- Posted by Johanna on August 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm
- Category: Indy Comic Reviews
- CREDITS: written by Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, and Etan Cohen; art by Evan Shaner
- PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics; $3.99 US
Something this action-packed and light-hearted shouldn’t need three writers, but maybe they play off each other to create the humor. Or maybe they’re using a writers’ room-kind of setup, because the miniseries — it concludes next issue — feels like a movie pitch. That doesn’t make it unentertaining, though.
Nick and Tree are vampires. They’re also slackers, eking out a living as enforcers for a bail bondsman in Vegas. (They can do the job at night.) In between Tree giving Nick grief for caring about Jill, his human girlfriend, there are amusing flashbacks to stupid things they did together in history. These single-panel gag interruptions keep the tone funny while reinforcing Nick and Tree’s friendship and loser status.
There’s lots of action, particularly once some crazy rich guy decides he needs Nick, the descendent of a famous, powerful vampire, for a spell to give himself eternal life. Plus, the dialogue has plenty of character, keeping the plot from being a standard revenge and recovery chase, once Jill gets kidnapped.