ADVANCED REVIEW: ‘Vengeance of Vampirella,’ Issue #7

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Vengeance of Vampirella #7

Vengeance of Vampirella #7 is published by Dynamite Entertainment, written by Thomas Sniegoski, with art by Michael Sta. Maria, colors by Omi Remalante Jr. and letters by Troy Peteri. Adding to the many series that feature Vampirella, both in team-ups and her solo series, we also have Vengeance of Vampirella which takes place 25 years in the future. In this series, earth has been taken over by Mistress Nyx, the Chaos Lords, and their army of supernatural monsters. A resurrected Vampirella must help the people of earth overthrow Mistress Nyx and her army.

In Vengeance of Vampirella #7, Vampirella awakens from a nightmare where she is battling a more savage version of herself. Her new ally, Pendragon, informs her that she has inspired humanity to fight the good fight, and they must keep this up. Vampirella suggests that they resurrect, Danse Macabre, an organization that battles the supernatural. She and her allies then try to track down Danse Macabre’s leader, Mr. Sabastian.

So far the story is okay, but the most intriguing plot thread is seeing that Mistress Nyx has bosses that she answers to. And in Vengeance of Vampirella #7, she is quite fed up with being held accountable for Vampirella’s return. It is apparent that this will have repercussions for her bosses and for Vampirella later. Sniegoski injects similar intrigue into the story as Vampirella and her allies try to find Mr. Sabastian, only to end up with dead ends, but by the conclusion of the issue, they find a house that is boobytrapped to keep interlopers away. This is where they believe they will finally be able to make contact with Mr. Sabastian.

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Maria’s artwork throughout Vengeance of Vampirella #7 looks good. He does a great job of giving the reader a variety of monsters to look at, especially in the scene where they all gather to listen to Mistress Nyx give them a sort of, state of the union speech. Peteri’s lettering is good as well. I specifically like his lettering on page 14 panel 4, where Pendragon gets caught in a booby trap and first you see the sound effect of him being zapped followed by his painful scream. Remalante’s colors in this issue are solid too.

Overall, Vengeance of Vampirella #7 was really just okay as far as writing and art. I was not pulled into the story other than the moment when Mistress Nyx decides to teach her bosses a lesson. It’s a story that is supposed to have major consequences for the human race, but it does not feel that way. Maybe what I’m missing is the human element, which I do not fully expect to see, because the focus is Vampirella and Mistress Nyx.

Vengeance of Vampirella #7 is available on May 6, 2020 wherever comics are sold.

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TL;DR

Overall, Vengeance of Vampirella #7 was really just okay as far as writing and art. I was not pulled into the story other than the moment when Mistress Nyx decides to teach her bosses a lesson. It’s a story that is supposed to have major consequences for the human race, but it does not feel that way.