I, Vampire #8
by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino
I, Vampire finishes up its crossover with Justice League Dark this week. I haven’t been reading Justice League Dark consistently, so I wanted to see if the crossover would make sense only reading the I, Vampire half. I was very happily surprised that it made sense on its own. Fialkov has crafted a very interesting story for his vampires, and he’s not afraid to make risky story choices either. The best part of this series, though, is Sorrentino’s amazing art. His vampires look amazing. Fialkov and Sorrentino have reimagined the classic monster in a way I’ve never seen before. They are truly terrifying. If this issue proves anything, it’s that they have huge plans for vampires in the DC Universe, and with these guys at the helm, we should all be on board for the ride. Check out I, Vampire if you’re into awesome vampire drama, and, hey, why not check out the crossover issues of Justice League Dark, too.
Uncanny X-Men #11
by Kieron Gillen, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Guru eFX
So, Avengers vs. X-Men is under way and regardless of your thoughts on the main book, everyone knows it’s always up to the tie-in issues to show the readers the emotional impact the events have on the characters. This issue of Uncanny X-Men does a great job showing us why the X-Men are doing what they’re doing and what they are thinking and feeling during the big fight. It also sets up a very interesting argument for Cyclops’ side of the fight. Gillen definitely knows his characters and always writes them as very smart and very personable. There’s going to be a lot of books bannered with the AvX logo over the next couple of months, but this is one you absolutely cannot miss.