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Scott Massino and Marcio Takara Take a Bite Out of “Varney the Vampire”

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July 5, 2011

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Dracula? Done to death. Nosferatu? Over-rated. But Varney? Now there’s a vampire with some class (not to mention some mean Guitar Hero skills). Comic co-creators Scott Massino and Marcio Takara agree and they’re looking to give the OG vampire some long-awaited love in their six issue comedic tragedy mini-series, Varney the Vampire.

The character himself is based on the original Varney created way back in 1845 by James Malcolm Rymer– a good 50 years before Stoker’s Dracula was ever published. Massimo and Takara’s book takes Varney and reintroduces him to a modern day audience with a few unexpected twists along the way. The premise centers on Varney’s (great, great, great?) nephew Simon, who happens to be a screenwriter, as the feuding forces of Varney and a coven of witches converge upon him.

Before Varney can see the light of day, however, the creative duo must do a little fundraising and they’ve set up Kickstarter page just for the occasion. They’re actually well on their way to meeting their first goal, but to sweeten the deal, Massino is offering members of the clubhouse here a special deal:

For the next 48 hours, pledge $10 in the $10 reward category and receive the ENTIRE SERIES on PDF as each issue is published, sent straight to your inbox! A 50% savings! You MUST to leave a comment in the comments section as to why you like the comic, AND leave the phrase Strange Kid sent me!

For a sneak peek at some of the finished pages and some of the other goodies they’re offering for contributors, check out the Official Varney the Vampire page on Kickstarter.

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