Anno Dracula – 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem by Kim Newman @comicstitan

1895. Prince Dracula has ruled Great Britain for ten years, spreading vampirism through every level of society.

On the eve of Dracula’s Jubilee, radical forces gather to oppose the tyrant. Kate Reed, vampire journalist and free-thinker, takes a seat on the revolutionary Council of Seven Days, though she learns that the anarchist group harbors a traitor in its midst.

The Grey Men, Dracula’s dreaded secret police, have been ordered to quash all resistance to the rule of the arch-vampire. With intrigue on all sides, the scene is set for an explosive addition to the Anno Dracula series.

Source Format Pages Publisher Genre Publication Date
Publisher Review .pdf 144 Titan GN – Horror November 21st, 2017

Lashaan from Bookidote reads and reviews a fair share of graphic novels and I always tell myself I will read more, too… You see… other than my Mickey Mouse comics collection from yonks (read: decades) ago, I have- in my recent history- only read two GNs: Deadpool and Groot. How sad am I? So, maybe it was some sort of cosmic power at work here, you know my desire bursting out into the Universe and all… It’s no joke, that when I saw an email from Titan Comics in my inbox, I think I felt all sorts of holy for a moment. Mind, I will never be able to pull off as brilliant a GN review as Lashaan is well known to do, but a fledgeling girl has a few things to say, so don’t quit on me yet.

Dracula is my most favourite vampire, ever. End of. He’s a legend for a reason and immortal in the literary world. He does not take centre stage in Anno Dracula, though. Not in a sense that you’ll see him baring his fangs on every page and panel… No… He already has Britain, the Royal Navy and the Special Branch of law enforcement. The struggle in this GN is in between the side who fights to keep this power and the side rebelling against it. Dracula is too big of a bigwig to grace us with his presence… it would be unheard of to see a country’s president fighting on the front lines. But add a threesome of women into the picture and he may just have an offer to make…