So I’m a little late to the party on this one, the new Zenescope series Suckers (from Pat Shand and Ian McGinty) is free for a limited time (until 08/21/13) at comixology (link).
Apart from it being free, you may ask, is it any good? Let’s take a look, shall we?
This is not the Zenescope I’m used to, no sexy outfits or fairy tale settings. This is the story of two vampires, Chad and John, a bit of an odd couple. John is a very classic almost Nosferatu-ish character, while Chad is more of your “Come at me Bro” college jock type.
In this issue our boys are hanging around, just vampire bros being vampire bros, but they’ve run out of victims to drain for blood pong! So off they go determined to find some fresh blood (pun intended).
When they venture out and run across John’s most hated Vampire “celebrity” things really get going! Adult humor and pop culture references abound but I never felt that they over-powered the book. The sounds effects alone had me laughing more than once. Beyond that though there’s definitely a fun interesting quirky world to mine here and I hope Mr Shand and Mr McGinty explore it fully. Seems to me under all the humor and violence this book is about identity and the things that shape how we see ourselves and the people we care about. On the other hand, it could just be a book about two knuckle-headed vampires who bumble their way through their after-life. Give it a read and judge for yourself. Oh and as usual let me know what you think in the comments or over on Facebook.
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Ian McGinty
Synopsis (from Zenescope)
While on their nightly hunt, Chad and John, two buffoonish vampires happen upon the film set of the romantic thriller, MOONSHADE: THE ROMANTIC, REDEEMED VAMPIRE! Intent on reminding the masses that vampires are monsters and not romantic cliches, Chad and John begin turning the film shoot into a massacre — until the star himself, Moonshade, arrives on set. Little do they know, Moonshade may play a sparkly puppy dog… but in reality he’s a blood-guzzling, badass just playing a part. Chad and John have crossed the biggest bad guy in town, and these suckers don’t stand a chance!