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Renfield: A Tale of Madness
The saga of a mad prophet consumed by an evil darkness in this presentation of Renfield from writer Gary Reed (Deadworld, Daker Street) and artist Galen Showman (Hellboy, Justice League). As the tale of the bug eating inmate in Bram Stoker's Dracula unfolds, a man descends into passion against his own humanity.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 14th 2006 by Image Comics
(first published September 1995)
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I can't find it in me to actually dislike this book, as so much love obviously went into it. Sadly, though, that doesn't make it all it aspires to be. It is, perhaps, telling that the authour is the publisher, and that the editor is his associate publisher, because I question whether this book would have seen fruition otherwise. It's not very well written, and even worse edited (I don't remember the last time I've read a comic with so many errors of spelling and grammar), but Galen Showman's art ...more
I found Renfield: A Tale of Madness to be very uneven. There were moments of brilliance, and the art was incredibly striking, but the writing varied wildly in my opinion. Partially, this may be because of the way the book was constructed - both in the fact that it combined excerpts from Stoker's original narrative with the author's words, and the fact that there was a gap between the first three issues and the graphic novel which completed the arc. The book feels stitched together (as it seems ...more