Vampirella #7 Review – Vacation Sucks
Vampirella #7 Review
Writer: Christopher Priest
Artists: Giovanni Timpano and Ergun Gunduz
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
This issue definitely flipped the script so to say. The first few pages were straight-up comic relief. If you’ve been reading the series all along you’ll remember the male witch that Vampirella and her friend had met at the cafe (the guy that drove a wedge between the ladies, although not on purpose) won a vacation for two and chose Vampirella to take as his plus-one. A new enemy is awakening leading to an extinction-level villain that we learn more about as the story progresses. Vampirella ends up meeting Leger Holland, another alien trapped on Earth who is connected to the “host”. How? We don’t know yet, so, like me, you’ll have to get your own copy and read more about this and many more WTF moments in this issue. What felt like a fill-in issue at the beginning ended up being so much more.
Christopher Priest has been building a plot-twisting, script-flipping Vampirella story like never before. I thought the fact that we literally had Vampirella narrating her own book for a few issues by telling her psychiatrist what has been happening to her and what she has done, but then leaping forward into this vacation now has me wondering what is really going on. Nothing that happened in this book was anywhere near expected. I can’t wait for the next issue.
Giovanni Timpano and Ergun Gunduz tackled the artistic chores with a helping hand from Flavio Dispenza on colors (along with Ergun Gunduz). This book has never looked better, with the exception of all the naked middle-aged people we had to endure at the beginning of this issue, but those scenes were funny as hell. They brought forth the dark, ominous tone very well when dealing with the new character Leger Holland and where the “host” is mentioned and not seen. I for one can’t wait to see what that new character will look like.
I must say this was the most fun I’ve had with a single issue of this series yet. Starting off serious and then going funny as hell with “on vacation antics” then going straight off the train tracks, in a good way; so much happened in this issue with multiple cliffhangers. The next issue can’t come soon enough. See what I mean and get your copy of Vampirella #7 today, and don’t miss a single issue of this series. Please Like, Comment, Share and Subscribe. As always Keep it, Geek!
Vampirella #7 Review
The next issue can’t come soon enough.