Vampirella #2 Review
Writer: Kate Leth
Cover: Chrissie Zullo, Sergio Davila and Ivan Nunes (variant)
Art: Eman Casallos
Here I was, about to give a review for what I thought was a pretty stagnant book, only to have the last few pages slap me in the face.
In the beginning of this comic, it seemed to go around in circles a bit. I had almost forgotten what the plot. So, Vampirella has decided to go into the public’s eye…to get out of the public’s eye? That should work out fine, I guess. It’d be better for her if freaks in masks didn’t show up everywhere she went. While Vampi is in the light, things are still lurking through the dark.
We get a new character, Genevieve, who seems like a nice person if she wasn’t friends with Slade, the villainess that Vampirella is tracking. Genevieve might be trying to throw Vampirella off the trail, but it’s not gonna work for long.
Also, some big secrets are gonna come out of this issue, and I’m hoping that Kate Leth will bring more to the table story wise. This may be the second issue, but I feel as though Leth has a way to go.
Eman Casallos has some pretty good panels. There are a lot of dark places in the panels that have an even light source, so Maybe its supposed to fit with a theme of mystery and darkness, but some times it can be spared. Casallos is very good at facial expressions and open panels, even smaller details stand out. Not bad art, it sometimes feels heavy. If anyone was worried about Vampirella’s old costume, don’t be. We see plenty of it, sometimes more than her new one.
I was a little bored reading this book at first, but now I’m a bit more interested.