Brothers Dracul #1
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Brothers Dracul #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Mirko Colak Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters-Dracula-Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things-archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court...and how to stalk and slay vampires. From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL,The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 25, 2018

    An excellent beginning to a creepy story that seeks to explain Vlad's later infamy. The characters are interesting, the action cool, and the visuals fantastic. Thank you, AfterShock Comics for this series! Another feather in your cap! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Apr 4, 2018

    A great replay of Turkish history during the 1400's The pacing is good, the visuals are incredible and we get the feeling that we're not even in a vampire comic at all. Everything in this issue is historical fact. So is this not a horror comic? maybe it's just a history lesson. At least we get that feeling up until the time that the brothers are led into the village and see…to be continued. ****1/2 (9.4 rating) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 2, 2018

    A historical tale that is written in blood and sealed in terror, the Brothers Dracul source material is legendary and if it is handled properly, as I am sure that it will be, the story of Vlad the Impaler is ideal for a serialized graphic-heavy re-imagining like the Brothers Dracul. If you are considering reading this series, I urge you to do so; Issue #1 is being released on April 11th, and it's certainly one not to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 11, 2018

    It's a solid read worth revisiting not long after finishing it the first time as you pick up on more details and draw the events together just a bit more. Part of it is just letting go of past incarnations that you've experienced and to take this one as its own and move forward from it there. It's part of the fun and problem of dealing with such an old property but I suspect there will be some great payoff here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 11, 2018

    The issue suffers from having to set the stage for the entire series, yet now that we know the premise, we're looking forward to where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Apr 10, 2018

    A strong start to a series which takes a different approach to a classical character. A combination of impressive, detailed artwork and character driven plotting makes this a successful first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 13, 2018

    Brothers Dracul #1 is a tense and engaging read. With its compelling main cast and great artistic team, the book succeeds in keeping its reader absorbed regardless of the flaws the first issue bears. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 3, 2018

    With their track record on historical reimaginings already pretty damn strong, Bunn and Colak are clearly onto another winner here with The Brothers Dracul, providing a sharp and wickedly unconventional look at the formative years of Vlad the Impaler. A patient start to what promises to be another fantastic series from AfterShock then, and definitely one to keep an eye on as the story slowly unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We Talk Podcasts - Mo Apr 18, 2018

    The only regret I had with this single issue is that while it touched upon so many emotional threads and subplots, it was over too soon. Judging from the closing panel, the story just became more gruesome and intense. I will certainly be returning to this series as I hope this talented team will take the time to flesh out more of the back story before tossing us into the looming horror to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Apr 12, 2018

    The first issue is a stark, striking view of brothers caught up in intrigues not of their choosing, on paths that differ as they cope with treading a course without being overtaken, overpowered or overrun. The creative team has expertly shaped a dangerous, complicated natural world for them to survive. My curiosity lies in seeing if the unnatural, undead vampiric world is equally complex as the tale of two brothers continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzcane Apr 16, 2018

    Cullen Bunn finds something of an interesting twist on Dracula as he tells a story of two brothers, but it's still another Dracula historical fantasy. Read Full Review

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