Grimm Fairy Tales: Van Helsing vs. Dracula #1

Grimm Fairy Tales: Van Helsing vs. Dracula #1

Writer: Patrick Shand Artist: Andrea Meloni Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Last year, Liesel Van Helsing was attacked by an evil from her father's past... but she survived, and has moved on with her life. Besides becoming the name that vampires in the tri-state area fear, she's also found love - in, admittedly, the strangest places. However, when old friends come calling on her for help, she will find herself pulled into a final conflict with the deadliest vampire of all time...

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Aug 19, 2015

    It is unfortunate that this is only supposed to be a five part series. But, with the talents of Shand and Bandini, hopefully we will be in for a treat to tantalise our minds and eyes by enveloping us in the world of Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Van Helsing vs. Dracula. I cannot wait for next month! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 22, 2015

    A great first issue with plenty of horror, action, and — GASP –romance. I'm very interested to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - Harrison Rawdin Aug 19, 2015

    Grimm Fairy Tales presents Van Helsing vs. Dracula #1 is a high quality start to something that deserves a place on every pull-list. Love to read something that plays with genre tropes without falling victim to them? You've come to the right title because for a modest price of admission this is one journey that will no doubt please both new and seasoned followers as it easily comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Aug 19, 2015

    The beginning of a promising story, with some superb art. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Aug 20, 2015

    It might seem that this issue is overly busy, but it never really is. The inclusion of Hades is perhaps a poor choice, but it is an editorial choice that was made long ago, and the writer here has to deal with what they have. Despite this, this is a hard issue to get an impression of for where the miniseries might be heading. For those that are interested in a bit of supernatural, they will probably find this approachable enough, but there is really not much here to tell whether it will be one of the better Grimm Fairy Tales projects, or something more limited. As it stands after the first issue it evidently has the potential, only it is unclear what it can make of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Aug 17, 2015

    Grimm books certainly have a place on the comic rack. For the most part they are nice to look at and the stories do not needa lot of effort to read.If a quick fix of semi-supernatural storytelling is your bag, then give them a chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Plug - Michael Palena Aug 5, 2015

    Zenescope's Van Helsing vs. Dracula #1 is a fine start to the miniseries. The titular hero is capable, relatable, and avoids the pitfalls of over-sexualized heroines that tend to pop up in comics. Her conflict with Dracula is well motivated, and a mystery about her boyfriend Hades' motivations should make readers want to pick up issue #2. The artwork is stellar, and the narration -- while wordy at times -- helps sell Liesel as a three-dimensional character. Future issues in the series should benefit from a decreased reliance on exposition. Read Full Review

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