- March 30, 2022
DC Vs Vampires #6 Review
Written by: James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg
Art by: Otto Schmidt, Simone Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Rex Lokus
Coloring by: Otto Schmidt, Simone Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Rex Lokus
Lettering by: Tom Napolitano
This is it, this is the vampire book I didn’t know I’ve always wanted. DC vs Vampires #6 ups the drama, ups the stakes, and does it all in a way that feels far from artificial. There are so many things happening in this book that just feel dumb, but turn out to be glorious instead. It makes Vampires both fun, but scary again. While the book doesn’t feel too serious, the threat of a creature that’s smarter than a person and capable of making you one of them, is made into something to fear. These are true predators who play with their food like a vampire should. It’s everything I’ve wanted in a vampire comic and I hope it becomes like DCeased.
Before I go any deeper spoilers for those who haven’t read it yet. Seriously, BIG SPOILERS. I got this spoiled for me and it almost ruined my day.
Nightwing is the Lord of the Vampires, and it’s utterly fabulous. Dick Grayson is one of those characters whose hard to see as a villain and not feel icky. For some reason, making him a completely evil, irredeemable paranormal monster makes it work. It’s just fun. He keeps it personal, saying all the things we know the real Dick Grayson was thinking, but kept to himself.
The dialogue is over the top and campy in the best way too, even six issues in. The art captures that sensualness that vampires should convey. The story spans the DC Universe and accurately captures the right characters perfectly and twists other characters just as well. I realize I’m just listing off great things about it, but the fact that DC Vs Vampires #6 it’s still just as good as the first issue is amazing. There are other series from DC that I loved in the beginning that I did not love by the end. I’m glad this isn’t one of them.