Sink Your Teeth into a Review of the Savage Tales: Vampirella One-Shot
Savage Tales: Vampirella One-Shot
Writer: Erik Burnham
Art: Anthony Marques, J. Bone, Fernando Ruiz, and Daniel Hor
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Editor: Joe Rybandt
Cover: Robert Hack, Valaka
Originally Published by Dynamite Entertainment in Savage Tales Vol 1. Issues #19 & 20
Writer: Doug MurrayArt: Lui Antonio
Color: Inlight Studio
Letters: Simon Bowland
Published By Dynamite Entertainment
This was a fun read with a classic old-school feel. It reminded me of the old Vampirella magazine’s from the 70’s except this one is in color. This one-shot is well worth your time. Perfect for any Vampirella or sword and sorcery fan. I is an interesting enough story with room to continue further adventures in this timeline. This was great for me since this is what Vampirella was meant to be unlike some of the modern tales of her I’ve read of late. Enjoyable as they may be up to a certain point they weren’t really Vampirella like this was.
Now let’s talk about a nice bonus lacking in most books these days- the backup story. Whether they are new tales or in this case a classic reprint we need them returned. Let’s face it for the price of most books we get less bang for our buck these days, well not in this case. Dynamite knocks it out of the park with this one-shot. It’s packed with action, adventure, sorcery, vampires, and violence! Just the right balance for a perfect horror comic book.
Erik Burnham scribes this tale of Vampirella and he did an excellent job too. He gets this character and it shows throughout his writing. He touched on more than her just being an alien vampire. Which of course, you will see when you read this special issue.
Anthony Marques, J. Bone, Fernando Ruiz, and Daniel Hor all shared the art chores on this story. You can usuallu tell when the artists switch off but they all kept to the basic style. I thought they did a superb job art-wise on this book. They captured a very clean classic feel to these images. Just a testament to the classic look of this character, with an animated feel.
This is the Vampirella book I’ve been waiting for. New story, a yet classic look and feel- just a perfect blending. You couldn’t ask for more a true thing of beauty!
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