Review: Bleed Them Dry #3

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Creator: Hiroshi Koizumi
Artist: Dike Ruan
Colorist: Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 9/16/2020

The sinister, and newly reconstructed, Detective Atticus Black has been placed in charge of stopping the so-called “Vampire Slayer” and finding (the still missing) Detective Harper Halloway. But what Black doesn’t know is that the killer he’s hunting is from a distant past, when humanity waged war against their immortal brethren. And that Toyo has partnered with Detective Harper Halloway to bring Black’s crimes and treason to light.

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Review: Vampire the Masquerade #2

Writers: Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard
Artist: Devmalya Pramanik, Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover: Aaron Campbell
On Sale: 9/16/2020

Cecily Bain takes fledgling vampire Ali on a twisted tour of the night life of the Twin Cities. But those lessons can’t prepare her for the assignment she has to complete by dawn: her first feeding!

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Review: The Vain #1

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
Release date: 10/14/2020

Spanning nearly a century in time, The Vain chronicles the criminal lives of four sinful and stylish blood bank-robbing vampires. 

Chicago, 1941. A blood bank is held up in a robbery, but no cash is taken—only blood. It’s the latest in a string of similar robberies and as the United States prepares to enter World War II, FBI Agent Felix Franklin is certain it’s part of a wider plot to weaken the United States by depriving it of its blood supply. But the truth is much more sinister.

The four robbers are vampires: immortal, physically powerful, and after decades of honing their skills, practically untraceable. But time goes on and the vampires—who call themselves The Vain—stay the same in a world that is rapidly changing around them. As security measures evolve, stealing blood is harder every day. And with every decade that passes, Agent Franklin gets closer to finding them. Capturing them. Ending them.

The Vain is a story about wild, eternal youth, reckless rebellion, endless love, and how in the end…maybe it is better to burn out than fade away.”

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Review: Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists

Written by Eric Palicki

Art by Wendell Cavalcani

Colors by Mark Dale

Letters by Shawn Lee

Lovecraft meets Sergio Leone in a modern tale of corruption, family legacies, and nightmarish dread. Lucas Lewis drifts into Atlantis County, Oregon wanting nothing more than a hot meal and a soft bed for the night. What he finds instead is a small town in thrall to eldritch creatures lurking in the surrounding wilderness, possibly guided by an even more sinister force. Lucas becomes determined to eradicate all Atlantis’s demons, but these monsters are not what they seem. Unfortunately for the monsters, neither is Lucas.

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Review: Vampire: The Masquerade #1

Writers: Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard
Artist: Dev Pramanik, Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel 

From the internationally best-selling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers a brand-new Vampire: The Masquerade comic series, Winter’s Teeth.

When Cecily Brine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious younger vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer’s afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade?

Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a mysterious killing.

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Review: Bleed Them Dry

“The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese engineered mega city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace. That is, until now. Someone is brutally murdering vampires. And Detective Harper Halloway has been assigned to the case. To solve it, she’ll have to unearth a much deeper truth: the future of humanity has been edited.”

Created by Hiroshi Koizumi

Written by Eliot Rahal

Drawn by Dike Ruan

Colors by Miquel Muerto

Designed by Tim Daniel

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Review: American Vampire – Vol 1

Summary (from DC):

From writers Scott Snyder and Stephen King, AMERICAN VAMPIRE introduces a new strain of vampire – a more vicious species – and traces the creatures’ bloodline through decades of American history. This first volume of the critically acclaimed series collects issues #1-5 and follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King, both with art by future superstar Rafael Albuquerque. Snyder’s tale follows Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her. And in King’s story set in the days of America’s Wild West, readers learn the origin of Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire – a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before.

Holy guacamole, guys. I’m late to the party on this series and I hate myself for it.

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