SILVER (Volumes 1-4): Russ Manning Award Nominee
Get ready for the heist of the last ten centuries!
SILVER marks the comic book debut of animation veteran Stephan Franck, (THE IRON GIANT, DESPICABLE ME), co-creator of the TV series CORNEIL & BERNIE, and director of the Annie Award nominated SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW for SONY PICTURES ANIMATION.
Set in an original universe inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, SILVER takes place in the noir-pulp era of the 1930’s, forty years after the events of the novel. The graphic novel series follows master-thief James Finnigan and his group of con men, as they team up with vampire hunter Rosalynd Van Helsing—granddaughter of the famed professor, and last of the Van Helsings—and Tao Leu, a young Chinese boy with the gift of second-sight. Together, they set out to steal a mythical treasure known as the Silver Dragon. The only catch? It’s hidden in a castle full of vampires. What could possibly go wrong?!
Set in Bram Stoker’s original Dracula universe, 40 years hence into the pulp era of the 1930’s, Volume 2 of SILVER continues the adventures of master-thief James Finnigan, Rosalynd “Sledge” Van Helsing, and their team of talented but troubled individuals, as they endeavor to steal an ancient treasure hidden in Dracula’s castle. Suspense, humor, intense character moments and enthralling world-building ensue as the team reaches the castle, and the veil continues to lift on SILVER’s rich and unique mythology. Volume 1 in the series was nominated for the 2014 Russ Manning Award at San Diego Comic Con, and for the 2015 Geekie Award for Best Comic or Graphic Novel.
The con is now in full swing and James Finnigan’s uniquely talented band of grifters is deep undercover. But talent comes at a price. Secrets and agendas emerge, and characters are pushed past their breaking points. While Finnigan struggles to keep his team on track, thrilling action, suspense, and drama ensues in the most intense and gothic volume yet.
As SILVER’s 4th and final volume begins, pulp-era conman James Finnigan, Rosalynd “Sledge” Van Helsing, and their team are in a race against time to get out of dodge before Dracula figures out how they made The Silver Dragon–his massive treasure–disappear. After much suspense, the team finally heads off on the getaway train, only to find that the train has one extra passenger— a very deadly one. SILVER concludes with its most suspenseful, action-packed and disclosure-heavy volume yet, and an epic finale that will keep you guessing until the very end!
“With Silver, Stephan Franck shows how much excitement can be packed into a fast-moving, thrilled filled story… Dynamic, unfussy black and white art, all in the service of speed and momentum…a really, really fun ride.”
— Tim Sale
“SILVER is so bold, big, and juicy! I absolutely love this book!”
— BILL SIENKIEWICZ (STRAY TOASTERS, ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN)
“A beautifully drawn and masterfully told noir/heist story with a teasing side of the supernatural that constantly kept me surprised with its reveals. I was particularly taken aback by the creative camera angles and use of shadows. I was kinda blown away, really.”
— TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
“Stephan Frank has struck gold with Silver! Vampires! Mercenaries! Lost Treasure! And More! I love it.“
— JIM KRUEGER (Earth X, Justice, The Runner)
“With SILVER, Stephan Franck cuts right to the bone of the story and masterfully drives his narrative home. A breath of fresh air in the world of comics!”
–Tommy Lee Edwards (Superman: American Alien, Mother Panic)