WW Chicago: Vlad Company- Harms talks "Impaler"
Top Cow is reviving William Harms' critically acclaimed "Impaler" series, which casts real-life Dracula Vlad the Impaler as a vampire hunter as opposed to lord of the vampires. We spoke to Harms, who gave us all the details.
Now here's the thing I hate about stories like this:
I bought the first 3 issues of Impaler and enjoyed them. Then all of a sudden the solicits stop, the comic doesn't come out, and neither Image nor Harms take any time to let us know what's going on on the Image message boards (Correct that, Harms would post there were "problems" but as usual to most comic people, we, the fans who buy this stuff, aren't privy to finding out any actual info as to what's going on and are left in the lurch.
Eventually you see the cancellation notices, again with no info on what happened to the book at all.
Now I read its coming back from Top Cow. Ok, good. I look forward to it. And the inevitable crossover with Blood Legacy.
But then I have to read that they're doing a trade of the previous issues. Good, let new people see where it all started from. But you HAVE to include 3 never before seen issues thereby obligating everyone who's already bought the 3 issues to BUY THEM AGAIN just to complete the story and then we'll have the new ongoing?
Sorry, why not release the 3 issues seperately so we can get them that way instead of making us have to double dip. This is how supporters are treated nowdays. Spend more money on already bought stuff because they can.
As much as I would've loved to have kept everyone up to date on what was happening with the book, that simply isn't always possible. There are a variety of factors that weigh into things like, the most important being you can't say anything until there is a deal and then you need to wait for the publisher to fit the book into their schedule. Believe me, if I could've said something, I would have.
Originally Posted by EMeadow
I've always been grateful to the people who enjoy Impaler, and I'm confident the things we have in the works will be well worth the wait.
This looks good. I totally missed it the first time it was released, which was apparently in 2006, according to ComicBookDB.com. The article made it sound like it was older.