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I, Vampire #12 ("Lost Boys" rules? Spoilers)

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Postby Punchy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:55 am

Stormwatch stop by for a guest-appearance in another event-packed instalment of I, Vampire. Andrew and his allies need all the help they can get taking on the zombie-vampire-vampire hunters (I’m not making that up, it makes sense) and Fialkov has a very good handle on the members of the team that show up, particularly Apollo and Midnighter. One Milligan exits that title, it would be fun to see JHF have a go. I must admit though that seeing the normally dark and gritty Andrew Sorrentino draw Apollo was a little strange. I thought it was a nice touch that Mary knew about the existence of Stormwatch, as Midnighter said, they kind of suck and staying a secret. It would be really cool to have a flashback story showing Mary’s first meeting with an older incarnation of Stormwatch. In the end, Andrew uses some more mega-magic, and somehow cures all of the other Vampires, but turns himself evil. I swear, that guys changes from evil to good every other issue, it must be exhausting. The zero issue promises to show us Andrew’s origin, that should be very cool indeed.
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Postby ElijahSnowFan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:39 pm

OK, talk to me, Punch.

Say I want to read this book. Say I suck it up and put aside my longstanding...unease...about vampires. Because they might scare me a little. If they were real. Though I know they aren't. Hopefully. Maybe. Because they would scare me if they were.

But just say I wanted to give this a try. Is the writer doing it "by sixes," in which case if I bought the first six, I'd have a good feel for what it's all about, plus I'd hit a good endpoint to decide whether I want to continue?

Believe it or not, I actually read I, Vampire, back in the day. I liked Andrew. Mary was always a bitch. It'd be interesting to see what they're all about in a new era.

If I wasn't scared of vampires, that is. Like I might be, if somebody asked. 8)
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Postby Punchy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:57 am

I'd say that picking up the first 6 issues of this title would give you a good feel for what it's like, it sets up all the characters you need to know, and #6 ends on one hell of a cliffhanger leading into the short crossover with Justice League Dark.

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