Published on August 26th, 2019 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Van Helsing V Dracula’s Daughter # 1
“My name is Liesel Van Helsing and I believe you have something that belongs to me.” – Liesel Van Helsing.
Of all Zenescope’s female-led series I think Van Helsing is my personal favorite, maybe it’s because of my affinity for vampire comics, or maybe it has to do with her taking on the traditional Universal horror monsters, or maybe it’s just because she’s hot, whatever the reason, I like this title best of all Zenescope titles. The dark prince is back, and this time he’s with his princess. The beginning of this issue shows us one of the protagonist’s safe houses and the length our heroine goes to keep the house safe and secret.
The Creative Team:
The Zenescope team gives us yet another amazing adventure with the descendant of Abraham Van Helsing. Someone has broken into the safe house, which was nearly impenetrable, and stolen the remains of Dracula. Only one guess as to who that was. A scene early on in this issue was somewhat amusing as a couple of vampires are discussing how safe it was in the underworld than top side. They didn’t have to worry about “…highborns and one-eyed bitches with arrows and devil daughter bounty hunters with daddy issues.” An obvious reference to other Zenescope characters. This issue brings us just the right amount of humor and horror and again delivers an exciting story as only Zenescope can tell it. Van Helsing is looking for answers as to who stole her property and this leads her to a pawn shop, which is far more than it appears to be. Great stuff includes Mina and her husband on their honeymoon and Van Helsing taking a swim inside a fountain of holy water.
Allan Otero brings his distinctive flair to this title, showing off his amazing artistic skills. Under his pencils, the heroes exude a certain confidence that brings out their best! Highlights include the transformation of Oliver and Liesel’s emergence from the fountain.
Van Helsing is back! And she’s come full circle from taking on werewolves’ witches and warlocks back to the nosferatu demons she was born to fight. It’s an exciting beginning as Mina and Jonathan discover…to be continued.
Van Helsing vs Dracula’s Daughter #1
Writer: Raven Gregory
Cover artist: Martin Coccolo | Ivan Nunes
Artwork: Allan Otero