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Review: Aliens/Vampirella #1

AliensVampi01-Cov-A-HardmanThe quest for a good story is what drives all readers and writers to buy books, comics and magazines by the truckloads every year. As the human mind, yearns for distraction and entertainment, and with so many avenues to get to it, the possibilities are infinite. Through it all, comics have stood the test of time, ultimately proving that it will be the premiere medium for storytelling. Case in point, this event series, Aliens/Vampirella, from Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics, is a story that only could have existed in comics.

As the only time that Vampirella, made it to the silver screen, it was box office flop, back in the 80s, coming of more like a running joke. While, the many incarnations that Aliens, have existed on the big screen, have yielded mixed results. So no matter how good this story sounded, this would have never made it as a movie. Thankfully, for comics’ readers, this story has perfect execution and gorgeous art.

The comic opens up with Vampirella, being sent to a base colony on Mars, to handle the threat from the Aliens, who have been hunting vampires. She is assisted by the base colony staff, where she finds a trail of vampire bodies sodomized by the Aliens and a nest of alien eggs. Before long, Vampirella and the base colony staff are attacked by those famous Alien parasites form the Alien movies. The first issue ends with a re-creation of one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time

This first issue is a nice start to what seems like what would be a very interesting miniseries. The story by Corinna Bechko, is off to a great start, melding the two worlds into one, and what looks almost like the Batman Vs Aliens series, in the best ways. The art by Javier Garcia-Miranda, pops off the pages and feels as though it was meant to be animated. Overall, a solid first issue in what promises to be what everyone loves about alternate history in the tradition of Marvel’s What If?!.

Story: Corinna Bechko Art: Javier Garcia-Miranda
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: BUY

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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