Review: Vampblade #1
When a young comic shop employee is transformed by mystical blades into a walking talking (and slicing & dicing) 90s comic book bad girl, she must quickly learn how to survive the new grotesque world the blades reveal. Now, other-dimensional parasites hidden all around us resembling the “space vampires” from the 90s comic, Vampblade, are all too real, and out for her blood!
Warning: This comic is intended for mature readers
Violence, gore, brief nudity, and the occasional humorous reference to genitals makes this premiere issue, Vampblade #1, amusing and action-filled. Take a normal girl, give her mystical weapons on the wall in the comic book store she works at, and a murder of the owner. All that starts, than a normal, geek life takes a massive dive into the strange world of a scantly clad protagonist, and strange demon worms. The blades are somehow alive, for reasons that have yet to be disclosed. Curious as to see how this story unfolds, as everything I imagine gets stranger.
The art is a little cartoon-ish for my taste, but oddly enough that works in its favor. Than again they manage to feature odd worm like, with large pincers, so what do I know. If you look closely you notice recreations of various comic book covers in the early panels. Some of the serious are well known, others are quite the opposite.
Story: Jason Martin Art: Winston Young
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy
Action Lab Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review