I, Vampire #5

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The war of the vampires comes to Batman's doorstep! The Queen of Blood has deadly plans for the citizens of Gotham City, but before Andrew can stop her, he must face The Dark Knight!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 25, 2012

    I want more Dark DC. It's great seeing this darker side and having it seep into the rest of the DCU is fun to see. Throwing Batman into the mix sounded like it would be an odd pairing despite some of the Batman one-shots and minis we've seen but Fialkov makes it work. The vampire war has been going on in secret for too long. Too many innocents have been disappearing and it's time the rest of the superheroes find out. Having Batman be the one to first discover it is perfect. Sorrentino's art is as remarkable as ever. Fialkov and Sorrentino are the perfect team for this book and I wouldn't want to think of anyone else telling these stories. With so many of the "New 52" books so bright and cheerful, it's great to visit this dark corner and seeing it get a little bit bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 27, 2012

    I still hate vampires, but in this book, we're supposed to hate vampires, which I suppose is why it still has my attention. I'm looking forward to seeing how Batman responds to this murderous suckhead rebellion in full force. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 25, 2012

    This is not the best issue of the series, but it is, nonetheless, a really good read. The dynamics between Bennett, Batman, and Tig are sure to offer interesting stories well into the foreseeable future. Batman's attitude toward the professor also holds a great deal of potential. In all, Fialkov and Sorrentino accomplish their tasks of inserting Batman into their story without undue disruption and, with a compelling cliffhanger, building momentum for next issue. Pick this one up, because it looks to be your last chance to catch your breath for quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 2, 2012

    Vampires have become kind of commonplace creatures, convenient monster fodder for the horror genre, but this title is slowly giving them back the dark reputation they once possessed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 28, 2012

    "I, Vampire", could have easily fallen into clich, as vampire stories tend to when they're not well-conceived. However, thanks to Fialkov's strong writing and solid character work, and Sorrentino and Maiolo's gorgeous artwork, "I. Vampire" continues to be one of the more interesting titles from DC, and one with the best ongoing hook. Read Full Review

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