After transforming into the Vampblade and having her first encounter with the disgusting other-dimensional “space vampires”, Katie Karver winds up in the hospital. But now that she’s connected to the mystical blades there’s no place to hide from the vile otherworldly parasites that are drawn to them. Time to check out and kick ass!
Some characters are imbued with radioactive powers, or even born as mutants. Others are just constantly trained physically and mentally to perfection. Then you have characters like Katie in issue two of Vampblade who are unexpectedly thrown into their role by something as simple as grabbing prop weapons.
Katie aka not-quite-yet-Vampblade wakes up in the hospital, still in shock over what happened and hoping it’s over. It certainly isn’t though, as the blades which are now attached to return, thirsting for her to kill more of the nasty vampire parasites. She at first reluctantly accepts, but realizes she likes it, searching for more to go after. An entire nest is found in the basement and ends up feeling overwhelmed by their numbers, but at the last second they and the blades disappear. Along with her clothes. Again.
Other than the previously mentioned loss of clothes and a quick butt shot early on, don’t expect too much fan service this time. What you can expect from the art is plenty of cool, gnarly looking scenes whenever Katie takes on the space vampires. The colors in particular that are used for these gross creatures makes it look all the better with their almost glowy feel.
It may be early on in this new ongoing series for Vampblade, but we’ve seen enough before and now here to know it’s going to be good. It’s awesome to be able to see how this all started for her and to see her grow to her current kickass state. I’ll be eagerly following along as the story unfolds, and so should everyone else if they aren’t already.
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