Dark Fang #1

Writer: Miles Gunter Artist: Kelsey Shannon Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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"EARTH CALLING," Part One
Her name is Valla. In life she was a fisherwoman. In death she is a vampire residing peacefully on the bottom of the ocean. When a mysterious dark plague descends upon her aquatic paradise, she must venture to the surface in search of answers.
What she finds is a world headed towards an environmental collapse that will eventually wipe out her food supply. If Valla is to continue to have the blood she needs to survive, then she must stop the fossil fuel industries from destroying the planet-no matter the cost.
From MILES GUNTER (NYC MECH) and KELSEY SHANNON (BASTARD SAMURAI) comes an action-horror middle more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 15, 2017

    It's certainly something that's going to leave an impact on the event and its readers, and it's not going to be forgotten easily. Regardless of what-ifs, this what-if in its own only opens another door to an even darker place. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Nov 16, 2017

    A magnificent debut that makes its opinions known on the importance of green living, but gives you a great story to take you on that journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Nov 15, 2017

    The art was slightly cartoonish for an action horror series and had moments of what Im sure was unintentional comedy. Most of the violence was hard to take seriously however the emotions Valla experiences are believable as she adjusts to life on the surface once more. Slow at times, but also full of social commentary Dark Fang is not completely passable. Ill hold out on being too harsh on this series since Im aware of the message this art form is trying to convey. Make next issue will be a bit clearer and less monologue-ish. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 15, 2017

    The first issue is interesting but I'm rather perplexed to be honest. It feels like two different comics mashed together and the connection to the pitch comes far too late. It's a comic that has a lot of promise but it doesn't quite deliver on it. Instead though, what's presented is still an entertaining story though it's a bit choppy with two sections that don't quite feel like they flow together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chelsea Stanford Nov 15, 2017

    DARK FANG promises to be a fun story, M for Mature, that will take its reader on a compelling ride. A perplexed, ancient, beautiful vampire trying to make her way in the modern world stumbling upon cam life really speaks for itself. With a cliffhanger that'll have you counting down for the second issues release (Dec. 20th, 2017), join Valla in her bloody lifestyle alongside Toby, her headless minion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Hildebrand Nov 13, 2017

    Dark Fang is definitely an interesting take on the classic vampire tale, though I'll need to see the next issue to determine if it is worth sparing from the sunlight. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae Nov 16, 2017

    Overall, Dark Fang #1 is confusing and disappointing. The premise is interesting, but the actual issue takes so long to make the connection to the initial pitch that it is easy to lose interest. I picked up a comic about vampires and ended up with a strange comic about ocean friends and cam girls. I wish there had been a stronger narrative focus on the more original elements, like Valla's time in the sea and her mutiny against her vampiric family. Hopefully, more of these elements are incorporated in the future. Unfortunately, the last few panels spell a future in Valla's clueless journey through the modern world, which was a weak point for the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Nov 16, 2017

    Horror and comedy are double-edged blades either rendered cutting or dull. Gunter and Shannon aren't fashioning a razor just yet, but their first issue is edged enough for an enjoyable main character introduction. Valla is pure predator, with little interest in or concern for human lives; her former one, or the ones she now needs for sustenance. Her bloody rampage against those endangering her food supply with unsustainable abuse of our resources makes for enlightening entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Nov 16, 2017

    By the end of the issue, Dark Fang #1 delves deeper into the series' mythos (taking some noticeable calls from Dracula's playbook), but the main character's lack of personality and the issue's off-beat opening makes this series hard for me to recommend. Read Full Review

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