Quick review here of Kiss/Vampirella #2 which was released yesterday, July 5, 2017.
I have to say, this is a fun book so far. Is this a serious comic? No. Does it really feel like a Vampirella book? No, not really. But it is a fun book. The feel of this book actually reminds me of the original Scooby Doo cartoon series, as strange as that may sound. I could definitely see Scoob and the gang running around this Los Angeles at 3am trying to solve a mystery. In particular, I’m thinking of an episode called The Diabolical Disc Demon which takes place in a music studio. The villain’s look in this episode is clearly inspired by Kiss.
As for the story in this issue, I felt like it was still mainly a set-up issue as we don’t yet get to see Kiss and Vampirella interact. By the end of the issue, it is clear that their first encounter will happen in issue 3. The book switches back and forth between what is happening with Vampirella and then with Kiss. I think I would have liked it better if the scene didn’t change quite so frequently (a page of Kiss, a page of Vampi). Staying with each scene for a bit longer would have made the book flow a better as the constant flip-flopping got a bit tedious. But that’s just a minor gripe about a book enjoyed reading overall.
If you haven’t picked it up yet, you can grab it and the first issue on Comixology here.