Monday, March 15, 2010

Dark Shadows Returns!

I got an interesting e-mail as soon as I awoke this morning. It appears that someone is collecting the old Dark Shadows comics published by Dell in the late '60s/early '70s. Due in May, the hardcover collection is 200+ pages and is just the first in a series that — if successful — will eventually reprint the entire series. A second collection is already listed at Amazon.

That muddy artwork to your left is the cover depicted on the Amazon listing. Amazon is notorious for not uploading accurate covers for their graphic novels, though.

Here's what publisher Hermes Press has to say about the book:

"Hermes Press proudly announces the complete reprint of Gold Key Comics’ television tie-in of the legendary supernatural suspense series Dark Shadows in a series of five hardcover volumes. The forerunner to today’s immensely popular vampire-themed television programs and theatrical films, Dark Shadows still garners serious attention as one of the most memorable TV shows of the last forty years. As anticipation builds after director Tim Burton’s announcement at Comic-Con International 2009 that his next project would be a big-screen remake of Dark Shadows — starring Johnny Depp in the role of reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins — the time seems perfect to reprint the full run of 35 Gold Key comic books based on the show, first published from 1968 to 1976. "

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