Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mini Review: Vampirella Strikes TP

Title: Vampirella Strikes TP
Author: Thomas E Sniegoski, Johnny Desjardins (Illustrations)
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: August 20th 2013
Source: Netgalley/Diamond Book Distributors


Two Stars.


To be honest, I really don't have much to say about this graphic novel.

First, I should come out and say that I had never read any of the Vampirella series before this edition, nor had I even heard of it.

To me, the story left a lot to be desired. It all felt like something that I'd heard before, and there was nothing that really stood out to me. Normally when I read a graphic novel, if the writing doesn't hold my attention, than the illustrations do. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case for this book. The drawings were drab and a bit visually boring. Between the writing and the dark illustrations, what should have been a short read never seemed to end.

That being said, the artwork of Vampirella herself was well done. Those are the panels that held my attention and got me through the story.

If you are a fan of classic-style comic books, Vampirella, or a die hard collector of vampire lore or stories, than this book may be for you. It just wasn't my overall cup of tea.

Thanks to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for my copy.


  1. That's a let down, I was hoping that would be an awesome book, it looked really good.

    1. It was really the artwork that was the biggest let down for me.