wrote my thesis on Dracula, so I am very picky. Michael Mucci's writing both preserves Stoker's style and tone, and, when possible, lifts from directly from the book. Many of the elements that help Dracula stand out in Victorian literature are also preserved: the characters' anxiety over the "old" world tainting modern, technologically and morally advanced England; superstitions as a key to salvation; and, when practical, the epistolary form of the original novel. Caldwell and Halliar's illustrations are gentle enough for younger readers (not too much gore), but are stylized enough to capture the emotional impact of Stoker's troubling narrative. Much of the graphic novel is depicted as any reader, even one as familiar with the book as I, would imagine it. Perhaps more importantly, the story is not made sentimental, as happened with Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film version. Dracula is a monster, plain and simple. While the fin de siècle themes present in the original might be toned down in this graphic novel version, all the right pieces are there. With some teacher support, student who read the graphic novel would still be able to identify the anxieties that Stoker called out in his novel (fear of the cultural Other, technology, superstition, etc.) perhaps more effectively than if they were reading the original.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Orrin Grey

    I'd never heard of this before I saw a copy at the Half Price bookstore, but flipping through that copy totally sold me so I picked it up. I was familiar with Ben Caldwell mostly through his Action! Cartooning books, and his style actually fits the subject matter here remarkably well, making the book both suitably Gothic and still approachable. The "tapestry" pages that tell Dracula's history would have been worth the cover price all by themselves. It's been many long years since I read the origi I'd never heard of this before I saw a copy at the Half Price bookstore, but flipping through that copy totally sold me so I picked it up. I was familiar with Ben Caldwell mostly through his Action! Cartooning books, and his style actually fits the subject matter here remarkably well, making the book both suitably Gothic and still approachable. The "tapestry" pages that tell Dracula's history would have been worth the cover price all by themselves. It's been many long years since I read the original Dracula, but this adaptation by Michael Mucci is about as close to what I remember about the book as any adaptation I've seen. All in all, a remarkably fun, solid read for something I picked up on a whim.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katie/Doing Dewey

    I would never consider a graphic novel adaptation a substitute for the book, but this was definitely a great supplement. The story was very close to the original. There were very few embellishments and I was happy with the events that were included. The order in which things happened was changed a little, but always in a way I felt preserved the heart of the original while streamlining the story. I liked this much better than my first experience with a graphic novel, perhaps because knowing the I would never consider a graphic novel adaptation a substitute for the book, but this was definitely a great supplement. The story was very close to the original. There were very few embellishments and I was happy with the events that were included. The order in which things happened was changed a little, but always in a way I felt preserved the heart of the original while streamlining the story. I liked this much better than my first experience with a graphic novel, perhaps because knowing the story already erased any difficulty I might have following a story in this format. Finally, the drawing. It was perfect! Just cartoony enough, but not over the top except for the occasionally resemblance of the Count to Cruella de Vil. The color was also fantastically well done. As long as you’re not going to be bothered by the occasional small change or embellishment, I would highly recommend this to any fans of the original novel. This review first published on Doing Dewey.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    Amazingly beautiful. I've always been a big fan of Ben Caldwell's deceptively simple-looking linework, but in all deference to his penciling and Bill Halliar's superb inking, Ben's coloring in this book is what takes the cake. I'm so insanely jealous of his ability I might have to kidnap him and lock him in my camping closet. Maybe. Michael Mucci does an excellent job of capturing the flavor of Bram Stoker's original work in the limited space of this graphic novel. If you're a teacher with students Amazingly beautiful. I've always been a big fan of Ben Caldwell's deceptively simple-looking linework, but in all deference to his penciling and Bill Halliar's superb inking, Ben's coloring in this book is what takes the cake. I'm so insanely jealous of his ability I might have to kidnap him and lock him in my camping closet. Maybe. Michael Mucci does an excellent job of capturing the flavor of Bram Stoker's original work in the limited space of this graphic novel. If you're a teacher with students who are perhaps a bit anxious about diving into traditional novels, this might be a good way to get some reading out of the little jerkfaces angels. P.S. The coloring is seven different kinds of fantastic! F'rills! And if you get a chance, spend a few minutes taking in the exquisite detail in the 'tapestry' pages where the count recounts the history of Vlad Dracula. So good!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Parka

    (Picture source: parkablogs) The Dracula story is adapted by Michael Mucci, drawn by Ben Caldwell and Bill Halliar. The art is great. I like Ben Caldwell's character designs. The dark colour palette used throughout creates a good Gothic feel for the story. However, the story wasn't as thrilling as I hoped it to be. Maybe it's written that way. Nice comic nevertheless. This review was first published on parkablogs.com. There are more pictures and videos on my blog.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bookstorequeer

    I didn't enjoy this as much as I wanted to. The Wizard of Oz adaptation was fun and cute and this one... fell a little short. It's still a decent adaptation of Dracula (which I still need to finish reading) but I found the lettering to be a little difficult to read (I didn't much care for the font they used), which lead to fairly confusing panels and the art being covered up a little too much for me in places. That and the art was rather dark which, makes sense given that this is about the bigge I didn't enjoy this as much as I wanted to. The Wizard of Oz adaptation was fun and cute and this one... fell a little short. It's still a decent adaptation of Dracula (which I still need to finish reading) but I found the lettering to be a little difficult to read (I didn't much care for the font they used), which lead to fairly confusing panels and the art being covered up a little too much for me in places. That and the art was rather dark which, makes sense given that this is about the biggest, bad-ass vampire, but I could really have used a slightly lighter scheme in general. Between the art style and the font, it was a very pointy comic (which you'll see what I mean if you read it!). So, if you love Dracula, give it a chance. If you're not sure and are just looking for a fun comic to read, I'd try something else.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jessica at Book Sake

    Jessica - I think this is a great way to get young readers to experience the classics. While a lot of the story is cut out to make it fit into one graphic novel it still has enough there to grab onto. The idea to make classics into graphic novels is ingenious as it will surely draw people in and it seems that then they will be more likely to read the original format of the book. It’s done that to me, it also makes me want to watch the movie version of the book again as well. I like the artwork b Jessica - I think this is a great way to get young readers to experience the classics. While a lot of the story is cut out to make it fit into one graphic novel it still has enough there to grab onto. The idea to make classics into graphic novels is ingenious as it will surely draw people in and it seems that then they will be more likely to read the original format of the book. It’s done that to me, it also makes me want to watch the movie version of the book again as well. I like the artwork better in this graphic novel than in many others I’ve seen aimed at the younger crowd. I didn’t have any problem following along or remember who was who as each character was drawn distinctly different.

  21. 4 out of 5

    The_Mad_Swede

    Visuellt sett är denna serieadaption av Bram Stokers klassiska 1800-talsroman väldigt tilltalande och Ben Caldwell gör ett väldigt bra jobb. Däremot håller inte inte volymen som helhet på grund av att språket brister. Medan en del av problemen mycket väl kan ligga Michael Muccis axlar, så står det tydligt klart att åtminstone en avsevärd mängd av dem är översättarens ansvar. Vid ett flertal tillfälle ryckte jag bokstavligen talat till vid läsningen och tänkte inombords att Katarina Nordli omöjli Visuellt sett är denna serieadaption av Bram Stokers klassiska 1800-talsroman väldigt tilltalande och Ben Caldwell gör ett väldigt bra jobb. Däremot håller inte inte volymen som helhet på grund av att språket brister. Medan en del av problemen mycket väl kan ligga Michael Muccis axlar, så står det tydligt klart att åtminstone en avsevärd mängd av dem är översättarens ansvar. Vid ett flertal tillfälle ryckte jag bokstavligen talat till vid läsningen och tänkte inombords att Katarina Nordli omöjligen kan ha svenska som modersmål. Det är inte alls omöjligt att jag hade gett denna serie ett bättre betyg om jag läst den i original, men den här översättningen kan inte med gott samvete rekommenderas till någon.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Beth Huddleston

    Since the story of Dracula is so familiar through film and television and retellings, I am going to stick with just a few points that set this version off from the rest. First, the artwork reminded me of the television show Kim Possible. The lines are sharp and thicker than most classic comic books. The dark color palette tends to enhance the Victorian gothic time period. The reds are vibrant. Next, this version stays true to the original book Dracula with the modern technology from that time pe Since the story of Dracula is so familiar through film and television and retellings, I am going to stick with just a few points that set this version off from the rest. First, the artwork reminded me of the television show Kim Possible. The lines are sharp and thicker than most classic comic books. The dark color palette tends to enhance the Victorian gothic time period. The reds are vibrant. Next, this version stays true to the original book Dracula with the modern technology from that time period. The blood transfusions, the short-hand writing, the recording devices, cable telegrams, etc. are all here.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    I love this book! I don't normally like Graphic Novels and I don't support the movement that they should count as real books, but this one is special! The pictures within it are amazing! The characters in this book really looked how I pictured them to look, Dracula, Mina, Lucy, especially! The story moves along and it is not hard to follow like some graphic novels. It has just the right amount of text and pictures to convey this classic horror story! I would recommend this to anyone not quite re I love this book! I don't normally like Graphic Novels and I don't support the movement that they should count as real books, but this one is special! The pictures within it are amazing! The characters in this book really looked how I pictured them to look, Dracula, Mina, Lucy, especially! The story moves along and it is not hard to follow like some graphic novels. It has just the right amount of text and pictures to convey this classic horror story! I would recommend this to anyone not quite ready to pick up and read the whole book! It is the best comic version of "Dracula" out there, so buy this one!!! I would recommend this book to kids ages 10-15, there are some scary pictures and blood is seen quite a bit! FIVE STARS!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lora

    I enjoyed the not-manga art of this book. Admittedly, it seems to have some, but not too much; it is original art. This is a graphic novel version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and it stays pretty loyal to the original. The art is crisp, the characters obviously well liked by the artist, and the story is well told. Good action scenes, great landscapes/ full page art, and good color and mood. I really liked this one. I can't even remember if there was anything that bothered me...oh, yes, that houseke I enjoyed the not-manga art of this book. Admittedly, it seems to have some, but not too much; it is original art. This is a graphic novel version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and it stays pretty loyal to the original. The art is crisp, the characters obviously well liked by the artist, and the story is well told. Good action scenes, great landscapes/ full page art, and good color and mood. I really liked this one. I can't even remember if there was anything that bothered me...oh, yes, that housekeeper who removes all the garlic from Lucy's room! Well, that was necessary to the plot, and originated with Stoker. But dang, I wanted to slap that woman.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melody

    I found it while digging through my nephew's treasure box. Visually, this is great and welcomes hesitant readers to transition into reading Classics. In general, in my opinion, Graphic novels are also a great alternative reading material in the classroom. This version of Dracula is the first graphic novel based on a novel classic that I have read and frankly, I would truly need to find a way to convince anyone to read it. I'd use this graphic novel as a supplement teaching resource. It is an eas I found it while digging through my nephew's treasure box. Visually, this is great and welcomes hesitant readers to transition into reading Classics. In general, in my opinion, Graphic novels are also a great alternative reading material in the classroom. This version of Dracula is the first graphic novel based on a novel classic that I have read and frankly, I would truly need to find a way to convince anyone to read it. I'd use this graphic novel as a supplement teaching resource. It is an easy read (I read it while I waited in the Doctor's waiting room), graphics are cute, but nothing in the story impels me to read it again.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    When I saw this at the library I thought it might be a good introduction to the story of Dracula. I feel like it wasn't quite as good as I thought it would be. My biggest issue is actually with the font. It matched the old time setting of the book, and it looked great. But, it was a little hard to read! The artwork is nice and colorful, which I love. There was a lot of text in this graphic novel, yet I feel like there wasn't a lot of storytelling. I'm not sure what, but it just felt like somethi When I saw this at the library I thought it might be a good introduction to the story of Dracula. I feel like it wasn't quite as good as I thought it would be. My biggest issue is actually with the font. It matched the old time setting of the book, and it looked great. But, it was a little hard to read! The artwork is nice and colorful, which I love. There was a lot of text in this graphic novel, yet I feel like there wasn't a lot of storytelling. I'm not sure what, but it just felt like something was missing to make this a little more enjoyable. It is still worth a read, just not exactly memorable for me.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Beckiezra

    Enjoyable read that made me want to check out Bram Stoker's original, but likely as an audiobook rather than actually reading it because it was a little dry at times. I'm sure it took out a lot of explanations about Dracula's past or traveling that were in the book that didn't have much action to draw. I liked the art style and appreciate the idea of being able to read classics in comic book form. I didn't like the font at first, it was a little unnecessarily hard to read, but I got used to it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    the (book) supplier

    I thoroughly enjoy reading books from the Victorian Era in England. Dracula was one of the novels I taught during my student teaching. I love the graphic adaptation as an introduction to the story. Bram Stoker's original used correspondance to tell the story -- Jonathan Harker's journal, telegrams, newspaper clippings, letters. Mucci's adaptation takes the big events and makes them visually stunning. The colors he uses are dark and subdued, giving the graphic novel a gothic feel that mirrors the I thoroughly enjoy reading books from the Victorian Era in England. Dracula was one of the novels I taught during my student teaching. I love the graphic adaptation as an introduction to the story. Bram Stoker's original used correspondance to tell the story -- Jonathan Harker's journal, telegrams, newspaper clippings, letters. Mucci's adaptation takes the big events and makes them visually stunning. The colors he uses are dark and subdued, giving the graphic novel a gothic feel that mirrors the book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Mielke's Class Make sure you post how your sheets tell you to!!!!

    A guy named Harker is a accountant of a vampire named Dracula. When Harker finds out he is a vampire he runs away. When a girl named Lucy gets bitten and turns into a vampire Harker has to kill her and also has to try and kill Dracula. I really liked this book and thought it was good. I would recommend it to anybody who likes fantasy or good graphic novels. I liked the part were he finds out that Dracula is a vampire the best. My favorite character was probably Harker. RA

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    The graphic novel version of the book that started our fascination with vampires--Bram Stoker's Dracula, originally publishd in 1897. The classic novel is absolutely worth reading in its entirety, but it's not an easy read. Michael Mucci's graphic version captures the thrills and chills of the original while making this classic accessible to readers of all ages. The illustrations are gorgeous and detailed.

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