July 16, 2010

Vlad the Impaler Graphic Novel Review

By Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
Published by Hudson Street Press
ISBN: 9781594630583
Review Posted: 9/14/2009

When you think of Vampires one can’t help but think of Dracula. But of course there is a history behind who was thought of as the first “Dracula” which was Vlad the Impaler. The history of Vlad The Impaler is depicted wonderfully in a graphic novel by Sid Jacobson and art work by Ernie Colon entitled Vlad The Impaler: The man who was Dracula, published by Hudson Street Press.

The art work is colorful, bright and full of life. Each image allowing the reader to step inside the story, feel the story as it was meant to be told. Some of the images are graphic in nature either sexual or just gory. However, even though this graphic novel maybe for a more audience with its pictures, it is not one to miss.

The story line takes the reader back to the beginning, back to where Vlad became who he was and how he went about getting the name “The Impaler.” What the story brings is a sense of horror, humor and wow on how such a man could possible be the way he was. The story also brings a nice sarcastic twist at the end.

This graphic novel is worth the time to pick up, if not just for the amazing art work, but for the interesting way the story is told.