Thursday, April 01, 2010
Newsarama's Best Shots Reviews Impaler #5
Impaler #5 (Published by Top Cow; Review by David Pepose): You'd think with a name like Impaler that this would be standard ignorable horror/action fare. But this book surprisingly isn't, due to the striking artwork by Matt Timson. Reminding me a little bit of Mike Choi mixed with Jae Lee, he gives everything oppressive shadows and fangs, giving this vampire story a real menacing tone to it all. But William Harms adding in the storyline about new vampire Victor Dailey also provides new readers with a great jumping on point, as he begins his journey as a creature of the night with the titular Vlad the Impaler. Let's just say that the visuals are the real hook in this story, with this book looking every bit as threatening as any sort of horror film, down to the streaking across pale desert sands. While the end of the issue sort of falls back into familiar territory, you should at the very least take a look at the art, and let that decide if this book is your cup of hemoglobin.