Media Release — Hermes Press, publisher of the classic Dark Shadows comic books, starring Jonathan Frid, who unexpectedly passed away on April 13, has announced a special Memorial Panel at the Pittsburgh Comicon on Saturday from 2-3PM. Frid, who helped frighten an entire generation of teenagers during the late 1960s, created the role of the iconic vampire Barnabas Collins.
Originally the presentation had been scheduled to highlight the new Tim Burton big screen version of Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp. “When I was told on Wednesday that Jonathan had passed away we decided to present a special panel focusing on him instead. Jonathan, who was a true gentleman in the classic sense, created a truly iconic character,” commented Hermes Press Publisher Daniel Herman.
The special tribute will feature remembrances by co-star Karthryn Leigh Scott and the first time-ever airing of a recent interview with Frid.