Satyr and Circe !!!
The final part of Tom Sniegoski & Jeannine Achesons universe-spanning series is finally here and at no point does this one disappoint the readers. If you are only joining us now, then I highly recommend you grab yourself a few of the back issues and strap in, because this one is going to get bumpy.
Vampiverse may have started out as a world-hopping game of cat and mouse between the two different versions of Vampirella but the finale was on a level with stories like “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. What I am trying to say is this book is epic fan service so if you want to avoid spoilers I suggest stopping here, getting caught up, and reading the series yourself.
My god I absolutely loved this series, it gave us so many awesome versions of Vampirella from Road Warrior to Kaju, I thought I had seen it all but then comes issue 6 and I get treated to so many new variants of this beloved heroine, including but not limited to a Pirate, an Atlantean, a Kabuki themed warrior and even an adorable Baby version of the character. My only complaint is we did not get to spend much time with them. But I am 100% sure that Daniel Maine had a blast bringing them all to life. And the great thing is, each alternate character is clearly Vampirella, yet they all remain utterly distinct, which must have been quite challenging for the artist, yet such a visual treat for us readers.
As this is the finale of the series you can be guaranteed that there is a lot of action happening, and at no point does it ever feel gratuitous, in fact, it just hits that perfect balance of plot and action. But then suddenly the tone shifts and what we get is something truly beautiful. This book takes a hard turn from fighting to save the universe into a deep philosophical tale about life and death and about how we choose to write our stories. It talks about others carrying the torch and how some things are bigger than we really know. (it is a lot to take in…)
There is so much that I want to say, but anything else and I might as well just post a link to the book. So I will say this, you will come for the fun campy interdimensional battles, but you will stay for the deeper story, one that has quite a few just lovely notes – also there is a tonne of Vampirella’s.
So what are you waiting for?