Drawn to Mars by an ancient message from Cecile, a girl who could see the future, D arrives to find a colony that is little more than a blood farm. With Left Hand by his side, D sets out to cleanse Mars of the vampiric scourge!
Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars is off to a tremendous start. Any fan of the anime film will love this book. While it gets extra points for nostalgia, it stands on its own with a solid story and gorgeous artwork. This is based on a previously untranslated and unpublished short story from creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, and I hope to see may more adaptations of D's adventures make their way to the comic book medium. Read Full Review
The art was the main draw on this for me as I initially browsed the comic, but I was then drawn in by the story and the world, particularly as presented by the creative team of Easton and Broussard. I cannot speak to how this comic will work for people who have a previous familiarity with the Vampire Hunter D character, but it worked great for me as an introduction to the character and his world. I appreciate the fact that Stranger added a couple of pages at the back of the comic detailing the publication history of the character as well as the basic backstory of the character. This is a seemingly simple thing to add that a lot of comics skip. It added a lot of value for me and I really appreciate it. I'm definitely on board for this 5 issue series. The next issue is due out in January, and it has been added to my pull list! Read Full Review
I wish I had more to say about this issue. The story is pretty straightforward, but it's the narration that makes it so enjoyable. Otherwise, it's a well-handled adaptation that I'm happy to read more of. Hopefully, the second issue will be just as strong and continue the balance between D and our narrator. If so, then this story has a lot of potential. Read Full Review
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