I have to admit, when I first saw the first issue of Vampirella vs. Dracula I was tempted to buy it and give it a read, but for one reason or another I kept putting it off. I am a big fan of anything that has to do with Dracula and I have always thought that Vampirella was a pretty interesting character to say the least.
This being issue number four in the series, I figured I’d give it a chance and I must say that it pulled me into the story enough to make me want to read the previous three issues.The art is exceptionally good and the story seems to be well written and creative.There are times when the story jumps from the Carpathian setting to America, but it’s not hard to keep up with. Vampirella vs. Dracula seems to have most of the main players from Bram Stoker’s novel within its pages, which in turn sparked an interest with me seeing that I have read just about everything having to do with Dracula, both the fictional and historic incarnations of the character.
The story seems to take place in a more modern time with Vampirella bound in magic and chains, she is being transported through the Carpathian mountains to where I’m assuming will be Dracula’s castle.The story also takes place in America. Dracula has gone there as if drawn by an unseen force;this is where he finds that Vampirella has already been residing in America, seemingly drawn to him as he is to her. I think Dynamite comics is on the right track with this series. Anytime you crossover two characters like Dracula and Vampirella into the same storyline, it’s bound to be pretty good. So until next time nerds and nerdettes, sharpen up those stakes and stock up on the holy water because you never know what’s lurking around that next corner.
Vampirella Vs. Dracula # 4
Written by Joe Harris / Art by Ivan Rodriguez / Colors by Adriano Lucas and Vinicius Andrade
Letters by Marshall Dillon / Cover by Joseph Michael Linsner