Bleed Them Dry #1
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Bleed Them Dry #1

Writer: Hiroshi Koizumi, Eliot Rahal Artist: Dike Ruan Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese-engineered mega-city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace. That is...until now. Someone is brutally murdering vampires. And Detective Harper Halloway has been assigned to the case. To solve it, she'll have to unearth a much deeper truth: The future of humanity has been edited.

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo May 25, 2020

    Bleed Them Dry #1 is the beginning of an intriguing story about a cyberpunk world that sucks the reader in with impressive visuals, coloring that tells the themes, and a setting that gets readers hooked on what might happen next. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 24, 2020

    You had me at, "A Ninja Vampire Tale." Bleed Them Dry serves as a fine example of an impressive creative concept being executed flawlessly. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 1, 2020

    Bleed Them Dry #1 is a book that will surprise many readers with its strong sense of worldbuilding and narrative pacing, but it's the characters that will keep you coming back for more. For fans of vampires and dark mysteries, this is must read material! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 24, 2020

    I love how versatile a vampire story can be; it is a trope that can be used in feudal Japan, modern day Los Angeles, the wild west and even the Blade Runner-esque future. Making it work here; Koizumi and Rahal have shown that for the flexibility to work, vampires need to be grounded at the core, every Dracula has a Mina Harker for example. Throw in deceit, flaws and the darkness of night shrouding darker acts and you have yourself an excellent first issue of an exciting series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn May 27, 2020

    This issue is a slow burn, but it does what all new #1s should: leaves you wanting more. Each page raises the stakes (vampire pun intended), and its cleary going to have so much to offer in a big way, potentially shaking up the vampire genre. Jump on this one at the start, because its something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 24, 2020

    This was not what I was expecting from a #1, but it's kind of exactly what I needed. A head full immersion into a vibrant new world that utterly captivates me. This is gonna be a series worth watching, and I'm excited to see what the second installment brings.If I get just a little bit more grounding, I'm going to start proselytizing aggressively. Until then, just some light encouragement to put Bleed Them Dry into your pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Jun 19, 2020

    One fun and interesting series! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 25, 2020

    I had a blast uncovering what this new futuristic world is as it blends horror and science fiction well. There's a deeper mystery going on that you'll be rooting for Halloway to solve, as deep mysteries surrounding vampires are uncovered. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 24, 2020

    It's the kind of series that starts off strong and while just a little too packed/chaotic at the end does it in a way that will definitely make you want to see more of it. it felt like it needed an extra page or two in order to smooth it out just a bit more. But that said, it's a solid launching point that's definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Jun 26, 2020

    Good concepts launch the imagination. From a cover pitch, a mental parade begins envisioning ways and means for storyline elements to evolve. "Vampire Ninjas." It becomes an origami image, folding and unfolding and reworking into varied forms. When the handling ends up grander than any version in your imaginarium microburst, then you have this kind of series launch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jun 26, 2020

    This is a good first issue of a new series. It introduces the characters well and brings you into the plot and setting very quickly. This issue has convinced me to check out issue two but I am not committed to the series as a whole. Hopefully this secret that was advertised in the solicitation will become more prevalent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 24, 2020

    When all is said and done, Bleed Them Dry #1 is a solid start to a new Sci Fi story. While it doesnt land with a resounding impact, there is certainly room to grow. Well just have to wait and see if the creative team can find the potential with the city of Asylum. Read Full Review

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