REVIEW: ‘Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica,’ Issue #10

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Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #10 published by Dynamite is written by Amy Chu and is illustrated by Laura Sanapo. The issue is colored by Mohan and lettered by Taylor Esposito and Rieanna Bates. On the planet of Drakulon, Betty and Veronica are led by Draculina to a pit where they must await their fate. They are attacked by hungry vampiri, which Draculina is able to dispatch easily. Once in the pit, an old man named Viktor reveals to Betty and Veronica that they are to be harvested to feed the Draculina and the vampiri.

Unfortunately, Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #10 feels very much like a filler issue. There is not much action and the interactions between Betty and Veronica are dull. Expect plenty of exposition from Draculina and Viktor. Don’t expect to see Red Sonja and Vampirella in this issue until way later. Amy Chu’s script does a good job of filling the reader in on things that have happened before this issue, and once that is done, you are left with a cliffhanger where it is obvious that the real action will take place in the next issue. Chu does a good job of capturing Veronica’s snobby and snarky personality in a couple of instances, which is a highlight of the issue.

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I hate to say it, but Sanapo’s art looks rushed and bland. There are solid transitions from one panel to the next and there does not appear to be any problems with anatomy, but her art is lacking in detail. In fact, it looks like it is Mohan’s colors that help add texture to most of Sanapo’s backgrounds. Esposito and Bates’ lettering is well done throughout the issue and I personally like that they added Veronica’s first initial to her narration box to let the reader know she is the person talking. It’s a minor thing, but an important one I think, especially when at any given moment you might have any of the four main characters narrating events throughout the series.

When I come into a series like Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica I’m hopeful that it’s going to be a lot of fun because these characters with different personalities interacting with each other might be a powder keg, or it might reveal that some of them have a few things in common.  Sadly, there isn’t any of that in this issue. As I said, this is a filler issue, and that is okay, but unfortunately, a story with characters that offer the potential for some great dialogue just felt flat.

Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica #10 is available where comics are sold. 

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TL;DR

When I come into a series like Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica I’m hopeful that it’s going to be a lot of fun because these characters with different personalities interacting with each other might be a powder keg, or it might reveal that some of them have a few things in common.  Sadly, there isn’t any of that in this issue. As I said, this is a filler issue, and that is okay, but unfortunately, a story with characters that offer the potential for some great dialogue just felt flat.