Published on August 28th, 2019 | by Chuck Hall0
Review: Van Helsing VS Dracula’s Daughter #1
Liesel Van Helsing is back in an all new miniseries from Zenescope.
The Grimm Fairy Tales Universe resident vampire and monster slaying bad ass is back in a brand new mini. The skeleton of the King of Vampires, Dracula, has been stolen from a top secret warehouse where Van Helsing keeps her ‘trophies’ or objects of power that shouldn’t be in the world. After searching for it and causing trouble for those that hunt the night, Liesel comes across something else that shouldn’t be out in the world; her mothers journal. Meanwhile Mina and Jonathan Harker go out on a celebratory dinner in honor of their recent marriage and after being attacked by a mugger get ‘saved’ by a mysterious woman, who looks remarkably like the person responsible for the theft of Dracula’s bones, but I’m sure that’s only a coincidence and in no way is a plot point that will soon become important.
The writing is solid, packing a lot of info into the various story lines running thru-out the book. Each character has a distinct voice and style that makes it easy to follow, the overall plot is fast, moving from moment to moment, point to point at a crisp pace, no wasted pages of unneeded exposition.
The art is, as always with Zenescope’s books, on point. Pretty to look at, with solid story telling carrying the book along. If you’ve read any of the Zenescope books you know the house style, in never disappoints.
The coloring and lettering are wonderful. The color palette brings a special pop to the set pieces and the lettering breaks up the differing voices, whether in narration or speech bubbles.
This looks to be another strong outing for Van Helsing as she has the tasks of finding out WHO took the skeleton and for what purpose? Who is stalking the Harkers and WHY. Where did her mothers journal come from? And just WHAT does the mysterious cloaked figure have to do with all of this (I think we might know or have a clue based on the books title)?
Story by: Joe Brusha
Written by: Raven Gregory
Artwork by: Allan Otero
Colors by: Robby Bevard
Letters by: Taylor Esposito (of Ghost Glyph Studios0
Edited by: Rachel Bishop
Cover by: Martin Coccolo
From: Zenescope Entertainment
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