A Review: VAMPBLADE #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of VAMPBLADE #1 from Action Lab Comics. Jason Martin writes and colors, Winston Young draws, and Adam Wollet letters.

Katy works in her local comic shop in Detroit. She’s pretty normal, really – she’s into some geeky stuff and cosplays occasionally. But her story really begins when the mobsters walk into the shop, blow away the owner, and start threatening Katy and the customers. She grabs the replica blades on the wall and is surprised to learn that they’re not replicas; they really are the “Vampblades” she’d read about in the comics. And they help her fight off the mobsters, because they appear to like her.

If you’re familiar with Action Lab’s Zombie Tramp series, you may remember Vampblade from a couple of recent encounters there. Well, now she’s got her own book, and this arc is her “origin story.” It’s a good thing Katy learns fast, because this is all happening pretty fast. This issue ends with a trip to the hospital, and I suspect that the mob isn’t quite done with her yet. The art plays nicely with the weirdness of the blades, especially how they don’t always actually cut their targets.

If supernatural swordplay (fantasy/horror style) is something you’re into, you really can’t go wrong with Vampblade. (Her outfit is a bit bondage-y, too, if that helps.) Get on board now, at the beginning.

VAMPBLADE #1 is available now at your FLCS or at actionlabcomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )