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Posted by: Byron Brewer

Review: Vampirella: Southern Gothic #4 (of 5)

Writer: 
Nate Cosby
Pencils: 
Jose Luis
Inks: 
Nelson Pereira
Colors: 
Inlight Studio
Letterer: 
Marshall Dillon
Cover: 
Johnny Desjardins
Publisher: 
Dynamite Entertainment
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
December 31, 2013

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I have really been enjoying this unusual mini-series, and issue #4 of Vampirella: Southern Gothic proves that our heroine of the night still has a heart that is both female and beating!

I love the way that writer Nate Cosby plays to Vampirella’s weaknesses rather than her strengths, showing there is plenty of vulnerability in this usually unstoppable force of nature. Can she carry out her mission, or will she fall in love? Can she find out the real truth behind about her former Southern lover and the murder of his fiancé?

Cosby weaves a lover’s path in true Vampirella style as her keen insights guides her to a discovery that should be a shocker to all who have followed this mini, leading to its climax next issue.

While I was not an immediate fan of the art of the Jose Luis/Nelson Pereira duo, it has caught on with me. And truth to tell, there are some brilliant layouts among the panels telling this story. It just seems that sometimes the script gets a bit ahead of the art, but at this pace that is understandable. Facial expressions? Well …

All in all, a wonderful – and different – flight of fantasy for Vampirella. Really fun read.

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