Carmilla: The First Vampire OGN
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Carmilla: The First Vampire OGN

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Soo Lee Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 11, 2023 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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  Before Dracula, before Nosferatu, there was . . . CARMILLA.

At the height of the Lunar New Year, an idealistic social worker turns detective when she discovers young, homeless LGBTQ+ women are being murdered and no one, especially the police, seems to care. A series of clues points her to Carmilla's, a mysterious nightclub in the heart of her neighborhood, Chinatown. There she falls for the next likely target, landing her at the center of a real-life horror story-and face-to-face with illusions about herself, her life, and her hidden past.

Inspired by the gothic novel that started a genre, this queer vampire murder myst more

  • 10
    Horror DNA - Ricardo Serrano Denis Jan 11, 2023

    Carmilla: The First Vampire is an important piece horror fiction that brings some much-needed eyes on the original story while also providing a good alternative to adaptations. It modernizes an important (but still undervalued at a popular level) gothic vampire story without sacrificing its original identity while also making sure it's also capable of claiming a level of originality that helps it exist on its own merit. Amy Chu and Soo Lee have created a brave new vampire book that I hope leads to future collaborations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jan 15, 2023

    Inspired by the gothic novel that started a genre, this queer vampire murder mystery is a mesmerizing tale of identity, obsession, and fateful family secrets by fan-favorite writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Netflix's DOTA: Dragon's Blood and fine-line illustrator Soo Lee (Ash and Thorn). Read Full Review

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