The Complete Dracula 3 (September 2009)

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Unfortunately, Worley’s gone this issue (he’s credited with layouts). Verma is … Verma’s painted comic art looks like all the lame painted comic art I’ve seen before, the stuff to make me dread a painted comic. His figures are fine, his faces are awful. The texture and depth of the book is now gone. It’s so distractingly, it’s hard to think about the writing, as this change in artist takes the book from being a measured success to a moderate failure.

Oddly, Verma’s illustrating abilities are strong (his pencils are in the issue’s notes).

I can’t remember the novel, if there really is so much time spent on the death of Lucy, but when Moore and Reppion take the whole issue, it’s hard not to think something’s going to be missed. But Mina is Dracula’s victim in the novel, right? Not his lover. So they should be fine filling two issues.

CREDITS

Writers, Leah Moore and John Reppion; artists, Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley and Dheeraj Verma; colorist, Malti Verma; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

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