Stephan Franck’s Graphic Novel Caper About The Search for Dracula’s Lost Treasure
4 years, 460 pages and 4 volumes in the making!
The Russ Manning Award-nominated SILVER graphic-novel series concludes with an explosive 4th volume.
“You’ve seen adaptations and re-imaginings of author Bram Stoker’s seminal work Dracula, but never quite like this …. an Ocean’s 11-esque caper that has con men and women eyeing the ultimate score: treasure from Dracula’s castle.”—FREAK SUGAR
Hello! My name is Stephan Franck. Over the course of the last four years, I’ve been writing, illustrating and publishing SILVER, a globe-trotting graphic novel series that mashes up the world of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula with action, adventure, humor, pulp storytelling and modern sensibilities. If you’re new to the world of SILVER, you might know my work on films like The Iron Giant and Despicable Me. If you do know SILVER, welcome back! This is what it’s all been building to.
“SILVER is so big, bold, and juicy! I absolutely love this book!” — Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)
Told over the course of 4 trade paperback graphic novels, SILVER has an unforgettable cast and a compelling caper that picks up 40 years after Professor Abraham Van Helsing visited Dracula’s castle. In this series, Van Helsing’s descendent, the mysterious vampire hunter Rosalynd, is teaming up with a ragtag group of con artists for a high-stakes heist to rob Europe’s richest vampires. Will they succeed, and live off their take from this one last job?
“With SILVER, Stephan Franck shows how much excitement can be packed into a fast-moving, thrill-filled story... a really, really fun ride.”—Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween)
SILVER pits a group of lovable but morally challenged and emotionally broken characters against the undead. As the figuratively soulless con artists confront the truly soulless vampires, they are lead to a reexamination of how they have been living, and of what it means to really feel alive.
“Writer/artist Stephan Franck is firing on all cylinders.... Stylish black-and-white art, and a smart, charmingly roguish point-of-view-character draw you in.” — NPR
I launched my first Kickstarter four years ago because I had to tell the story of SILVER. I wanted to forge my own way, without having to answer to a corporate overlord or a traditional publisher, so I started my company Dark Planet. The support of fans on Kickstarter has allowed me to tell the story the way I want: with action, adventure, mystery, humor and plenty of vampires. And now I’m here to finish the job!
“Great book!”—Jim Lee (Batman: Hush)
“May be the ultimate gothic noir comic saga.”—COMICON
With this fourth Kickstarter, SILVER's original arc comes to a close, and not only does it do it with a BANG and a super satisfying ending, but it also blows the SILVER universe wide open into what comes next! At this point in the story, almost every page is a spoiler, so I won't show you too much, but here's a taste.
Whether you are just discovering SILVER or completing your collection, there’s a wide selection of pledges designed to cover most combinations. Check our the list on the right to see which one is right for you.
SILVER Volume 4
Will Finnigan, Sledge, Tao, and their band of thieves get away with the Silver Dragon? Will they escape the world's most dangerous vampires? And will they find the redemption they desperately need? All will be revealed as the saga concludes with an explosive 4th volume full of epic and relentless action, a volume that will make you laugh, make you cry, and keep you guessing until the very end!
Silver Volume 4 is a Trade Paperback, 152 pages, and rated Teen.
SILVER Vol. 1, 2 & 3
New to SILVER? In need of a binge read? Discover this story from the start with SILVER Vol. 1, 2 and 3. These volumes are available individually, together as bundles, and as add-ons at Survey time.
The 4-Volume Slipcase!
SILVER Prints by All Star Artists! Check out this series of 3 all new prints by or done in collaboration with three incredible artists: Marvel comics and Kickstarter sensation Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel, Spider-man, Code Monkey Saves World), Master animator and BD heavyweight Rodolphe Guenoden (Kung Fu Panda, Ma Reverence), and superstar illustrator Mel Milton. It's so much fun to have these stellar artists visit the SILVER Universe, and give their take on the characters!
Rosalynd is a standalone 244-page hardcover illustrated novella which dives deeper into the SILVER Universe. Discover the dark origins of one of SILVER’s most beloved characters: Rosalynd “Sledge” Van Helsing. All families have secrets, but Sledge’s childhood has been shrouded in mystery… until now. Rosalynd’s first-person account of the events that put her on the road to becoming a vampire-hunter make for a compelling read, whether you are new to the world of SILVER or a returning fan. This is a story I have a deep personal connection to and I’m constantly amazed by the reactions fans at conventions have to discovering this book.
LUGOSI: PRINCE OF DARKNESS is here!
Hi all, maybe you caught a glimpse of me drawing and painting this on FB live, so here is the final result! This limited edition, 100-run "LUGOSI: PRINCE OF DARKNESS" print is an adorable 5.5 x 8.5", and can be added to any pledge for $15 only. Just add the amount to your pledge, and you will be able to use that extra credit to add it on at survey time. It will come to you numbered and signed.
Risks and challenges
The three previous KS campaigns for SILVER Volumes 1, 2 and 3 were all successfully funded and fulfilled. Just like the earlier campaigns, I’m launching as SILVER Volume 4 is very near completion. I’m currently in the final stretch of Inking the last run of pages, so we're past the point of no return.
No one can predict the future, but barring unforeseeable events, there is no reason for this book not to be completed and released on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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