Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein #1

Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein #1

Writer: Patrick Shand Artist: Leonardo Colapietro, Slamet Mujiono Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating


Liesel Van Helsing has dedicated her live to keeping the streets of New York City safe from the otherworldly threats that lurk in the night. However, when she teams up with a hunter who is every bit as cunning as she is, the very nature of the hunt is thrown into question. With the tables turned, and Helsing now on the run from an unstoppable foe, she must unite with the creatures of darkness if she wishes to survive.

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Aug 10, 2016

    Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein may have started as a typical monster fight for Liesel, but it has quickly evolved into something more for everyone involved. The shift from her typical enthusiastic attitude into one more grounded towards her own mortality signals that this will be an emotionally charged journey which will hopefully allow her to come to terms with her relationship with Hades. But if this first issue is any indication, that journey will not be one for those weak of heart, however, those who endeavor to push forward will hopefully be rewarded by a story which will become a true classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 26, 2016

    It's not until the last few pages of the issue that the story really starts to take off and we see how a certain villain might be born. It's a brutal end to a character who seemed like they'd make a good partner for Van Helsing. And although the title of the issue isVan Helsing vs. Frankenstein #1, it feels more like a prologue to a main story rather than the actual plot itself. We'll probably see the bones of the main plot start to form in the #2 issue. Overall, it's an enjoyable comic, but be prepared for some seriously crazy goings-on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Holden Copeland Aug 11, 2016

    Overall this issue creates a fun and entertaining world that is ripe for exploring. However, for anyone expecting to see Frankenstein may be disappointed as the character doesn't even get a mention. It still offers up a fun and interesting premise as well as a strong female lead worthy of a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 19, 2016

    This is a great way to start the series, even though "Frankenstein" in the title is really misleading. I'm really excited to see how the story turns out, seeing as we left the characters being mauled by Mothman. Liesel will make it out, I'm sure"she's the title character. It'll be cool to see just how much fighting she can handle. Keep reading to see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Aug 4, 2016

    This is one of those rare cases where the interiors were better than the cover. We're plunged right into a shadow-drenched world of carnage populated by gruesome ghouls and badass females. I was hooked by page three. The tongue-whipping ghoulie on page six sealed the deal for me, artwise: the linework is excellent, and the colors are gorgeous. Action scenes are parsed with frenetic, jittery blocks of layout that heightened the intensity without getting in the way. Even when the coherence of a scene broke down, it was still pretty to look at. The dialogue and writing are also spot-on Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Aug 3, 2016

    Overall, this book aims for average and hits it with a crossbow bolt right on the bullseye. With some great room for character development and plot twists looming, I will stay with this book for another issue. But I cannot recommend making an effort to find this book in the stacks, otherwise. Read Full Review

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