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    Why do you guys think of the new series so far?

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    Pretty good, I like it.
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    I wonder some people I talked to are waiting for the new series to become back issues. Do those still help the series?

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    Is this the one written by Chris Priest. I see another series is supposed to be coming out which is a continuation of a previous series (from the 90s, I think).

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    I am reading Vampirella by Priest and really enjoying it. Really the first time I jumped on a Vampirella series.

    The first issue of Vengeance of Vampirella, the continuation of the 90s series by the original writer, is also out and I picked it up and found it enjoyable too. I am sure it helps to have read the first run, but the story picks up with enough guidance that a new reader is not going to be lost, just curious I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranger View Post
    I am reading Vampirella by Priest and really enjoying it. Really the first time I jumped on a Vampirella series.

    The first issue of Vengeance of Vampirella, the continuation of the 90s series by the original writer, is also out and I picked it up and found it enjoyable too. I am sure it helps to have read the first run, but the story picks up with enough guidance that a new reader is not going to be lost, just curious I think.
    There is a reprint of the first issue of the original run

    https://www.midtowncomics.com/search...eplica+Edition

    I hope we get at least a tradepack of all the original run or a omnibus

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    I didn't read the series to which this is a follow-on, but I had no trouble getting right into it. I'm enjoying it!

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    I’m caught up to this now. The art gets pretty rough in issue 5. Otherwise the interiors are ok, but not much better than that. I do find them flat for the most part. The coloring is too blame for this to an extent. I tend to prefer sketchier or scratchier linework. Also, some of the story telling is wonky. Some panels are confusing. The artist seems to be trying to convey an expression through body language but it just looks like the characters are in a weird position. Final word on the visuals. Can we get over the whole fear of the nipples thing? Geez, no one’s gonna die because they saw a drawing of a naked person.

    The scripting and plotting side is the strongest aspect of this book (besides the awesome covers). I appreciate that priest is mixing in action and plot with the shrink session. However, 5 issues of this is a little much. I feel the plotting is trying too hard to be sophsticated and clever. I had never read a Vampirella book and I really didn’t need all of this lore and going back and forth in Vampirella history. I really just need the basics. Vampi’s an alien, she drinks blood, was banished from her home planet and kicks ass on earth. When the battle nuns and the werewolves show up I really don’t give a shit about the rest.

    I would have preferred that the lore be peppered over 20 issues instead of what will probably be 6. I find I’m being cheated of what could be a b-movie grindhouse-y horror story in favour of a more heady/hip plot. I’m hoping the next arc is more blunt and that the interiors improve.

    I like the characters for the most part. Except for Ben the witch. He oozes “I’m so cool and aloof” attitude. I find him terribly unlikable. And frankly I’m not sure why he’s around. Priest said he’s the conscience of the book. Why does the book’s moral compass have to be such a twat?
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