In Review: Van Helsing: Vampire Hunter #3

When members of her own team get turned by Dracula's most infamous lieutenant, Liesel van Helsing must embrace the darkness to free her former allies
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Synopsis: When members of her own team get turned by Dracula’s most infamous lieutenant, Liesel van Helsing must embrace the darkness to free her former allies from the curse of the undead, all while preventing a much larger vampiric horde from claiming any more victims.

 

The Story

Having tried to form the enslaved humans into a resistance in the last issue. Liesel is caught by Silas Frank who is working on behalf of his Vampire Mistress. Injured and battered things are looking grim. Thankfully, there is always hope and it comes in the form of Silas’s brother Arthur, who we all assumed to be dead after the first issue. Seemingly Arthur managed to outsmart his brother and snuck into the Vampire camp when Liesel and Fiona were captured. While Liesel was planning her escape her friend Arthur was working with the enslaved humans on a plan to take their home back.

Now with a useful Ally. Liesel Van Helsing has a fighting chance to win.

 

Artwork

The art team did a great job on this final issue of the series. I loved the sequence of panels where vampire Silas fights his brother only to be outsmarted by him. I also loved the explosion toward the close of the book where we see the silhouette of the main vampire in the flames.

 

Overall

Pat Shand does a fantastic job of closing out this story arc. I loved how Liesel narrated the whole story and related the tragedy of her role as a monster hunter and the friends she lost along the way. I felt bad for Liesel as she goes through an emotional rollercoaster in this story as she loses three close friends to the vampires.

Overall. A Fantastic story, which I’d be tempted to pick up if it gets released as a graphic novel in the coming months.

9.7
Van Helsing: Vampire Hunter #3
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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