Blood Brothers #1

Blood Brothers #1

Writer: Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Nick and Tree have smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo's studio, and even fronted a death metal band. But after a century of friendship, these inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity.

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 21, 2014

    Blood Brothers is a downright fun comic.  The stakes (DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!  HAR HAR!) are high, but it never feels like things are out of control because you're along for the ride with Nick and Tree.  I could easily see this turned into a feature film.  It would work so well, as it's a smart and funny take on the vampire genre.  Get on that, Hollywood. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jul 17, 2013

    The art is a realistic style, and Sean tends to prefer dat. Proportions correct, no beak noses (I have no idea why beaks bother me so much). You look at it and can easily imagine how these things might look if you really went down to Vegas and saw a vampire with an afro, and one in a flannel shirt, kicking ass. 8.5 Cool plot.Funny as Hell.Art is fun.Not very intimidating vampires. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 10, 2013

    The longer plot has to do with an arcane ritual that requires someone from uber-vampire Quadilla's bloodline (guess what? Our boys Nick & Tree just happen to be from that line), but the fun in the comic comes from the interactions between the boys and their contemporaries. This series took me by surprise, if you like the combination of humor/action/crime/supernatural (in that order) check out Blood Brothers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Aug 16, 2013

    The drawing themselves aren't super detailed, which I like and I could almost see this as a show on Comedy Central or Adult Swim instead of a comic. It would transition well (hint, hint.), though it is a first issue though so I won't get ahead of myself. But I'm excited to see what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jul 24, 2013

    Blood Brothers has a lot of potential to be a fun summer read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov Jul 24, 2013

    The writers, Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller, are newcomers to the world of comics. Despite that, the writing still comes off crisp and clean without any unnecessary waste and, as stated earlier, the dialogue is very natural to read; a sure sign of potential. Fans shouldn't be surprised to see Gagerman's and Waller's pens dipped into future creations. The art by Evan Shaner is as smooth as the writing and with a dab of indie style, is the perfect addition to the story. Though he himself is also relatively new, he has been keeping busy doing work for both Dark Horse and Dynamite Entertainment. With these three at the hem of this buddy vampire tale, the rest of the series should prove to be very entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Jul 17, 2013

    All in all, I think this was a really interesting pick. Dark Horse comics may be onto something here. Add this one to my pull list!–RAN Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Jul 9, 2013

    There are a few standout points in Blood Brothers that retain the hope of a continued series bearing fruit. As a first issue, it manages to set the stage for larger things, but fails to captivate within the issue itself. The characters Nick and Tree do grow on you as their contrasting yet complimentary " almost apathetic " mannerisms create friction and convey relatablehuman flaws. In the end, despite it's flaws Blood Brothers creates something that like it's characters, might be redeemed given time. Perhaps a collection of this three issue miniseries will give these brothers in blood their time to coalesce? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Alex Jul 17, 2013

    Blood Brothers offers a slightly above average first issue with some beautiful artwork. Readers interested in a tale about Vampires skewing slightly more comical should take a look. Others should take a wait and see approach. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jul 22, 2013

    "Blood Brothers" #1 begins and ends with a laugh. Although it's a little shaky in between, the book has strong potential to become a solidly enjoyable comic -- perhaps even one of the funniest of the year. Unlike the Hindenberg, this issue may be a solid investment after all, granted that the characterization continues to improve as the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Fletcher Moore Jul 18, 2013

    Blood Brothers isnt a title I would usually pick up. With this being said, I am glad I gave it a read. This title was fun from the very first page until the last. The story was very consistent and delivered everything that a debut issue should. The writers set up an interesting story and really reeled you in. The art was the icing on the cake. I would recommend Blood Brothers for Team Jacob, Team Edward, or anyone (who is not affiliated with Twilight) who is looking for a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jul 18, 2013

    Evan Shaner's art is the real reason to pay for this comic, and I would definitely not mind seeing more of him on another title.The writers, Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller, seem to be having a good time co-writing this book together, but they seem to be having a little too much fun. It's not a stretch of the imagination to say that a lot of Nick and Tree's dialogue are based in part on how Gagerman and Waller talk in real life. That's not a bad thing at all, the fact that I'm thinking that the lines come from a real place show their value as well written jokes, but maybe a bit more restraint could do “Blood Brothers” some wonders. It's got a nice premise with a solid hook, and the relationship between Nick and Tree is actually very intriguing, but the hollow plot and occasional too-much dialogue detract from some of the funnier moments and Shaner's art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Jul 17, 2013

    At the end of the day Blood Brothers #1 just doesn't bring enough to the table. It's not bad, there's just no room for it amongst the already outstanding vampire tales out there on the shelves. While the series may pick up steam, grabbing it issue by issue at this point just doesn't seem like a viable option. Read Full Review

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