If you’ve been following Vamps scribe Nancy A. Collins’ latest Vampirella series, you know she defeated her half-brother, Drago, took his place as the ruler of the Nosferatu, and inherited his castle and obligations with the Kabal. Now, Vampi has her first big mission for the Kabal: to track down Doctor Faustus – yes, THAT Doctor Faustus, my fellow English lit/drama fans – who is trying to create and spread a worldwide plague.
Accompanying Vampirella on this mission is Monsiuer Caillet, another Kabal agent who happens to be a werewolf with a pretty great origin story. They need help tracking Faustus down, so they seek the services of one Roderick Usher, whose own family’s misfortunes have been chronicled by a gentleman by the name of Edgar Allan Poe.
This is yet another great issue from Collins, with art by Patrick Berkenkotter. I love the use of literary figures in this issue (and there are more than just these two – keep your eyes open, folks!), especially since there are slight tweaks to their origins, making it even more believable that these legendary characters do exist, and their stories are so fantastic, so passed on through the centuries, that they’ve passed into fiction and myth. Collins layers fiction and myth, blending them all beautifully into a fully fleshed, exciting story. I can’t wait to see how this storyline develops.
Vampirella #8 hits shelves tomorrow, so make sure to tuck this one into your pull file. Enjoy a sneak peek at the issue, below.
Writer: Nancy A. Collins
Artist: Patrick Berkenkotter
Cover Artists: Mike Mayhew, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema
On-Sale: January 7, 2014
Diamond ID: NOV141338