BOOM! Studios released some exciting news today, announcing that Kurt Busiek’s Dracula: The Company Of Monsters is now available online, for free. That’s right. Free. No money. Doesn’t cost a penny. In a day and age when publishers are concerned with making as much as they can from digital delivery (which is understandable as the point of business is to make money), BOOM! is looking to give its fans free content. Check out the official press release below.
Happy Halloween from Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory, Scott Godlewski, and Damian Couciero — who have a trick for the bags of comic book fans worldwide with the launch of the Dracula: The Company Of Monsters webcomic! Launching right now with 11 pages ready to be read, draculacomic.com will update daily with new content, serializing the critically-acclaimed print issues while introducing new digital-exclusive story pages and creator commentary. It’s another ground-breaking industry first for BOOM! Studios as Dracula: The Company Of Monsters migrates from print to digital!
Fright fest Dracula: The Company Of Monsters showcases the talent of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator Kurt Busiek (Astro City), World Fantasy and Locus Award Finalist writer Daryl Gregory (Planet Of The Apes), artist Scott Godlewski (Codebreakers), and Harvey nominated artist Damian Couceiro (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes).
Serializing the print comic first, the Dracula: The Company Of Monsters webcomic will soon showcase new, original digital pages not seen in print and host commentary from the series contributors that gives fans an inside look on how the comics are created.
A digital innovator, BOOM! Studios’ Dracula: The Company Of Monsters will be the first Direct Market comic book series that launches in print and then migrates to the web. Continuing to lead the market, BOOM! Studios was the first company to release day-and-date digital download content in 2007 and was one of the first comic book publishers to have their own downloadable app.
Dracula: The Company Of Monsters tells how a powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset – Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the Son of the Dragon. There’s a monster in their midst that puts Hannibal Lecter to shame – and he plans to gain his freedom in blood. It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek, Gregory, Godlewski, and Couceiro bring an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos.
Don’t miss this Halloween’s hottest free webcomic at draculacomic.com! Starting Oct. 24, and updating each day!