Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula
by Sid Jacobson
Cover Artist: Ernie Colón
Review by Gayle Surrette
Hudson Street Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781594630583
Date: 15 October 2009
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Most people who are fascinated by vampires have at one time or another run across the belief that Bram Stoker based his Dracula on the historical figure, Vlad the Impaler. Sid Jacobson tell the story of Vlad's time as a hostage to the Ottoman Empire, his retaking of his family's throne, and his years as its ruler. Vlad the Impaler is still talked about with a shiver at the acts he committed on his people and his enemies and in this non-fiction account you'll understand why.
From official release/information:
Product Description: From the bestselling author illustrator team of the 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation comes the truly gory tale of the historical Dracula.
The Dracula myth has sparked a legacy of endlessly entertaining creepy tales. The fictional character, originally penned by Bram Stoker, was inspired by and named after a real-life fiend--Prince Vlad Dracula, the fifteenth-century ruler of Wallachia--a man infamous for massacring and impaling his enemies. In brilliant four-color illustrations, Vlad the Impaler tells the ghastly prince's life story from his seizure as a boy by the Turkish Sultan, to his love life, to his maniacal attempts to retain power regardless of whose throat he must slit.
From the bestselling writer and illustrator team who brought us The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation-hailed by Stan Lee as "beautifully and compellingly written and illustrated. . . . It will surely set the standard for all future works of contemporary history, graphic or otherwise"--this graphic novel, based on a true story, is replete with gory details of torture tactics. Ideal for readers who made 30 Days of Night and World War Z bestsellers, the combination of riveting legend and blood-and-guts drawings will be an anticipated addition to the graphic novel fan's library.
(Source: Hudson Street Press)
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