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A vampire stuck between the age old battle of Heaven and Hell
For years, the raven-haired heroine Vampirella has hunted the world’s supernatural threats, all the while fighting back her own bloodthirsty nature. After a night out in Boston leads to particularly brutal violence, she seeks comfort in her Brownstone home… but discovers the most unexpected surprise of all. Angels have been sent to her by God – and they come asking for help! Enter Janus, a former soldier in the legion of Heaven, who skirts the line between the damned and divine. Only a fallen angel can navigate Vampirella through the seedy, demon-run underworld, where she hopes to find the source of an addictive, body-altering drug derived from archangel blood. Will Vampirella’s mission redeem her… or will she uncover secrets so shocking that their discovery will damn her forever?
An urban fantasy graphic novel featuring the vampiress beauty “Vampirella’ and angels and demons and their war. Somewhat cheesy but still enjoyable – It’s broken up into parts. Part 1 was a good intro though it did have a bit more monologue-ing than my tastes preferred. In Part 2 Vampirella is recruited by the Heavenly host. I preferred the art in Part 2 over all the other parts. I would highly recommend that if you are considering purchasing this graphic novel that you go with the print edition. I read the digital edition and I was not at all happy with the resolution quality. (But then keep in mind I was reading an advanced proof so I’m sure they will clean it up considerably before release, I would be very curious to know if they did.) This one is heavy on the blood and gore, mild nudity – not as much skin as the cover suggests thankfully. In Part 3 the art style look of Vampirella changes again and I didn’t like the subtle changes. The cover art shot for Part 4 was excellent and matches the outfit she is wearing on the Title Cover. However, I wasn’t happy with the fact that from this Part until the end she is in that thong/barely covers breasts getup with more boob and ass shots than are necessary. Vampirella is a tough as nails gal and barring all the fan service, I really did enjoy her character. There was a decent cover art gallery at the end which was pretty nice to be able to see the single issue covers. So if you like guns, boobs and holier than thou angels with a smorgasbord of gore this might be the pick for you.