In the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Count Dracula enlists the aid of a solicitor, Jonathan Harker, who will secure a house for him in London, where the Count intends to have his sway with some of the many people inhabiting that teeming city. By becoming involved with Dracula, Jonathan Harker learns of the true horror of the Count's power, but little does he know just how far the monster's power will reach. Eventually, the Count will insinuate himself into Harker's life in England, turning Harker's associate's wife, Lucy, into one of the Undead, and eventually trying to win the love of and eventual dominion over Jonathan Harker's own bride, Mina, who will continually elude his grasp. What readers do learn is that this is a world where simple, virtuous action has little impact, and that, dramatically, it is only the old magic — crucifixes, garlic, and wooden stakes — that will ward off evil.The black-and-white images are full of action and energy, and faces are clear and distinct... this visual take may make studying the real thing far less intimidating. Older children and teens will find this to be a compelling read, and it will help to bridge the gap in your library between graphic novels and the classics. Any library with a graphic novel collection or any library about to start one will want to include these titles.