Thursday, 9 October 2014

X-Men: Apocalypse Vs Dracula Review (Frank Tieri, Clayton Henry)


Set in the late 19th century in England, “someone” is draining the blood of the acolytes of Apocalypse. The title pretty much says it all as Dracula and Apocalypse have an argy-bargy in Victorian England. 

Frank Tieri writes a fun, silly story of two villains whose immortality means that their grudges last centuries until they can no longer contain their slighted egos. I’d like to say that Apocalypse and Dracula having a fight is the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object but Dracula is no Hulk and there IS a clear victor (it’s who you’d expect given that this is a Marvel book). 

Like all Vs titles, this book is no great shakes intellectually but, having never read an Apocalypse book before, it was interesting to see his extraordinary powers manifest and take on that most popular of archetypes today, the vampire. 

Clayton Henry does a decent job with the art. It’s nothing ground-breaking but suits the story down to the ground, and Jae Lee throws in some excellent cover art too. 

X-Men: Apocalypse Vs Dracula is a fun four issue story of two interesting villains having a dust-up with some decent art.

X-Men: Apocalypse Vs Dracula

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