Published on April 11th, 2017 | by Richard Boom0
Review: Vampirella V4 #2
So Vampirella wakes up in the year three thousand and something! And the world became weird and focuses mostly on fun and material fulfillment. To say this story feels like a parody, would give it just too much credit.
Reading this tale makes me uneasy. I do love Vampirella and am always willing to give new creators the chance to woo me, but I am wondering if this arc will make it epic and memorable or just demented and strange and best known for the ugliest Vampirella I have ever seen.
I feel myself daydreaming of cover artist Philip Tan taking the lead for the interiors and making sure the new dress and hair-don’t making sense… Philip Tan makes the new attire worthwhile and enjoyable!
And the story… so we have a clown-police, warped dimensions and some angelic sadist in this issue.
Sorry… I am just not feeling it, if I might be truthful. The elements of the story feel like they want to channel a certain technique, a certain subliminal attack on Social Justice Warriors or perhaps even the Capitalistic culture or the ME-culture. It just falls flat on execution and makes me really wanna cry.
I would love to know what the editor of this book is thinking off when each issue comes in and would love to know why there is not more guidance… I am at a loss personally. The tribute to Charlie Cairoli is neat, but again: check his name, please! It now sure lessens the tribute all-together.
And then those variant covers!! Do not get me started! Emma Vieceli shows no respect to Vampirella and the cosplay-variants are mostly a mess, really. Only the Beauchamp-variant is the Vampirella we can be proud off!
I will still get the rest of the issues and hoping that in the end the arc will make sense, but I might set it on fire if the momentum is not taking flight!
writer: Paul Cornell
artist: Jimmy Broxton
covers: Philip Tan (a), Emma Vieceli (b), Cosplay Photo Variant (c)
subscription cover: Jimmy Broxton (d)
incentive cover: Cosplay Photo Variant (“virgin art”), Philip Tan (B/W art),
Jimmy Broxton (B/W art), Philip Tan (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+