Is this goofy crossover really worth a purchase or should you just skip it? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
Young, horny high school couples are being horribly mutilated by demonic Puritans. Time for Fluffy to take a study break and kick some supernatural ass! Meanwhile, Fluffy’s pals are wagging their tongues at the hot new substitute teacher – Vampirella. When the iconic vampire and the teenage warrior face off, the clash is more epic than stripes and polka dots! Vampi continues to tear her way through pop-culture vampirism in dark, brutal – and cathartic – satire from writer Mark Rahner (Vampirella Annual #2, Rotten).
If you have fond memories of watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer in your younger days and you happen get a kick out of Vampirella, then this release is certainly for you. What we have is an archetype rendition of a classic TV Show that lovingly replicates its basest qualities while having the wherewithal to delve into its own territory. In short, this an engaging and very fun little romp.
Mark Rahner balances the script with 90s off-the-cuff references and heartfelt cliches that somehow even out to offer-up an entertaining narrative. There’s some descent storytelling going on here, as our heroes face down ghost Pilgrims during abstinence education week. Yes, that sounds incredibly stupid and goofy, but trust me for the most part it works. The only problems to be found here come from some wonky dialogue choices that don’t come off as amusing, but rather cumbersome and truly uninspired.
Cezar Razek is the highlight of this crossover. The artist’s work lends a visceral but kinetic feel that holds an unmistakable attention to detail that in all honesty is second to none. The characters are beautifully rendered, the backgrounds are fully formed and every bit of action if flat-out dynamic. If you’re buying this comic book, buy it for the pretty pictures.
Vampirella vs. Fluffy #1 is an incredibly fun and goofy crossover that more than earns a recommendation.