Thursday, April 08, 2010

Nfamous Gamers Reviews Impaler #5

Impaler tells the story of a vampire army invasion of the US. New York, Boston, and Philadelphia have all fallen despite the best efforts of the US Army, and the surprise hero of the story Vlad Tepes, more commonly known as Dracula. Tepes has also given some of his cursed power over to NYPD detective Victor Dailey with hopes to help him defeat the evil army. With the vampires marching westward and onto Washington, D.C., and their number swelling thanks to the newly turned because of the previous battles, all seems lost. But can a bunch of tattered soldiers hold out any hopes of survival, and what chances do Vlad and Victor have at really stopping the undead from taking over America?

This is my first exposure to Impaler, and oh my stars and garters, is this a great story. Where the fuck was I when this first came out? Vampire armies decimating the US… army soldiers trying to survive while wondering who they can count on… a family on the run trying to get away from the invading undead… and two unlikely heroes maybe on a fools run trying to stop it all. Wow, this is the best vampire story out there. Forget Twilight and that pansy crap; Impaler is an awesome representation of the traditional vampire mythos… of course spun around just a bit, but still keep with the horror and destruction a creature of that kind could inflict. The story is spot on; William Harms is a freaking master working on a piece of art. It is definitely deserving of being a finalist of the International Horror Guild Award. And the art work… if you have read my previous write ups, you know I am a fan of clean and crisp art styles. But Matt Timson’s work on this book certainly plays up the mood and overall feel of the book. In that capacity, it is simply perfect. Pick this one up. I can’t stress that enough. I know I will definitely be going back and trying to find the older issues. I just hope they aren’t like sky high expensive cause I really do want them…

Story: 5/5
Art: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5

Source: Nfamous Gamers

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