Vampirella #8

Writer: Nancy A. Collins Artist: Patrick Berkenkotter Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
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In the second installment of The Accursed story-arc, Vampirella helps The Kabal track down "The Good Doctor"-aka the fabled Dr. Faustus. Their hunt for the immortal alchemist takes them to India, where Faustus is working on perfecting his 'black rabies'-a deadly virus that combines elements of a supernatural curse and a natural disease, turning the humans infected by it into homicidal maniacs! Can Vampirella find the mad doctor before he unleashes the mutant contagion on the population of one of the world's most populous countries? But, more importantly, can she trust her new allies once they get their hands on Faustus' research?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 10, 2015

    Supernatural beings are trying to start the Apocalypse and only Vampirella can stop them. A trip to this dark side couldn't be better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 7, 2015

    Getting a lot of time with Faustus here, who may or may not be senile depending on your point of view, it's interesting to see how his life was formed in all of this after getting some of the names he's gone by over the centuries. His plan is kind of foolish in a way as it won't turn out like he hoped, but there's a vagueness about his plan in general that you can write off to senility. I rather liked the way the pairing went with Vampirella and Tristan, along with their temporary escort with his own agenda that acted in a rather professional manner, and I hope to see Tristan more involved and explored as the arc goes on. Few last in this world outside of Vampirella, so I'm not exactly hopeful for a long tenture for the werewolf at hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Jan 8, 2015

    I can't really say too much bad about the title. There are some choppy dialogues here or there, but I do not believe that it interferes too terribly bad with the overall presentation. I like Collins' writing. And with Berkenkotter's art as well as Sutil's color, we have an enjoyable and satisfying story that the reader can sink its teeth into (pun intended). Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jan 5, 2015

    The failures and successes of this series so far almost balance each other out and make this series a little more than average in most ways. There is certainly potential here for the series and the character to be more, especially with the more realistic approach to Vampirella, but it is still marred by writing that leaves something to be desired when it comes to anything except the main character. It is nice to see a modern version of the series which puts Vampirella in a position other than cult status sex symbol, but it depends on the story and the characters to make this version successful enough to stick, which is what the creative team seems to be missing. Read Full Review

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