Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Horror
Size: 112 pages
Publisher: BOOM! Studios; First Edition edition
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd volume in the Company of Monsters series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the third book in the Dracula: Company of Monsters series. It was an excellent continuation of the series. I am not sure if there are going to be more books in this series or not. Things are fairly well tied up at the end of this book.
Evan is fed up with everyone trying to kill him or recruit him and has decided to play all the characters against each other. This is the novel where the vampire hunters, Dracula, and Evan’s uncle are all brought together by Evan and made to pay their dues.
You have got to admire Evan. He’s not really a good guy, more of an anti-hero. He is tough, smart, and darn it he is good at surviving.
There is some dark humor in here that had me laughing out loud. Of course there is a lot of gore and blood and violence just as in the previous books…so I would recommend for adult readers.
The artwork is spectacular. It’s full color and incredibly detailed. There wasn’t any jumping around between timeframe and characters in this book like in the last one, so it was easy to follow and not at all confusing.
Overall this is a very well done graphic novel that explores vampire mythology and Dracula mythology in an urban setting. I enjoyed the twisting and turning of the plot, the excellent artwork, and how things were fairly well wrapped up at the end of the book. If there are more books in this series I will definitely pick them up. Recommended to those who enjoy Dracula mythos and horror graphic novels.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– 100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge
– 150+ Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– TBR Pile Reading Challenge