Friday, 17 December 2010

Vincent Price Presents: The Vincentennial Issues

Bluewater - the company behind the hit-and-miss Vincent Price Presents comic series - have announced that they will be releasing three separate titles during the Vincentennial next year, including an omnibus edition containing the first 25 issues of the horror anthology series in July.

Vincent Price Presents first appeared on Halloween of 2008, incorporating the late actor's likeness; sometimes as narrator and sometimes as a character. Several of Price’s iconic roles (like Dr Anton Phibes) have been drawn on during the run, while several Poe stories have been revisited.

Love 'em or hate 'em, it's great seeing Vincent's legacy is living on in new avenues like these comics, and I'm really chuffed that Vincent's daughter Victoria is heading up the '100 Year Legacy Campaign' in a bid to capture a new generation of fans, as well as life-long Price enthusiasts like myself.

My spies also tell me there's a series of radio drama's based on Bluewater's series in the pipeline. All I can say is that it will be a very brave man indeed to try and imitate Price's mellifulous voice. Hopefully, it won't be as bad as Nickolas Grace's high-camp attempt in the BBC4 radio play, Vincent Price and the Horror of The English Blood Beast which was broadcast in March of 2010.

1 comment:

Jerry Robbins said...

Enjoyed your posting and wanted to tell you a little about the radio productions, of which my company is producing. The programs are dramatizations of the Bluewater stories, and I chose not to have a Price "sound a-like" in the series. Instead, we try and capture the mood and style of his films, for Price cannot be imitated in my opinion. For THE TINGLERS we gave it that late 50's sound, flanged music - the acting style is late 50's, early 60's horror, and in Dr. Phibes we used the same effect for his voice as in the films.
Victoria Price will also be appearing in Vol. 1 as a special feature interview. Vol. 1 contains THE TINGLERS, FADE AWAY, CANUS, and ROAD RAGE, and is released June 7th.