Does this mini-series have a satisfying or disappointing conclusion? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
The mysterious Order of the Dragon has their new champion, one to replace Dracula in their timeless tale of horror, violence and love tragically lost. But as forces and narratives converge and the final chapter is almost complete, will Vampirella be more agreeable to that fate than Dracula proved to be? And as timelines collapse and the two vampire titans prepare for one, final showdown, what sort of world… which manner of legend… will be left for the winner to inherit? The epic series of myths, monsters, muses and mysteries concludes!
It’s not a perfect mini-series but Joe Harris and Ivan Rodriguez both do a really good job delivering a somewhat insightful tale that brings the classic story full circle. The timeless narrative begins, ends, begins again and comes to a somewhat thought out conclusion that may just feel like a waste of time to some readers. But nonetheless this comic book successfully entertains from start to finish.
Joe Harris elevates the quality of this mini-series, bringing the story to existential heights that will more than likely split audience reaction. I can only see two plausible reactions from this read, one where fans attempt to wrap their minds around it or one where they’re filled with disappointment by what they feel is an underwhelming ending. For me, the script was solid but ultimately failed to really capitalize on the narrative meat offered-up in this final issue.
Ivan Rodriguez ends his run on the comic book in stellar fashion as he lavishly details a dynamic world. His character work is exceptional from the opening scene to the closing panels, and with backgrounds that look near-photo realistic his work alone is more than worth the price of admission.
Vampirella vs Dracula #6 is solid read that may be frustrating or hard to swallow for some readers, but thankfully the art is pretty and the overall quality is good. Recommended.