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I, Vampire, Volume 1 : Tainted Love
by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino


Overview - A "New York Times" Best Seller
As a part of the DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, I, Vampire is reborn in this new ongoing series

For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned.  Read more...


 
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More About I, Vampire, Volume 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov; Andrea Sorrentino
 
 
 
Overview
A "New York Times" Best Seller
As a part of the DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, I, Vampire is reborn in this new ongoing series

For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and her dark forces from going on a killing spree - and she plans to start with the heroes of the DCU Their past behind them, they find themselves ready to battle to the death...but only if those feelings really are all gone. Knowing the difficult battle before him, Andrew will have to work with John Constantine and Gotham's Dark Knight, Batman Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino mix the world horror with super-heroes in one of DC Comics' most exciting new series

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781401236878
  • ISBN-10: 1401236871
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 144


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Self-loathing vampire Andrew Bennett, created by J.M. DeMatteis in 1981, returns for a blood-soaked adventure in the New 52. Centuries ago the former Lord Bennett transformed his lover Mary into a monster like himself, but where Bennett rejected his nature, Mary embraces it, reveling in her role as Queen of Blood. Mary has gathered an army of undead and is wreaking havoc across the world, forcing Bennett to seek out allies among the DC universe’s appropriately themed characters, from surly Cockney magician John Constantine to the well-funded vigilante, Batman. At stake is the world itself. What could, in more talented hands, have been a derivative but lively rump is rather a tedious sequence of bloody fight scenes and gratuitous cameos from DC’s better known characters, a carnage-filled trudge toward a cliffhanger less tension-inducing than annoying. Although Sorrentino’s art has a suitable gothic sweep to it, nude scenes have anatomical details carefully elided while the artist feels free to illustrate brutal killings in savage detail. (Oct.)

 
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