It feels like I just read issue 1 of Vampirella/Red Sonja but here we are, already on issue 3. I’ve been enjoying this one and I think this was the best issue so far. I wasn’t expecting it, but this issue pretty much wraps up the first story arc, at least as it pertains to Vampirella’s investigation. Other plot threads still remain as we head to issue 4, like Red Sonja’s Generation Stone.
Writer Jordie Bellaire saved most of the action for this issue, which is probably why it’s my favorite. Here we see the two heroines infiltrate the Russian facility that we saw in the last issue. We get to see them team up to take out a bunch of henchmen before doing some more sleuthing.
They discover that Drakulonians had been held at the facility with the intention of using their DNA to genetically alter humans with their abilities. The Dyaltov Pass incident that Vampirella had heard about was caused by these Vampires escaping.
This is a pivotal issue for the friendship between Vampirella and Red Sonja. Up until this point they both had some reservations about the other, but as they move on to their next adventure at the end of this issue we can see that they’ve established a bond of mutual respect. With this in place, it should be interesting to see how the friendship continues to evolve in the next arc.
As with the previous issues, I highly recommend checking this one out. If you haven’t been reading it, it would be well worth your while to pick up the back issues. I think the best is still yet to come for this series.
Writer – Jordie Bellaire
Art – Drew Moss
Colors – Rebecca Nalty
Letters – Becca Carey