In this haunting and
sophisticated series, Renfield tells a tale of madness as it delves into the
story of the bug-eating prophet of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
original novel, Renfield was the insane inmate who foretold the coming of the
evil vampire and served somewhat as a disciple of Dracula.
This story explores
not only the relationship of Dracula and Renfield but the torment that Renfield
felt as a man possessed by almost demonic forces. Impassioned with the zeal of a
religious fanatic, Renfield struggles to grasp the overwhelming need to serve
the darkness against his humanity.
Staying true to the original story in
chronological order and events, the comic story line focuses primarily prior to
Dracula's actual arrival in England.
As Renfield is slowly
being consumed by the madness because of the visions and voices that intrude
upon his dreams and nightmares, he must try to understand the mysterious message
that his "master" or "messiah" (Dracula) is asking of him.
Upon discovering that
Dracula is offering him eternal life in exchange for servitude, Renfield comes
to grasp that in order for a being like Dracula to live, others must die.
Blurbs on Renfield
is the rarest of gems in the publishing world; a truly classic tale in
graphic format. Gary Reed's writing talent & creativity shine forth like a
beacon on a dark foggy night & Galen Showman's art makes a perfectly
balanced counterpoint that accents Reed's dark tale."---Independent
"...the gifted Gary Reed, whose talent
for the macabre rivals that of H. P. Lovercraft and whose
adept comic book storytelling matches that of Steve Niles. "
readers will come away spooked by this intelligent book and applaud Reed
and Showman's approach to a familiar story told in an all-new way."-
"Reed is a very
literary comics writer, one with a very sound base in much of the classic
inspired comics. That often helps give Reed's writing
a real feeling of depth and power.."--Jason Sacks
calls Dracula his master, but I must say that Gary Reed proves that he is
the master of storytelling and Renfield proves it!"
---Paul Dale Roberts,st..."