V-Wars #1

V-Wars #1

Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Alan Robinson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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When a sniper's bullet kills the pro-peace Speaker of the House and a terrorist vampire cell takes credit, the Vampire War erupts hotter and bloodier than ever. Join IDW and New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry, as we take you on a non-stop thrill ride of action, horror and suspense! Welcome to the V-WARS!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Apr 29, 2014

    The V-Wars are starting fierce and fast and that's the way it should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Apr 30, 2014

    V Wars is that perfect human reflection story piece. I have been pretty tough on a lot of 1st issues lately. I sort of felt bad, but when you have something like this come out, you can't help but wonder why they all can't be this exciting. I hope that we can keep the momentum up for further issues. As this comic may have turned me into more of a gore fan than I thought I was. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover May 3, 2014

    A strong start with the one weak point being the thought that full cohabitation can exist with the extreme violence by some of the vampires out there. I want to see where this one ends up going! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 4, 2014

    In any case, V-Wars gets started with a bang...quite a few of them actually...and some decapitations too.  Maberry gets things moving and jumps right into the battle.  The conspiracy running through the events of the story is exciting and is on the level of the X-Files in terms of size and scope.  Even if Swann can figure out who's behind everything, will it be enough to stop the war? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 30, 2014

    This is a good first issue that sets up the protagonist and world effectively. The media and governmental side of things is obviously the focus and it's doing that right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bree Ogden May 6, 2014

    This isn't a story about vampires. It's not even really a story about war, if that's what you're looking for. It's a complex look at right and wrong, conspiracy and trust. As a reporter in the comic says, "Is it a war of self-defense? Or ethnic genocide?" This is a message from Maberry. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 30, 2014

    Vampire stories are mostly narrative and dialogue, so I was looking forward to Vampire Wars having some action. By the end of the book we got some movement, but it took a while to set the story and build the world before it escalate the conflict. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 30, 2014

    V-Wars doesn't quite blow you away, but Maberry and company have set up a very impressive book that starts things off in style. This is a vampire book, yet it's so much more than just a vampire book. This is definitely one to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jess Camacho May 1, 2014

    Despite a rough start though, V-Wars has the potential to be something special. It will be tough to avoid comparisons to other vampire series, but with that twist ending and more character development, V-Wars could very well be the next Walking Dead. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Apr 30, 2014

    I'm digging the premise and the story's potential, but as of right now, there isn't a very strong hook with the developments. I'm sure many of you will see the big twist coming a mile away, and, seeing as a lot of this is build-up, it's tough to feel very invested just yet. It's by no means a bad issue, but it leave a very strong impression with its debut, either. Basically, I'm sticking around because of the concept and I do believe the dialogue is well-written and it's keeping a tight pace. The potential is definitely there, so now it's a matter of seeing what'll happen next. If the premise sounds interesting to you, you should give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Apr 29, 2014

    This book epitomizes the fact that combining several previously successful ideas does not in itself create anything new. Maberry clearly has a love for many genres and attempts to combine them all into his vision of the end of the world. However the changes he makes to create his own vision don't feel particularly inspired or unique. His characters are not particularly compelling or memorable. I found myself largely uncaring whether vampires or humans came out victorious in this conflict. Ultimately V-Wars tries to do too much and fails in most respects. Readers can skip this series and instead pick up a copy of The Strain or World War Z. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 29, 2014

    V-Warswas a letdown on all fronts. There were some glimmers of hope, but the creative team better step-up their game if they want to stand out! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 1, 2014

    "V-Wars" #1 is a cool enough idea, but it falls drastically short in its execution. The idea alone might be enough to push readers into giving the second issue a try, but the words and pictures won't. Read Full Review

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