Vampirella: Feary Tales #1

Vampirella: Feary Tales #1

Writer: Nancy A. Collins Artist: Jack Jadson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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While exploring the Transylvanian castle she's recently inherited, Vampirella discovers a strange old book of "Feary Tales" that seems oddly familiar. Upon opening it, she is sucked inside its pages and lands in a weird alternate reality, where she is compelled by a disembodied voice calling itself The Storyteller to live out each of the 'feary tales' if she ever hopes to return to reality.  In the first issue, Vampirella is surprised to discover herself married to an infamous wife-killer in "Bluebeard's Blood" by Devin Grayson (Nightwing, Batman: Gotham Knights, Titans), and then finds herself both the belle and the bête of the ball in "Cinderella? Vampirella!" by John Shirley (award-winning horror & science fiction author, and screenwriter for the 1994 cult classic film, The Crow).

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 8, 2014

    With a lead-in tale that ties to the main series that allows this to take place as a separate piece alongside it for its five issue run, Vampirella: Feary Tales works well to just be plain weird Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Oct 13, 2014

    As with the writing, the art within the Cinderella section of the book comes across as the strongest. All of the art in the book is serviceable, but Bondoc's, in the Cinderella portion, is the most fitting for the fairy tale subject matter. While the rest of the book maintains a 2D, high contrast look, the visuals take on a slightly more painterly quality when Vampirella enters this second world. Bondoc's art also seems more consistent, in general, with less fluctuation in things such as character faces. There are some panels in which even Vampirella herself looks a bit odd, and, for a series so steeped in the world of cheesecake images, that's a bit of a problem. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Oct 8, 2014

    Spoiler reveal aside, Vampirella Feary Tales #1 does an okay job in writing along the horizons of a campy character that has been going strong for about forty years. But this issue simply doesn't add any new and spectacular dimensions to the character compared to what the primary title is shaping up to do. I would expect more from these creators and was frankly disappointed. Read Full Review

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