Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Review: Vampirella V3 #3
With the third installment of this third volume in the Dynamite-era, writer Kate Leth makes sure to up the ante and even the illustrations by Eman Casallos are upping that ante as well. Not that the last two issues were not on par, but it was really establishing all the factions, characters, sites and agenda’s and now finally the time has come to go beyond… to go deep… and we can see Kate Leth really making the effort to make this Vampirella story one for the history books. And I do not mean the new ‘battle-suit’ and the fans calling it a disgrace: to which I can add only that the new costume actually works. Rella can easily dress-up as long as we get the original and best costume from time to time… no biggie.
And Eman is hitting all the right angles, with silent panels, multi-panels, spread-panels, action panels as well as my pet peeve: facial expressions.
I admit that Rella is my one true (comic)love and she is very dear to me. So to see her being treated right is making me sigh of relief!
Back to the story at hand: Rella made some new friends, is attacked and the big villain is disclosed in this issue. There is action, gore and mayhem, new mythical monsters and yet above all there is story-progress and just plain great dialogue.
How is this for a totally spoiler-free yet compliment-ridden review?
VAMPIRELLA VOL. 3 #3
Cover A: Chrissie Zullo
Cover B: Sergio Davila
Writer: Kate Leth
Art: Eman Casallos
Page Count: 32 pages