Sunday, July 2, 2017
author: Corinna Sara Bechko
average rating: 3.05
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/07/02
date added: 2017/07/02
'Aliens/Vampirella' by Corinna Sara Bechko with art by Javier Garcia-Miranda posed an interesting question for me. Could these two horror franchises actually meet up into a good story? The answer is mostly.
Humans have colonized Mars. As part of their digging, they unearth a long forgotten colony of Nosferatu that were on the planet long before humans. They decide to call in Vampirella the only vampire known to exist. The problem is that the ancient vampires aren't the only thing dwelling in the dark.
When Vampirella arrives, the investigation triggers the birth of the Xenomorphs. As the humans start to die off, even Vampirella is not safe from infection. There is a fight and flee and Vampirella even finds an ancient ally to help. Will the humans trust her long enough to save them?
It's a decent Aliens story. They are mindless killing machines who replicate and destroy. They do that well here. Vampirella is a bit of a different story. She comes across as a bit afraid to insult the humans. This is not the confident, almost arrogant, heroine I've come to know. It's a weird situation, but she has been in stranger and always seems in control. That's not the case here. The covers are all included, which feature Vampirella in her signature outfit, even though she doesn't wear such an impractical outfit in space.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Dynamite Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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