It’s always darkest before the dawn and for the DC Universe this is most definitely their darkest hour; both figuratively and literally as the Vampire King Dick Grayson and his vampire armada have choked the skies creating a perpetual darkness across the globe. I reluctantly picked up DC vs. Vampires for the first time over six months ago, worn out by gimmick comic themes like ‘everyone’s a zombie’ or ‘everyone’s an ape’ but drawn in by the writing of James Tynion IV and the art of Otto Schmidt. Needless to say this book has surpassed any and all expectations I had. Whenever DC digs deep into the thousands of fictional characters that populate their universes and pulls characters out of obscurity and brings them to the forefront I’m definitely a fan.
To see Director Bones and a kickass Jayna (of the Wonder Twins) fighting side by side is definitely worth the cover price. This series is a little over half way through but if you missed any issue don’t fret because DC released issues one through three in one book called the DC vs. Vampires Coffin Edition and issues four, five and six as DC vs. Vampires Crypt Edition both for $5.99. A great price for a great series and a perfect opportunity to catch up on the madness and mayhem.