Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special Review

Title: Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special
Publisher: Dynamite
Words: Leah Williams 
Art: Maria Sanapo
Colors: Ceci de la Cruz
Published: February 13, 2019

Publisher’s Summary:

Mardi Gras may still be a couple weeks away, but that doesn’t mean spirits aren’t stirring! Valentine’s Day is New Orlean’s version of Halloween—the one day a year that’s a supernatural free-for-all, when all the ghosts and ghoulies come out to feast on the spirits and flesh of horny tourists. Let’s just say there’s going to be big trouble in the Big Easy!

Review

Not all women want roses and chocolates on February 14th: Vampirella only wants some good old fashioned monster hunting. Lucky for her, New Orleans is teeming with Monsters. She’s about the have the monster hunt of her life with a smooth talking local who just might sweep her off her feet.

Leah Williams taps into the moody atmosphere and murky history of New Orleans in Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special. Packed with monsters of all varieties, the issue is any undead girl’s fantasy, particuarly Vampirella’s. Williams focuses on the last day of Mardi Gras instead of V-day, avoiding classic cliches, giving readers all the kick-ass fighting they love without all the cheesy romance. That’s not to say that the lovely Val isn’t a charmer, but Williams swaps the paper hearts for mild carnage in this romance. Is there really a better way to spend the holiday? 

Maria Sanapo’s artwork is smooth and detailed, giving readers panels packed with monsters and action. Sanapo’s art takes a modern approach to Vampirella’s character, giving her a kind of noir detective look with a twist, in a red trench coat and black knee boots.

The Bottom Line

Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special is an utterly gratifying read for Valentine lovers and skeptics alike. Skip the romcoms this Valentine’s Day and pick up a copy of Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special. Trust me. 

The Bottom Line
Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special is an utterly gratifying read for Valentine lovers and skeptics alike. Skip the romcoms this Valentine’s Day and pick up a copy of Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special. Trust me. 
Yes!
Who needs roses and soft lighting when you can kick some serious monster ass?
No...
8.9
Score

Jaimee Nadzan
Jaimee Nadzanhttps://www.thebrazenbull.com
When she's not hanging with her gang at The Bronze, this young Sunnydale resident slays...wait, no, that's Buffy Summers. Jaimee serves as Editor here at The Brazen Bull.

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