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Preview: DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Neil Googe (CA) Jonboy Meyers
In Shops: May 24, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race… Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

Review: DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

I have loved DC vs. Vampires. The series has surprised with a lot of twists and turns. It has dived into the deep end bringing paranoia with it. You never know who has been turned and who’s next to be turned or outright killed. DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 seems to be set between the two halves of the main series acting as a nice reflection on what has happened and hinting at what’s to come.

It’s hard to review this issue without spoilers, so if you haven’t read the series up to this point, don’t go any further.

DC vs. Vampires left us with Nightwing being revealed as the Vampire King and his turned heroes and villains going on the attack and enveloping the world in darkness. Damian had been turned and Batman (among other heroes and villains) killed.

Matthew Rosenberg kicks the issue off with Damian seemingly a vampire on a mission hunting the remaining heroes and villains for the vampire nation. What’s soon revealed is despite his being turned, he’s still on the side of good secretly trying to stop Nightwing.

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 is a fascinating issue giving us the resistance to the big bad empire. It’s a situation and concept we’ve seen so many times before but Rosenberg has something up his sleeve… rivalry. The issue plays off the rivalry between Damian and Dick as well as their connection to Alfred. It shows there’s more going on here than just a big bad, there’s something more to Nightwing’s big picture plan. It’s all laid out here creating a key issue for the event that many may skip thinking it’s a one-shot tie-in. No, it’s a pretty important issue!

The art by Neil Googe is good. It’s a bit different than the main series but still works pretty well. With color by Antonio Fabela and lettering by Troy Peteri, it’s strength is its action, humor, and shocking moments. Googe really nails down the framing of scenes and what to focus on to emphasize what’s going on. The rest of the team ups the quality with colors that pop and lettering that really emphasizes the action and emotion.

What stands out about DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 is its surprises. Much like the main series, the comic never quite goes in the direction you expect. It has shocking moments for sure, and there’s a body count, but it surprises the reader. More importantly, it points to a very intriguing second half of this series.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Neil Googe
Color: Antonio Fabela Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Neil Googe (CA) Jonboy Meyers
In Shops: May 24, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race… Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

Preview: Justice League Odyssey #15

Justice League Odyssey #15

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Will Conrad (CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Black Cube wakes! The new JLO team battles a massively powerful threat aboard their ship…and the ship is the first casualty. Stranded in space, Jessica Cruz’s leadership skills are tested to the limit as she tries to bring her dysfunctional crew together as a team before they all perish!

Justice League Odyssey #15

Preview: Gotham City Garage #9

Gotham City Garage #9

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Lynne Yoshii, Neil Googe (CA) Dustin Nguyen
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Meet the founding member of the Gotham City Garage: Black Canary! But where has she been the last five years? And what secrets await in the dark caves of Ra’s al Ghul?

Preview: DC Universe Holiday Special 2017

DC Universe Holiday Special 2017

(W) Greg Rucka, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Jeff Lemire, Mike Friedrich, Christopher Priest, Shea Fontana, Joshua Williamson, Mairghread Scott, Dan DiDio, Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Bilquis Evely, Otto Schimdt, Neil Googe, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Francesco Francavilla, Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna, Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons, Nic Klein, Dick Giordano (CA) Andy Kubert
RATED T
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $9.99

DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story!

Preview: The Flash #35

The Flash #35

(W) Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“Black Hole” part two! Betrayed and broken, The Flash must come to terms with the damage he has caused his friends, family and city, and find a way to repair it…or risk losing those he loves most forever!

Preview: The Flash #34

The Flash #34

(W) Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“Black Hole” part one! When a shocking reunion leads to an even more dire discovery about The Flash’s new powers, Barry and Wally will have to confront their rocky past if they both hope to get out alive!

Preview: The Flash #31

The Flash #31

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Neil Googe (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“BLOODWORK” part two! Central City is the battleground for one of the most brutal fights of Barry Allen’s life as he squares off against the monstrous Bloodwork, whose powers are so gruesome we can’t tell you more about them here! Making things worse for The Flash as he confronts this unstoppable new threat is the fact that it’s all his fault! Witness the penultimate act of the Negative-Flash story and the beginning of an unforgettable new chapter in Barry Allen’s life…

Preview: The Flash #30

The Flash #30

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“BLOODWORK” part one! Barry Allen’s personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren’t working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it’s going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret ties to Barry Allen.

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