A Review: VAMPIRELLA #15

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of VAMPIRELLA #15 from Dynamite Comics. Eric Trautmann writes, Jose Malaga pencils, Stefani Rennee colors, and Marshall Dillon letters.

This book is Dynamite’s ‘resurrection’ of the horror comic that started in the late 1960s—scantily clad female vampire runs around fighting evil wherever she finds it. This issue finds Vee tracking a friend who’s helping in her search for a killer. But betrayal is on the horizon…

With vampires going mainstream over the last few decades, it’s actually very hard to create horror in a vampire story anymore. Mr. Trautmann goes for drama instead with Vampirella, and I think he does so very effectively. In this issue he uses a narrating voice to describe and explain the betrayal, and he does so with a very nice buildup. And he puts a small commentary about Vee’s costume right up front; I love that he’s willing to poke fun at his own main character.

This is an interesting, dramatic book running along a horror theme with some really nice art (I really like the wings). Good show all around.

VAMPIRELLA #15 is available now at your FLCS or by order from dynamite.net.