Vampirella vol.4 #10 Review
Writer – Jeremy Whitley
Artists – Andy Belanger/Matt Gaudio/Alex Sanchez
Colorist – Lee Loughridge
Letter – Travis Lanham
Published by Dynamite Entertainment
This arc takes place thousands of years in the future. The only way to explain this story is Vampirella meets Fury Road. Plenty of action, horror, and suspense that you’d expect to find in a good comic. Vampirella and Vikki have been captured by Pantha and her followers. Chained, shackled, collared and the collars block Vampirella’s powers This isn’t going to end well. We get to learn Pantha’s origin in this issue and why she hates our heroine. Which makes things worse when she thinks back to the horrors she’s endured and the things she’s seen that keep her up at night. Pantha decides they’ll pay dearly by making them fight in the arena for their entertainment.
Jeremy Whitley has created a futuristic thunderdome type of scenario and it works so well. At this point, I’d say Jeremy get’s the character and I’m enjoying his storytelling on this title. I’m not sure how it happened but the idea of wouldn’t it be sick if we put Vampirella into a Mad Max movie plot? When I discovered he was doing this I couldn’t wait to read it. He certainly didn’t disappoint us. Just when I think I know where this is going he gets up and flips the table. If you’ve been following this arc you know this creative team are killing it on the cliffhangers every month but it’s making my anxiety go through the roof. I can’t wait until next month, I must find out what happens.
Andy Belanger, Matt Gaudio & Alex Sanchez have teamed up on the art duties this month. I’m not overly enthralled with the finished product page after page. Not quite as fluid as the last issue I read.I realize sometimes life happens and you need to tag team to get the job done and I’m ok with that. The art just seemed to fall short in certain panels. Overall it’s a job well done. Colors were bold and worked well with change the mood on the page.
I’ve been a Vampirella fan for more years than I can count but I don’t recall a story anything like this before. It’s a well planned out story with balanced story elements that work so well together. The flow of this book is good they don’t waste any time on this. There’s a lot going on in this issue so take your time reading this one or you’ll miss some interesting parts of the character development. Do not miss Vampirella this month you’ll regret it if you do. Let us know what you think of this below in our comment section.