Blood Brothers #1 (Dark Horse)

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Rating: 4/5 – Vampires can be fun!

What if the two buddies in one of those “buddy crook” action comedy movies were vampires who are a thousand years old?  Well, turn it into a comic book and you’d have Blood Brothers.  This description is fairly reductive and the comic itself is much more entertaining than that quick description would indicate.

The humor is in the interaction between Tree & Nick in this true gem of a comic, whether they’re trading snappy dialogue in present day Las Vegas (where they work the night shift for a Bail-bondsman) or we’re seeing a flashbacks to their 1000 years of unlife to illustrate some story point (like selling off their Monet paintings in 1870s Paris to get absinthe money).  This book made me laugh several times, a rarity in comics that are trying to be funny.

The longer plot has to do with an arcane ritual that requires someone from uber-vampire Quadilla’s bloodline (guess what?  Our boys Nick & Tree just happen to be from that line), but the fun in the comic comes from the interactions between the boys and their contemporaries.  This series took me by surprise, if you like the combination of humor/action/crime/supernatural (in that order) check out Blood Brothers.

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall – bob@comicspectrum.com
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