We already know how ferocious a warrior the She-Devil with a Sword is. Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 shows us how even deadlier Red Sonja is when she becomes a vampire.
Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella/Red Sonja series has convinced me that this comic book publisher’s two most popular characters are made for each other. I’ve been a fan of Red Sonja since I was a kid. Then I fell in love with Vampirella when I reviewed Vengeance of Vampirella #8, which was the first Vampirella comic I read.
So what happens when you turn a She-Devil into a vampire? Spoilers ahead.
Not only that, but also James Bond #6 features one of the classic Bond villains, Mr. Big, whom Yaphet Kotto played in the 1973 Bond film “Live and Let Die”. Incidentally, this was the first movie to star the late Roger Moore as Bond.
Vengeance of Vampirella #9 Writer: Thomas Sniegoski Artist: Michael Sta. Maria Cover: Lucio Parrillo FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
While you might be rooting for the Lords of Order against the Lords of Chaos, one thing we learn from Vengeance of Vampirella #9 is that they are sore losers.
It turns out that the Lords of Order have a secret weapon. A failsafe. A last resort. Because they are afraid that they might eventually lose to the relentless forces of Chaos. So they have made sure that if Order loses, all creation will be destroyed.
Late to the party, but I finally finished Season 1 of “Doom Patrol” and the first three episodes of Season 2. And I absolutely love this TV show.
Even though I’m a comic book geek, I wasn’t really familiar with this team of misfits from DC Comics. I only read a few issues from Grant Morrison’s run, which I liked, but that was it.
In a way, I’m glad I don’t really know the comic book incarnations of these characters. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them with fresh eyes, without a lot of comic book baggage. Though I do recognize some Easter eggs. Plus the Morrison run influenced the show, after all, though it has reimagined these characters and created a fascinating world of its own.
I will only tackle Season 1 in this column piece, and will try to minimize the spoilers. If you haven’t seen the show, I advise you to just get through the first episode or two. You definitely have to get used to the absurdity and dark humor. “Doom Patrol” is a batshit crazy series that will defy your expectations of what a superhero show should be. And I absolutely love it because of this.
Vampirella (Vol. 5) #11 Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Ergün Gündüz Cover: Lucio Parrillo FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
When Mother is a monster, what can a daughter do? Even if that daughter is Vampirella. Whom Lilith her mother calls simply “the girl”.
Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella (Vol. 5) #11 concludes the “Flight Plan” story arc about the tragic plane crash that killed nearly a thousand people. And ended the life “the girl” had built as “Ella Normandy”.
It is another haunting tale by Christopher Priest, brought to life by the gorgeous yet disturbing art of Ergün Gündüz. She is but one of her hundreds of daughters. But she is her only mother.
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #11 Writer: Amy Chu Artists: Maria Sanapo, Giuseppe Cafaro Cover: Fay Dalton FC | 32 pages | Horror/Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+
All good things must come to an end, even when it’s a comic book series as popular as Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica.
In fact, this crossover between our favorite She-Devil and vampiress from Dynamite Entertainment with Archie Comics‘ Betty and Veronica was originally just supposed to be a six-issue series. But the two comic book publishers decided to extend the series after seeing the sales numbers.
As you might expect from the penultimate issue, this comic book features a lot — and I mean a lot — of action.