Dark Horse presents Universal Monsters novels

From the press release:

Drawing on the legendary history of Universal Pictures' rendition of cinema's most famous monster icons, DH Press revamps classic movie characters from the Golden Age of horror films for a new generation. These all-new original prose novels, based on legendary characters such as Dracula and The Mummy, will be infused with the intensity of modern horror classics. The first wave of books coming in 2006 will feature Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The initial releases coming out in January 2006 will be Dracula: Asylum and Wolf Man: Hunter's Moon, both retailing for $6.99 each.

In Dracula: Asylum (ISBN-1-59582-018-3, $6.99) we find ourselves back at Dr. Seward's Sanatorium, where Dracula was originally destroyed, in the days directly following the end of World War I. After being gone for years Dracula finds himself trapped beneath the grounds of the madhouse where his evil reaches out into the minds of the weak and insane. As death claims victim after victim, will anyone be able to stop him?

Dracula: Asylum is written by Paul Witcover, the author of the visionary science fiction novels Tumbling After and Waking Beauty, a biography of Zora Neale Hurston and numerous short stories. He is the co-creator of the cult comic book series Anima and has served as the curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series.

In Wolf Man: Hunter's Moon (ISBN-1-59582-030-2, $6.99) we meet Lawrence Talbot who, on a vacation in Europe, has his life changed forever when he is bitten by a lycanthrope and is cursed to walk the Earth for the rest of eternity no longer a man, not fully a beast but as one of the damned: a werewolf. In this story Talbot is chased by a heretical cult dedicated to destroy all marked by the sign of the Wolf. But will the friends he finds, an order whose mission is to protect the werewolves, prove to be even more dangerous?

Wolf Man: Hunter's Moon is written by Michael Jan Friedman, a New York Times best-selling author who has written or co-written numerous novels in the fantasy, science fiction, and young adult genres - many in the Star Trek realm.

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