As the chaotic new world around comic shop employee turned other-dimensional vampire slayer, Vampblade, starts to come into focus, things continue to be both crazy-weird and stupid-lethal for our blade-brandishing bad girl! And when you’re a 90s comic book character come to life, meeting your “creator” can be a bit meta too…
I’m sure quite a few of us can admit to wanting to be a superhero. Or maybe even more. Heck, I wouldn’t mind superpowers now if I could have them. One of the last things that our “hero” would have ever wanted was to become Vampblade for real as we see more evident in the third issue. Although we all know it will grow on her.
After getting a round of twenty questions by the police in the hospital, Katie manages to get released and brought home. Her goal there of course is to do some “research” on the comic Vampblade, now that she is apparently been turned into her. She only has three of the four issues though, so until she can acquire the last, decides to go out drinking. In the process of course, she takes care of a space vamp, taking the victim home in hopes he may be of further help.
This by far has to be one of the coolest issues for artwork thus far that Vampblade has been in. Thanks mostly to the comic within a comic reading of this universe’s Vampblade, different artists took on the task of providing the art for this book. The style used to illustrate the in book comic was a perfectly chosen method, with the others within the book being just as great to follow along with.
As much as I love Zombie Tramp, Vampblade has definitely risen to sit very closely in my list of favorites. It was absolutely this issue in particular that helped, but all around has been a title to become a fan of. I am all about suggesting these books, and this one deserves all of the suggesting I can give.
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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.