Now that Katie has learned more about Vampblade, and why killing space vampires feels oh so good, it’s time for both to return to the other-dimensional nest to score a big hit. Can Katie pull off her bold double life gamble, and if she does hack her way out of this showdown with the grotesque parasitic horde, will she be irrevocably changed?!?
As I begin, I find it amusing that it took me this long to realize the irony of my thirst to read more of this series between each issue. Maybe it’s just me, but given the kind of book it is, that just seems funny to me. That aside, why don’t we just get to the important part of this review for the fourth issue of Vampblade.
With as much “research” into the situation as she can possibly gather, Katie decides it’s time to take the fight to the space vampires. She contacts the detective assigned to the case to meet her at the hospital basement so she can try and prove to him what’s really been going on. After using the blades to give him a view of the vamps, she let’s loose on the biggest killing she’s gotten herself into yet. She blacks out again from a bit of slaying overdose, giving us a little flashback on just how much the detective knew.
Damn. I’m not even sure how to get into the artwork for this issue. I mean, it’s just as good as it’s always been, you don’t need to doubt that. When it comes to the huge hack and slash scenes though, it goes above the (para)normal mark. It’s all manner of bloody and messy with all of the bright colors of space vampire death. That must have been just as great to draw and color as it was for us to read in all it’s gory glory.
In case you weren’t aware, or miss the little blurb at the end, Vampblade has secured itself a place in the ongoing series category. I’m sure many of you out there are as ecstatic about this news as I am, or at least you should be. Better get your collection caught up now, because there’s plenty more coming that you’ll want to add.
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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.