Lil Vampi Review

By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood

For the better part of 20 years, my wife and I have enjoyed the adventures of Vampirella. Our collection is just shy a few early issues from Warren magazine.

Our collection continues till this very day. With all this in mind, I came into reading Lil Vampi with a huge open mind. All I can say is YES!

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Lil Vampi is to Vampirella as Itty Bitty Hellboy is to Hellboy, sheer genius. The artwork is playful and, at the same time, solid. Never once does the art feel cheap or too “kiddish.” It doesn’t throw the aspect of it being a kid version in your face.

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I know that sounds dumb, but it’s the best way to describe how well the artist, Agnes Garbowska, handles the book.

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The writing fits with the art perfectly. The story reads like a noir/crime drama mixed with a young girl’s diary. Eric Trautmann and Brandon Jerwa take nothing away from Vampi and adds all her history into this one comic.

The subtle addition of Pantha makes for some amusement. Unlike how Vampi usually shared half a book with The Pantha, in this, Pantha is almost like her own inserted Bazooka Joe strip strung together at the bottom of each page.
Each funnier than the next.

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If I can give any negative feedback on this book is it’s a one shot. This book needs to be monthly or a seasonal title. Fans will buy this book as well as non fans. The style and content of this comic will somewhat douse the flames of sexism that has always been attributed to Vampirella.

Overall, the comic is fun for everyone and you don’t need to be a Vampi fan to read it (it helps, though). If you love books based on My Little Pony, Adventure Time, and cartoon greats like the Powerpuff Girls, then you must add Lil Vampi to your collection.

I give this comic 5/5. Buy it now and share the Vampirella goodness with your family.
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Review: Vampirella 27

Vampirella 27

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If you have never read Vampirella then maybe coming into the series this late in may confuse you a bit. Vampirella has and will always be my wife’s favorite comic book character and to see her return with a solid company like Dynamite makes our eyes very pleased.

Needless to say Vampirella starts this issue off being chased by some real mean ugly hunters. She is saved by a mysterious person, what will become perfectly clear is why this person shows up to help Vampy now. We also get a fantastic back up story that will overlap with Vampirella.

It’s hard to talk about this ongoing series without spoiling anything and I just can’t bring myself to do it. But I will say that Reading Vampy since the 90’s and owning all her Warren books this issue and all the past to this point honor the series as a whole.

If you are looking for an outright sexy vampire story stop here and move on Vampirella has always been and will always be one of the top female comic book heroes of all time.

I give this issue 3/5 only because it is not a solid jumping on point but it isn’t the worst either.

Go out and Buy Vampirella and all the amazing titles that Dynamite has to offer

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The Caption Box Podcast 3: Horror Comics

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From EC comics to the walking dead, stories of the macabre Have tantalize and mystified the reader for more than 60 years.
Rob Base talks with Juan Pineda about Horror and scifi comics, even possible a story about zombie Jesus !