Vampirella #12 inches us even closer to the conclusion of this story arc and fills in more holes in the story. My overall impression of the issue is similar to the last one. While it does start to fill in more of the story and move the plot along with a new twist, it lacks the excitement that many other issues have had. I’m sure that’s coming in the final two, so I’m looking forward to that.
This issue mostly deals with Vampirella’s mother, Lilith. We also learn a bit more about the young girl Katie and how she is connected to Lilith via her father. This is told in a flashback. We also get anoth flashback which tells the backstory of Lilith as narrated by Vampirella to Dr. Chary. The Lilith flashback is drawn by Giovanni Timpano while series regular Ergün Gündüz handles the rest of the art.
After the flashback the issue closes with the latest plot twist. This is a spoiler for the issue, so be warned! Dr. Chary is awakened to find his deceased wife in bed with him seemingly alive and well. This soon takes a turn for the worst as we find out it is really Lilith in disguise. She proceeds to kidnap him and fly out the window. It will be interesting to see how he fits in to Lilith’s plan.
Two issues to go after this one. I really can’t wait to see how this arc concludes. It’s been built up really well so I hope the ending is strong!