How could you forget the brilliantly dark and gothic Penny Dreadful series? Following the lives of the mysterious Vanessa Ives, hardy Ethan Chandler, the stern Sir Malcolm Murray, Victor Frankenstein, and many more gothic literary characters including Dorian Grey and Dracula himself. If, like us, you were a huge fan of the show, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that the show is back! Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will premiere on April 26. Only this time it’s primarily set in America during the 1800s. Exciting, I know!
There’s no better time to re-immerse yourself in the world of Penny Dreadful, and what better way than our absolutely amazing Penny Dreadful comic series. Here’s a short breakdown of each volume.
Penny Dreadful Volume 1: The Awaking
“What does that mean? It means Life, Death and Rebirth. We are entering the realm of the dead.”
Set six months after the shocking events of the Penny Dreadful season three TV finale and written by Penny Dreadful TV series Co-Executive Producer Chris King!
In the void left behind by Vanessa’s death, Ethan and Sir Malcolm must search for a new meaning in life. But the demimonde isn’t done with them yet, as decisions from the past come screaming back to haunt them…
“A success on a par with Showtime’s cult phenomenon.” – Diabolique Magazine
Penny Dreadful Volume 2: The Beauteous Evil
“God is dead, my sons. He has turned his back on you and left you lost and alone. I would never be so foolish as to abandon my own children. You will follow me now, and do as I say.”
The forces of darkness gather, and the end times come to London! Champions fall, new alliances are struck, and Ethan and Lily must race to find the key to Lucifer’s defeat – before the world is overrun! As the relics of an evil long thought vanquished emerge from the darkness, a battle is coming, and the victor shall show no mercy. The epic story of the critically – acclaimed SHOWTIME TV series continues in this official sequel, written by the show’s co-producer, Chris King, and stunningly illustrated by Jesus Hervas (Sons of Anarchy) and Jason Wordie!
“Possibly the best book on the racks right now. Unmissable!” – Nerdly
Penny Dreadful Volume 3: The Victory of Death
“He couldn’t handle free thinkers and felt jealous of our rise to power, so he tossed my brother and me out like pieces of trash. Now, I hold all the power. You must choose, Ethan. Stand next to me with my children – or die like the rest of mankind.”
The long, hidden war for the fate of mankind reaches new heights of terror, as the Mother of Evil, reincarnated in the body of Vanessa Ives, gathers dark powers and evil minds to strike one final time at the heart of humanity – the Antichrist is due. Discover the fates of Ethan, Lily, Cat and many more – the end times have come at last! Written by the show’s co-producer, Chris King, and stunningly illustrated by Jesus Hervas and Jason Wordie!
“A proper continuation: a fourth season!” – Snap Pow
Discover more of the Penny Dreadful mythos, with this unmissable prequel mini-series…
“I think…there are tremors around us. Like the vibrations of a note of music, hidden music. Some might be more attuned to them than others…”
Delve deeper into the terrifying events that led Vanessa in search of her missing childhood friend, Mina Harker…and discover the true nature of the vampiric monsters infesting Victorian London. Written by the scriptwriters of the critically acclaimed show, Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Andrew Hinderaker, this canonical tale is beautifully realized by artist Louie De Martinis!
“A gloomy, haunting, and beautiful sensation!” – Graphic Policy
P.S. There’s also a gorgeous Artist’s Edition which you can find here