Comic Review: Vlad Dracul #2 (Scout Comics)

Issue two of Vlad Dracul continues its sword and sorcery… This Scout comic delivers an atmosphere of isolation and ominous suspense throughout. Writer Matteo Strukul’s story resumes in December 1451 […]

Issue two of Vlad Dracul continues its sword and sorcery… This Scout comic delivers an atmosphere of isolation and ominous suspense throughout.

Writer Matteo Strukul’s story resumes in December 1451 on the border between Wallachia and the Ottoman Empire. Snowy, horses with soldiers in armour, a steady rain of airborne arrows hitting the fortification. Voivode and Hazma. Vlad descends as the wind whips along the canyon.

Sometimes sparse with dialogue, the story is aptly carried along by artist Andrea Mutti, who renders just enough to express the motion, the violence, the evil magic. It’s understated, sure, but surely this tale of epic ancient battle is enough to envelop the reader like a cloud of haze and disturbing ideals. The colours are red of blood, black of night, blue of cold and yellow of courage. The love, the betrayals, the downtrodden and miserable. Smoldering and brilliant, savage, and unique in the comic world today.

Scout Comics, Vlad Dracul #2, 60 pages of content for $6.99. Assume Mature Rating

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!