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Trevor Hogg reviews the collection which serves as the opening installment for a comic book series that expands upon the literary universe envisioned by Bram Stoker….
When you have a career involving huge robots, flying reptiles, miniature one-eyed henchmen and blue forest creatures, delving into the world of vampires is not that much of a stretch for Stephan Franck who has worked on The Iron Giant (1999), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Despicable Me (2010) along with directing The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013). With the release of Silver Volume 1 by Dark Planet Comics, a publishing/production company he co-founded with his brother and producer/studio executive Emmanuel Franck, the French born animator has collected the first three issues of his horror heist thriller where a conman attempts to steal from the bloodsucking undead.
Each issue is treated as an individual chapter commencing with Finnigan which introduces the protagonist of »
- Trevor Hogg
One cannot accuse Stephan Franck for not keeping busy as he directed The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow(2013) and established Dark Planet Comics which published his supernatural pulp tale about a a con artist who encounters some major vampire issues as he attempts to orchestrate a heist of a lifetime.
The first two issues of Silver are being reprinted while the third instalment will be arriving shortly and will also be part of Silver Volume 1 which includes bonus material created by guest artists like Rodolphe “Rodguen” Guenoden and Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways).
A Kickstarter campaign has been initiated for the trade paperback collection. “All the work has already been created,” states Franck. “The point of the campaign is to help fronting the printing cost ahead of us. So essentially, it’s just pre-ordering the books for an April delivery.” As an incentive Dark Planet Comics is offering signed and numbered limited edition art prints. »
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