Dracula: The Company of Monsters Moving to Free Webcomic

Halloween is next week. That means that everyone will be doing associated specials related to the haunts of the month. BOOM! Studios is one of the few publishers though to be taking an existing property and moving it to the web as a free webcomic.

Dracula: The Company of Monsters from Kurt Busiek is making its way to the web as the first such series to launch in print and make that transition. The work boasts the talents of Busiek and artists Scott Godlewski and Damian Couceiro. The site updates everyday, including weekends.

If you need a hook, then know that Dracula is a powerful asset acquired by a predatory corporation. Of course, he has other ideas regarding his rites of ownership.

Full press release after the jump.


October 24, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Happy Halloween from Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory, Scott Godlewski, and Damian Couciero -- who have a trick for the bags of comic book fans worldwide with the launch of the DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS webcomic! Launching right now with 11 pages ready to be read, www.draculacomic.com will update daily with new content, serializing the critically-acclaimed print issues while introducing new digital-exclusive story pages and creator commentary. It’s another ground-breaking industry first for BOOM! Studios as DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS migrates from print to digital!

Fright fest DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS showcases the talent of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY), World Fantasy and Locus Award Finalist writer Daryl Gregory (PLANET OF THE APES), artist Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS), and Harvey nominated artist Damian Couceiro (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES).

Serializing the print comic first, the DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS webcomic will soon showcase new, original digital pages not seen in print and host commentary from the series contributors that gives fans an inside look on how the comics are created.

The site updates everyday, including weekends.

A digital innovator, BOOM! Studios’ DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS will be the first Direct Market comic book series that launches in print and then migrates to the web. Continuing to lead the market, BOOM! Studios was the first company to release day-and-date digital download content in 2007 and was one of the first comic book publishers to have their own downloadable app.

DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS tells how a powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset - Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the Son of the Dragon. There's a monster in their midst that puts Hannibal Lecter to shame - and he plans to gain his freedom in blood. It's bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek, Gregory, Godlewski, and Couceiro bring an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos.

Don't miss this Halloween's hottest free webcomic at www.draculacomic.com! Starting October 24th and updating each day!

Some critical acclaim for DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS:

"A thought-provoking Dracula that readers can actually root for..." -- Publishers Weekly

"This series is almost overflowing with ridiculously wonderful concepts..." -- Pop Culture Network

“Damn near perfect... 9.9 out of 10” -- PlayerAffinity.com

"I’m looking forward to seeing what they and Gregory—and Dracula and Evan and Marta—do next" -- Newsarama

“A great read” -- WatchPlayRead.com

“Intriguing” -- MultiversityComics.com

“Wonderfully dynamic art...It’s a new, thoroughly modern vampire story in a classic style that would make Bram Stoker proud." -- A Walrus Darkly

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is 2009 and 2010's "Best Publisher" and an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generating a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry's top talent, including Mark Waid's IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!'s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Roger Langridge's SNARKED, and Scholastic's WORDGIRL. BOOM!'s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler's I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.