A Review: HELSING #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HELSING #1 from Zenescope Entertainment. Pat Shand writes, and Tony Brescini and Andress Esparza draws.

Liesel van Helsing’s father was the famous vampire hunter, so she learned from the best. And then she was trapped in the Shadowlands for a century. Now she’s free and acclimating to modern life, or at least she’s trying to. When she receives a mysterious package, she takes off across the world to find out who sent it. And since it has to do with her father, it’s likely to get interesting.

Liesel is a character out of time, and thanks to her narration she comes across as a likeable one. Sela, the ultimate character out of time in Zenescope’s pantheon, has been trying to help her get the hang of this century, but there are a lot of variables. (Dating a god is not the least of these.) But I have hopes that this story will help her find the solid ground she needs, though I’m sure “normal” won’t really enter into it.

Being relatively normal among a group of superpowered heroes makes her an interesting choice for development. I’m looking forward to seeing where they take this.

HELSING #1 is available now at your FLCS or at zenescope.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )