Day Men Volume 1 + Day Men 5

For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the
“50 Families,” a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless
struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ
the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector. Trained
for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men
go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping
benefactors. Collects issues #1-4.
The start of a new story arc! It has been centuries since
the last “Dog Fight”—a one-on-one battle between Day Men—but Azalea’s fate now
rests completely in David’s hands. That is, unless he and the rest of the Virgo
family are able to uncover evidence of the Scourge’s involvement in the fang
trade.
So, this review is going to span across a trade and a single
issue.  Day Men is a vampire story, but
in the traditional sense.  For this
series, the vampires aren’t the main focus, rather their daylight counter
parts, or “Day Men” is where the spotlight rests.  Most people know, vampires don’t function too
well in the daytime and by that I mean it downright kills them.  The vamps have come to learn that they can’t
conduct all of their business at night, so they take on liaisons to take care
of things while they sleep.  These Day
Men know what they’re signing up for, but that doesn’t make things any less
easy for them.  Especially when not only
do they have to deal with all of the “messes” from the previous night, but also
the constant threat of another family’s Day Man out for retaliation, not to
mention the possibility of death by displeasing their own family.  For new recruit David Reid, the Virgo family
has become his life and he will stop at nothing to keep them safe.
The series is an interesting one, as it takes a well-known
plot device and shifts it a little to create something new.  At least to my knowledge, not many people
think about what goes on during the day when it comes to vampire stories.  The daytime is when vampires are most
vulnerable so of course they would need someone to take care of things while
they’re tucked away in seclusion.  The
high society vampires have been kind of overused throughout the various medias,
but when you live forever, I guess you would accumulate quite a bit of
wealth.  Aside from that though, Day Men
manages to keep things interesting, especially with this third party that is
sure to stir things up in the vampire world. 
With great writing by Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson and stunning
visuals by Brian Stelfreeze, the Day Men trade, which collects issues 1-4, and
issue 5 are definitely worth a look.

Sex, violence and vampires is the name of the game with this series. So, if you crave any of those things then look no further than Day Men. A tale about a guy who takes his day job very seriously so that his family can survive the night. For more info on where to find these books, visit the Boom! Studios website, or the Boom! Studios Facebook page.


Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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