Review: DC vs. Vampires #6

DC vs. Vampires #6

Who is the Vampire King!? We’re at the halfway point and DC vs. Vampires #6 delivers action, tragedy, and reveals as Batman and his team are hunted and we find out who is calling all of the shots. DC vs. Vampires might seem like a silly concept but each issue has delivered in every way making it one of the most fun, and one of my, most anticipated comics each month.

DC’s vampire nation has had enough and has made moves to finally become the top of the food chain. Someone has taken over and is calling the shots, slowly recruiting heroes and villains and turning them to the cause.

Written by James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg, DC vs. Vampires #6 continues the brilliance of the series that keeps you guessing as to who’s a vampire and who can be trusted. Each comic is infused with paranoia that leaves readers unsure as to where it’s all going to go.

As a standalone series, Tynion and Rosenberg are free to do whatever works which means heroes and villains being killed and we’re talking some pretty high profile names. No one feels like they’re safe in this series which just adds to the fun. The creators leave it so you truly have no idea what’s coming next.

And that’s especially true for DC vs. Vampires #6. Not only do we get the reveal as to who the Vampire King is but the issue also leaves us with an idea of the greater plan. With those last few pages and panels, we get an idea of the enormity of the story and what felt like a low level “street fight” that was seeing escalation quickly turns into something much grander.

The art continues to be solid. Otto Schmidt, Simone Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and Rex Lokus work together to deliver a style that fits both it’s superhero roots as well as its horror genre. It balances things perfectly and captures every detail with flair and excitement. There’s also something about the art that nails down the tragedy and desperation of this issue. There’s some iconic moments that are memorable and it all stands out. Tom Napolitano‘s lettering stands out as well. There’s a lot of dialogue as heroes beg and plead with their turned friends in hope of getting through to them. There’s also a hell of an emphasis on a certain page when the Vampire King is revealed. The art and lettering are perfect.

DC vs. Vampires #6 is another fantastic issue for the series. It keeps you guessing and when events play out or things are revealed, it’ll leave your jaw hanging open. It has me excited to see where the latter half of the series goes as the issue is clearly the low point that our heroes will need to climb out of to save the day… if they can.

Story: James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg
Art & Color: Otto Schmidt, Simone Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Rex Lokus Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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