Vampire: The Masquerade #1
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Vampire: The Masquerade #1

Writer: Blake Howard, Tini Howard, Tim Seeley Artist: Nathan Gooden, Devmalya Pramanik Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: August 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
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"From the internationally bestselling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers a brand-new VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE comic series, WINTER’S TEETH!

When Cecily Baine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer’s afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade? Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a vicious killing."

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Aug 5, 2020

    There is a wonderful and dangerous world in Vault'sVampire: The Masquerade #1 and it's just the beginning for it. If you're worried about stepping into the vampiric underbelly of the Twin Cities with this issue because you've never played a game in the franchise, fear not. This is a story for vampire loves of all backgrounds and with a cover that exudes bigBlissenergy, it's a must-buy for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Gabe Gonzalez Aug 5, 2020

    Vampire: The Masquerade #1 is perfect for both newcomers and old fans alike, a blood-fueled and beautiful story with a sisterly dynamic that might even warm your heart. This book is one you should all search out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 10, 2020

    With how much I enjoyed Vampire: The Masquerade - Winter's Teeth, I am curious about the game it's tied to. If you're already a player, you'll probably love this even more. This is a vast world full of possibility and we're just scratching the surface in this debut issue. This is a fresh take on vampires, mixing it with crime, thrillers, and a pinch of romance all with a vein of horror running through it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 5, 2020

    Devmalya Pramanik's work in the opening story has a darkly detailed style that strongly echoes the style of artist Timothy Bradstreet, who was featured quite extensively in rulebooks and sourcebooks for the original White Wolf game back in the 1990s. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 16, 2020

    It seems Vault has yet another success on their hands with Vampire: The Masquerade #1, an exciting first issue with remarkable depth and a focus on character-driven drama. It's a great start for newcomers and longtime fans alike to sink their teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 5, 2020

    Vampire The Masquerade: Winter's Teeth begins an intriguing political thriller among the blood sucking factions of the Twin Cities. Everybody is a monster, and that's part of the fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 7, 2020

    With two memorable leads and a focus on showing readers what it's like in the universe instead of exhaustively explaining its rules, Vampire: the Masquerade #1 is an enjoyable read even if you're not familiar with the RPG. The dual nature of immortality shows up a lot in the comic, but Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Devmalya Pramanik, Nathan Gooden, and basically Gothic set-dresser Addison Duke dive into other implications of being a vampire in this world like navigating bureaucracies and complicated interpersonal relationship. Hey, it sounds like the real world, but with hotter outfits, blood, and fangs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Aug 5, 2020

    Vampire: The Masquerade #1 is admittedly something I've been looking forward to ever since I first heard the news. Yet I can say with sincere honesty that it lived up to my expectations, all while drawing me in and leaving me eager to see how both plots progress in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 5, 2020

    Vampire: The Masquerade is a fascinating introduction to the world. It's provides a great jumping off point into the universe, as it stages various conflicts while maintaining a crisp urban fantasy veneer. Yet, what truly sets it apart for me is that the character sheets at the end also make the comic a great supplement for any game master and fan who wants more tools to work with. That's kind of the dream for a project like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 11, 2020

    Two stories take very different approaches to what life is as a vampire in the world of The Masquerade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 5, 2020

    This is a solid, consistent opening issue. Nothing ground-breaking but a worthwhile read for fans of modern Vampire tales. Both stories have something different to offer but are comfortably set within the same world. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 5, 2020

    There's potential for both of these stories to grow into something worthwhile for fans of the source material. This issue isn't there yet. Read Full Review

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