Hot damn, I did it! After this review I'll have read and reviewed 6 I, Vampire comic books in a single night, a feat I haven't done since WAAAAY back in my Nightwing days when this blog was just getting off the ground and I'd stay awake all hours of the night typing out Nightwing reviews. But enough about the past, let's get this final review taken care of so I can FINALLY rest!
I, Vampire #6:
Summary: While Batman, Tig and John try to stay alive fighting Mary's newly created vampire army, Andrew is surveying the scene, looking for the vampire who created the horde, since he knew killing that vampire would free the newly turned vampires of their curse. Eventually Andrew figures out which vampire was responsible for siring the others, a young boy. Andrew moves in to kill the child vampire, but is halted by Batman, who is still trying to operate under his whole, “NO killing!” mantra, even amidst a horde of angry vampires. Being faster and having a multitude of powers allows Andrew to get past Bats at which time he kills the vampire kid, freeing the people the child had turned. However, not all of the people change back, since some were Mary's own vampires, and as such were way stronger. Andrew wades into Mary's vampires and starts killing them, at which time Bats tells Tig and John to take the confused humans out of the area. While heralding the people to safety, John tells a confused Tig that killing the sire of a vampire freed that vampire from the curse. Tig takes off before John can finish by telling Tig that trick only works if you kill the sire within 72 hours of the vampire being turned... Back at the battle, Mary taunts Batman, while Andrew tries to take out as many of Mary's vampires as possible. Unfortunately for Andrew, Tig sneaks up from behind him and stakes him, figuring that would cure Mary and all of the vampires she had created... Idiot... For some reason, killing Andrew unleashes an ancient vampire named Cain, the apparent sire of all vampires.
Thoughts: Damn that stupid Tig! See, I told you she was nothing but damned trouble! Now I really DO hope she winds up as a vampire's snack! I have to say this, the ending here TOTALLY took me by surprise! I mean it sure looks like Andrew had died(although I kind of remember reading in one of the earlier issues that a vampire as old as Andrew could only be killed if he wanted to die), which would make Mary the star of this series... I guess? It seems pretty obvious that Cain(DC sure likes that name...) is going to be evil, as is Mary, and I doubt evil vampires are going to be the stars of a comic(although I guess Scott Snyder is proving me wrong there with “American Vampire”), which means Andrew will inevitably return to life, more than likely by the end of the upcoming Rise of the Vampires crossover. Whether Andrew comes back or not, I have to admit that this was my least favorite issue of this series... The ending, while surprising, managed to annoy me, which is a good way to get me to give out a mediocre to bad score. Oh well, here's hoping things pick back up again with issue #7... As for me, I am FINALLY done with my I, Vampire reviews tonight! Huzzah!!
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.