Now we’re talking. Finally, vampires, vampires, vampires! The tension that has been slowly building over the past two issues finally reaches a glorious and gory climax. Vampires have finally arrived and they do not disappoint. Neither does agent Anders, for that matter, as he seriously proves his mettle. As it turns out, Anders is pretty formidable himself, and not the burn out we were first led to believe.

Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon’s artwork remains the highlight of the series, as they have achieved the perfect blend of mood and action. Sharp contrasts, dynamic perspective, and epic close-ups are just a few of the things you can look forward too. As I have already stated in my previous review, Bá and Moon were simply destined to work on this series. They stay true to their own style, all while remaining faithful to Mike Mignola’s fan base, without pandering.

Story-wise, one mystery is unraveled, and another is introduced, as the plot surrounding Hana, Ander’s young guide, becomes a bit more intriguing, raising the stakes. There is also a nice balance struck between history and action in this issue, that was sorely lacking in the previous two, making this issue much more enjoyable.

If this issue is any indication, the completion of the series promises to be just as exciting, and no less satisfying.



by Jared W Lindenberg

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