Published on December 5th, 2017 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #6 (of 6)
This issue literally begins with our heroes falling into the abyss. What they find at the bottom of the abyss isn’t quite hell, but close. A church of the damned. Then we cut to the monks of the monastery that Liesel has been staying at marching through the snow. What both will find shall send a shiver down their spines, and it won’t be from the blizzard!
Chuck Dixon turns up the excitement in this issue as Van Helsing trods boldly into the enemy’s lair while Agent Wu is understandably skeptical about their survival. The conflict that the heroes feel shows the contrast in their personalities. Liesel is used to facing horrific threats such as Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the Mummy. She’s used to the danger and coming out on top, but Wu isn’t so confident, not having faced any where near the same baddies that Van Helsing has. I really enjoyed the banter between these two. It’s great stuff!
Otero and Bevard work well together, making good use of the reddish hue that predominates the interior of the temple. Giving the whole experience a hellish feel that permeates the room and is a sharp contrast to the blizzard that the monks are walking through. I enjoyed reading this title a lot and the battle with the werewolf is an incredible scene. It was a fun read and makes collecting each issue of this tale worthwhile. There is a surprise to the werewolf’s presence and It’s a good reveal, well drawn and conceived.
This title ranks up there with Van Helsing’s battle with Dracula. Abraham would be proud of his daughter as she once again faces incredible danger. But this battle might prove to be more than she can handle. Can Agent Wu overcome her fears and aid our hero in vanquishing this supernatural threat? You’ll have to read on to find out. The conclusion is a great read. And the werewolf was not who I thought it would be, which makes it more fun for me as a reader. But with our hero having faced Vampires, Werewolves and Mummies. This reviewer is wondering what’s next…zombies? That is, after she faces Robyn Hood! hahahahaha.
Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #6 (of 6)
Writer – Chuck Dixon
Art – Allan Otero
Colors – Robby Bevard
Letters – Taylor Esposito
Publisher – Zenescope
Publication date – December 2017