Copper Bottle — the home for creator-owned comics written by Eisner Award winner Saladin Ahmed and drawn by some of the most talented artists in the industry — is very excited to participate in Free Comics Day on Substack!
We are a subscription-based pop-up imprint publishing original comics owned by the people who make them. We’ve got years of experience in your favorite story universes, but we’re here to forge new worlds — alternate dimensions of possibility and perspective that often aren’t present in traditional comics.
We publish STARSIGNS, TERRORWAR, and the occasional short story. And today, as part of Free Comics Day on Substack (the platform that hosts Copper Bottle), we’re thrilled to begin serializing our Ottoman-era Dracula graphic novel DRAGON by Saladin Ahmed and Dave Acosta with Chris O’Halloran and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou!
Previously only available as a limited edition hardcover, DRAGON tells the story of Adil, a fallen old Muslim warrior, and Marjorie, a zealous young Christian nun, two scarred heroes who must overcome inherited bigotries and mutual distrust to hunt the demonic prince Vlad the Impaler — known to history as Dracula.
You can read the first chapter of DRAGON right now — in the Substack app, as a DRM-free PDF, or right here on Copper Bottle. Subscribe below and get new chapters in your inbox for free — or become a paid subscriber and read the whole graphic novel as well as unlocking extras like behind the scenes posts, Q&A’s, and comments!