Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula

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Penguin, Oct 15, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 128 pages
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Two legends of the comic book industry bring to life the story of gore and lust that inspired Dracula.

Vlad the man had a devilish streak-a vicious temper, a passion for women, and a thirst for revenge.

Vlad the ruler was a true devil-a relentless torturer, a brutal murderer, and a paranoid leader whose megalomania would be his own undoing.

Responsible for the merciless deaths of thousands, this savage 15th century ruler earned himself the moniker Vlad the Impaler. His bloody reign struck terror into the hearts of his disciples and inspired generations of vampire myths-most famously Bram Stoker's ghoulish protagonist, Dracula. However that beloved bloodsucker doesn't hold a candle to the real-life fiend whose brutal treachery has made him immortal.

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User Review  - JonathanGorman - LibraryThing

Not sure who the audience is for this book. Parts of the story are incredibly violent and has some strong themes of sadism and rape. This is not surprising, given the subject matter. However, a lot of ... Read full review

Real Color For A Real Character

User Review  - Majick79 - Borders

First off, this is a hardcover comic book about the historical figure, Vlad Tepes. If you want to read about sparkly vampires, go elsewhere. The artwork in this book, with amazing color and graphic ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sid Jacobson was managing editor at Harvey Comics in New York for more than twenty-five years, then executive editor at Marvel Comics, and editor in chief at Harvey Los Angeles. He created the iconic characters Richie Rich and Wendy the Little Witch.

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