A Familiar Vampire Gets a Delightfully Gothic Origin in This Preview of Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror

A morning treat gets a sinister twist in Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Terror.
Image: All Pages by Peter Snejbjerg (Ahoy Comics)

Dracula, the Count, Lestat, even Angel and Blade—we know the origin stories of these iconic vampires from across the pop culture landscape. But one beloved vampyr has been long overdue in getting a backstory, and this exclusive look at a quirky new horror comic anthology is finally doing it.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, launching tomorrow from Ahoy Comics, offers a zany look at horror through the weird interpretive lens of a drunk Edgar Allan Poe as your guide through classic tales of the macabre.

The full cover of Snifter of Terror’s first issue.
Image: Richard Williams (Ahoy Comics)

The first issue gathers stories from the likes of Tom Peyer (Batman ‘66), Fred Harper, Mark Russell (The Flintstones), Peter Snejbjerg (Starman), Hunt Emerson, Cienna Madrid, Carly Wright, and Shannon Wheeler. But io9 is very excited to give you an All Hallow’s Eve-Eve treat in the form of this exclusive preview of Russell and Snejbjerg’s tale from the first issue, “Dark Chocolate”:


Guessed who the “Marquis de Cocoa” really is yet? Well, if not, you’ve got all that and more to look forward to when Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror #1 hits shelves tomorrow.


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