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.