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Penny Dreadful Comic Book Series is a series produced by Titan Comics in association with Showtime. [1]

The comic book series is divided into two main arcs. The first, published as of May 11, 2016, it consists of five issues and is a prequel to the first season. The second comic book series, subtitled "Awakening", is the canonical continuation of the third and final season of Penny Dreadful.

PremisesEdit

Penny Dreadful is presented in comic form for the first time! This prequel comic series reveals the terrifying events that led Sir Malcom Murray, Sembene, and Vanessa Ives to try and find her missing childhood friend, Mina Harker, and exposes the true nature of the vampiric monsters infesting Victorian London. Beautifully realized by Louie De Martinis and written by the series scriptwriters.

Penny Dreadful: PrequelEdit

From TV series writers Krysty Wilson Cairns, Chris King, and Andrew Hinderaker, with illustrations by Louie De Martinis, this particular story fills in many of the story gaps from the very first season of the show. Centered on Sir Malcolm Murray—a famous British 19th century adventurer—and his companion, the mysterious Vanessa Ives, the duo set out to rescue Murray’s daughter Mina from the clutches of a sinister “Master” vampire who, although unnamed, we know to be Dracula. It’s mentioned very briefly in the series, but this Master vampire had Mina abducted from side of of her new husband, a man named Jonathan Harker. This is a name that should be very familiar to anyone who has read or seen an adaptation of Dracula before.[2]

Issue Authors Publication
1. Issue #1 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Louis De Martinis
May 11, 2016
PD Issue-1 cover A
This prequel reveals the terrifying events that led Vanessa to try and find her missing childhood friend, Mina Harker, and exposes the true nature of the vampiric monsters infesting Victorian London.
Characters: Vanessa Ives, Sir Malcolm Murray, Mina Murray, Vampires, Sembene, Jonathan Harker, Quincey P. Morris, Lucy Westenra
2. Issue #2 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Louis De Martinis
Jun 29, 2016
PD issue-2 cover A
The horrifying truth of Mina’s disappearance is revealed to Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, and Sembene, and they realize they face a foe that exists outside anything they’ve encountered. As they frantically regroup, they learn they are not the only ones with a score to settle with the monster in their midst!
Characters: Vanessa Ives, Sir Malcolm Murray, Sembene, Mina Murray, Vampires
3. Issue #3 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Louis De Martinis
Aug 3, 2016
PD Issue-3 cover A
The veil is lifted on the unholy events that took place in Africa that bound together the lives of Sir Malcolm and Sembene. On an expedition to seek the source of the Nile, they witnessed nightmarish scenes that left their mark forevermore... and revealed the power of the supernatural world.
Characters:Sir Malcolm Murray, Sembene
4. Issue #4 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Louis De Martinis
Sep 28, 2016
PD Issue-4 cover A
In the dark and dank Essex church, Vanessa casts the tarot and reaches out to Mina, who appears on a mission from The Master. In the howling fury that accompanies the descending somnolent women, Mina offers Vanessa a deal; she can save the lives of her friends and companions... if she submits to her darkest nature...
Characters: Vanessa Ives, Mina Murray, Vampires
5. Issue #5 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Louis De Martinis
Oct 19, 2016
PD Issue-5 cover A
Harker has fallen under the spell of the Master, but Vanessa can see the benefit of such a fate. She implores Harker to lead them to their prey, in the hope that Mina will reveal herself, and his footsteps take them to the bloody opium den... and into a horrifying trap!
Characters: Vanessa Ives, Mina Murray, Jonathan Harker, Quincey P. Morris, Lucy Westenra

Penny Dreadful:AwakeningEdit

Penny Dreadful:The Awakening, a sequel series exploring the aftermath of the events which transpired in the dramatic final episode. Here, six months have passed and Ethan Chandler is plagued by the death of his lover, Vanessa, whom he murdered per her request for the greater good. Feeling lost, devoid of purpose and unable to move on, little does he know that his doom and gloom will soon be exacerbated when a new threat arrives London with destruction on its mind. Elsewhere, in Egypt, Mr. Lyle and the Duke of Kent discover a sarcophagus whilst rummaging through a tomb boasting hieroglyphics which warn of disaster. Nothing good ever comes from meddling with the dead in these scenarios, but in this case the consequences could bring about the end of days. Written by series producer Chris King with illustrations by Jesus Hervas, The Awakening is already shaping up to be a successor on par with Showtime’s cult phenomenon. [3]

Issue Authors Publication
1. Issue #1 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Jesus Hervas, Jason Wordie (Illustrator), Stephen Mooney (Illustrator)
April 5, 2017
PennyDreadfulAwaking 1A
Ethan Chandler finds himself unable to move on. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without Vanessa, ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night!
Characters: Ethan Chandler, Ferdinand Lyle, Sir Malcolm Murray, "Lily," Vanessa Ives
2. Issue #2 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Jesus Hervas, Jason Wordie (Illustrator), Stephen Mooney (Illustrator)
May 3, 2017
PennyDreadfulAwaking 2A
To Be Released
3. Issue #3 Written by:Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Artist:
Jesus Hervas, Jason Wordie (Illustrator), Stephen Mooney (Illustrator)
June 7, 2017
PennyDreadfulAwaking 3A
To Be Released

GalleryEdit

  • Issue#1 Cover A
  • Issue#1 Cover B
  • Issue#1 Cover C
  • Issue#1 Cover D
  • Issue#1 Cover E
  • Issue #1 Books A Million cover
  • Issue#1 Newbury Comics cover
  • Forbidden Planet / Jetpack Comics Store Variant: Ben Oliver
  • Penny Dreadful #1 (2nd Printing)
  • Issue#2 Cover A
  • Issue#2 Cover B
  • Issue#2 Cover C
  • Issue#3 Cover A
  • Issue#3 Cover B
  • Issue#3 Cover C
  • Issue#4 Cover A
  • Issue#4 Cover B
  • Issue#4 Cover C
  • Issue#5 Cover A
  • Issue#5 Cover B
  • Issue#5 Cover C
  • Penny Dreadful:Awakening #1A
  • Penny Dreadful:Awakening #1B
  • Penny Dreadful:Awakening #1C
  • Penny Dreadful:Awakening #1D (Rob Davis)
  • Penny Dreadful:Awakening #1E (S.Pierce)
  • Penny Dreadful:Awakening #1F (L. De Martinis)

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Penny Dreadful-Comic Book Series on Showtime
  2. TITAN COMICS’ PENNY DREADFUL TAKES US BACK TO THE DEMIMONDE (REVIEW)
  3. Penny Dreadful:The Awakening - The Aftermath to season three's finale

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