Undying Love #1

Undying Love #1

Writer: Tomm Coker Artist: Daniel Freedman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 30, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
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A horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei.

The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: Mei's a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her. The only problem: Mei was turned by one of the most powerful vampires in history...

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Kev Weldon Apr 19, 2011

    Coker and Freedman have put together something special here, an action-horror-romance that should satisfy fans of all three genres. It remains to be seen whether the quality and pace of this first issue can be sustained over the series as a whole, but if it can then Undying Love will be able to take it's place as one of the top comics of 2011. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 3, 2011

    A fresh story with very stylish art. Coker & Freedman are really just using the vampire genre to tell a story of man-and-woman-in-love-and-on-the-run. They happen to be running from vampires, but this story could just as easily be a crime/exploitation tale of freeing a prostitute from her pimp. It wasn't an “awesome” first issue or anything like that, but you can tell by reading the first 5 pages that it is going to be pretty good and possibly great (as it does have a LOT of buzz behind it). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 7, 2011

    What co-creators Coker and Daniel Freedman seem to have done here is combine three different genres. There's a story of tragic vampire love. There's a hard-boiled, noir detective piece. And there's the tale of a samurai's quest. It's an eclectic mix, but it works quite surprisingly well. At first, this Bogart-esque hero in the middle of an Anne Rice story and/or Japanese pagoda seemed out of place, but eventually, the blend of genres won me over. Freedman and Coker also bring a sense of myth into play later in the comic. They also manage to make Mei, the vampire whom Sargent loves, a sympathetic character. Clearly, she will prove to be his undoing, but I hope that the writers will nevertheless endeavor to avoid predictability when they finally turn their and our attention to the inevitable pitfall. Read Full Review

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