by: Mike Peluso
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov & Peter Milligan
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino, Marcelo Wijaya & Daniel Sampere
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: March 13th, 2013
Synopsis: Andrew Bennett finds himself in a place he never thought he'd reach during his countless decades walking the Earth. But his absence on Earth signals a deadly loss of order in the vampire hierarchy, as the savage attack on humanity he's long feared looks like its coming to pass. Plus, the vampire pilgramage begins–but along the way, they encounter an ancient enemy: the Van Helsings!
Our Thoughts: Stellar artwork from Sorrentino continues to be the highlight of this series. The bleak and gore infused world that he creates might give the Frog Brothers second thoughts about jumping in. Unfortunately as incredible as the art is, the story in the second trade is not as strong (I loved the first). There’s A LOT of stuff going on in I, Vampire Volume 2. The combination of an excessive amount of character involvement with “epic battles” felt a bit rushed. This aspect made this trade very hard to follow. I loved Fialkov’s work with the first six issues, and truly feel if it continued as a standalone opposed to a crossover, it would have been much better off.
I, Vampire Volume 2 showed a lot of promise and the cons nowhere out weigh the pros. Personally, I feel any book with artwork from Andrea Sorrentino is worth a look if stylized violence & gore is your thing.