Graphic Novel Review | Dark Shadows and Vampirella Tp by Patrick Berkenkotter
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Dark Shadows/Vampirella, Volume One by Patrick Berkenkotter, Marc Andreyko
Illustrator: Jose Malaga
Series: Vampirella Universe
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment on June 11th 2013
Genres: Mystery, Vampires, Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novel, Adult, 18+
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About the Book:
Two legendary vampires meet for the first time in this epic crossover! Investigating a series of disappearances and murders puts Barnabas Collins and Vampirella on a collision course with each other! Can these two very different vampire heroes set aside their mutual distrust and team up to bring down the notorious and brutal -Big Apple Butcher, - or will their bloodthirsty natures destroy them before they can solve the crimes? And who -- or what -- is pulling the strings of the -Butcher-? The answer is an evil older than Barnabas and Vampi combined!
All this, plus appearances by Quentin Collins and Pantha! Critically acclaimed writer Marc Andreyko (along with artists Patrick Berkenkotter and Jose Malaga) brings them all together in an adventure that can only be described as a bloody, and we mean very bloody, good time! Collecting the 5 issue mini-series along with a complete cover gallery.
Dark Shadows/Vampirella is the crossover story of two legendary vampires, Vampirella and Barnabas Collins (yes the vampire from that weird Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp) who are fangs deep in a gruesome murder mystery. It’s a fast-paced blood splattering thriller binding two unlikely heroes and one crazy goddess-vamp villain. Surprisingly enough, I loved this graphic novel much more than I expected.
A threat has awakened and women across New York are being slaughtered right under the cities nose. No one is safe, and it’s even more unfortunate if you happen to be a working woman walking alone at night. Our story beings with Collins and Vampirella on the case, both are seeking out leads on one missing girl in particular – a girl that hold ancient ties to Collins. When the two meet, as expected there’s an all out vampire brawl. Vampirella quickly gets a taste of the ancient and he is equally impressed with her reputation. And once fangs are retracted and blood settles, the two team up along with Quentin Collins and Pantha to uncover the mysterious deaths and stop the evil hell-bent on destroying the city.
Overall, I enjoyed the Dark Shadows and Vampirella crossover. It’s a fun, sexy quick-read with plenty of action and nonstop blood spatter to make you laugh out loud and maybe curse a little bit too. If you love violent tales and snappy one-liners, then I’m sure you find this compilation both satisfying and exceptionally entertaining.
4 Out Of 5 Controllers