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Review: Vampirella #1 (Collins)

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Managing Editor
created 06/06/2014 - 11:04am, updated 06/06/2014 - 12:19pm
Writer: 
Nancy Collins,
Pencils: 
Patrick Berkenkotter,
Inks: 
Dennis Chrisotomo,
Colors: 
Jorge Sutil,
Letterer: 
Rob Steen,
Cover: 
Terry Dodson,
Publisher: 
Dynamite Entertainment
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
June 4, 2014

Vampirella gets a new start and a new #1 as this veteran character shows she can still star in one hell of a yarn.

With horror writer Nancy Collins at the helm, this is a particularly strong issue for everyone’s favorite dark mistress. There has been a kidnapping and Vampirella has been called in by the Vatican itself to investigate. All she has to hear is that Ethan Shroud is someone connected and off we go!

I was expecting a bit more of a horror vent in this one, but what Collins spins out instead is a bone-chilling detective novelette, complete with mysteries, victims and red herrings. And while we do get a bit of the mystic here, Vampirella’s strong suit as a dark detective really comes through.

And a cliffhanger that makes NOT wanting to read issue #2 impossible!

All in all, one of the strongest beginnings for Vampirella in her long, long history.