DC vs Vampires #5
This book is starting to feel like it’s running in place. Writers James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg have more than set up the bleak landscape with some of the greatest DC heroes and villains becoming vampires.
Last issue, the Justice League invaded the Batcave just as Batman and Green Arrow realized they’re on the same side.
While all the League haven’t been converted, Tynion and Rosenberg couldn’t convincingly account for how the two non-superhero League members could hold off Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Hawkgirl besides Batman rulez!!!
To mix it up a bit, the Suicide Squad gets added in only to discover some of their ranks have also been infiltrated. More of the same isn’t equally interesting— it’s just more of the same.
Otto Schmidt handles the art for the main story while Simone Di Meo covers the Suicide Squad segment. There’s a carnal rage conveyed through the art that works well with the characters’ frantic efforts to survive.
It’s about time for Tynion and Rosenberg to give the vampires a major loss. They’ve been too ahead of the heroes and carving through them to the point the book is running the risk of getting boring. Given this premise that’s the last emotion readers should be feeling.
Rating: 6 out of 10