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Red Sonja and Vampirella will miss Betty and Veronica

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover D by Dan Parent. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover D by Dan Parent. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12
Writer: Amy Chu
Artist: Laura Sanapo
Cover: Fay Dalton
FC | 32 pages | Horror/Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

And so Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica has finally come to an end. Just as a new chapter begins in the history of Drakulon. Who will now sit on the throne? And who will get a proper mani and pedi when she gets home?

Spoilers ahead.

Saying goodbye

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover A by Fay Dalton. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover A by Fay Dalton. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

In the previous issue of this Dynamite Entertainment limited series, we were shocked by the death of Vampirella’s sister Draculina, the ruler of Drakulon.

This issue begins with the funeral of Draculina.

Once enemies, Vampirella and Draculina were reconciled in the end for a common cause. And Vampirella mourns.

“We can argue about her flaws or her cruel methods. But in the end, Draculina took her rightful place with her ancestors among the stars.”

A new beginning

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover C by Laura Braga. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover C by Laura Braga. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

With the death of Draculina, who will now rule Drakulon?

Our heroes, however, focus first on making sure there is a Drakulon left to rule.

This is where the two scientists shine. Victor helps bring the barren world back to life, while Dilton finds a way to let Red Sonja fly.

While this issue started with death, it is all about the wonders of life. As a mathematician once said, “Life finds a way.”

This final issue is as much about Victor as it is about the titular characters. In a way, there is a pleasing symmetry even in the midst of tragedy. Vampirella lost her sister Draculina because of Victor’s brother Jack, who killed his former ally in his death throes.

Yet it is Victor who rebuilds the world that Jack almost destroyed.

And it is Vampirella who gives up her sister’s throne.

And so this series finally comes to an end. Or does it?

(Editor’s note: This review is based on an advanced review copy provided by Diamond Entertainment. Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1shipped on July 29.)