Review – Nosferatu


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There’s a lot I liked about Nosferatu.  95% of it is great, but there’s some issues I have with the ending.   Written by Chris Wolf and art by Justin Wayne, the story is inspired by the movie of the same name, this vampire tale is set in modern times with some interesting plots involving Homeland Security and a biological attack thrown in.

“Nosferatu” is a dark, edgy tale inspired by the film of the same name. This modern spin on the timeless horror story follows Tommy and her roommate Elle as the nefarious vampire Count Orlok draws them into his obsession with death and disease. Old-world magic combines with technology and terror alerts when Orlok, the Nosferatu, pays our shores a visit.

I liked it, a lot.  The characters are nice.  The fact that lesbians are thrust front and center is good as well.  It’s just the ending seemed a bit rushed and the attack seemed rushed as well.  The lead up is perfect, just my issue is there’s some plots are rushed.  Justice isn’t done and even with it clocking in at 112 pages it could of benefited from another 30 or 40 pages.

Overall, entertaining and worth checking out.  There’s tons of originality here and it’s very fun and it’s an original take on the vampire mythos.  Can we get an extended version?

Plot: As I said above I really enjoyed the comic.  There’s just some plot points that kind are ended a bit quickly.  The rats, Nox and the ending are all a little rushed.  But, I think that overall the concept is original and entertaining enough.  Rating: 8

Art: I’ll outright say it, the art at times is very sexy.  There’s some awesome character design and some scenes are gross and engrossing at the same time.  It’s hard to have a comic that covers both things so effortlessly.  Rating: 8.5

Overall: There’s a lot I liked here and it’s a tough one for me.  I want to recommend you buy it, but at the same time it’s a bit rushed with plot lines wrapped up too quickly or not explained at all.  Maybe I didn’t pick up on some subtle things, but I’m pretty sure I got it all.  My thought is pick it up, see what you think about the art, and go from there.  The story is definitely entertaining and as I said, I actually would like to see an extended version.  Overall rating: 8.25

Recommendation: Read

Page count: 112 pages    Price: $9.95    Release Date: November 2010

Vampire Comics provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.