I, Vampire #1

I, Vampire #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and her dark forces from going on a killing spree and she plans to start with the heroes of the DCU!

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Oct 2, 2011

    Amazing character dynamics, amazing dialogue, amazing structure, amazing art, and an amazing setting. Do not let this book pass you by, as it is easily in the top five, maybe top three, of the entire relaunch. If there is any justice in the universe, this book will be the one to make Fialkov and Sorrentino's respective careers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 3, 2011

    In ConclusionIll be honest, I wasnt expecting much out of this issue; I assumed it was going to be nothing more than a twilight fan hitch to draw in readers who enjoy very bad story telling. Instead, I got a gaggle of amazing and fantastically written sets of dialog as well as wonderfully disturbing artwork. I am a happy lover of gothic literature and comic books! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 30, 2011

    I really enjoyed this issue, from the dramatic first page all the way to the end, and found it really beautiful to look at. The artist and the colorist worked together in a way that you seldom see in comics, and the narrative throughout was lovely, balancing Elizabethan drama with a modern voice. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 28, 2011

    If you're looking for something a little different in the 'New 52,' this is a book to check out. Fialkov takes characters that weren't on my radar and re-introduces them to new and old readers. Fialkov is a writer and this is a comic you have to actually read. Too often you can zip through a comic in minutes but you'll want to take the time to breathe in this entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 28, 2011

    To top it off, Andrea Sorrentino's art is off the hook. His shadowy drawings embellish the macabre nature of the subject material, and the transformation scenes look equal parts mystical and horrifying. Of all pairings for the New DCU, these two seem the best fit. Fialkov and Sorrentino have taken the unlikeliest of concepts and turned it into a surprise hit sure to have readers ready to sink their teeth into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Oct 3, 2011

    Andrew is a centuries-old vampire who is stronger than his peers and has control over his hunger. He subsides on the blood of animals rather than people while his former lover Mary has taken to calling herself the Queen of Blood and believes that humans are meant to be "livestock" for vampires, which she plans to right by waging her own vampire Revolutionary War. It's nothing new but it doesn't matter, as Fialkov and his art team of Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Mailo are far more concerned with setting the all-important mood of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Oct 5, 2011

    I hope the series improves, plotwise, in the future, so that I get more involved in it, but the art is spot on awesome. For now, this book is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Oct 20, 2011

    So, in closing, lets cast aside the myths and the bad press. No, this is not soppy, angsty teen love piffle like Twilight. Yes, there is room for another vampire comic, even after American Vampire. The Dark stable of comics have been among the biggest winners of the New 52, and I, Vampire is the perfect closing note to that trend. I was initially hesitant about picking up issue #1, but therell be no such doubt about coming back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Sep 27, 2011

    The first issue of I, Vampire is the complete storytelling package, as Fialkov effectively and efficiently introduces these characters and their story to readers while Sorrentino sears the images of that tale into our minds. The surprise hit of the new DC universe is here, folks. Don't miss out on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 4, 2011

    What can I say? It looks as if I'll be sticking with this series for the foreseeable future. I definitely didn't expect that, but I guess life is full of surprises. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Dec 28, 2011

    The art nouveau chic of the stylised bats and the vines in the background is a nice little touch and well drawn feet are something I do not see often in comic books. Minor as this detail may be, it stood out to me. It does look more like an advertising poster for a perfume or jeans, then the cover for a book as gritty and dark as I, Vampire. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 3, 2011

    There's an "emo" style to Andrew, with the skunk stripe in his black hair, so if you're predisposed to hate that kind of thing, I, Vampire isn't for you. However, I hate vampires, but I kinda liked this, and this was second only to Hawk and Dove as the New 52 book of which I was certain I'd never want the second issue. Fialkov and Sorrentino have got me seriously considering it, and that's about the highest compliment I can give them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 29, 2011

    The dialogue is intelligent but not overwrought, and it makes it clear the hero is struggling to deal with his affection for and attachment to Mary along with his rage over the atrocities she's planning. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 30, 2011

    Vampires have a tough road to deal with these days because of Twilight and that can make a book like this a bit harder to deal with, but this could be a book that might lay some solid groundwork and foundation for future events. I'm cautiously optimistic with it, but it'll take a few issues to really be sure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 2, 2011

    Vampires in popular culture are still clinging to the outskirts of the collective un-pop-conscious, but they're beginning to lose ground. I, Vampire is DC Comics' too little, too late attempt to jump on the bandwagon and squeeze a little revenue out of this dying fad. Read Full Review

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