Published on February 10th, 2019 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Vampirella/Reanimator #2
Herbert West is not having a good day. The Lady of Death is hell bent on ending his life and he must use all of his wits to talk her out of it. Mictecacihuatl is confused. She doesn’t know how she arrived at this spot and she seems to be going through mood swings as one minute she’s choking Herbert and the next she’s kissing him.
The Creative Team:
Bunn and Shepherd Bring Herbert West to the brink of insanity as his latest reanimated creature claims to be a goddess and is very confused as to where she is and how to bring her husband back to life. West must use his quick thinking and oratory prowess to ensure that he, himself remains alive. We’re drawn into this tale because of the unpredictability of the death goddess and her mixed reaction to West. Great stuff includes Mictecacihuatl’s musings on the difference between being mortal and immortal also the grudging way she realizes she needs the mere mortal Herbert West.
Blacky Shepherd’s art is improving with each issue. The expressions on each character’s face emotes the necessary tone to know what they are thinking without thought balloons and his Vampirella is clearly a treat. Highlights include Vampi’s confrontation with Mictecacihuatl and the death goddess’s flashback to her most dangerous battle.
The death goddess wants to resurrect her dead husband, but as the adage says: Beware of what you ask for, you just may get it! West uses this knowledge to his benefit as Vampirella…to be continued. *** (8.2 rating)
Writer – Cullen Bun, Blacky Shepherd
Art – Blacky Shepherd
Colors – Blacky Shepherd
Letters – Taylor Esposito
Publisher – Dynamite