Legenderry Vampirella #5 review

lv5All good things must come to an end. Sadly, this includes the various Legenderry series. I’m hoping more of them come along soon. Vampirella’s story ends here in a well-executed fashion, with the door left open for more stories down the road. 

Vampy is in a desperate battle atop Kurtz’s building, facing superior numbers and some nasty weaponry. She’d coasted through a lot of this series, but here she’s in a fair amount of trouble. Her allies are rushing to help her, but all is not what is seems on that front, either. The final confrontation with the big bad goes in truly unexpected directions, and the Council, for all their threatening throughout the story, ends with a whimper. The final scene of the series has some slightly deja vu qualities, but it makes for a happy ending for Vampy, more or less.

Plot: The series has been a lot of fun. The finale fits nicely with the rest of it, and the various elements are brought to an end in a good, if odd, way. I’ll give this a 4 out of 5 for plot.

Art: The art in this (and the other Legenderry) series has been great. I’ll give this a 3.5 out of 5 for the art. The cover of this one was one of the few things that didn’t work for me. Vampy’s bootlaces look like they’re alive, and it’s just a very strangely rendered effect.

Positives: This is a fun wrap up to a great story. The steampunk versions of all these characters have been very entertaining. I like that Vampy’s story ended on a high note, and that the big villain was handled in a creative way rather than another slugfest.

Negatives: As I said above, the cover here was a bit weird. And, of course, it’s the final issue, which I’m not thrilled about. Aside from that, nothing to report on the negative front. I really enjoyed this, and I hope the Legederry Vampirella comes back soon. My only suggestion/request would be that in the original Legenderry series, Vampy and Green Hornet were in the same city. If they both come back, which I’m rooting for, I’d like some interaction between them. I’ll miss this version of Vampy, and the others as each one comes to an end.

Legenderry Vampirella #5:

Writer: David Avallone

Artist: David T Cabrera

Colorist: Robby Bevard

Letterer: Dave Lanphear

Cover: Sergio Davila and Ivan Nunes