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Vampirella #11 Review

by Olivier Roth on March 21, 2018

Writer: Jeremy Whitley

Artist: Rapha Lobosco

Colorist: Lee Loughridge

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Published by: Dynamite

 

Last issue ended in a pretty incredible cliffhanger when, faced with a mob of enemies descending upon them who have been promised heaven by Pantha, Vicki turns around and stabs Vampirella through the heart, claiming the prize for her own. Is this the ultimate betrayal? Or does Vicki have a plan?

 

That is a question that Whitley answers pretty quickly within this, his last issue of Vampirella. You see, Vicki had had her vocal cords cut and could not properly convey to Vampirella what her intentions were (don’t forget, this latter part of the run established that no one could die) and that she had a plan all along. That plan? Find God so that he can restore Heaven for all and allow the world to go back to “normal”.

 

Throughout the rest of the issue, we follow Vicki on her quest in the new “heaven” that Pantha sent her too (which is, not really what it seems) while Vampirella gets to deal with Pantha back in the real world (again, even with a sword through her heart, she can’t die). The Vampirella/Pantha scenes are quite interesting as we have a villain in Pantha who has made it her crusade to end Vampirella, and knows the best way to do so.

 

As for the art, Lobosco and team continue to do great things on this run. Lobosco does a marvelous job throughout the issue but especially in the smaller moments - like when Vampirella is faced with a choice between doing something horrible by letting herself be controlled by her basic, vampiric instincts, or choosing to go against those instincts. Lobosco brings the struggle to her face and you can feel the emotion emanating from her. Truly well done.

 

As a coda to this review, I’ll be sad to see this iteration of the series end, but with Vampirella, it’s never truly an ending. Now, I can’t wait to see what comes next, especially with Vampirella’s 50th anniversary just around the corner.

Our Score:

7/10

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