I, Vampire #0

I, Vampire #0

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
10User Rating

Witness how Andrew Bennett became a vampire! Who was the monster that attacked him? How did his powers develop? And why is he the only vampire able to control his terrible hunger for blood?

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 26, 2012

    Fialkov has blatantly detailed this event throughout his run, but he left just enough stones unturned that seeing it play out first hand becomes a rewarding experience. While many writers spell everything out, Fialkov and Sorrentino put emphasis on the art so that it enhances the story instead of providing a running commentary. The details of how Andrew becomes a vampire means something to the overall story, and that "ah-ha!" moment reverberates back to the main narrative, making this zero issue not only entertaining but essential. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 27, 2012

    There aren't a lot of writers whom I would trust with a lot of Victorian English, but Fialkov proves himself to be one of them with this issue, and the pacing of the story is very well-handled. There are breath-taking artistic moments every few pages, and the issue ends on a moment of true artistic awesomeness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Sep 30, 2012

    This issue is really necessary for this series. These were all things the reader needed to know in order to fully appreciate the overall title. So this was anything but a throwaway fill-in issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 26, 2012

    Each month we get a glimpse at Joshua Hale Fialkov's little corner of the DC Universe. Andrew Bennett is a great character and seeing who he was before is interesting and changes how you look at him today. We've known he was changed centuries ago but you don't really think about just how long he's been a vampire. There is a bit of sadness as well. There is a bigger picture to Andrew and Mary's life. We can only hope that this isn't the last we'll see of their past. Fialkov and Sorrentino continue to deliver a comic that stands out from the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Sep 27, 2012

    Overall, it's another fantastic installment in this series, and it raises further questions to be answered about some of the cast. Hopefully, the title can stick around long enough to see these storylines visited because what Fialkov has been doing here is nothing short of genius. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Sep 29, 2012

    If you don't mind this being filler, I, Vampire #0 is an entertaining read, despite not reaching its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 1, 2012

    A year ago, "I, Vampire" was a title I never really had much interest in, let alone expectations that it could last in such a massive re-launch considering its characters were new and without an existing fan base. However, consistently good work from both Fialkov and Sorrentino has made it one of the stronger titles of the "New 52" and this zero issue is a solid jumping on point for anyone that has been intrigued but hesitant. Read Full Review

  • 10
    hatmasta Nov 4, 2012

    What a fantastic issue this was; a 9.8 in my book (I overgraded simply b/c a 9.5 would NOT do it justice. This was the best issue of the series to date, which is no small feat considering how wonderful this book has been so far. Issue 0 highlights Andrew Bennett's history with Mary, and how he became to be a vampire. Everything, from Sorrentino's art to Fialkov's writing, was perfect. Haunting imagery, frightening settings, and beautiful writing make this issue the best zero issue DC put out - I've read them all so I can say that :) I'll also add that the final full page panel of the issue featuring Shakespeare's Sonnet #116 is bar none the single best panel of all the New 52. Period. Yes, I just said that. Read this series first, then pick this one up. It's prodigious.

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