Review: Vampblade #4
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?!?
Vampblade #4 finishes this story arc and we’ll have some time until the next as issue #5 will be coming out in June. Katie seems to develop a lot more in this issue as she becomes more comfortable with her Vampblade alter-ego. This issue does reveal a surprising secret about the space worms and how long they have been around. More surprising is who reveals the secret, as it is one of the last people you would think of. I’m curious to see how they continue this series.
The art is well done and manages to include a subtle meta moment as Katie reads an old Vampblade comic from the 90’s. It’s an impressive but simple moment of fourth wall breaking. I will admit I love the concluding battle between Vampblade and the strange space worms. It is fluid, violent, and action packed.
Story: Jason Martin Art: Winston Young
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy
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