Friday, August 12, 2016

Booknote: Aliens/Vampirella

Corinna Sara Bechko, Aliens/Vampirella. Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, 2016. ISBN: 9781606909911.

Genre: comics
Subgenres: science fiction, horror, superheroes, crossover
Format: e-book galley
Source: NetGalley

I admit that I was skeptical initially about this crossover comic, but it worked out a lot better than I thought. In the future, humans are colonizing Mars. They find out others have been there before: the Nosferatu. Vampirella gets called in to help investigate the vampire ruins only to discover what probably did the Nosferatu in: xenomorphs. Vampirella gets blamed when the xenomorphs threaten the human colony, even though she is trying to save them. A solution needs to be found because the next colonial ship is on its way. It's a race against time to save the colony, if it even can be saved.

Horror and adventure blend together quite well in this comic. If you've enjoyed Vampirella stories before, you will likely enjoy this one. If not, there is enough in the comic to get to know the character. Fans of the Aliens franchise will probably enjoy this one as well. The comic is fast paced, and it offers a good amount of action, suspense, and horror. The comic's art is also very good and enhances the dark horror elements of the story. I did enjoy this one from the start to finish. If you have enjoyed either franchise, this will be a good choice. If you are not a fan, but you do enjoy horror and action, this is a good comic to take a chance. I really liked, and I think many readers will too.

4 out of 5 stars.

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