Dynamite Entertainment will launch The Blood Queen, a new dark fantasy series with horror overtones inspired by the notorious Countess Elizabeth Bathory, in June.
Written by Troy Brownfield (Grimm Fairy Tales, Buck Rogers Annual #1), with art by Fritz Casas (Queen Sonja), the new series is based on the stories surrounding the 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history for her sadistic serial murders of anywhere between 80 to 650 girls and young women. This earned her the nickname “The Blood Countess,” and stories circulated of her bathing in the blood of young girls to retain her youth, though these have never been verified. Some literary critics argue she was also the source material for Carmilla, the Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu that predates Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 25 years. Bathory was also the inspiration for the Hammer Film Productions 1971 movie Countess Dracula.
The book will feature several covers, including two main covers by Jay Anacleto and Ale Garza. Incentive covers include black and white line art versions of the two main covers, a blank authentix cover, and a retailer shared exclusive variant cover.
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