Vampirella: Roses for the Dead #1

Writer: Kristina Deak-Linsner Artist: Joseph Michael Linsner Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
6.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Fan Favorite artist Joe Michael Linsner is joined by writer Kristina Deak-Linsner to create a 4 issue Vampirella mini-series that gets Vampi back-to-basics as Dynamite prepares to celebrate her 50th Anniversary in 2019!

Vampirella hunts down a sexual predator in order to feed her insatiable thirst for blood. While tracking him down to a Philadelphia nightclub, Evily the Witch bars her path. They clash and the plan is thwarted. Do they both decide to team up against him, or remain at odds? Whatever the means, Vampi vows to get revenge!

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 28, 2018

    Vampirella Roses For The Dead is available now in all good comics stores. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Zack Saad Jun 26, 2018

    A very good opening issue, it's very to the point in setting up of the situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 27, 2018

    While I'll have a bit of wariness about this series based on past experience and uncertainty based on the accelerated schedule I'm seeing on retail sites, the opening installment of this book is pretty fun. Evily's a rare-use kind of character that I've not seen often so it's a welcome thing to see her here and she feels idea for the Linsner's to work with. The setup is a bit standard but it avoids overdoing the problems that could exist between the two and focusing on what they can do together to deal with a really problematic person. It's a smooth and solid read with some really fun artwork, a classic Vampi costume, and some good old fashioned silliness as well. I'm hopeful that it'll all deliver right over the course of it as Vampi's going into her 50th anniversary next year and deserves a lot of good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 27, 2018

    I understand that characters sometimes need to go through changes to try and capture a new audience and re-capture that certain charm that makes readers like them in the first place. The recent Vampi series, set in the future, for me at least, was a step too far. This series then, again for me, is somewhat of a return to form for a much loved character. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jun 27, 2018

    My feelings on the art for this book are a bit mixed. I love the various covers, with the Billy Tucci, andJoseph Michael Linsnerones really standing out. But that also works against the interior work, which is at times worthy of being a poster and other times looks rushed. The dialogue at times was a little confusing, but the fact that it tries so hard to to take on the social and gender issues of the day makes me like this book quite a bit. It is keeping up the tradition of good old fashioned science-fiction/horror: telling a fun story while also sharing a message that applies to the world today. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 29, 2018

    Vampirella: Roses for the Dead #1 is a decent enough story intended to introduce the new reader to the main character and the kind of villains she confronts. There are problems, but its not so bad as to ward people away from it. I can recommend it. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 5, 2018

    Vampirella: Roses for the Dead is off to a rocky start. It feels like an awkward way to force this other character (Evily) into Vampirella's world. That makes for a weird crossover and that's saying something considering she just finished meeting Cassie Hack and KISS. Despite the clunky narrative, the two heroines are fighting for a noble cause. There's just enough here to pull me back to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 25, 2018

    Not a terrible first issue, but certainly not great either. It has the unfortunate distinction of hovering right there in the "OK" region of comics that run the risk of being forgotten too quickly. I hope that in subsequent issues Vampirella's stable of supernatural powers find a way of benefiting her more than they did in this issue and that she's able to tangle with a threat bigger and more substantial than something the NYPD could probably just deal with. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jul 2, 2018

    An imbalanced re-introduction that tries its hand at a few different paths and does not succeed at any of them. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jun 27, 2018

    This issue delivers neither the depth of writing to make it a classic horror comic nor sufficient campiness to make it fun. I think I would have still given it a decent score if the artwork had been any good but it just didnt feel like Joseph Michael Linsner has any great feelings for what hes illustrating. Read Full Review

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