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The Penny Dreadfuls on which the Showtime/Sky horror series of the same name was based, were bloody Gothic tales, serial pulp at its finest. While the show has concluded it’s run with a clear, albeit disappointing finale, creator John Logan’s story will carry on, aptly so, in the pages of a comic book.

The Titan comic, written by show script writers Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Chris King, and Andrew Hinderaker. The comic will serve as a prequel of sorts, filling in bits of Vanessa Ives and Sir Malcolm Murray’s quest, and what led to their mission to save Murray’s daughter Mina.

Brought to life by Louie De Martinis, with covers by Guillem March (Batman, Catwoman), and Ben Templesmith (Bat Boy, 30 Days of Night), among others, and the first three issues are already available from Titan Comics.

Penny_dreadful_covers_composite

Like the Penny Dreadfuls of yore, the show itself retold Gothic classics like Dracula, and The Picture of Dorian Grey. Ms. Ives’ story finished with the series finale, and so the comic will focus on what came before. What the show told us in brief flashbacks, the comic will flush out. Since the story is written by script writers form the show, the details told in the pages of the comics will fit perfectly into the cannon woven by Showtime’s 3-season run. Going back to the beginning means a more in-depth exploration of the reinvented Dracula character, and the early suffering of Vanessa Ives. As we have seen in flashbacks on the show, Ms. Ives crossed paths with several of the show’s other regular characters and one hopes they too, will have more of their stories told as well.

Penny_Dreadful_cover_main

Titan Comics will issue an additional series in 2017 set after the shows conclussion, whitch will feature more on the Ethan Chandler character.

The next incarnation will be put together by Penny Dreadful  co-executive producer Chris King and illustrator Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy). Comic editor Lizzie Kaye hopes that the new project will appeal to the show’s faithful fans.

“Like all fans of Penny Dreadful, I am so thrilled that we’re returning to the incredible world of the show. There are a lot of stories left to tell, and there is no one better to tell them than Chris King. What he’s got planned will just take your breath away, and I can’t wait for fans to see it all brought to life by artist Jesús Hérvas.”

 Given that the show waned before its cancellation, going back to what made the show a fan-favorite to begin with seems like that smart choice to revive the story, and continuing to explore those who are left is really all that c be done as the series move forward. Have you delved into the pages of the Penny Dreadful? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or visit our Facebook page.

Images: Titan Comics

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Tabitha Davis is a life long geek. Her affiliations include the Rebel Alliance, Dumbledore's Army, The Council of Elrond, and the United Federation of Planets. She moonlights as a teacher at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and dabbles in time travel.

Penny Dreadful Honors Its Namesake and Returns as Comic Book

Titan Comics and Showtime screenwriters tell the tale of what led to the ultimate demise of Vanessa Ives.

By Tabitha Davis | 11/14/2016 07:00 AM PT | Updated 11/15/2016 08:34 AM PT

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The Penny Dreadfuls on which the Showtime/Sky horror series of the same name was based, were bloody Gothic tales, serial pulp at its finest. While the show has concluded it’s run with a clear, albeit disappointing finale, creator John Logan’s story will carry on, aptly so, in the pages of a comic book.

The Titan comic, written by show script writers Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Chris King, and Andrew Hinderaker. The comic will serve as a prequel of sorts, filling in bits of Vanessa Ives and Sir Malcolm Murray’s quest, and what led to their mission to save Murray’s daughter Mina.

Brought to life by Louie De Martinis, with covers by Guillem March (Batman, Catwoman), and Ben Templesmith (Bat Boy, 30 Days of Night), among others, and the first three issues are already available from Titan Comics.

Penny_dreadful_covers_composite

Like the Penny Dreadfuls of yore, the show itself retold Gothic classics like Dracula, and The Picture of Dorian Grey. Ms. Ives’ story finished with the series finale, and so the comic will focus on what came before. What the show told us in brief flashbacks, the comic will flush out. Since the story is written by script writers form the show, the details told in the pages of the comics will fit perfectly into the cannon woven by Showtime’s 3-season run. Going back to the beginning means a more in-depth exploration of the reinvented Dracula character, and the early suffering of Vanessa Ives. As we have seen in flashbacks on the show, Ms. Ives crossed paths with several of the show’s other regular characters and one hopes they too, will have more of their stories told as well.

Penny_Dreadful_cover_main

Titan Comics will issue an additional series in 2017 set after the shows conclussion, whitch will feature more on the Ethan Chandler character.

The next incarnation will be put together by Penny Dreadful  co-executive producer Chris King and illustrator Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy). Comic editor Lizzie Kaye hopes that the new project will appeal to the show’s faithful fans.

“Like all fans of Penny Dreadful, I am so thrilled that we’re returning to the incredible world of the show. There are a lot of stories left to tell, and there is no one better to tell them than Chris King. What he’s got planned will just take your breath away, and I can’t wait for fans to see it all brought to life by artist Jesús Hérvas.”

 Given that the show waned before its cancellation, going back to what made the show a fan-favorite to begin with seems like that smart choice to revive the story, and continuing to explore those who are left is really all that c be done as the series move forward. Have you delved into the pages of the Penny Dreadful? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or visit our Facebook page.

Images: Titan Comics

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About Tabitha Davis

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Tabitha Davis is a life long geek. Her affiliations include the Rebel Alliance, Dumbledore's Army, The Council of Elrond, and the United Federation of Planets. She moonlights as a teacher at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and dabbles in time travel.