DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 25, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 32
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race... Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 24, 2022

    Hunters marked a brief detour in the DC vs Vampires arc, but its a stopover worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 25, 2022

    What stands out about DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 is its surprises. Much like the main series, the comic never quite goes in the direction you expect. It has shocking moments for sure, and there's a body count, but it surprises the reader. More importantly, it points to a very intriguing second half of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 24, 2022

    Googe delivers some great visual moments and the action with Damian is visually thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar May 23, 2022

    When it comes to the art in DC vs Vampires Hunters #1, there's quite a bit of action mixed in throughout the issue. Neil Googe's best moments come during when Damian is handling multiple targets. In those moments, Googe elected to go without panels. That played well with Damian and his opponents while also heightening the tempo in DC vs Vampires Hunters #1 at the right time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 24, 2022

    DC vs. Vampires: Hunters is the very definition of what makes a tie-in good. It's not some cash-grab, but serves to flesh out characters and their storylines while adding new insights into the main villain. It's also not 100% necessary to the main series, at least it doesn't seem to be, so fans can choose to skip it too. Humanizing villains is always important and this issue does that, while also keeping Damian Wayne fanboys fed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 24, 2022

    This issue is a pretty major jump from the last installment, which makes me wonder if the main series will pick up from here as well. I don't think it has quite as much depth as DCeased yet, but it's overall strong so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 24, 2022

    DC VS Vampires: Hunters #1 is a solid expansion upon the limited series, and places the spotlight on Nightwing and Damian Wayne's fractured relationship. With another spinoff series titled DC VS. Vampires: All-Out War in the works, I hope that Rosenberg continues to keep up the character work as well as the vampire-slaying action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones May 24, 2022

    A dark story but an interesting twist on a popular and iconic character, the book feels authentic to DC throughout but giving it a unique twist. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Theresa Campagna May 24, 2022

    The DC Vs. Vampires Hunted one-shot is an imperfect yet fun read that primarily focuses on a conflict within the Batfamily. It's an interesting continuation of the twist at the end of the DC Vs. Vampires miniseries, but does a decent job of standing on its own. It's got some great action and is a good little read if you are also into vampires. However, it might not be the best read for Dick Grayson fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri May 26, 2022

    This is a quick, interesting story with a much narrower focus than these mega multiverse crossovers tend to have. The art by Neil Googe is brilliant with a playful tone and bright colors matching Damian's more glib nature. There needs to be more meat on the bones to make this one shot a true must have, but it's a fun side adventure. It is strange seeing Damian be the responsible Vampire and Dick be a controlling sadistic monster but it makes for a good matchup. This book feels like it's trying to be a variation on Injustice but it's definitely interesting in its own simple way. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 24, 2022

    DC VS. VAMPIRES: HUNTERS #1 storms shelves with high expectations considering the lull in DC VS. VAMPIRES issues as of late. Yet, it doesn't quite have all the same pieces and excitement as the main title nor does it provide readers with too much extra background for the featured comic. Couple the above with the necessity of the book and comic fans will find DC VS. VAMPIRES: HUNTERS #1 is suited solely for the diehard fans of the main series or simply those fans excited for some more Damian Wayne. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 27, 2022

    Lacking scares but intriguing in its own way, this one-shot is a good way to bring in new readers to an ongoing Elseworld saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 28, 2022

    Rosenberg gives us a great diversion story that delves a bit deeper into the Bat family angst in this vampire world. Is this a cliff hanger or a one shot or a cash grab? I mean…I'll pay for Alfred to be placed into a Lazarus Pit anytime? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan May 29, 2022

    With DC Vs. Vampires: Hunters #1, Rosenberg gives us a great diversion story that delves a bit deeper into the Bat family angst in this vampire world. Is this a cliffhanger, a one-shot, or a cash grab? I mean I'd gladly pay for Alfred to be placed into a Lazarus Pit anytime? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 24, 2022

    Whether it's a timing issue or not, DC vs. Vampires feels unnecessary. I will continue waiting for the next regular series issue and pretend that this one never happened. Unfortunately, That won't be too hard. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine May 25, 2022

    Rosenberg and Googe are able to tell a solid enough story with this spin-off that falls under the weight of some of its continuity issues. Read Full Review

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