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Published on August 27th, 2017 | by Kevin Given


Review: Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #2 (of 6)

This issue opens with Liesel’s apparently lifeless body being carried away to the temple of Llasa Rama. It turns out that the leader of this monastery actually knew her father, the legendary Abraham Van Helsing. Liesel finds a guide in the monk Tshering. A great second issue as our heroine searches for the legendary werewolf in the freezing cold of the Himalayas. Liesel encounters creatures unlike any she’s faced before. One bloodsucker is even a prisoner at the monastery.

The Creative Team:

Chuck Dixon continues to draw us deeper into this Buddhist monastery and into the adventure of a lifetime. It’s a great read. I do wish we could have discovered more about the wolf, but I guess it’ll have to wait until the next issue. The chemistry between Van Helsing and Tshering is well handled and the Journey into mystery seems to be a great challenge for our protagonists. I enjoyed the clash of cultures as Liesel tries to adjust her actions to their way of thinking.

Allen Otero is somewhat new to this title. But he’s got a good hold on the character by issue two and he, along with Robby Bevard, create an adequately cold climate and you can feel the frustration that Van Helsing is going through as she tries to adjust to this weather. Her monk friends, of course, are used to it by now. The panels flow smoothly along and this take on our heroine is definitely a great one. Dixon/Otero are a good team and I h0pe they continue to team up after this story is done.

In Conclusion:

We don’t see the werewolf in this issue, which is a slight let down, but the stuff we discover about our hero and the vampire clan is interesting to say the least. Agent Wu is back and still a thorn in Liesel’s side as they tangle once again. I think I may have figured out who the werewolf is, but I won’t discuss that in this review. I am going to talk about it in my Comics: Let’s Talk YouTube series for anyone who is interested. All in all, this is a fantastic read. A great horror/action series that should be read by any and all fans of Werewolf meets Vampire stories. *** (7.8 rating)

Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #2 (of 6)

Writer – Chuck Dixon
Art – Allen Otero
Colors – Robby Bevard
Letters – Taylor Esposito
Publisher – Zenescope
Publication date – August 2017

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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