With the Blood Queen run having come to a close recently at Dynamite Entertainment, the company has found a way to make sure we see more of the lead character from there as they’ve announced a four part miniseries with Blood Queen Vs. Dracula. The new series is scheduled for a March 2015 debut and will be written by Troy Brownfield and illustrated by Kewber Baal. It’ll also have some striking cover art as they’re bringing in artists Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves, Ardian Syaf, and Lucio Parrillo to work on them.
“Having the Blood Queen face off with Dracula seems like the most natural thing in the world,” says Troy Brownfield, who introduced the villainous Elizabeth Bathory in Dynamite’s 2014 series, The Blood Queen. “Considering that the historical personages that they’re based upon come from the same area of the world, and that they’ve had a strong and occasionally linked profile in pop culture forever, it struck me as a pretty solid place to go. It certainly doesn’t hurt that I wrote a Dracula novel, Prince Dracula, for Dynamite last year, either.”
Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher, says, “I’m very happy to announce Troy Brownfield’s participation in this project. His work on our Prince Dracula novel was such an intimate look at the vampire lord’s dark passion and tragic history, and it’s that kind of character examination that’s going to play so well once our Blood Queen enters the fray. They’re similar creatures… which will undoubtedly lead to some bloody conflict. And speaking of the blood that will flow, Kewber Baal is a welcome addition to the creative team, since he spilled so much during his work on our Jennifer Blood title.”
Plot concept: In Blood Queen Vs. Dracula, the Prince of Darkness returns from war to face a potential threat in the form of the Blood Queen. Will they become allies, or adversaries? Whatever the outcome, one thing is certain: blood will be spilled. “You always want to challenge your characters,” says Brownfield. “Is there a bigger challenge for Elizabeth than the Prince of Darkness? I’m really excited at the chance to expand the Blood Queen world, and to do new and different things with Dracula while I’m at it.”