Issue #3 (June 1997)
Regular Cover - Michael Bair $3.50
Artist - Michael Bair / Writers - Tom Sneigowski,
The Red Death (Part Three)
Hemorrhage easily kills Lord Mazarin and his assassins, and takes
Vampirella prisoner. Back at chez Lord Nocturne, Hemorrhage learns
the truth of Nocturne's plans and kills him and his flunkies, but
is strangely attracted to the canister of Red Death.
Vampirella awakes to find Hemorrhage has been subsumed by the
now free Red Death, which had trapped Hemorrhage through subtle
mind control. The Red Death turns out to be an entity from another
universe but cannot exist in Earth's "toxic" atmosphere
without a suitable host - Hemorrhage.
Utilising Hemorrhage's Oedipal complex, Vampirella causes him
to resist the Red Death and separate their two forms. Vampirella
destroys the Red Death, now weakened by our atmosphere and subdues
the exhausted Hemorrhage, who is returned to the Danse Macabre
If the first two issues were a prelude to this issue, then this
book certainly fulfilled it's promise. Almost pure, non-stop action
from the word "Go", the story and art sweep you away with
hardly a moment to catch a breath.
Well worth the wait!
Purely a personal viewpoint, but ... Michael Bair; much as I enjoyed
your art in this series there seemed to be a plethora of Vampirella
crutch shots! Almost every time someone bumped into her she seemed
to fall over backwards with her legs wide apart. All very nice,
I'm sure, but perhaps a little overdone?