Review: The Vain #2

Created by Eliot Rahal and Emily Pearson
Written by Eliot Rahal
Art by Emily Pearson
Colors by Fred C. Stresing
Color assistant: Macy Kahn
Lettered by CRANK!
Published by Oni Press

It’s 1942, and Felix Franklin finds himself on the front lines of the U.S. military during World War II. Meanwhile, The Vain are waging their own war after they make a deal with the FBI to form a spec ops team with one mission: annihilating their opponents. They’re out for blood. Nazi blood.

Sometimes, life is made better with therapeutic fictional nazi murder.

On 11/11/20, issue two of The Vain hit the shelves. I’m a little late to the review party, but it’s well worth it.

This is such a unique and satisfying story. Eliot Rahal handles writing vampires so well, and I can’t deny that vampires hunting nazis brings me joy. But the concept of following them through different time periods is so much fun, and I enjoy watching the different heists they have.

The art is beautiful, just like issue one, and pleasantly contrasted with gorey imagery. The colors are gorgeous. The lettering is great.

You should be reading The Vain. Get the first two issues now and enjoy this exceptionally fun ride. Stick around for issue three’s review!


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